Do you dream of thick hair? Get the best tips for how to get thicker hair!


How do you get thick hair? Is thick hair just about good genes? Are there any tricks to grow thicker hair naturally? In this article I will provide you with tips and tricks on how to get thicker hair, so you can get the look you have always dreamed of!

Mette Frederiksen

Beauty editor

Mette is a Danish journalist from the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Copenhagen. She has a background in beauty and has worked in a health shop where her primary focus was on hair care products including purchasing and selling these. Read more about the author.

Have you, just like me, not been lucky enough to be born with the genes for a naturally voluminous, thick hair? A thick hair does not only give the impression of being fresh and healthy but the hair also looks longer and better almost regardless of the hair style! And who wouldn’t like to have that beautiful, voluminous ponytail that looks even more beautiful when it is made with thick hair? If you are wondering how to get thicker hair, then keep on reading to get the very best tips on what to be careful about in everyday life, and I assure you, you will learn how to get thicker hair once and for all.

Getting thicker hair can be tricky and it takes a lot of patience. There definitely are a series of factors, which influence your chances of getting thick hair, and especially dietary supplements have become increasingly popular when it comes to growing thicker hair. There can be lots of reasons why your body won’t grow thicker hair, and known causes are, among others, stress, sleep, bad hair habits, or vitamin and mineral deficiency. Regularly bleaching or dyeing and usage of heaters, such as blow dryers and straighteners, also reduce your chances of getting thick hair. By changing your everyday habits, you can succeed in your dream of thicker hair! Read on in this article and I promise you my best tips on how to get thicker hair.

Want thick hair? Start massaging!

Even though the scalp is essential when it comes to growing thicker hair, this particular issue is often overlooked. If you want to enhance your chances for getting a thick hair, the most important thing is to increase the blood circulation in your hair follicles. This is easily done by remembering to incorporate into your everyday routine to massage your scalp with your fingertips. An obvious occasion to remember to do this is when you massage shampoo into your hair when you take a shower. We also recommend investing in a good hairbrush for this specific purpose. And a massage isn’t such a bad thing to spoil yourself with once in a while, with your fingers, your hairbrush or perhaps you can even get your roommate or significant other to gently massage your scalp sometime?

MY PERSONAL TIP:

To grow thicker hair, a good starting point is to massage your scalp with gentle movements for 1-2 minutes approx. 2 times a week! After showering I use the HairLust Detangle Wet Brush. The brush has specially constructed brush bristles that provide a gentle massage for the scalp and also helps stimulate the blood circulation in the scalp and follicles.

HOW TO GET THICKER HAIR: REDUCE THE USE OF HEATERS!

Without suitable heat protection, heaters are the worst habit preventing you from getting thicker hair. Blow dryers, straighteners and straightening brushes wear out your hair a lot and considerably hinder the process of achieving a thick hair. If, like me, you are typically busy in the morning and have to dry your hair fast, you can greatly increase your chances of growing thicker hair by using a towel made from gentle fibres and then let your hair dry while you prepare your breakfast, get dressed and enjoy your morning coffee.

MY PERSONAL TIP:

If you want a thick hair, then let your hair dry naturally after showering!

In the HairLust series you find a bamboo turban hair towel especially made for gently drying the hair after the shower while you have your hands free to go through your morning rituals.

Want to GET THICK HAIR? Nurture it with extra moisture

You most definitely have heard it before, but then I’ll say it again! If you want to grow thicker hair, you need to nurture your hair thoroughly with moisture. Thick hair can be obtained and maintained with a nourishing and moisturising shampoo, conditioner and protein rich hair masks, that penetrates deeply into your hair strands. It’s extra important to moisturise the hair ends when your hair has been wet or damp. It is super easy to do this by applying a nurturing hair oil that matches your hair type.

MY PERSONAL TIP:

To grow thicker hair, I always use an extra moisturising conditioner every time I wash my hair. I hold back a bit on the shampoo because it could desiccate my hair, and then I use an organic hair mask with micro proteins 1-2 times a week. When my hair has dried, I use a few drops of hair oil, which keep my hair shiny and moisturised all day. It even protects my hair from damage caused by straighteners, because HairLust Hair Oil contains argan oil which is a natural heat protectant.

Learn more about good oils for the hair by reading our post about hair oil for dry hair.

WONDERING HOW TO GET THICKER HAIR? CUT DOWN ON THE NUMBER OF HAIR WASHES

Obviously, it is important to remove grime and bacteria from the hair and scalp, but excess washing results in a disturbance of the hair’s natural moisture balance. Depending on your hair type, we recommend you wash your hair two to three times a week. Hair that has been washed too much or is desiccated is harder to grow thicker, so make sure to use natural and gentle products to get thick hair.

MY PERSONAL TIP:

My hair has a general tendency to get greasy very fast, so I wash it three times a week or every second day. However, I make sure to use a moisturising shampoo and a conditioner free from parabens and hard SL-sulphates.

If you want a good shampoo and conditioner, I recommend HairLust Hair Growth & Repair Shampoo and Conditioner.

GROW THICKER HAIR BY USING A DIETARY SUPPLEMENT!

So great hair care is crucial. But how to get thicker hair if you are already doing all these amazing things for your hair and following all the great tips for good and gentle hair care? The absolute best you can do to grow thicker hair is to build up a nutritional basis. In order for your body to have a chance at building and maintaining a healthy and thick hair, your body needs nutrients, such as zinc, biotin, and other essential nutrients. All these important vitamins and minerals are found in HairLust Hair Gummies, a dietary supplement, which contributes to thicker hair and is especially developed to provide hair strength from within.

If you are dreaming of a thicker hair, of course you should follow as much of this advice as possible. But I would say, however, that the fastest and most efficient way to grow thicker hair, is through a dietary supplement, especially if you are not getting all the essential nutrients from other sources. Adding beneficial fatty acids to your diet is also a natural way of increasing your chances of getting thicker hair, which has the added bonus of having a positive impact on your health. These fatty acids are easy to include on an everyday basis, because they are found in for instance nuts, avocado, and fish.

MY PERSONAL TIP:

To optimise my chances of growing thicker hair and simultaneously maintaining my hair’s general health, I take a dietary supplement every day. At the same time, I make sure I get a healthy variety of fatty acids via my diet.

Read more about the connection between diet and general hair vitamins health here.

BEFORE & AFTER PICTURES FROM CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE USED HAIRLUST HAIR GROWTH FORMULA SUPPLEMENTS

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Results may vary as natural supplements can have different effects on people depending on many variables, but visible results tend to show after 2-4 months of using the supplements.

GET THICK HAIR BY RINSING IT CORRECTLY

Previously in my post I mentioned how important it is not to wash your hair too often if you want thick hair. But when you wash your hair, you need to rinse it thoroughly and correctly. Any grime and fat left in the scalp after washing can clog and irritate the follicles, which are the source of hair growth and thicker hair. So make sure you rinse enough and focus the rinsing around the scalp, not forgetting the neck. It is always a great idea to rinse after with cold water before ending the shower, as this will help seal the hair strands and the pores in your scalp so your hair and skin is left better protected after the shower.

DO YOU WANT THICK HAIR? USE GOOD PRODUCTS!

In a desperate attempt to get thick hair, many have used too much volume powder, hair mousse, spray and dry shampoo. Too many products damage the hair’s natural growth, so to enable the hair to grow thick, it is essential to give your hair a break from all the chemicals products and go for more natural products, So go au naturel once in awhile and let your hair and scalp breathe by skipping all the tough styling products.

I always recommed my customers to remember inner and outer hair care is they want both thicker and longer hair

Helene Sørensen

Hair stylist and beautician

DREAMING OF A THICK HAIR? INVEST IN A GOOD HAIRBRUSH AND USE IT CORRECTLY

To get thick hair, you need to have the right tools. Make sure you use a quality hairbrush, which is sensitive to hair and scalp, and avoid unnecessary or excessive brushing of the hair. Invest in an either rounded or broad brush made of natural materials. Always use a wet brush or an extra gentle brush like the bamboo hairbrushes from HairLust, if the hair is wet, because wet hair is more elastic, fragile and sensitive when being brushed roughly. Likewise, brush your hair before taking a shower in order to straighten out the most tangled tufts. Then you might avoid the brushing when your hair is wet and much more fragile.

MY PERSONAL TIP:

I try my best to keep brushing my hair to a minimum. A couple of times a week I use a hairbrush while in the shower. After having applied my hair mask to the hair, I brush the mask into the innermost hair locks. This has several advantages. The first is that the hair mask is thoroughly applied to all of the hair. The second advantage is that afterwards, I hardly have to brush my hair at all. It is important to use a hairbrush suitable for wet hair. This is where the HairLust Detangle Wet Brush really comes in handy. It gently brushes the hair, can be used in both dry and wet hair, and it is specifically developed for this purpose.

Are you looking for the perfect hair mask to achieve a beautiful, soft, and thick hair? Then read about HairLust Hair Mask, which is easy to use and leaves your hair as if you had just left the hairdresser.  

AVOID TIGHT HAIRSTYLES IF YOU WANT THICK HAIR

If you often put up your hair, I always recommend making a loose knot at the nape of your neck. My best advice here is also to avoid using hairclips and hair bands with metal as these might damage and break your hair when removing them. If you use a tight ponytail, a tight knot or hard pins, you risk damaging the hair and break your follicles, which you obviously should avoid if you want to grow thicker hair.

DO EXTENTIONS HELP MAKE HAIR THICK?

How to get thicker hair fast? Many often seek help from extensions, but is that really the best way forward? It’s true that you get thicker hair for a while, but regular use of extensions exposes the hair to clips, metal, and glue, which can cause severe damage to your hair. If you want a chance to get thick hair in a natural way, I recommend you stay far away from extensions. A healthy and naturally thick hair takes patience, but it is worth the wait!

MORE INSPIRATION AND INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO GET THICKER HAIR

Apart from a daily intake of a dietary supplement to grow thicker hair, we have some more tips and tricks on the blog that you can benefit from. It can be hard to incorporate all these tips in your everyday life, but if you don’t have naturally thick hair it takes a bit of time and patience, but it is certainly possible.

I hope you feel a bit more informed about how to get thicker hair. If you want to know more about hair loss, thin hair or good hair routines, then read our other popular articles here on the blog.

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