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Options to Make Your Thin Hair Thicker

Many people are jealous of the ones around them who were born with thick hair. As individuals age, they begin to lose what they once had and be jealous of the new generation with full heads of hair. If this is an issue for you, make use of these volumizing tips that may will give off the appearance of a young full head of hair and show you how to make your hair thicker.


Stay Away from Chemicals


Many hair styling products can actually harm your hair in the long run. Chemical based shampoos are effective at cleaning your hair but the chemicals used can cause a lot of damage to your hair. Avoid putting strong chemicals in your hair and switch to hair care products that are easier on your thinning hair.


Do Not Wash Your Hair


As odd as this may seem, washing your hair every day can put unneeded stress on your thinning hair. The natural oils that that are meant to protect your scalp and hair are washed away causing your hair to become weaker over time. You can usually get away with washing your hair two to three times a week unless it naturally produces excess oils. You can utilize dry shampoo to work between washes to help it look clean and fresh. An added bonus of dry shampoo is that it makes your hair look thicker when applied.




You can use many different oils to thicken your hair over time. Chamomile, rosemary, geranium, lavender, thyme, and cedar wood can all help to thicken your hair follicles. You can apply 10 to 20 drops onto your scalp and rub it in with your fingertips. Mixing a few drops of all these different oils could be beneficial as well. You could also add a few drops to your shampoo or conditioner.


Gently Handle Your Hair


An obvious way to decrease hair loss is to treat your hair gently and try not to pull tangles through. Especially be easy on your hair while it is wet. Do not be too rough while you towel dry, instead gently pat your hair dry. Avoid pony tails or corn rows that can put your hair under constant stress.


Avoid Strong Heat Sources


Do not use blow dryers, curling irons, or straight irons often. Excessive heat to your hair can cause it to become dry and brittle. If you use chemicals to color your hair, allow your hair to grow back out to it’s natural color and stop putting chemicals in it. This bombardment of dye and highlights can causes permanent damage.


Volumizing Products


There are volumizing techniques you can use to give your hair a fuller appearance. Volumizing shampoo can be used to add volume to the top of your head. Volumizing conditioner is available as well. Use these in combination with root lifters and volumizing sprays to get that amazing full look you are looking for.


Getting Your Hair Cut


Another tip is to get your hair cut. If you remove the dry, dead ends it can give new life to your hair. Keeping a short cut such as a bob can make your hair look thicker and fuller. Nutrition can play a big part in why your hair is thinning or falling out as well. Your overall health coincides with proper nutrition, and your hairs health feeds off the same nutrients and minerals.


Reduce Stress


If you live a stressful lifestyle, this can cause your hair to fall out as well. Resolving your situation as quickly as possible and striving to keep your mind calm both help to reverse the hair loss caused by stress.


Making healthy lifestyle choices, eating nutritious food, avoiding strong chemicals, and living in a low stress environment are all important factors in making your hair look better. Work to improve on a few of these things and you will start to see a difference in your appearance in no time.

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I am 53 years old and live in Miami. I have two kids, one boy and one girl with my wife Linda. My son Jon is now 19 years old and in College. My daughter Jennifer is 14 and still in High-School. We also have a dog. When I don’t work in the marketing department of a health company, I like to spend time outdoors with my family and friends. I don’t do as much sport as I should but my family and me go on a skiing vacation at least once a year.