How to Get Stronger Thicker Hair

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
May 27, 2013

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Some people are born with beautiful, thick and long hair but the others need to find the secret to healthy and good looking hair. Beautiful hair adds a glow to woman’s beauty.

To get stronger and thicker hair, a good and proper hair care regime should be followed. Proper diet, regular piling and proper supplements help you to maintain healthy and thick strands. Here are a few tips which will help you to get gorgeous looking hair:

Eating right

The number one tip to get stronger, thicker is to improve your eating habits. Healthy eating leads to healthier hair. To keep your hair healthy, make sure that your diet contains plenty of protein, iron, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, and vitamin A, all crucial for scalp health and keeping hair shiny. Supplementing with too much vitamin A may actually contribute to hair loss, so take a balanced vitamin diet for beautiful long hair.

Stimulate your scalp

Stimulate your scalp by massaging your hair at least once a week, with warm olive or coconut oil. Do a gentle massage by rubbing the oil on the scalp, in small circular motions. You can even dip a towel in hot water, squeeze out the excess water from it and wrap it around your hair. This will help the oil reach hair follicles, making your hair strong, thick and healthy.


When your hair is well hydrated, it is less likely to dry out and split. So condition your hair properly even if you skipped shampooing. A deep conditioning can do wonders for your hair. Henna is a boon for hair as it serves as a great conditioner and even promotes hair growth.

Avoid too much brushing

Limit the amount of times you brush your hair. Do not brush while hair is wet as it creates split ends and also breaks. Detangle hair regularly using a wide-toothed comb. Knots and tangles interfere with the hair’s ability to grow longer and thicker.

Avoid too many washes

Wash your hair every few days but do not overdo it. Washing hair too often pulls the strands, damages the scalp and takes out all the natural oils from your hair that are essential for growing longer, thicker hair.

Shampoos for thicker hair

Go for sulfate free shampoo for washing your hair. They often contain less harsh detergents, or none at all, hence help to preserve hair's natural oils.

Avoid Drying

Avoid over drying your hair, let it dry by itself. If using a blow dryer on your hair, keep the temperature cool. Avoid heating instruments as they cause damage to your hair. The best tools to prevent heat damage are ionic dryers and ceramic irons with uniformly heated plates.

It’s easy to get your hair longer and thicker. With a little love and smart styling, your hair can get thicker and longer naturally.


Read more articles on Hair Care Basics.



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  • samina05 Jan 2013

    mi hair r vry thin n i hv 2 wash mi hair evryday coz i dnt dey bcum oily d nxt day so wat shld i do in order 2 increase d volume of mi hair..... :(

  • maryam02 Sep 2012

    prefer herbal shampoo,,,like ayur... i mostly massage my hair with olive oil...quite effective... also try applying henna on your hair along with beetroot juice mixed in it... work wonders... once a month is enough....

  • kamna27 Aug 2012

    nice info

  • ritu27 Aug 2012

    good tips

  • Shaina27 Jul 2012

    Hi, Quite a nice tip! I do agree that eating right is must when it comes to the hair care. Plus the right shampoo is also must. I lately bought this HairX Anti-Ageing Shampoo and it's treating me well as of now. My advice is buy the shapoo that suits you.

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