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How to Make Your Fine & Dull Hair Thicker

Thick and healthy hair is one of the most sought-after qualities in the world, yet not everyone can attain it. Most people around you suffer from some sort of hair problem, whether it’s thin, dull hair for women or a receding hairline for men.

Some even have underlying autoimmune disorders that may cause problems in the scalp such as, some forms of alopecia, which may cause you to have unhealthy hair.

You can check if you have fine, dull hair by conducting a simple test. It’s common for many women to be unaware of how to distinguish between fine and thick hair.

In this article, we talk about how you can ditch all the expensive hair remedy solutions offered by salons and parlors and opt for entirely natural ways to take care of your hair, giving it the proper nourishment and routine needs.


How to Make Dull and Fine Hair Thicker

Of course, we are completely aware of how genetics may play a role. Regardless, there are ways to take care of your hair still and avoid unnecessary damage. Following just a few simple things listed out here can give you healthy and thick locks but you must be consistent with applying these remedies as well. You can also look at these short hairstyles for fine hair.

Most of the tips we will give you won’t work instantly. This is a crucial point to note down. So while working on making your hair healthier, don’t lose hope if you don’t see immediate improvements.


Wash your hair with cold water

Tips to make fine hair look thicker - wash in cold water

You should choose the correct hair care product based on your hair type. While buying shampoos and conditioners, try to find out if the formulations suit your hair type. Each haircare product is targeted for oily, dry, or damaged hair.

Apply the shampoo gently on your scalp first and then down the strands. After applying the shampoo, don’t wash it off immediately. Give yourself some time to do a head massage yourself and spend some time rubbing the solution around your scalp. Do this at least for 10 minutes.

And, of course, unless you have extremely oily hair, avoid using shampoo every day. Sometimes, oil in your hair is good as naturally occurring oil in our hair is suitable for hair and shampooing might strip it away. Instead, consider using shampoos every other day or at two-day intervals. You can also avoid shampooing the tips of your hair and just focus on the scalp.

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Use a conditioner

Once you’re done shampooing, apply a conditioner for 2 to 5 minutes and wash it off. You should apply the shampoo on the tips of the hair and not the scalp or the entire length of the hair.

Conditioners are good for locking in the moisture in your hair, protecting you from the sun, and reducing the static electricity between the hair strands.

Afterward, rinse off the conditioner carefully and thoroughly without tugging on your hair too much.


Use hair oil regularly

Tips to make fine hair look thicker - use hair oil

Make sure to apply oil to your hair and massage it correctly at least once a week. Oil can help relieve stress, promote blood circulation, and keep your dry hair moisturized. Any oil will do the trick for you.

For dry hair, applying oil an hour before shampooing can drastically improve your hair’s quality. On the other hand, if you have an oily scalp, try applying the oil just on the strands and the tips and avoid the scalp.

You can also try hot oil treatments during your weekly head massage. Usually, coconut, olive, or castor oil would be the perfect choice for this. Massage the hot oil on your hair for a few minutes, and then cover it with a shower cap. Then, use a warm towel to wrap it around the shower cap.

Finally, wash away the oil with shampoo and condition your hair.


Give up those heating tools

Avoid using heating tools like hairdryers and hair straighteners. They can easily make your hair lose its natural oils and damage the hair by ruining the scales, leading to split ends and hair falling out.

If you have to use a hairdryer, make sure to use unique thermal protection products on your hair before you start. However, they won’t protect your hair from hairdryers if you use them regularly.


Dry your hair properly

Tips to make fine hair look thicker - dry hair properly

After you wash your hair, wring your hair with your hands and wrap it around the towel. Wait for a few minutes to dry your hair as wet hair can be weak, so rubbing it can cause breakage and frizz.

After you are done waiting, dab or blot on your hair. You can also gently squeeze the longer sections of your hair as well. Then, just let your hair air-dry.

However, if you use a hairdryer, point the nozzle down as you dry your hair. This prevents the hair cuticles from breaking. Then, blow-dry your hair again on the cool setting to finish it off. This gives the hair strands a smooth finish.


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Comb the right way

It’s typical to comb your hair right after a shower or washing your hair. Brushing or combing directly on wet hair can cause frizz and breakage.

 Comb your hair gently while it’s slightly damp. Use a wide-toothed comb, detangle slowly from the ends, and work your way towards the root of the hair.  


Avoid certain hairstyles

Hairstyles that put a lot of stress on your hair could be a reason for your hair to be unhealthy as it can cause breakage. Avoid any hairstyle that might require you to use tight hairbands and instead keep your hair as loosely tied as possible.


Avoid using hair colors/dyes

Using hair colors or dyes can damage the hair if used frequently. If you want to color your hair regularly, wait six weeks after you have applied hair color to reapply again.


Keep your hair trimmed

Visiting your salon regularly is compulsory for healthy hair. Even if it might not look like it, your locks need a cut every 6 to 8 weeks after your previous haircut. This can reduce split ends and make your hair look smooth and healthy.


Make some healthy dietary changes

foods to enhance hair growth

Dietary changes can play a significant role in making your hair healthier. Eating right is just as important as all the other remedies. Not getting enough vitamins can cause your hair to become dull and other remedies listed out here might not work.

Add more Vitamin C into your diet. Citrus fruits are a good source. So are limes and oranges. Vitamin D is another addition that can do wonders. Include eggs, spinach, and almonds, as they are rich in biotin. Adding lipids, calcium, and iron-rich foods can also provide the correct nutrition for your hair.


Use hair masks and hair smoothies

Tips to make fine hair look thicker - use hair mask

There are so many natural ingredients and nutrition sources that you can use to make homemade hair masks and hair smoothies to apply to your hair. Following is a list of solutions you can use to do just that.


Apply an Aloe Vera mixture

Aloe Vera is full of proteolytic enzymes that can repair damaged cells on your scalp. This can improve hair growth and follicle health and keep your hair hydrated.

To make an Aloe Vera solution, a slice of an Aloe Vera leaf and extract two tablespoons of the clear part of the gel. Then, blend it really well and mix it with two tablespoons of water and mix again. Take a small amount of the mixture and apply it to your hair after your shower or washing it, letting it sit for around 30 minutes. Finally, rinse out the solution using a towel. Apply this mixture at least 3 to 4 times a week.


Make a banana and yogurt smoothie

Mash a ripe banana into a soft paste and mix it well with two teaspoons of plain yogurt until you have a smooth paste. This mixture will help moisturize your hair and provide nutrition for your scalp as well. After applying, cover up the hair with a shower cap and let the solution rest for 45 minutes. Then, simply wash off the solution and shampoo your hair to clean away all the gunk.


Apply eggs to your hair

Eggs are a great source of protein. Applying it directly to your hair provides it with nutrition and improved texture. It can also help with repairing damaged hair and strengthening it.

While you can just use eggs for this mixture, some people also prefer to include olive oil and honey. Mix the ingredients well and apply the solution to your scalp and hair. Once you’ve applied it to the whole head, use a shower cap to cover up the hair and let it rest for 30 minutes.

After that, simply wash it off with cold water and a sulfate-free shampoo. Lastly, don’t forget to condition your hair too.


Apply Onion Juice and Lavender Oil

Onion juice is essential to increase hair growth and hair re-grow. A high sulfur content allows for more nourishment. Onion is also rich in biotin, vitamin C, phosphorus, folic acid, and more. All these combined can help boost blood circulation and bring shine to your hair, drastically improving the health of your hair.

While lavender is not essential, you can use it to mask the smell of onions on your head. Mix the ingredients and apply the solution to your scalp while massaging it. Leave the solution on for 10 to 20 minutes. Finally, wash off the onion with shampoo and condition your hair.


Apply Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar can eliminate dirt, oil, and gunk that may build up in your hair. This is especially relevant for anyone with long hair. It can also remove chemicals from your head that may come from hair care products.

Mix the apple cider vinegar with a cup of water. For this solution, you should shampoo and condition your hair first. After that, pour the mixture of diluted apple cider vinegar through your hair. Let it rest on your hair and air-dry your hair afterward.


Take steps to reduce stress in your life

Tips to make fine hair look thicker - exercise

A stressful life can stop you from getting thick, soft hair. A stressful mind and body can cause your hair to suffer as well. Take the necessary steps to reduce stress in your life and take some time off for yourself just to relax.

Smart tip: Consider taking an extra day off when your are sick. Working when you are ill can have terrible effects on your health. Spend an extra day in bed to get better and take care of yourself. 


There are many more homemade hair mask recipes and home remedies that you can use to improve the health of your hair. But the most crucial part is to stay consistent. Just as you might have a skincare routine, it’s best to include a haircare routine in your day-to-day to see improvements. When it comes to hair care, there are simply no quick fixes.

If you’re over 60 years old, try one of these hairstyles for 60+ aged women with fine hair.

A thick, soft, and healthy hair can go a long way to set an impression. Be that for yourself or someone else. We hope these home remedies work out for you as you embark on a journey of self-care. Good luck!


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