Ever wonder how to get thicker hair naturally without the use of hair extensions? Well, we have got you covered and have put together the top six tips when it comes to growing luscious, voluminous hair.
1. Use thickening shampoo and thickening conditioner
Choosing a thickening shampoo and conditioner with volume-boosting ingredients will help the appearance of your hair to look thicker. Even better, selecting products with hair growth-boosting ingredients will give your hair the extra support it needs to grow. You can consider Pump thickening shampoo, a formula rich in moisturising panthenol (Provitamin B5) and saw palmetto extract, which is designed to inhibit the hormone responsible for hair loss.
Similarly, the Pump thickening conditioner contains rosemary oil to stimulate the scalp, shea butter to lock in moisture and clary sage extract to maintain a balanced scalp oil production, ensuring the health and balance of your hair.
2. Give your scalp a massage
This one is a scientifically proven method for promoting thicker hair, and as an added bonus, it feels amazing. Grab your favourite oil (we recommend liquid gold growth oil), and using gentle circular motions massage the top, sides and back of your scalp, moving down toward the base of your neck.
3. Brush your hair properly
What does that even mean? Well, your scalp is where all your natural
sebum and oil production occurs. When we neglect brushing our hair, these oils tend to accumulate at the top, potentially causing scalp issues or making the hair appear excessively greasy. That is why it is beneficial to regularly brush your hair to distribute the oils along the hair strands, especially if you have curly or coiled hair.
4. Minimise the use of hot tools
We’ve said it once and we will say it again: Heat can cause hair breakage and damage, resulting in the appearance of thin hair. If you desire curls, consider popular heatless curling methods like wrapping your hair in socks or robes overnight to achieve the desired effect. For straight hair, try to minimise the frequency of heat styling to maintain the health and protection of your hair.
5. Eat nutritional food that's good for your hair
Having voluminous, full body hair always starts from the inside out. Maintaining a healthy diet and keeping on track of your daily B vitamin, iron, zinc and biotin intake is essential for healthy hair growth. Additionally, incorporating healthy fats from sources such as avocado and fatty fish like salmon, herring and mackerel are a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids.
6. Take hair supplement
For that extra boost, taking a hair supplement may be just the thing to support your hair growth. Consider the Mermaid hair growth vitamins, which have been thoughtfully crafted with calming Ashwagandha root, D-Biotin and zinc to support your system and boost hair growth. Using a hair growth serum in conjunction with a supplement can further support hair growth by inhibiting the FGF5 protein, which is responsible for halting hair growth.
Things to avoid to get thicker hair
Having a solid hair care routine when it comes to hair care is going to
keep your hair from thinning and looking dull. Additionally, there are several things to steer clear of to ensure optimal hair health.
Regularly washing your hair might feel like the best solution for dealing
with greasy or oily hair, or perhaps you simply enjoy the fresh feeling it provides. However, it is actually better to reduce hair washes to give your hair time to naturally regulate its oils and prevent excessive drying.
Use sharp rubber or metal scalp massaging devices
When it comes to scalp massaging, the softer the better as aggressive or sharp scalp massage devices can irritate the scalp or cause abrasions. It can also lead to hair breakage and damage by weakening the hair shaft. This can contribute to hair thinning or hair loss over time. Instead, opt for a shampoo brush to gently exfoliate the scalp and increase blood flow.
Use haircare products that contain silicones, artificial colours or fragrance
No matter your hair type, using products that contain silicone,
fragrances or artificial colours are going to be drying and detrimental to your hair health.
Common FAQs about thickening hair
Can thin hair become thick again in the future?
While regrowing hair from thin to thick is often challenging, there are several strategies you can take to help get your hair back to a fuller state than before. By following the tips listed above you will be able to improve its overall appearance. If you are struggling with significant hair loss, it is best to speak to a professional as they can help to address the underlying health conditions that are causing hair loss.
Why is my hair so thin?
We understand that dealing with thinning hair can be quite distressing. Surprisingly, stress itself can contribute to hair loss, creating a challenging cycle where stress leads to hair problems, which in turn causes even more stress. It's like a double-edged sword. However, there are positive steps you can take to address this issue. By making adjustments to your diet, and lifestyle, and incorporating the right supplements, you can work towards achieving thicker and healthier hair.
Which oil is best for hair growth and thickness?
Castor oil, argan oil, and coconut oil are deeply nourishing, fatty acid-packed oils that can support hair growth and thickness. You can try Pump hair growth oil which works as a lightweight scalp treatment or leave-in hair mask to support your fine hair to feel thicker and healthier.
How to use coconut oil for hair growth and thickness?
Coconut oil is a great natural remedy for promoting hair growth and
achieving the appearance of thicker, fuller hair. For a full breakdown of
coconut oil benefits, guidance on choosing the right type, and the different hair care practices you can use, check out our “Is coconut oil good for hair” blog.
How to make thin hair look thicker?
Although it may take some time to achieve thicker hair growth, there are a number of immediate steps you can take to boost your hair's volume appearance:
- Layered haircut: Layers add volume and movement to your hair, making it look textured and appear thicker.
- Blow-drying techniques: Remember the '70s blowouts? Use a blow dryer (on medium heat), flip your head down and concentrate on the roots to create lift. You can also use a round brush to add volume while blow-drying.
- Texture Spray or Dry Shampoo: Using a sea salt spray or dry shampoo adds grip and texture to your hair making it look fuller and adding volume. Just make sure not to overuse it as over-saturation of products can cause product buildup. leading to an unhealthy scalp.
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