How to Get Strong and Thicker Hair: The Ultimate Guide

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Guide | HairMD | July 1, 2021

Thicker and stronger hair

Natural hair is an asset and a major factor in deciding an individual’s appearance. While some people love their hair, many fight with hair loss and other hair problems. Hair follicles have a texture that cannot be changed; however, some remedies can make the hair look thicker and eventually make the hair stronger. 

Thinning hair often leads to male pattern baldness, and women experience thinning hair too in their lifetime. Thinning hair could be caused by: 

 

  • Natural aging 
  • Improper nutrition 
  • Genetics 
  • Use of chemical-based hair products 
  • Reactions or allergies to chemicals or substances
  • Prolonged illnesses


This article dives deep into several natural ways that a person can do at home to grow thicker hair. These methods are not recommended to replace any treatment for medical conditions causing thin hair such as nutritional deficiency or alopecia.

These natural remedies may help make thin hair thicker if followed regularly; the results, however, vary from person to person.

Tips for Thick and Strong Hair

Topical Application of Egg

Egg for healthy hair

Eggs are protein-rich. They build the body stronger and do the same to your hair. Egg treatment may help make thin hair thick. 

How to use it? 

  • With shampoo 

Beat 1 to 2 eggs together, apply them to the scalp and damp hair. Let the eggs stay on the scalp for 30 minutes—Wash hair with warm water and mild shampoo. 

  • With oil 

Mix egg yolks, 1 tbsp olive oil, and 2 tbsp water. Apply the mixture to the scalp and dry hair. Let it rest for 15 minutes and then rinse with warm water and mild shampoo. 

Egg treatment once or twice a week for several weeks, might make thin hair thicker. 

Olive oil

Olive oil for thick hair

Olive oil, a rich source of omega 3 acids and other nutrients, promotes hair health. It can be used to grow thicker hair. Soften the hair and relieve dry scalp when applied directly to scalp and hair. 

How to use it?

Heat the oil to body temperature and massage into the scalp and hair. Leave the oil in your hair for 30-35 minutes. Rinse out the oil using a mild shampoo. Alternatively, you can also add honey to the olive oil or leave the oil overnight for getting thick hair

Protein and Vitamin E rich diet

Vitamin E for thick hair

We are what we eat, and so does our hair. A diet with healthy fats, proteins, and vitamins can help overcome thinning of hair. Thin hair often gives a hint that your diet lacks essential nutrients. 

To make hair thick and strong, one must include the following nutritious food in their diet: 

  • Fish(salmon); as it is high in protein and fatty acids
  • Eggs; because of their high protein and fatty acid content 
  • Another source of fatty acids like walnuts, almonds, and other nuts
  • Greek yogurt, beans are also a rich source of protein. 

1 to 2 servings of the above-mentioned foods in your daily diet can improve your hair health. 

Orange extract

Orange extract for thick hair

Orange contains vitamin C, pectin, and citric acid that have a different effect on the hair. 

These ingredients help improve hair lustre, making them appear thicker. 

The acid in orange works wonders as it breaks apart the chemical residues from hair products that might be interfering hair growth. 

How to use it? 

Blend fresh oranges, massage the puree into hair and scalp. Let the scalp absorb the ingredients for about 1 hour and then rinse out. 

You may want to use a light conditioner to rehydrate the hair after the orange treatment. 

Aloe vera gel and oil

Aloe vera for healthy hair

Aloe vera plant has proved to be helpful for the skin, scalp and hair. Many people believe that the Aloe vera plant is helpful for the skin, scalp, and hair. Aloe oil can also be applied directly to the hair and scalp to get thick natural hair. 

How to use it? 

Commercial products are available as gel and oil with aloe as an active ingredient. 

You can extract some pure aloe gel from the aloe leaf and rub it on the scalp. Leave it for 30 minutes and then rinse with warm water. You can also mix the aloe gel with coconut or olive oil. This remedy works well if used once or twice per week. 

Avocado

Aloe vera for healthy hair

Avocado is rich in vitamin E and is known to be a good moisturizer. When applied on scalp and hair, it gives a shining effect to the hair, making them look thick and strong. 

How to use it? 

To make an avocado rub, mix  the insides of avocado with 1 tbsp olive oil. Rub the mixture on hair and scalp. Leave it for 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and mild shampoo. Use this once or twice a week for making thin hair thick. 

Castor Oil


Castor oil contains Vitamin E and fatty acids. Vitamin E helps to grow thicker hair and improve hair health. Castor oil is ready to use the remedy. Just rub the oil over the scalp and coat the hair too. Leave the oil for about 30 minutes and rinse out with warm water. 

 

Hair loss is common in men and women after a certain age. Changes in hormone levels, medications, aging are a few common reasons. Mostly, hair loss is reversible, and home remedies can be used to improve hair health. A few more home remedies can be: 

  • Saw palmetto, or Serenoa repens from the American dwarf palm tree is an efficient herbal remedy. It is available as oil or drug in the market. 
  • Seaweed, rich in omega 3 fatty acids works as a  hair growth supplement. 
  • Iron-rich foods for diet. Hair loss has been linked with iron deficiency, and correcting the same can promote thick hair growth

 

Bottom Line

Natural treatments have various effects on people with different hair types. There may or may not be visible results. The basics remain the same- that you should eat a healthy and balanced diet to keep the hair thick and strong. These remedies should be used, keeping in mind the allergies. If you are experiencing sudden and unexplained hair loss, talk to your doctor as it might be an underlying medical reason for the hair loss.

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