A common cause of thin hair is improper care. Sometimes all it takes to obtain thick lustrous hair is a few changes in your routine. Natural remedies for thickening hair are easy and cost efficient. The choices below are all natural and extremely effective to give hair body and shine. These natural home treatments give fast results and are long-term solutions to maintain thick hair.
Add a package of gelatin to your normal shampoo. Shake well until dissolved. Wash hair as usual and rinse to make hair instantly thicker. Gelatin coats each strand and adds texture. For a more intense treatment, dissolve gelatin in a cup of warm water, let form a light gel and work into the scalp and hair. Allow the gelatin to dry and then shampoo as usual.
Beat a raw egg and massage into the scalp. With a wide tooth comb, work through the entire length of hair to ensure that it saturates each strand. Eggs contain vitamins A, D, and E as well as a variety of B vitamins and protein. These vitamins and protein are essential for hair strength and protection. Vitamin A regulates and increases sebum production in the scalp to keep hair from becoming brittle, vitamin D is a treatment for thinning hair, and vitamin E repairs damaged hair follicles on the scalp that cause hair to grow thin. Protein protects and thickens the hair all the way to the tips and prevents split ends. Rinse well with cool water so the egg does not cook.
Banana and Avocado
Banana and avocado together make a great hair pack for thin hair. Bananas contain potassium and vitamin A which clarifies and regulates the moisture balance in the scalp. This is important because an unhealthy scalp could be the cause of thinning and brittle hair. Avocados also have vitamin A but are also rich with protein, B vitamins and vitamin E. Mash 1/4 of a banana and 1/4 of an avocado until it becomes a smooth creamy spread. Apply to the scalp and the entire length of hair and cover with a shower cap. Leave the hair pack on for 20 minutes and rinse well. Shampoo as usual. Hair will be stronger and healthier, and the scalp will feel clean.
Beer contains protein and sugar to give hair an instant lift. Beer can be poured on the hair even if it is stale. Use as a rinse after shampooing. Do not be concerned about the beer smell, it will evaporate shortly after application.
Oat flour thickens hair when added to your conditioner. Either add 2 tablespoons of oat flour to your conditioner or make oat flour water to pour and work into hair right before using your conditioner. The lipids in oat flour create lustre and thickness for brittle hair.
Honey is a simple treatment for dull and thin hair. Honey is extremely thick and sticky, so the application process may take some practice. Use a squeeze bottle and apply throughout the hair. Once you have poured the desired amount of honey, massage throughout hair to ensure that each strand is saturated. Pin hair on top of the head and leave in for 15 minutes. This sticky hair mask will rinse out easily in the shower. Honey is full of nutrients that revitalise and strengthen brittle hair and give it texture and body. Honey will highlight hair over time, so brunettes can use molasses for the same results without the lightening effect.