How to Get Thicker Hair
Nobody likes thinning hair but most of us end up having to deal with it sooner or later. In a healthy head of hair density should be 1% or less for hair loss, unfortunately that can be hard to achieve. Fortunately there are many things that the average person can do to thicken hair. Not all of strategies will work for everybody, but many of them can be very effective. Many people will have to try a number of different methods until they discover what works for them.
Steps for Getting Thicker Hair
Some steps that you can take to reduce the density of hair loss to below 1% include:
Step 1: Go to the doctor particularly a dermatologist or skin specialist. There are medical conditions that cause hair loss, and some of them can be treated. Since hair loss can sometimes be a symptom of serious underlying medical problems this should be your first step.
Step 2: Change your hairstyle. A short to medium haircut will not thicken your hair but it will make it look thicker. Long hair, can make thinning hair look worse particularly in women who have fine hair. More elaborate hairstyles including bobs and braids will sometimes hide hair loss.
Step 3: Change your stylist. A new stylist, particularly one who has had more experience working with older people may know tricks which can make your hair look thicker. He or she might also be able to suggest a better hairstyle that can make it look as if your hair’s density has increased.
Step 4: Tease the roots of your hair with a new unused tooth brush. This will not increase the density but it can make the hair look thicker than it is.
Step 5: Use a thickening shampoo or conditioner. There are hair products that increase the volume and texture. A good way to learn what works is to ask your stylist for suggestions. Sometimes simply shifting to professional-grade hair products can make your hair look thicker.
Step 6: Take supplements that can thicken your hair. Dermatologists believe that there are some supplements that can drive hair growth. One of these is minoxidil which is sold over the counter. Be careful because it is known to have some nasty side effects.
Step 7: Take your vitamins. There is some evidence that certain vitamins including B7 or biotin, Vitamin C and Vitamin B3 or Niacin can speed up hair growth. Supplements that contain a cocktail of these vitamins can also help thicken your hair.
Step 8: Massage your scalp. Some experts recommend massaging a dry shampoo into your roots and massaging them. Even massages without shampoo can increase blood flow the scalp and lead to more hair growth.
Step 9: Use a ceramic hairbrush. A ceramic hair brush can make your volume appear to be denser. It’s best to use such a brush after you shower or wash your hair.
Step 10: Use an ionic hair dryer. Some experts believe these help keep your hair thick because they do less damage to your hair than traditional dryers.
Step 11: Use a root lifter. A lifter will not actually make the hair thicker, but it can make it look thicker by lifting hairs at the roots.
Step 12: Reduce your stress. Stress can cause hair loss, so look for ways to alleviate it such as meditation, prayer and taking a vacation.
Step 13: Wait and see. Hair loss sometimes occurs after major stress to the body including pregnancy, surgery, illness and injuries. If you’ve had anything of these happen in your life lately wait for a few months. In many cases your hair will recover its natural density on your own.
Step 14: Watch what you eat and your supplements. Taking too much vitamin can lead to thinning hair. One way to do this to reduce your consumption of foods rich in Vitamin A such as sweet potatoes , dark leafy vegetables and bell peppers.
Step 15: Change your supplements. Fish oil supplements, which are made from fish oil are rich in Vitamin A which can lead to thinning hair.
Step 16: Eat more eggs they’re rich in Vitamin B7 which can strengthen the hair and provide more energy.
Step 17: Eat more nuts they’re also very rich in Vitamin B& or Biotin. Nuts are also rich in Vitamin B3 or Niacin which also encourages hair growth.
Step 18: Eat more meat. Lean meats contain Vitamin B3 which can actually help repair damaged DNA and encourage hair growth.
Step 19: Eat citrus fruits and drink your orange juice. Hair loss can be caused by iron deficiencies which can be alleviated by increasing your consumption of Vitamin C. Citrus fruits and juices made from them are rich in Vitamin C.
Step 20: Eat more tomatoes they’re also rich in Vitamin C. Consuming a lot of tomatoes can help keep the density of your hair loss below one percent.
Step 21: Color your scalp. This is not a real solution but it can help you hide hair loss and make your mane look thicker. One way to do this is to paint your bald spot or the place where your hair parts with eyeshadow the same color as your hair.
Step 22: Add some highlights to your hair. Highlighting can make hair look fuller and thicker. Make sure you have a good stylist do this because it takes a true pro to make hair look thicker.
Don’t expect instant results when you try to make your hair thicker. Instead, it will probably take some time for your hair to become thicker naturally. Give yourself plenty of time when you try to thicken your hair and keep an open mind. It often takes several months and several different methods or a combination of techniques to increase the density of your hair. The hair loss density should be 1% or less in a healthy head of hair but that is not always possible.
Any effort to make your hair thicker should be accompanied by efforts to improve your overall health. This means the usual stuff including eating right, exercising and getting plenty of sleep. To have a have a healthy head of hair you will need a healthy body, without one efforts make your hair thicker will fail.
There is not magic bullet out there that will instantly or quickly create thicker hair. Instead you can make your hair look thicker and healthier with hard work and a willingness to experiment.