Looking for ways to increase hair volume? It takes a little bit of extra effort and some patience. Some of the factors contributing to thinning hair are hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, allergies, use of wrong hair care products, emotional stress and heredity.
Here are some simple and effective ways you can really pump up the volume of your hair.
1. Olive Oil
-Massage your hair and scalp with warm olive oil and leave it on for at least 30 to 45 minutes.
-Rinse it out thoroughly and wash your hair using a mild shampoo.
-You can also leave the oil on your hair overnight and then shampoo your hair the next morning.
-Do this once or twice a week.
-Take one or two eggs, depending on the length of your hair, and beat it properly.
-Apply the egg on wet hair and allow it to sit for about 30 minutes.
-Wash your hair with lukewarm water and shampoo.
-You can use this protein treatment once or twice a week.
Another option is to mix together one egg yolk, one tablespoon of a hair oil of your choice and two tablespoons of water.
-Use this mixture to massage your scalp thoroughly.
-Do this once a week to enjoy thicker hair.
Backcombing your hair is not a damaging procedure. It doesn’t need to be aggressive you just need to use a little teasing to get those roots voluminous and beautiful. The best technique to use is to section off your hair and gently backcomb each layer. Leave the top layer as it is so it can cover up any messiness underneath.
4. Fenugreek Seeds
-Soak two to three tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in water for eight to 10 hours.
-Grind the soaked seeds to make a fine paste. You can also mix two teaspoons of coconut milk in it.
-Apply the paste on your hair and scalp and allow it to sit for about 30 minutes before washing your hair with lukewarm water. When done weekly on a regular basis, this will prevent dry scalp and help you enjoy thicker hair.
5. Indian Gooseberry
The anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial and exfoliating properties present in Indian gooseberry can help a lot in maintaining a healthy scalp and better hair growth rate.
-Mix one tablespoon of Indian gooseberry or amla powder in two tablespoons of coconut oil and heat until boiling.
-Strain the oil and massage it onto your scalp before going to bed. The next morning, shampoo your hair as usual.
-Do this on a weekly basis.
Another option is to mix one-quarter cup of warm water in one-half cup of Indian gooseberry powder and let it sit for about 10 minutes.
Apply the paste on your hair and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing it off.
Do not shampoo your hair for a few hours.
6. Castor Oil
Massaging your scalp regularly with cold-pressed castor oil is one of the best ways to get thicker hair naturally. Due to its high viscosity, it coats the hair thoroughly and protects against hair fall. Plus, being high in vitamin E and fatty acids, it promote hair growth.
-Heat a mixture of equal parts of castor oil and coconut oil. Simply using castor oil will also work but it tends to be too thick.
-Apply it on your head and scalp and massage in circular motions.
-Comb your hair to distribute the oil throughout your hair and remove tangles.
-Cover your hair with a towel moistened with warm water.
-Leave it on for at least one hour and then shampoo your hair as usual.
Do this once a week to enjoy lustrous and thick hair.
Avocado has vitamin E and contributes to the overall health of the hair shaft.
-Make a mixture of one mashed avocado, one mashed banana and one tablespoon of olive oil.
-Massage it on your scalp and leave the mixture on your hair for about 30 minutes so that the nutrients are absorbed by the scalp.
-Finally, rinse it out and shampoo your hair.
-You can also make a hydrating hair mask by mixing two tablespoons of wheatgerm oil with half of a ripe mashed avocado.
-Apply this hair mask on freshly shampooed hair and allow it to sit for at least 20 minutes.
-Rinse your hair thoroughly and then shampoo your hair.
-Use either of these avocado hair masks once a week.