3 Natural Ingredients to Thicken your Hair
Let’s be real. Hair thinning something that many of us experience but none of us like to deal with.
It's the topic I get questioned about pretty the most. So if you're experiencing this issue...I got you.
It's important to know that most people lose up to 100 hairs per day. This is normal.
But, getting and maintaining thickness is a two-fold approach: Internal and external.
So I'm sharing with you my best picks for oils, ingredients, and the best supplements to take when trying to thicken your hair naturally.
1. ALOE VERA JUICE
Aloe vera juice is a great natural hair thickener. Check the ingredient label on your favorite natural hair shampoos and conditioners and you'll likely see aloe vera on this list. It contains vitamins and minerals that keep your hair strong and healthy. Aloe vera is a natural antibacterial and antifungal that also helps with dandruff and cell regeneration. Using aloe externally is the most popular way to go. You can fill your favorite spray bottle with aloe and spritz it directly onto your hair & scalp.
Taking aloe vera juice internally is highly recommended. A half a cup a day to start should do the trick. You can purchase aloe in just about any size or proportion so here are a few that you can get for yourself.
2. ROSEMARY OIL
When we begin to notice thinning, we want a solution that will work fast! Rosemary oil can provide some of the most immediate results for hair thickness. Rosemary oil is high on my list of the best oils to use to not only stimulate growth but it can help prevent balding, slow graying and can treat dandruff or an itchy irritated scalp.
The safest way to apply rosemary oil to your hair is by mixing several drops of with your favorite carrier oil like olive, almond oil, jojoba or castor oil. Massage the mixture into your scalp for a few minutes each day. You can leave it in or rinse it out.
I always say that diet is the thing people don't want to talk about when it comes to hair health. However, just making a few small changes in what we eat can have the best results. Here are some important nutrients that you should incorporate into your diet or maybe take as supplements to help in hair growth and improve hair texture.
Vitamin A: helps form sebum, which is needed to keep the scalp conditioned and healthy. A decrease in sebum can makes the scalp dry, irritated, itchy, and flaky. It also causes the hair to become dry and brittle. You can get your Vitamin A from supplements as well as orange or yellow vegetables like carrots.
Zinc can regulate the level of DHT (dihydrotestosterone) in the body, a hormone that can cause hair loss. A decrease in zinc levels causes an increase in DHT, which can cause hair loss. Sesame seeds, nuts, eggs, and fish are rich in zinc.
Iron is essential for hair growth. Low iron levels affect the hair follicles and disrupt the growth cycle of the hair, leading to hair loss. Iron is present in good amounts in, lentils, red meat, spinach, and green vegetables.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps in the formation of collagen. Vitamin C also helps in iron absorption. Rich sources of Vitamin C are citrus fruits like oranges, kiwis, and vegetables like sweet potato.
Using these remedies will not only help you to treat your hair thinning but will also make your hair strong, thick and shiny.