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Query from: megan, dallas tx, 06/09/06
Topic: BEAUTY      Submitted on:
Subject: how can you make hair thicker

what are some at home remedies for making hair thicker?

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Response from: Keep Smiling .,   
Council Member on
Here are few tips for long and healthy hair:

1. Shampoo regularly. Remember, a CLEAN scalp is a HEALTHY SCALP.

2. Brahmi amla oil also promotes hair growth.

3. A high protein diet with plenty of fruits, green vegetables and dairy products is a must.

4. Drink 10-12 glass of water everyday.

5. Use a very mild shampoo and condition your hair at least twice a week. When you do, make sure you rinse out the conditioner thoroughly, otherwise residue build-up will cause your hair to look limp and dull.

6. IRON is important for healthy hair and brittle, limp hair indicates an iron deficiency. Spinach has a good iron content, so gulp it down!

7. ZINC helps prevent hair loss and greying. Eat adequate zinc rich foods. Overweight people tend to have zinc deficiency, which is inversely related to the body mass index. Thus if you are overweight and if your hair falls too much, you may want to increase your intake of zinc containing foods. Recipes containing stone ground, wholegrain flour are rich in zinc.

8. A shortfall in VITAMIN B may cause dandruff, falling hair, loss of colour and could encourage grey hair. So B group Vitamins are essential for gloss, colour and thickness.

9. VITAMIN C ensures the health of capillaries supplying blood to hair follicles. Make sure your diet includes plenty of fresh fruits and veggies.

10. VITAMIN E encourages hair growth. Switch from refined flours to wholemeal and wheatgerm, eggs, vegetable oil.

11. COPPER stops hair from falling. Studies show that the copper content in the blood serum of people with falling hair is less than normal. Different types of alopecia (falling hair) are seen to have a deficiency of this important trace element. Include small quantities of nuts, especially cashews and peanuts, seeds, whole milk and beans in your diet as these contain minute but important amounts of copper.

Homemade remedies for preventing hair fall:

1. Apply almond oil on scalp and massage.

2. Grind fenugreek seeds in water and apply on your scalp. Wash off after 40 minutes. Do this every morning for a month if it suits you! Remember, different treatments suit different types of hair.

3. Massage warm castor oil + almond oil into your scalp gently. Wrap a hot towel around your scalp so it gets absorbed into the hair. Do this twice a week for healthy, shiny hair.

4. Add 2-3 drops of honey to a glass of water and use this as the last rinse after shampooing.

5. When combing or brushing your hair, don't over do it or use too vigorous action.

6. Try shampooing your hair a little less often! Twice a day is too much. I know that this may seem to be the worst thing for someone with a greasy scalp but give it a go. Firstly you need to break the cycle of frequent shampooing, try shampooing every second day.

7. Evening Primrose oil or zinc supplements can be beneficial in helping correct sebum (oil) activity. If the problem persists it could be hormonal or some other internal factor and a trichologist will need to be consulted.

8. A warm oil scalp massage two or three times a week will help stimulate and moisturize the scalp. You can use good quality coconut, almond or olive oil. Ayurvedic hair oils also contain some of the herbs mentioned earlier. Apply some mildly warmed oil to your hair and gently massage into your scalp evenly with your fingertips. Leave on overnight if you can, if not, leave on for at least an hour or two, then get it out by shampooing your hair. The scalp massage helps you relax and aids sound sleep as well.

9. Stay away from harsh chemical topical products that can damage hair over time. Look for gentle, natural cleansers and conditioners, especially if you wash your hair more than three times a week. Shampoos and conditioners that contain nourishing botanicals are even better. Read labels carefully - sometimes, products that say "herbal" or "natural" can include no-no chemicals.

10. Never comb wet hair with a brush, no matter how rushed for time you are. Tangles in wet hair are best removed with a wide-toothed comb. Use a wooden comb if you can find one; it won't generate static electricity. Excessive blow-drying can damage hair in the long-term, making it brittle and causing split ends. If you can, let your hair dry naturally, then brush into place.

11. Last, but not least, brushing your hair regularly to stimulate the scalp will keep it looking healthy and lustrous. Brush each night in all directions in turn - left to right, right to left, front to back and back to front Use smooth long strokes from scalp to hair-tips. This will increase the blood circulation in scalp and reduce the hair loss.

Apply Living nature Intensified Oil for Damaged hair:…

Hope the above tips helps you.

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Response from: C. Raj, United Kingdom,   
Council Member on

If you nourish you hair with constant care, the volume of hair will increase, there by increasing the thickness.

Oil your hair regularly. The best way would be to oil it before you go to bed and wash it with mild shampoos in the morning. Oil will go to roots of hair and strengthen the hair.A nourished hair will grow in volume.

Coconut Oil, Castor Oil , Amla(gooseberry)oil are good kinds of oil.

Avoid hair sprays, strong shampoos, Hair gel etc, Allow your hair to be free and care for it regularly. It will help you gain volume.

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Response from: Nisha Danny,   
Council Member on
Hello, Home remedies: For thicker and healthier hair, steep 1/2 cup rosemary leaves in 1 cup water. Add the infusion to 1/2 bottle of your favorite shampoo and wash once a day. Rosemary promotes thicker, healthier hair by unclogging pores and hair follicles, and also adds great shine. Rosemary tea, drank once per day, promotes better circulation and also aids in better hair growth.

To prevent frizziness, apply a frizz aid product and let hair air dry.

To make your hair really shine, rinse it in cold water for a couple minutes

For blondes, to make hair lighter, apply lemon or lemon juice

Take an egg yolk and lather into wet hair. Leave in for a few minutes and it helps condition and adds protein, which helps against breakage and hair loss.

Manage with mousse. A daily application of styling mousse is another way to make hair look fuller. "Since mousses have resins, they coat the hair and add diameter to it," says Dr. Corbett. Mousse lifts the hair off the scalp, which also adds to the appearance of fullness.


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Response from: Latha Jayaprakash,   
Council Member on
Dear Megan,

Look after your hair properly. Daily , take oil in fingertips and massage the roots of hair . Comb and plait the hair for the night. In the morning you can brush your hair and style it the way you like. Eat good nutritious food for your hair to remain healthy.Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated. As soon as you feel your hair is sticky ,shampoo it ,even if it is everyother day. Use a mild shampoo. Add egg to your hair to keep it heathy and thick and also to give shine and bounce. If you look after your hair well , your hair will be thick even in your fifties. My experience.

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Response from: Usha Gurnani,   
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Eat a protein rich diet including green leafy vegetables, carrots, soybean, whole grain cereals, sprouts, lentils, milk, yogurt and buttermilk in the daily diet. Massage into the scalp and hair coconut milk or Aloe Vera gel. Leave it for ½ hour, then rinse with warm water. Repeat 3 times a week. Mix equal amount of warm castor and almond oil and massage over scalp at least once a week.

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Response from: Sandhya Krishna,   
Registered Member on
Find below some of the home remedies to make hair thicker: 1. Take headbath weekly twice. 2. Grind hibiscus leaves and apply on hair, allow it for 20-30 minutes and then take headbath. Do this weekly twice. 3. Mix egg white, plus a spoon of coconut oil, mix well and leave it hair for 30 mts and then take bath. Do this weekly once/twice.

Hope this helps..

Regards Sandhya

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Response from: Pretty Angel,   
Council Member on
Hi Meghan,

Here are some tips & a remedy to make hair thicker:

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Do anyone of the following that suits you:

• Massage your scalp with warm coconut oil weekly once/twice. Shampoo it out after 3 hours or next morning.

• Mix coconut oil, almond oil & castor oil in equal quantities (like 1tsp each) & massage your scalp with it weekly once/twice.

• Apply Arnica hair oil. You can get it from any homeopathy medical store.

2) Shampoo:

• Use mild or herbal shampoo that suits your hair.

• ‘Pantene for smooth & silky hair’ & Himalayan herbal shampoos are good.

• Don’t use any strong/chemical based shampoos like anti-dandruff shampoos because they are harsh on hair many time.

3) Conditioners

• Use conditioner after shampooing.

4) Perming/coloring/…

• Avoid perming/streghtening your hair if you are losing hair.

• Avoid coloring your hair.

• Avoid using dryer also on your hair. Let it dry naturally after shampooing.

5) Diet:

• Drink at least 12-15 glasses of water daily. Make it a habit.

• Take a healthy diet especially rich in proteins, vitamins & minerals.

• Increase intake of green vegetables, fresh fruits & salads in your diet.

• Drink 3 glasses of milk daily.

• Daily eat two eggs or two cups of boiled plain dal (you can add salt to it according to taste).

• Avoid dieting.

• Avoid excess intake of coffee & junk foods.

Life Style

• Daily sleep for at least 8-10 hours.

• Have a regular sleep.

• Don’t be irregular in sleeping (don’t do like this that one night you sleep very early & next night late).

• Avoid sleeping late at night.

• Keep yourself cool.

• Avoid stress as much as possible.

Exercise Do the following three:

• Sit outside in garden or park & take deep breaths & leave. Do this 18 times daily twice (18 times early in the morning & 18 times in the evening).

• Rub your fingers (don’t involve thumb) of both hands against each other for 10 minutes in the morning & 10 minutes in the evening. Do this daily.

• Take out time & go for 30-45 minutes walking daily in the evening. In the beginning start with 10 minutes of walk & slowly increase the time as well as speed. Go for brisk walk.

Home Remedy

Soak fenugreek seeds (methi seeds) in water overnight & next morning grind it into paste. Apply this paste on your scalp & hair. Shampoo it out after half an hour.

Hope you follow the above tips properly & it helps.

Good Luck!

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Response from: - Bahu -,   
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Dear Megan,

use good quality fresh shampoo and conditioners (try Lush) and oil your hair three times a week - you will see an improvement soon. Almond, coconut and amla are good oils to try, as well as mixed ones. Warm the oil before applying for at least 1 hour.

Diet is vital for healthy thick hair. Make sure you eat plenty of fish, nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables and eggs. Avoid pollution and stress. Take a vitamin E supplement.

Good luck!

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Response from: Simran Khandelwal,   
Featured Member on
You did not mention your hair type. · Firstly, indulge in a nutritious diet. Include raw salads, fresh fruits, sprouts, and curd in your daily diet. · Apply oil weekly and leave on overnight. You can also add castor oil and coconut oil in 1:3 proportions. Weekly scalp treatments will also help a lot. The oil should be heated and applied to the scalp using cotton wool. Then wrap your hair with a towel soaked in a hot water for a while. Continue doing it for 5-6 times. · One excellent home remedy is to add 2 raw eggs, 3 teaspoon coffee powder, lemon juice about 4 teaspoons, and curd to henna powder. · Avoid detergent based shampoo, particularly silicon-based shampoos. Use mild herbal shampoos and rinse well with water. · Avoid excessive usage of chemical colourants, hair dryers, and hair straightening lotions.

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Response from: ambreen AZHAR,   
Council Member on
apply whole egg once a week,,take mustard oil mix with castor oil warm it apply on hair and take hot towel put on ur hair do this 5 tiomes,,,

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Response from: revathy k,   
Council Member on
Dear megan,

The best way to thicken your hair is by hot oil treatment. Massage hair with warm olive oil. Stimulate circulation by massaging your head. Let it soak. Cover your head with a hot towel and wash hair after an hour or so. Repeat it three times a week.

Brush your hair every night to improve blood circulation. Never brush wet hair and stay away from blow drying,harsh combing.

Keep yourself stress free. Eat foods that are rich in vitamin B, C and E. Include carrots,amla,onions,garlic,wheat germ,yeast in your daily diet.

For thickening of hair try this home remedy: Boil a few hibiscus flowers in coconut oil. Filter and use it. Combine coconut milk with lemon juice proportionately and apply to your hair. Leave it for half an hour and wash it. Wash your hair with mild shampoos. Prefer herbal shampoos or shikakai,amla etc.

Good luck!!!

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