3 Natural Methods to Thicken Fine Hair
For those of us who suffer from thinning hair or fine strands, we are constantly looking for products that quickly and permanently thicken our hair. We become suckers for voluminous shampoos, conditioners and hair sprays: We spend hundreds on products that don’t work.
Today I have our solution. Three, actually. These are natural products that stimulate the growth of thicker, faster hair.
Lawsonia Inermis, aka Henna
Henna is a magical hair product for many reasons Henna:
It nourishes the hair.
It makes hair heavier and fuller.
It creates movement and bounce.
Defines curl patterns.
As a result, henna is a natural hair thickener that creates overall health and shines rarely found among brand name “hair thickeners.
There is only one “real” henna called Lawsonia inermis, which is also called Red Henna. Everything else is fake and a waste of money, except Cassia (neutral henna) and Indigofera tinctoria (black/indigo blue henna). Cassia and indigo are not considered (by anyone’s standards) to be real henna, but they do have the ability to thicken, shine, and condition hair. However, red henna is the most effective.
Note: The more henna you use, the better it works. Remember that it will dry your hair, so always follow up with a deep conditioning treatment.
Washing Shea Butter
I recently wrote an article entitled Thicker Hair with an Organic Shea Butter Wash, which is similar to an oil conditioner but with butter. You can use raw shea butter with olive oil or a mixture of shea butter and thickening oils. I use mine from Angies Heavenly Treats because the ingredients in combination with the shea butter create healthier, fuller hair.
Washing with shea butter does exactly what the name says: a wash with shea butter instead of shampoo. Let the shea mixture work for 5-10 minutes. After that, you should not use any conditioner. This can reverse the effect.
My results: After two weeks my new growth was thicker and my hair was fuller and stronger. Over time my hair will gradually improve.
Most people will see changes in about two weeks, and very noticeable changes within a month or two. The trick is consistency. I wash the shea butter once a week.
Castor oil conditioner
Although there is no scientific proof that castor oil has thickened hair, many users swear by it. One user massaged castor oil into their bald edges every night for a month and watched them grow. The user went to a hair care forum and called castor oil the “miracle oil.
His testimony and that of other users may not be scientific, but it is proof that castor oil thickens hair. Angela Hood of Angie’s Heavenly Treats adds castor oil to all her hair products. In her experience, castor oil contains thickening products. But castor oil also has other benefits.
“Because of the castor oil in my products, it helps to wrap and moisturize the hair and give it shine,” Hood said.
So, again, while there’s no scientific proof, there’s evidence in the pudding. If you brush your hair with warm castor oil once or twice a week and then soak it in your locks with a shower cap, you’ll see that your hair roots and hair length thicken over time.
Please do your research if you’re thinking about doing this.
Depending on the color you are trying to accomplish, its the henna/materials you will need. I used the following:
Let me know any questions down below.