Ask any person, but especially a woman, what they like most about their body, chances are they’ll say their hair. Be it short, long, straight or fro, we adore our hair and will anything to make it gorgeous. But age, thyroid issues, a bad diet and stress can cause hair to thin or break easily. This can be brutal on our ego and self-esteem. But all is not lost. There are things we can do to thicken our hair naturally and quickly.
Ways to get your hair thicker, richer and healthier.
With the right herbs, supplements and essential oils, you’ll notice your hair naturally getting thicker in just a few weeks.
Aloe Vera Gel
The number one supplement to take is Aloe vera gel. Aloe vera juice or gel contains polysaccharides that naturally strengthen and thicken the hair. Aloe also contains vitamins A, C, and E which promote healthy cell growth and super shiny hair. The proteolytic enzymes in aloe help repair dead skin cells on the scalp and promote hair growth. Its antibacterial properties prevent dandruff and fungal infections. It also clears blocked pores that impede hair growth, strips off extra sebum, increases blood circulation and rejuvenates hair follicles. Drinking a cup of aloe juice or gel a day will naturally thicken your hair and is good for your skin.
Silica is one of those essential minerals our bodies need for optimal health including a healthy scalp and luscious hair. Silica helps strengthen blood vessels and improve circulation, which will stimulate blood flow to your scalp and encourage hair growth. It’s also an important component of your skin’s connective tissue and helps to strengthen your bones and nails as well. An intake of silica will prevent hair loss, hair thinning and restore vitality to your hair. It promotes mineral balance between calcium and magnesium which in turn helps with hormonal balance. Silica is an excellent supplement for those dealing with mild to moderate acne. Although a silica deficiency is rare, it decreases as we age. The best source of silica is bamboo and horsetail root.
As a vegan, I turn to organic whole fruits and vegetables for my collagen source. Collagen is a natural amino acid that is the most abundant protein in the body. Collagen plays a huge part in renewing cells and is responsible for maintaining the strength and elasticity of bones, joints, tendons, skin, eyes, internal organs, nails and hair. It’s also good for hormone balance and digestion. There are lots of various vegan collagen proteins on the market, I get mine from Markus Rothkranz – it’s pure, it’s non-GMO, it’s organic, it’s wildcrafted and it works.
Biotin, also known as B7 or H, is extremely important for cell growth and production and for metabolism of fatty acids. A deficiency in biotin can lead to unhealthy skin, hair loss and weak and brittle nails. Biotin helps promote stronger, thicker and healthier hair growth with less hair shedding. It ensures that your hair follicles are supplied with all of the vitamins and minerals they need to promote hair growth. Biotin also helps maintain healthy looking nails and prevents them from getting brittle and dull. B vitamin found in various amounts in different foods, eggs, green vegetables, soya beans, fruits, berries, nuts and sunflower seeds.
Rosemary Essential Oil
Essential oils have been used for centuries for their health benefits and they can be used to thicken your hair as well. Rosemary essential oil is not only beneficial for thinning hair, it also helps with female and male baldness. This oil contains a compound called rosmarinic acid which has been shown to naturally thicken the hair. It has antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial and antiseptic properties that treat dandruff on the scalp which causes hair loss. It’s a powerful stimulant that encourages proper blood circulation and nutrient-rich blood to your hair follicles. To use this essential oil, mix 5 – 10 drops with a teaspoon of aloe vera gel or olive oil and massage it thoroughly into your scalp for a few minutes and then leave on for about 30 minutes, then shampoo off.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Omega 3 fatty acids are unsaturated fatty acids that our body’s need to thrive and function properly. Whether you’re using flax oil or fish oil, your body needs EPA, DHA, and ALA in your diet on a daily basis. Our bodies do not naturally produce omega 3, which means we have to add it into our diet in order to get that lush hair we desire. Omega 3 not only prevents hair loss and breakage, but encourages thick hair growth and overall hair health. It also soothes and moisturizes the scalp, nourishes hair follicles, promotes blood circulation and prevents dryness and dandruff. It also increases hair strength, thickness and elasticity and gives your hair a natural sheen. Foods rich in omega 3’s are walnuts, flaxseeds, hemp seeds, chia seeds, salmon, and cod liver oil.