So you want more strands of hair on your head. The truth is, the density or thickness of hair is mostly predetermined, however, you could have thinner hair than you should have due to the way you 'treat' you hair. I myself had thinning hair in early 2011 and by taking the below simple steps I have recovered my natural health and thickness:
1. Your hair is what you eat
You can actually improve the quality of new growth by eating a better diet. Your diet should be rich in proteins, iron and vitamin B. Good foods for hair included lean meats, leafy green vegetables, egg yolks, fruits and vegetables.
2. Get a vitamin supplement
There are vitamins marketed specifically for skin, nails and hair. Before you get one, check that it has three times more zinc than iron for optimal iron absorption. Supplements will not make up for a good diet but if you are lacking in something, they'll make up for that deficit.
3. Use essential oils
I swear this works. Massage a high quality, low density carrier oil mixed with the best essential oils into your scalp.
The best carrier oils for scalp application are jojoba oil, argan oil and avocado oil. All three of these are present in the 6 best oils pack. Castor oil, also included in the pack, is also reputed to improve hair thickness.
The best essential oils for improving hair thickness are: rosemary and ylang ylang.
Don't feel like mixing your own oil, that's okay, get a bottle of Neno Natural's Hair Growth Stimulator. It is optimally blended improve hair growth and thickness.
4. Stop smoking
Nicotine reduces nutrient absorption and smoking can cause premature hair loss.
5. Sleep more and reduce stress levels
Stress can cause a massive increase in hair shedding so you appear to have a lower density of hair. Lack of sleep can also lead to increased stress and hair loss.
6. Use a microfiber towel
When you dry your hair avoid rubbing. Just squeeze and pat dry using a microfiber towel.
7. Sleep with a satin cap
Have you seen how babies frequently have no hair around the edges. Because they have very fine and soft hair their tossing and turning impacts hair growth on the sides. the same thing could be happening to you on a small scale. Sleep with a Satin cap over your head and/or a satin pillowcase.
8. Improve your hair management
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By Heather Katsonga-Woodward
I was a natural hair blogger and mixtress living between London & Chicago from 2012 to 2017. I always thought I was 4C but some say 4B; images below - you decide! Heather xx