How to Get Thicker Hair—the Natural Way

How to get thicker hair
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Thick hair looks lush, healthy, and strong. Here are a few tips to attain it the natural way. 

Don’t Overwash

Too much of a good thing can be harmful. Overwashing can deprive your hair of its natural protective oils.

Ditch Hot Tools

Hot hair dryers, curling wands, and straightening tools are all culprits of damaged or thin hair. High heat styling tools essentially strip away the outside cuticle layer of the hair or burn it. Keeping hot tools use to a minimum goes a long way.

Give Your Scalp Some Attention

When it comes to thicker hair, it’s not just your locks that need care. The scalp is rich in bacteria and fungus that keep the skin – and the hair it grows- healthy. Massaging your scalp for just four minutes a day has been shown to increase hair thickness. Even better, add some peppermint oil into the mix.

Skip Sulfate Shampoo

Sulfates are strong cleansers that give shampoos their sudsy quality. The problem is that sulfates create an illusion of volume in the short term, but they can irritate the skin and cause inflammation over time. These factors lead to increased shedding and breakage.

Brush Brush Brush

Regular and deliberate brushing can affect your hair’s thickness because it helps distribute the natural oils, which protect it from damage and add shine.