How to Make Hair Thicker and Fuller
Don’t know who was the stylist in 90’s, but now you definitely can’t show up anywhere with a bad frizz. Doesn’t matter what hair type you have (straight, wavy, coily, twirly, whirly) styling has become a must.
It’s just the way things are now. New yummy styles and gorgeous looks have made us smitten. It has added an extra hour in our daily prep routine. How many of us rise early just to give ourselves a manageable hair-do? More than you think.
For women, hair done means half ready. But all these curlers, straighteners, low dryers, hot curlers, perms, anti-frizz serums, gels, mousses, shampoos, dyes, lifting, extensions, highlights… and who knows what others things, kill hair. There is no easy way to put it, “better hairstyles cost hair”.
Without proper nourishment and care, our hair starts losing its natural shine; they become thinner, more porous and easily breakable. For luscious and thick hair, like the one our beloved celebs and models enjoy, we need to:
- Understand Our Hair
- Nourish, Nourish and Nourish!
1. Understand Your Hair:
At any given time, your hair is in one of the following three phases:
- The Anagen cycle- when it is actually growing,
- The Catagen phase- the intermediate phase when the lower two-thirds of your hair is destroyed to make room for new
- Telogen cycle- the resting phase.
Usually at any time about 85-90 percent of your hair is in the Anagen phase and 1 percent is in the Catagen phase. The rest of the hair are in the resting phase; however circumstances can cause growing hair to get to resting phase faster, causing thinning.
Your Job is to identify these circumstances. Is it the extra dry scalp, dandruff, oiliness, dye and highlights, over straightening, tight braiding or ponytails, back combing, poor nourishment, genetics?
Once you know what is causing hair fall, you can get expert help to stop it. Every hair problem has its own solution plan; getting a keratin replacement for poor nourishment won’t help as your hair will continue to fall due to poorly fortified roots.
Our advice: To learn how to make hair thicker, try to pinpoint the exact cause of hair damage and don’t neglect the early signs of hair fall. Keep checking for hair on your brush, pillows and sink.
2. Nourish Hard:
Try to keep it as simple and as natural as possible. For oil replacement, try natural oils. My Grandmother used them, my mother uses them and above all Asians love them. According to research, Asians have 50% thicker hair strands than us, Europeans and North Americans.
Don’t overly indulge in fancy bottles and read reviews before trying something. Today there are some really effective anti-frizz, keratin replacing, shine enhancing serums for thin frizzy hair. They can help you get smooth, manageable hair without any harm.
For oily and dandruff heads, you can always get a good shampoo with lemon extracts, eat fenugreek seed or make your own anti-oil hair mask with Indian gooseberry, Avocado, Orange juice and Aloe Vera.
Our Advice: Hair damage takes time to reverse, so be patient and keep nourishing.