Hair thinning is a term that refers to the loss of hair volume. It is a condition that is common to both men and women. Typically, hair thinning is something that happens naturally with age. However, it can also be a result of an underlying medical condition, genetics, hormonal changes, or allergic reactions. Another possible cause of hair loss is the overuse of hair products and constantly switching products.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, hair loss can be caused by damages sustained while using hair products to dye, perm, or relax the hair. Since the damage occurs over time, many people tend to rebuff the idea. To avoid regrets or fix an already thinning hair, it is worth considering the 7 naturally proven ways of maintaining or growing thicker hair that we will discuss in this article.
Why Should You Keep A Natural Hair?
Before going further, let’s talk about why taking the decision to go natural may be good for you. Many people are making the switch daily to all-natural hair. This means not using any form of conventional hair product. Apart from evading the risk of hair loss or allergic reactions, here are some other benefits of going all-natural;
- It is more economical because you don’t have to spend so much to maintain your natural hair
- You have the freedom to go with many different hairstyles of your choice.
- No need to fear the rain or avoid swimming.
- No need to worry about following so many rules that apply to using hair products.
- Let your individuality stand out by allowing your hair to grow and take its natural shape and form.
- Lastly, no fear of hair damage caused by applying too many chemicals on the hair.
If you think these are good reasons to go all-natural, then, keep reading. Although this is a great idea, you still have to give your hair the care it needs to prevent breakage and thinning. These 7 methods are easy DIYs and can help to maintain natural hair or fix hair loss/thinning.
7 Natural Ways You Can Grow A Thicker Hair
Avocado is rich in Vitamin E which helps in building a healthy scalp and hair. You can take advantage of this naturally available vitamin by applying an avocado moisturizer to your hair. To do this;
- Mix one avocado with one tablespoon of olive oil
- Apply the mixture to your hair and massage it thoroughly into the scalp.
- Leave it to sit for about 30 minutes before washing it out.
#2. Olive oil
Applying olive oil to your hair adds more than just a shine to it. But also helps to soften the hair and restore damaged scalp which in turn promotes hair growth. While you can easily rub in the oil, there is a better way to maximize its benefit. That is, heating the oil to room temperature before gently massaging it into hair and scalp. The warm oil opens the pores on the scalp and helps them absorb moisture and oil.
#3. Castor Oil
Another oil with a huge reputation for promoting hair growth is castor oil. The extract of the castor beans plant has long been cherished for its wide range of uses. It contains fatty acids and Vitamin E which acts as an anti-oxidant and relieves stress in hair scalp. You can simply massage the castor oil directly into your hair and leave it for some time before rinsing it out.
#4. Aloe Vera Gel
There are many videos on Youtube testifying the effect of aloe vera gel on hair. With so much positive feedback, chances are you can hardly go wrong in trying it out yourself. Many users have suggested mixing the aloe vera gel with olive oil, honey, and even coconut oil before applying it to the hair. This hair mask will not only assist hair growth but will also protect your hair from the harmful effect of UV light.
Honey acts as a healing agent, a binding agent, and according to an Express UK publication, it also promotes hair growth. Honey is mostly used together with other additives like aloe vera gel, olive oil, and raw eggs to make honey hair mask. The honey hair mask is a simple and natural DIY way of conditioning your hair. If you don’t know how to make the honey hair mask, see the video below for the hands-on tutorial.
Eggs are rich in protein which helps in building body cells and tissues. One way of getting the right type of protein that your body needs is by eating eggs—particularly egg white or albumen. It is rich in nutrients that the body uses in the production of Keratin. Keratin is a major constituent of hair and nails. So a high intake of eggs will ensure a steady supply of Keratin which is essential for growing thicker hair. Alternatively, you can apply raw eggs directly to the hair. A quick search online, you’ll see many people testify to its effectiveness.
Another unconventional method of growing thicker hair is by applying orange puree to the hair. This is just orange blended together with the peels and then massaged into the hair. Orange contains a lot of vitamins that help in repairing damaged hair follicles and also eliminating free radicals in the hair. To make an orange puree, simply blend the orange and then massage the puree into the hair. Leave it to sit for 30 mins to one hour before washing out.
As promised, we have outlined 7 natural ways you can get thicker hair and restore/prevent hair loss or thinning. Most of these methods are not backed by any formal research. However, they each have a cult-like following on the Internet with several people testifying to their effectiveness. One thing you should keep in mind though is that hair growth is a process that takes time and requires a consistent effort in order to see the result. If you have tried any of these methods, we would like to know your experience. Kindly share in the comment box below if it worked or not.
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