Are you concerned about excessive hair loss and need some help to boost the volume of your hair?
How to Increase Hair Volume and Thickness
Here’s how to increase volume of hair and make it healthier.
1 Avoid Chemical-Laden Hair Care Products
Hair loss and damage often occur due to the harmful effects of chemicals such as SLS/SLES, Parabens, Silicone, Phthalates, etc. Apart from removing natural oils, such chemicals make the hair brittle and lead to breakage. Go for a certified organic shampoo instead.
Moreover, artificial dyes and the heat from styling tools such as blow-dryers, flat irons, curlers, etc. also cause damage to your scalp and hair.
2 Know your Ingredients
Aamla, Henna, Shikakai, Licorice, etc. are excellent for hair growth. An Ayurvedic shampoo made with these ingredients can help. You must also oil your scalp at least twice every week to stimulate hair follicles and improve blood circulation. Go for Hair oils made with Jojoba, Coconut, Aamla, Almond, Olive or Lavender.
3 Eat Well
Drink lots of water and include green leafy vegetables, nuts, pulses, and fruits in your diet. Daily intake of iron, protein, vitamins, and minerals can make your hair stronger and promote growth.
4 Exercise and De-Stress
Severe stress causes our hair follicles to prematurely enter a phase of growth arrest. Practice relaxation exercises and spare 10 minutes every day to meditate and focus on your breathing. Find a creative outlet or do something that you enjoy.
5 DIY Hair Masks
You can also boost hair growth with the help of some easy-to-make hair masks (for Frizzy hair, for Oily hair, for Dry hair) using simple ingredients such as Honey, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Olive Oil, Yogurt, etc. Here’s an example:
- Honey and Yogurt hair mask:
- Mix 1 tbsp of honey with 3 tbsps of olive oil (you may need to double or even triple the recipe depending on how long your hair is).
- Apply the mixture through hair from root to tip.
- Leave for 10-15 minutes.
- Wash your hair with a mild organic shampoo, then condition.