6 Natural And Effective Home Remedies For Thicker Hair

For most of us, the thick luscious hair we see in adverts for hair products often seems like a far-fetched fantasy. If you’re someone who has thinning hair or suffers from hair loss, the struggle to get more volume and strength into your locks can be long and frustrating. Fortunately, there are some effective home remedies that can help your hair get stronger and thicker with just a little bit of help.

1. Eggs

Eggs contain essential proteins for hair growth

Eggs contain plenty of protein and fats which strengthen the keratin proteins in hair and provide a moisturizing conditioner.

How To

  • Thoroughly beat a couple of eggs in a bowl
  • Apply this egg mix onto wet hair coating each strand
  • Let it sit for about 15–20 minutes
  • Rinse your hair with mild shampoo and lukewarm water
  • Do this protein treatment for once or twice a week

2. Fenugreek

Fenugreek is full of protein which strengthens hair

Fenugreek

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is said to provide protein, prevent graying, and help keep your hair moisturized.

How To

  • Soak a handful of fenugreek seeds overnight
  • Blend them with a bit of water or lemon juice
  • Apply it to your hair. It will be a thick paste so distribute it evenly
  • Leave on for 10 minutes
  • Remember to use a mild shampoo

3. Onion Juice

Fenugreek is full of protein which strengthens hair

The sulfur in onions is said to be beneficial for the scalp and promotes hair growth. Studies show that onion juice not only reduces hair fall, but it also promotes regrowth.1 To make onion juice, simply blend half an onion until smooth. Then strain out the pulp.

How To

  • Mix onion juice with enough coconut oil and yogurt to make a spreadable paste
  • Apply this on to your hair evenly from the roots to the tips
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  • Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse off with a mild shampoo
  • Repeat this twice a week for effective results

4. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil penetrates hair shafts

Coconut oil actually has medium chain fatty acids that are able to penetrate the shaft of the hair and prevent loss of protein.2

How To

  • Slightly warm some coconut oil in a saucepan over a very gentle heat
  • Apply this lukewarm oil to your scalp and hair
  • Leave it on for a few hours or overnight
  • Rinse your hair with mild shampoo and lukewarm water in the next morning
  • Repeat it once or twice a week

OR

  • Stir 2 teaspoons of fresh lime juice in 4 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • Apply this mix to the scalp
  • Massage gently for 10–15 minutes
  • Wait for few hours and rinse off with water to keep your hair clean and healthy

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Olive Oil

Olive oil has healthy fats to moisturize hair

Olive oil also has great omega-3 fats that can keep your hair moisturized and less prone to breakage. Like coconut oil, olive oil can also penetrate the hair and show clear signs of absorption into the scalp.3 Your scalp will also be healthier and be able to support more growth.

How To

  • Slightly warm some coconut oil in a saucepan over a very gentle heat
  • Apply this lukewarm oil to your scalp and hair
  • Leave it on for a few hours or overnight
  • Rinse your hair with mild shampoo and lukewarm water in the next morning
  • Repeat it once or twice a week

6. Avocado

Avocado has vitamin E which keeps hair healthy.

Avocado

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is full of healthy fats as well which will keep your hair looking shiny and luscious. It moisturizes your hair with vitamin E and other nutrients.

How To

  • Mash 1 ripe avocado and 1 banana in a bowl
  • Then add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to it and stir well
  • Massage this mixture all over the scalp for few minutes
  • Wait for 30–45 minutes to make the scalp absorb the nutrients in this mix.
  • Rinse your hair with mild shampoo and lukewarm water
  • Continue it for once a week regularly

Your hair care doesn’t just stop at topical treatments though. Try to include protein-rich foods in your diet like eggs, tofu, lentils and lean meats. Iron is also an important mineral that prevents hair fall. Eat lots of dark, leafy greens to get your dose of iron.

Now that you have these home remedies to try, the luscious hair in those adverts may not have to be a fantasy anymore!

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