how to get thicker hair

Luscious Locks: 7 Simple Tricks To Get Thicker Hair

Priyanka Ghura

Beauty Editor

Though there are days that our hair behaves rather well, and makes us fall in love with it all over again, there’s always this underlying dream of lusher, thicker hair. Let’s face it - healthy, shiny and thicker strands is the ultimate hair fantasy for most of us. And we’re here to help you get closer to your dream locks! Trade in limp, thin hair for a rich, flip-worthy mane with these simple steps.

1. Get Massaging

how to get thicker hair

Regular scalp massages are an amazing stress buster and they’re great for healthier locks. They increase the scalp’s blood circulation, bringing along nutrients and oxygen that promote healthy hair growth. Oil massages and massaging your scalp while working in your shampoo is also a simple step for thicker locks.

2. Throw Out Your Existing Products

You’ve probably invested in shampoos and conditioners that promise to help your hair grow longer, stronger, or even add volume. But most of these products contain harsh chemicals that are doing more damage than good. Get rid of them immediately and make sure you stick to sulfate-free shampoos, conditioners and serums that don’t contain silicone. Instead, look for ingredients that promote stronger hair growth, like castor oil, aloe vera, coconut extracts and avocado oil.

3. Rethink Your Hair Wash Regime

how to get thicker hair

Yes, we’ve told you this way too many times, but washing your hair every day is something that will definitely come in the way of your thick-hair dreams. Washing too often strips the hair of its natural oils and leaves it dry and brittle. Plus, using hot water intensifies these drying effects, since it’s harsher on your strands than cool water. Make it a point to wash your hair not more than 3 to 4 times a week with lukewarm water. Invest in a good shampoo for dry hair for days in between washes, if you must.

4. Make The Right Cut

how to get thicker hair

You can never have luscious, advertisement-like hair as long as your mane has split ends. Trimming off those dry tips every few months is an absolute must, which is why we’ll never stop nagging you about it. If you want to transform limp locks intro thicker strands, then you need to get the right haircut. A blunt cut with long layers and side-swept bangs (among some others) will help make your mane look thicker, healthier and give it more body.

5. Super Foods For Thicker Hair

Thinning hair could be a sign that you aren’t eating a well-balanced diet or getting the nutrients your hair needs. There are a few foods that have a direct impact on healthier and thicker hair growth. Make it a point to load up on proteins like chicken, daal and fish, as well as omega 3 fatty acids through avocados and nuts. Biotin found in eggs and soya bean, as well as vitamin B, are essential for nourishing your strands.

6. Get Colouring

how to get thicker hair

Did you know that highlights can help you fake gorgeous thickness? Ask a good colourist for thin highlights, as they can work wonders in making your hair appear fuller and healthier. The contrast between light and dark strands will bring more depth to your mane, making it look thicker.

7. Try These Homemade Hair Packs

how to get thicker hair

Eggs: They’re an amazing source of protein, which is what you need for healthy hair growth. Just beat 2 eggs and apply the mix to your strands and leave it on for 20 minutes. Try this twice or thrice a week for amazing results!

Bananas And Avocados: A great sources of vitamins, this moisturizing mixture can boost hair growth. Apply a mix of mashed avocados and bananas to your hair and wash off after 30 minutes for noticeably luscious locks.

Amla: Indian gooseberry can lend a shiny volume to your mane. Just boil a tablespoon of dry amla and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Strain the mixture before applying to your strands and leave it on overnight. Do this as often as you can for lust-worthy locks.

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Published on May 26, 2015
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