Who doesn’t want thick, luscious shampoo-model locks? Those of us with fine or thinning hair may envy our thick-haired friends and wonder if it’s possible to grow thicker hair naturally.
First, the bad news-- no product or supplement can completely change the natural density or texture of your hair. Your genes determine the number of hair follicles on your head and the size of those follicles. Some age-related hair thinning is also caused by genetics, and there isn’t much you can do about that.
However, there is a LOT you can do to improve your hair health, make the most of the hair you do have, and build volume and body for a thicker, fuller appearance. Hair-thickening tips fall into two categories: promoting healthy hair growth and using the right products to plump up each strand. Read on to discover how to get thicker, fuller hair - naturally!
Load Up on Healthy Fats
A balanced diet is essential for growing thick, strong and glossy hair! Eating plenty of quality protein, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, and healthy fats helps your mane grow and flourish. High-fat foods get a bad reputation, but healthy fats are key for whole-body wellness (and that includes your hair!). Think avocado, olive oil, nuts, seeds and whole eggs.
Omega-3 fatty acids are especially crucial for hair health, as they nourish the hair follicles and reduce inflammation. Some great Omega-3 sources include walnuts, flaxseeds, chia seeds, and fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel and herring.
Consider a Hair Growth Supplement
Let’s be real -- most of us don’t eat 100% perfectly every single day. Taking a hair supplement can help to fill in any nutritional gaps and support faster, healthier hair growth. One nutrient you may want to include in your supplement regimen is Biotin (also called Vitamin B7). It has been shown to strengthen hair, boost strand retention and reduce breakage. More hairs on your head will make your mane look thicker and fuller, even if each individual strand is fine.
We packed our delicious vegan Hair Boost Gummies with 5000 mcg of Biotin, plus Zinc, Folic Acid, Vitamin C and many other key nutrients for thick and gorgeous hair!
De-Stress with Self Care
Hair loss can often be an early warning sign of an underlying hormonal imbalance or health problem. Low estrogen levels in women (often caused by menopause, thyroid problems, or undereating) can cause once-thick hair to become thin and brittle. If you notice a sudden change in your hair’s thickness, it’s a good idea to consult your doctor and work together to address these concerns.
Stress can also wreak havoc on our hormones and hair health. Taking proactive measures to reduce stress may alleviate hair thinning and help your hair grow back more thickly. While it’s probably not possible to remove all stressors from your life, taking time to relax and de-stress can make a big difference. Need some ideas? Try yoga, meditation, walking in nature, journaling, watching a funny video, or engaging in a creative hobby.
Show Your Scalp Some Love
We often don’t give much thought to our scalps-- but we should! If you think of your head as a garden and your strands as the plants, your scalp is like the soil. Just as plants need healthy, well-nourished soil to thrive and grow, your hair needs a healthy scalp. Product buildup or inflammation on the scalp can clog hair follicles and prevent new hairs from “sprouting”.Make sure to wash your hair regularly to remove oil and buildup, and consider using a clarifying shampoo once or twice a month. When you shampoo your hair, gently massage your scalp with your fingertips or a scalp massager to stimulate circulation and promote new hair growth. If your hair tends to be oily, exfoliating your scalp with a scalp scrub can help to unclog hair follicles and boost natural volume.
Wash Your Hair With a Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner
Thick, strong and vibrant hair starts in the shower! Thickening shampoo infuses your mane with nutrients, moisture and healthy hydration to bulk up each individual strand. Boldify Hair Boost Shampoo and Conditioner are especially designed to strengthen thin hair, boost volume and support healthy hair growth. You may notice thicker, stronger hair after just one wash!
Use Hair Thickening Products
After cleansing your mane with thickening shampoo, apply Boldify Hair Thickening Serum from tips to roots and then blow-dry your hair. This serum plumps and coats each strand for a thicker, fuller finish. It’s infused with Biotin to enhance strand retention, minimize breakage and reduce hair loss.
The right styling products can create almost magical results by temporarily swelling the hair cuticles to give the appearance of thicker hair. Go for Boldify Hair Thickening Spray to pump up your hair’s volume and thickness and Root Boosting Spray to lift your roots for a more bodiful finish.
Prevent Future Damage
You know that one friend who has impossibly thick, glossy, Rapunzel-like locks? She probably doesn’t use heat tools every day. Overdoing it with a curling wand or flat iron can cause breakage in your ends and make your hair look thinner than it actually is. So save the heat tools for special occasions, and always, always use a heat protectant spray! For more tips to help your mane reach its fullest potential, check out these brilliant life hacks for healthier hair.
Adding a weekly coconut oil mask to your hair-care routine is a natural way to grow thicker, longer and healthier hair. The vitamins and essential fatty acids found in coconut oil nourish the scalp, help to remove sebum build-up from hair follicles and re-hydrate the hair’s cuticle.
You can purchase pre-made coconut oil hair masks at your favorite drugstore, or simply massage organic coconut oil into your hair and wait 10 minutes before shampooing it out. The key is consistency-- you’ll see the best results when you make this a regular part of your weekly schedule!
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