Hair is your richest ornament.
Our hair is an extension of our personality. People with naturally thick hair are truly blessed. They are envied by those who don’t have them. To have thick hair is greatbut to maintain the same not so much.
It’s more like a blessing in disguise! You sure would wonder why? Simply put, it tends to attract more dirt and grime. Washing and styling voluminous hair is nothing short of a hassle. But then, thick hair can gorgeously transform one’s appearance – without too much effort. That makes it worth all the trouble.
After a certain age, it gets difficult to grow hair. However regular intake of certain Vitamins and following a fewhair care routines can help you grow thick hair.
Tips for Thick Hair Growth
Tip 1: Get to know your hair
It is extremely crucial for you to understand the cycle of your hair. There are three stages to your hair cycle: Anagen, catagen and telogen.
Anagen – When a fresh strand is formed in the follicle.
Catagen – When the lower two thirds of the hair is destroyed.
Telogen – When the hair enters the resting phase waiting to be pushed out by the fresh strand growing in the follicle.
The last phase ‘telogen’ is when the hair falls out. Generally, around 10 to 15% of our hair is in its last phase. But due to various factors, sometimes a majority tends to jump to the telogen phase. This is when we face hair loss problems and hair thinning too.
Tip 2: Get to the root
If you experience a lot of hair thinning and hair fall, consult a specialist immediately. Let the doctor get to the root and solve the problem. There can be various causes behind your problem. Taking professional help will help you identify your exact problem and control it at the earliest.
Tip 3: Eat healthy
Excess hair fall and fast hair thinning, both are indications of poor health. It is also an indication for you to start eating right. Pay more attention to what you eat. Include more of Vitamin A,B, C & E-rich foods in your diet. Protein, iron and zinc must also be included.
Vitamin E is particularly essential for hair growth. Consult your doctor to prescribe Vitamin E tablets for you. Vitamin B complex has 3 different vitamins. These vitamins too can be of great aid in hair growth.
Tip 4: Massage scalp regularly
Regular massage is a must for healthy hair. The blood circulation, due to massage, helps carry the nutrients to the scalp. Plus it’s a great stress reliever too. Use simple coconut oil or use a mixture of different oils like jojoba and almond.
Oils enriched with herbs give your hair strength and stimulates blood circulation. Together it helps you grow thicker hair.
Ingredients – Herbal Hair Oil Made From Herbs:
Coconut oil, fenugreek seeds and various other herbs.
This herbal oil allows oxygen into the hair follicles and stimulates blood circulation. Coconut oil does the job of a good conditioner.
Tip 5: Regular hair wash and conditioning
Most of us rely on packs and other expensive hair treatments to do the trick for us. But we tend to neglect the most important and simple fact. Thick hair means healthy hair. And healthy hair means clean hair.
Dirt and pollution are the worst agents of hair damage. Wash your hair at least twice every week. If you have oily hair, wash as frequently as required to control oil secretion.
Using the right shampoo is a must. Always pick the one that suits your hair needs, based on your hair type. It should be mild to avoid ripping of natural oils from hair.
Conditioning is equally vital. Whether you have oily, dry or normal hair, always use a conditioner after the wash. Conditioning basically puts the moisture lost during the wash back and locks it in. It adds to its elasticity, strengthens and improves overall hair health.
We know finding the right shampoo and conditioner is a big task. Brands are also misleading at times. Many a times, these shampoos and conditioners do more harm than good. Here’s what you can do to save yourself the horror. Replace your branded shampoo and conditioner with homemade shampoo and conditioner. Here is a quick recipe for starters.
Before sharing the recipe, let me give you two reasons (from an otherwise huge list) as to why you should try this homemade shampoo.
- You will know exactly what you are using on your hair and in what quantity.
- It is pocket-friendly.
To make this shampoo, you would need:
- 1 tbsp of Baking soda
- 1 cup of Water
- Mix both ingredients in equal measure into the container.
- Keep repeating the process till the container is full.
- Squirt the liquid gently on to the scalp and hair.
- Massage the scalp well to remove all dirt for a minute or two.
Follow it up with a thorough rinse.