There are a lot of different products and promises out there, but most of them are just trying to make a quick buck. You can make hair thicker fast, but it’s important to understand how and why.
The Myth Behind Thicker Hair
There’s a myth that with continued use, some hair loss products can actually cause permanent new hair follicles to form. This just isn’t true. You were born with all the hair follicles you’ll ever have. People born with more hair follicles will have thicker, denser hair. It’s not necessarily fair, it’s just genetics.
Some topical drugs can stimulate follicles to produce hair artificially. But if you stop applying the drugs, all your new hair growth will fall out. You will have to apply these drugs forever in order to maintain your hair growth.
So what can I use to actually make my hair thicker?
If you want your hair to actually be thicker, rather than just temporarily appearing more plump, you need to promote growth from the existing follicles. You can do this in a few ways, but it starts with your diet and making sure that it nourishes follicles in line with your hair growth cycle.
A diet rich in Biotin (Vitamin B7), Niacin (Vitamin B3), Iron, Zinc, Vitamin C and marine protein will help nourish thick and healthy hair strands. Or for an easier solution, turn to Viviscal Professional hair growth supplements.
Natural home remedies are a great alternative for women who want to thicken and nourish their hair, but who are weary of the costs and potentially irritating formulas that can be found in some drugstore hair care products.
One of the best home remedies, and our personal favorite, is coconut oil. It’s rich with antioxidants that improve scalp health, add volume and shine, and support the look of overall hair growth.
Massage a teaspoon of coconut oil into your scalp with gentle pressure for 10 minutes, three times a week. The essential nutrients will penetrate the hair shaft from the outside, making hair look healthy and shiny. Others like peppermint oil and lavender oil are also great for stimulating the scalp to deliver more oxygen and nutrients to your follicles, creating a better environment for hair growth.
Hair Growth from Within
It’s possible to thicken your hair, but stay away from any product that says it will create new hair follicles. If any of your friends want to know what makes your hair grow faster and thicker, tell them that nourishing hair follicles from within will help increase the thickness of your hair. No matter which treatment option you opt for, the only way you’ll see results is through a good diet and a consistent routine.