When I was a teenager I used to curse my thick hair….and now that I’m, well, not a teenager anymore…I’m cursing my THIN hair. Ahhhh…the grass is always greener! :-)
Hair can become thinner for a variety of reasons, including aging, over-styling, even disease. But if your doctor has ruled out any underlying medical condition, there are some natural remedies you can easily make at home to increase your hair’s volume and give the appearance of thicker hair.
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Here are two of my favorites:
Hair Thickening Mask
- 1/2 an avocado
- 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil
- 1 egg
- 15 drops Rosemary essential oil
Add avocado, coconut oil, egg, and Rosemary oil to a small bowl, and mix well to combine.
The avocado, egg, and coconut oil will provide moisture and nutrients for your hair. Rosemary oil is also a wonder ingredient for thin hair, because it has stimulating properties that can help rejuvenate those less-active hair follicles.
To use the mask, apply generously to wet or dry hair, and let it sit in your hair for about 20 minutes. Cover your hair with a shower cap if necessary to keep from making a mess. After 20 minutes, rinse the mask out using cool water, then shampoo as normal.
Hair Thickening Rinse
- 2 Tbsp whole cloves
- 1 cup water
Clove tea can naturally enhance hair color while thickening weak, thin strands. Many store-bought hair care products include this spice in their formulations.
Add one cup of water to a small saucepan, and bring it to a boil on the stove. Once boiling, add the cloves and let them boil in the water for 5 minutes.
Remove the saucepan from heat and allow the cloves and water to rest, at least for a few hours, but preferably overnight.
Strain the cloves away from the clove water.
Store in an airtight container. Apply to wet hair in the shower after shampooing and conditioning, and there’s no need to rinse it out.