There’s nothing some of us wouldn’t do to get healthier looking skin and thicker, strong hair. Our lives are too chaotic and busy and we treasure our lie-ins too much. But there are a few simple steps we can shoehorn into our daily routine to improve the well-being of our locks. Here’s how to thicken your hair naturally without the need of chemical products.
Get that healthier looking strong hair with simple tips
While genetics play a key role, your diet, the weather, and your overall approach to hair care are all critical to maintaining your crowning glory. No matter what your hair type is, taking care of it is the key to a much healthier looking stress. In order to thicken your hair naturally is not always about what you put on it, but also what you put in your body. Here are simple changes you can make in your life to get that healthy strong hair you always wanted:
Pump up the vitamins
Many people wonder about the cause of their weak, thin and falling hair. The fact is that your diet plays a big role in how your hair looks. If your daily meals lack the key vitamins, it will affect your hair and scalp. In fact, it will affect your overall health, so make sure to balance your meals. Here are the most important vitamins you should add to your diet:
Vitamins A, B, C, D
Massage your scalp to encourage circulation
Giving your head a gentle massage as you shampoo is a good way to encourage blood circulation in the scalp. In fact, not only while shampooing, but massaging your scalp with essential oils is even better. These oils not only make you relax, but also helps thicken your hair naturally. Because the gentle fingertip massage helps your scalp absorbe all the benefits those oils contain. Therefore, a 5 minute oil massage before shower, is more than enough to help you get healthier looking, strong hair.
Don’t overwash coloured hair
The biggest mistake people make is over-washing coloured hair thinking it’s gonna make it look cleaner and shinier. Overwashing any type of hair won’t make it look better. In fact, this will only strip it from all the natural oils leaving it lifeless, damaged with split ends. The key to a healthier looking hair is to wash it two to three times a week with a natural, organic shampoo.
“I shampoo just once or twice a week,” agrees Naomi Watts’ hair stylist Marie Robinson. “Don’t shampoo daily. Simply rinse and condition the hair every other day as shampoo can wash out the colour.”
Choose the Right Shampoo
Healthy, beautiful, strong hair starts in the shower so make sure to use the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type and level of damage.
Using the wrong shampoo and styling agent can cause significant hair damage. Look for products that are right for your hair type (oily, normal, or dry) and target any problems you have, such as dandruff. Also try to avoid shampoos with harsh ingredients, such as ammonium lauryl sulfate or sodium lauryl sulfate.
Extra attention for the ends
Speaking of dry ends: pay extra attention to these more vulnerable parts of your strands during the summer, when the elements can make them dryer and more prone to damage. Focus shampoo on the scalp rather than the ends of hair. For extra nourishment, add an oil serum to your ends to protect them when brushing hair or applying heat.
Thicken your hair naturally
To revive hair from the dryness caused by the sun, chlorine, and simply spending more time outdoors, integrate some key treatments into your routine. A nourishing mask can work wonders for your hair once or twice a week. And a hydrating essential oil such as Rosemary, coconut and lavender oil makes a perfect treatment to nourish your locks.
Also,and before shower, you can apply juice from a red onion into your hair and leave it for 30 minutes and then wash off. Repeating this twice a week for two months will show you impressive thickness and new growth.
Drink lots of water
Most people only drink water when they’re working out or when its hot. This is a very big mistake we all, actually commit. Our locks are like everything else that grows in nature. In order to keep growing healthy and stronger, it needs to be nourished and hydrated. When you don’t drink enough water daily, it will affect your hair negatively. Because the only water that reaches the hair and its roots is the amount you drink during the day. So make sure to drink up to 2 liters everyday.