How to Thicken Hair Naturally- 9 Proven Home Remedies

How to thicken Your hair

Last updated on May 15th, 2019 at 06:27 am

According to the International Society of Hair Restoration-

“40% of people suffer from hair loss and hair thinning after 35+ of age.”

Now, we want to have a closer look at this stat. If you are out of this range(less than 35), and suffering from a hair thinning/breakage issue, then hair thickening is not something ‘naturally’ taking place for you.

So what do you do? Call up for some treatment, or go for those commercial haircare products that cost a fortune?

Well, my friend, you don’t have to go either way. We’ve crafted 9 home remedies on how to thicken hair naturally at home.  And take our promise on the fact that, this list is going to be the last list you go through before getting into action.

Interested to explore further natural ways to thicken hair? Let’s start –

Thin Hair Problem: Causes and Symptoms

Watching your thick and curly hair to be thin over time is not something that you hate to watch, right? But have you ever thought of the reasons?

No, it’s not just age and your hectic work-life. There are real scientific reasons behind it, which can be taken care off.

Listed issues are the culprits behind hair thinning-

Lack of Copper:

Copper is an essential ingredient of your body immune system. Lack of copper might lead to several troubles, hair thinning is one of them. This reason is even more acute in the case of women.

Lack of Manganese:

Like copper, Manganese is another metallic nutrient of the body. And lack of Manganese had proven to be a culprit behind the problem. Recent research shows up that, women suffering from hair thinning can recover and regrow their hair by manganese supplement.

Harmful Ingredients of Shampoo:

When you go for a cheap, commercial shampoo to save up some bucks, that can cause serious damage to your hair. In particular, shampoos that contain sodium laureth sulfate, are more likely to threaten your hair health.

High Stress:

It’s not entirely wrong that heavy workload affects on your hair health. It’s proven that people who’re in stressful chores have an increase in cortisol level. And this eventually causes hair loss and thinning.

Apart from these primers, there are some secondary reasons who have indirect effects on your hair(in a bad way). The list contains Vitamin D deficiency, hormonal facts, etc.

How to Thicken Hair: 9 Proven Home Remedies to Thicken Hair

Well, this is the section that you’ve been actually looking for right?

So, let’s not waste any further time, and drive into 9 home remedy to thicken hair. For easy accessibility, we’ve split up the tips into two segments- the quick and instant methods, the long term methods.

Let’s dive right in-

The Instant Methods of Thickening Your Hair Naturally

Sometimes, you might be in a rush for a meeting or a party, and you want a quick fix to the thin hair of yours. We have got a couple of o methods that can be in the rescue. You will regain a good volume of hair, with a glaze of shine.

 1. Using Apple Cider Vinegar to thicken your hair

Apple cedar vinegar works magically to add volume to your hair on a quick basis. Continuous use of this would promote further hair growth.

In case you are also affected by hair breakage, apple cedar vinegar can be the jackpot for you. It’s rich in vitamin and other nutrients, who does the magic even without any side effect.

What you need to do is, take a ½ cup of apple cedar vinegar and rinse your hair with it. After rinsing it off, keep the hair wet with it for 10-15 minutes. The vitamin and nutrients inside it will balance the pH of your hair and scalp.

After it’s dried up, clean your har with ambient water, and dry it up with a dryer or with ambient air. You will see how magically it increases the volume of your hair.

What Items Would You Need?

  • Apple cedar vinegar(½ cup).
  • Water at ambient temperature.

2. Using Baking Soda: Most effective to thickening hair permanently

This might sound weird to you in the first place, but baking soda is actually helpful to bring back the healthy volume to your thin air.

What you need to do is, wash your hair with baking soda instead of shampoo. Why we recommend it using instead shampoo is- typical shampoos are likely to leave residue on your scalp. Eventually, it builds up on your scalp.

Take 3 or 4 tablespoons of baking soda, and around 4 cups of water into it. Now, make it a perfect mix until it turns into a uniform, saturated mixture. Now, keep the mixture at open air for a few minutes and use it on your hair.

Remember that, the using process of this baking soda+water mixture is just like the shampoo. If you want, you can use a good quality conditioner afterward.

Now dry the hair up, and see how healthy and thick your hair would be looking.

What Items Would You Need?

  • Baking soda(3-4 tablespoon).
  • Water(3-4 cups).

The Permanent Methods To Get Thicker hair naturally – 

Not satisfied enough with just instant remedies for thickening hair? This is the segment for you.

We’ve figured out 7 different methods to gain the good old shine, health, volume and glaze of your thin hair, just with household items. You can stick to only one of them, or adopt a healthy mix of multiple methods below-

 3. Using Eggs: fully natural home remedy to thicken your hair

Do you know what is common between an egg and your hair? It’s the materials that they are made of. Yeah, both eggs and your hair has a common building block, named as protein.How to stop hair breakage naturally by using egg

The protein that hair is made of is called keratin, and that’s also one of the proteins that are in eggs. So, regular application of egg will nourish the hair and scalp quite fast. And that eventually will regain the thick health of the hair.

The simplest way to apply eggs on your hair is to beat 1 or 2 eggs and apply that onto your scalp. To make this even finer, you can do that with a hairbrush. Make sure the roots of the hair receives the mixture. Also, make sure to make a perfectly blended up mixture of the egg.

Once applied, leave it for 30 minutes, and wash your hair afterward. Do this as a routine schedule. Foer men, the routing can once in a week. And for women, it can be twice or thrice in a week.

What Items Would You Need?

  • Eggs(1-2).
  • Hairbrush.
  • Shower caps(to wear on after applying).

 4.  Applying Aloe Vera: Most uses hair thickening products

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Aloe vera is a miraculous creation of mother nature. The number of health benefit you can obtain from a single aloe vera leaf is incredible. And there’s no exception for your thinned up hair as well.

Take 30-50 grams of aloe vera, and rub the gel with hand. You can blend it into a blender for a finer mix.

Once the mix is done, you can apply a few drops of olive oil, and start applying on your hair and scalp. Make sure that the mix reaches into the hair-roots perfectly.

Leaver your hair like that for 30 minutes. And then wash it. Repeat the process of at least once in a week. You can make it more frequent, in case your hair health condition is severe.

There are many ready-made aloe vera gels available in the market. But we can’t rank them higher than the natural aloe vera plant-driven gel.

What Items Would You Need?

  • Aloe vera plant gel(50 grams).
  • Olive oil(3-4 drops).
  • Hairbrush(to apply the mix on hair).

5. Using Oranges as Residue Breaker

Do you know why we discourage to use regularly available cheap shampoos? Because they are likely to leave residue on your hair. And that eventually weakens your hair roots (Read how to Strengthen weak hair roots naturally). As a consequence, hair receives less nutrition from the scalp.
To fight those residues that your shampoo leaves on your scalps, orange can be the way out.

As we know, orange contains Vitamin C and antioxidants.  Also, the acid present in the orange helps in breaking the residue on your scalp.

To get into the process, create an orange puree from several(2-3) oranges. Take help of the blender to make it perfect. Once ready, apply it on your scalp and massage it for a few minutes.

Once the message is done, wash off the mix immediately. Don’t keep it on the scalp for 20-30 minutes as you did for other methods of this list.

To make the formula work even better, you can put a pile of fresh apple.

What Items Would You Need?

  • Oranges(2-3 pieces).
  • Apple.
  • Blender.

6. Olive Oil: completely help you to thicken your hair 

Like Aloe vera, olive oil is another natural miracle that has thousands of health benefits. The nutrient-rich oil can help you not only to thicken up your har but also to soften and restore its health. Especially on dry scalps and split ends of hair, this formula works like magic.

How to thicken hair using olive oil
How to thicken hair using olive oil

Take or two tablespoons of olive oil, and warm it up for a while. Make sure that the temperature of the warmed up oil is touchable by fingertips. In case you are a woman, we would recommend taking 6-8 tablespoons of olive oil.

Now hand-massage the olive oil on your scalp. Let every part of your scalp receive the nutrients. Once done with the message, leave it for 30-40 minutes before washing.

Once the oily accent of the scalp is no more, wash your hair as usual. In case you want a better result, and you’re not in a hurry, you can keep the oil on your scalp for the whole night. In that case, you need to wear on a shower cap whatsoever.

What Items Would You Need?

  • Olive oil(6-8 tablespoons).
  • Flames(to warm the oil).
  • Shower cap(for whole night implementation).

7. Using Avocado 

One of the richest vitamin E container fruit is avocado. Apart from this virtue, there is another good thing about these green fruits- they are rich moisturizers.

A big reason for thinning your hair is the lack of moisture. And avocado can be a great way to fix it up. But as it’s not in liquid or semi-liquid form, you have to put some extra effort to make it applicable for hair and scup.

Take a few avocado(as per your need), and make a good rub out of it. You can use a blender or smash them up by hand. No matter whichever way you go through, you should ensure a fine mix at first place.

Once the rub is ready, make it a little wet with 1 or 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Now, apply the mixture on your hair and scalp for about 30 to 40 minutes. Once the time is over, clean it off the hair.

While cleaning, you can take some shampoo on your hair. But make sure that the shampoo is mild in nature.

What Items Would You Need?

  • Avocado(as per your essence).
  • Olive oil(1 tablespoon).
  • Milk shampoo.

 8. Rosemary Oil: Most effective for hair health

Just like olive oil, rosemary oil provides a fast and consistent thickening effect on any dry, dehumidified hair. So, you can call it a combination of both short and long term hair thickening mix.

Apart from the usage in hair thickening, rosemary oil also helps to improve the dandruff situation of your scalp. The ingredients inside rosemary oil are very helpful to bring the natural humidity of your hair back.

But the amount of using rosemary oil should be selected with care. Based on your amount of hair, take 1 to 5 drops of this oil and mix it well with an equal amount of olive oil. Keep mixing these two until they create a perfect mix together.

Now, use your fingertips to apply this oil mix on your scalp. For better result, you can figure out the areas of your scalp where dandruff is more. Applying the oil onto those areas will give you a good benefit.

After 40-80 minutes of applying, take off the oil with a mild shampoo.

What Items Would You Need?

  • Rosemary oil(1-5 drops).
  • Olive oil(1-5 drops).
  • Milk shampoo.

9. Onion Juice: natural hair thickening product

An ancient but impactful herbal way to bring the health of your hair back is the onion juice. In fact, the organic benefit of this onion juice had been tested scientifically several times.

How-to-thicken-hair-Onion-Juice
Thicken Your Hair Using Onion Juice

A journal of Dermatology had done a test on 38 people’s hair with a disease named Alopecia Areata. They suggested using onion juice a few times a day to one group, where others had kept on regular hair care.

After several weeks, it was found that people who used onion juice had seen significant growth of the hair. As onion juice sulfur as one of the core ingredients, it provides that nourishment to the hair.

Apart from nourishment, it also helps in broken hair reduction and thinning.

To apply the juice, peel and chop about 4 onions and use a juicer machine to extract the juice. Now, take a few pieces of onion, and put it in the mix. Now, squeeze out the juice using a cheesecloth.

Once the extraction is ready, apply it on your scalp for about 10 minutes. We would recommend you to go slow at this stage. Add any essence like rosemary, lavender or peppermint if needed.

For best result, you can try this treatment at least once in a day.

What Items Would You Need?

  • Onion(4-6 pieces).
  • Juice extractor.
  • Essential oil like rosemary.

 

Two Pro Tips Before We Finish

  • Chose the Right Hair Thickening Product by any mean. You may notice that there are both expensive versions and cheap versions of these hair care products. We want you to always stick to the good quality hair products.
  • Natural Vs. Home Remedies: Stick to the Right OneIt’s not all the time that non-household products are crap. Of course, there are some good quality products to use. But as long as you’re getting desired benefits from organic processes, we will discourage you to do so.

Bottom Line

You still reading, right? Thanks for going through the whole post, where we’ve tried to break down the things on how to thicken your hair naturally. In case you need any further assistance, leave a comment below, and we will be back.

Good luck to you and your thicker hair!

9 Comments

  1. Aliya Esabella

    December 25, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Yap! Thank You, Really helpful & Best Guide. I hope it will help me to thicken hair. it’s natural way, I hope it has no side effect. I will follow your instructions.

    Reply

    • Edward Stevens

      January 10, 2019 at 8:45 pm

      Thank You, Yes, I Also Hope This Guide Will Really Help You To Thicken Your Hair.

      Reply

  2. samiya vatti

    January 8, 2019 at 8:44 am

    Thank You, For a helpful guide.

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    • Edward Stevens

      January 10, 2019 at 8:46 pm

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  3. Sarah Ashley

    February 3, 2019 at 6:26 am

    Amazing Info. Thank you. Last Few days Ago I am using olive oil. it’s great works for me. Just now I got more info, how can I thicken my hair easily at my home.

    Reply

  4. Michel Chandra

    February 26, 2019 at 9:47 am

    It’s Really Olive Oil Work??

    Reply

  5. Anna bet

    February 28, 2019 at 10:32 am

    Thank you, guy,
    This is the most amazing information, I’ve ever tried some of above home remedies ..my hair looks now amazing. I was shocked by using some natural products!!! again thank you for sharing great informative tips.

    Reply

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