Achieving thicker hair is something almost all of us have wished for at some point. Excluding the lucky individuals who have naturally thick hair that want to have thinner hair. It’s natural for us humans to always want the opposite, right? Some of us are blessed with beautiful thick hair at birth and some of us struggle to put a few strands together. If you’ve always wanted thicker hair you can stop dreaming…because achieving thicker hair IS possible! Continue reading to learn how.
How To Achieve Thicker Hair
Growing thicker hair is possible, however, it does come with some work. You can’t just slap on a few different products and wake up to thicker hair overnight. It’s a slow and steady process that takes work both internally and externally. But anything is worth it for beautiful healthy hair, right!?
As mentioned earlier, it takes both internal and external work to achieve thicker locks. We’re beginning with internal because we believe it’s the most important! You have to look at your hormonal health, imbalances, stress levels, diet, and even genetics to get a sense of where your hair health is at. We told you it’s going to be hard work, but we promise you the results will be worth it! Believe it or not, all of these factors play a significant role in the quality of our hair strands. For example, an imbalance in your hormonal levels can trigger hair loss. According to research, a drop in estrogen and progesterone levels can trigger an increase in androgens (also known as male hormones) that are known to shrink the hair follicles, resulting in hair loss.
The same goes for your diet! If you aren’t consuming well-rounded and balanced meals, unfortunately, your hair health will suffer. It’s important to consume dark leafy greens, proteins, and nutrient-dense veggies to ensure you’re supplying your hair with imperative nutrients to grow.
Get Started on Improving Internal Factors:
– Reduce stress levels
– Eat a well-balanced diet
– Go for regular checkups
– Take a look at your genetics
How you care for your hair and scalp is almost just as important as how you care for your body internally. Most people think they have to mend their ends to achieve healthier hair. Although this is important for improving split ends, it won’t make your hair any thicker. The thickness and strength of your hair strands depend directly on the health of your scalp. The scalp is the hub and home for hair health and growth! This area is a very porous surface that requires regular cleansing in order to thrive. Similar to the skin on our face, it cannot thrive by going days or weeks without washing. The follicles on your scalp can quickly become clogged from products, oils, and gunk that have not been cleared out properly. As you can imagine, this environment will not breed healthy hair growth. A scalp that is free from excess oils and products will be able to sufficiently breathe and therefore be able to produce thicker and stronger strands over time.
The products you use also play a big role in your hair health, obviously! We are strong believers in natural hair products that are free from sulfates, parabens, and alcohols. These nasties weaken the hair strands over time, resulting in thin and brittle hair that’s stripped of moisture. Natural hair products are not only healthy for your hair, but they’re also healthy for the environment as well. You truly can’t go wrong with natural!
Get Started on Improving External Factors:
– Wash 2-3 times a week
– Avoid dry shampoo
– Go sulfate and paraben-free
– Massage scalp while shampooing
– Let your scalp breathe
What Causes Hair Thinning
As you now know there are a few different things you can do to ensure you’re promoting thicker hair growth. However, it’s important to know why your hair may be thinning. Thinning hair can also be due to a few different reasons including aging, environmental factors, and medical conditions such as a thyroid problem. If you’re experiencing excessive hair fall, we recommend talking to your doctor as this may be due to a medical problem.