How To Increase Hair Density

Hair is known as our crowning glory, and it is okay to desire some changes for your hair if you feel like it is not to your liking. Hair can be defined in different dimensions, including length, color, and density. Hair density is how many hair strands are on your head for every square inch.

Density mostly influences how we style our hair, and while it may be affected by factors like ethnicity, some health conditions, and even age can cause loss of hair. Other factors that can lead to hair loss include lack of a proper diet, genes, and lack of proper care.

The good news, however, is that there are some ways in which you can enhance your hair density, and some of those methods are natural, which means that there will be no further effects on your hair.

1. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

We have all heard of the numerous benefits that aloe Vera carries, and increasing hair density is one of them. It unblocks your hair follicles that may be clogged by excess oils, removes dandruff, and conditions your hair. It also helps strengthen your hair follicles to reduce hair breakage.

You can use it by buying shampoos and hair oils that contain aloe Vera as an ingredient or apply the gel directly to your scalp, massage it in and let it sit for around 30 minutes, then rinse it off with lukewarm water. You can also mix it with olive or coconut oil.

2. Eggs

Eggs

Eggs not only help the body when eaten but can help grow stronger and thicker hair when properly applied to your scalp. To use them;

  • Beat two eggs and apply them to your scalp and through your damp hair.
  • Let them sit for around 30 minutes.
  • Wash them off with mild shampoo and warm water.

Alternatively;

  • Mix around three eggs yolks with e tbsp. of water and I tbsp. of olive oil.
  • Apply the moisture to your scalp and through dry hair.
  • Let it sit for 15 minutes.
  • Wash it off with mild shampoo and warm water.

This is safe to use even twice a week, and ensure you always rinse it off to eliminate the egg smell.

3. Onion Juice

Onion Juice

Forget how much onions make you tear every time you cut them because they are a miracle worker for your hair growth. Not only are they good at leaving your hair shiny and smooth, but they will also help improve growth and density. To use;

  • Extract onion juice, enough for your whole head in a bowl.
  • Dip a cotton pad into the juice and apply it all over your scalp and let it sit for about 5 minutes.
  • Wash off your hair with a mild shampoo, conditioner, and lukewarm water.
  • To keep off the strong onion smell, you can use any essential oils your style your hair.

Alternatively;

  • Mix equal amounts of onion juice with honey, coconut oil, castor oil, or olive oil.
  • Apply it all over your scalp and through your hair.
  • Let it sit for 45-60 minutes.
  • Wash it off with a mild shampoo, conditioner, and cold water.

4. Fenugreek Seed

Fenugreek Seed

Fenugreek seeds are rich in antioxidants that get rid of free radicals in your body that weaken your hair follicles, causing breakage and hair loss.

  • Soak the fenugreek seeds overnight. If you have an oily scalp, soak them in water, but if your scalp is dry, soak them in coconut oil.
  • Grind the seeds until they form a consistent paste.
  • Apply the paste evenly to your hair roots and let it sit for about an hour.
  • Rinse it off with mild shampoo and cold water.

5. Olive Oil

Olive Oil

Olive oil has high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, which, when applied directly to your scalp, increase your follicles’ strength and promote hair growth.

  • Heat the olive oil till it reaches body temperature.
  • Massage it into your scalp and through your hair while still warm.
  • Let it sit for 30-45 minutes.
  • Wash it off with mild shampoo and lukewarm water.

You can choose to add honey to the oil for more benefits or leave the oil on your hair overnight covered with a shower cap.

6. Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is rich in fatty acids that penetrate inside your hair shaft, reducing protein loss. Depending on your hair type, you can use it either before or after washing your hair. Massage a good amount of coconut oil into your scalp and through your hair.

For oily hair, you can apply it f a few hours before washing your hair, but if you have dry hair, consider applying it after you wash your hair.

7. Avocado

Avocado

Avocado is packed with vitamin E, and its natural oils make it a perfect moisturizer for your hair.

  • Mix one avocado with a tablespoon of olive oil to make an avocado rub.
  • Apply the mixture evenly onto your scalp and through your hair.
  • Leave it for around 30 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with mild shampoo and warm water.

8. Orange Puree

Orange Puree

Vitamin C is one of the most important things you should look for when seeking to increase your hair density. Oranges are not only packed with vitamin C but also pectin and acid, which help break off any residue on your hair left by your hair products.

  • Blend enough fresh oranges depending on your head’s size to make a puree.
  • Massage the puree on your scalp and through your hair.
  • Let it sit for around an hour.
  • Rinse it out with a mild shampoo and cold water.
  • To rehydrate your hair, apply a light conditioner.

Unlike some other natural treatments, orange puree has a pleasant smell.

9. Massage

Massage

Giving yourself a scalp massage for around 15 minutes every day promoted blood flow to your hair follicles, which promotes hair growth and increases hair density. You can use some hair oils like olive, almond, and coconut oils, and you can also mix them with castor oil in a ratio of 3:1.

Depending on the oil you use, you can wash it off a few hours after applying it, or you can leave it overnight. Castor oil requires that you wash your hair faster, but you can leave the other oils overnight.

10. Henna

Henna

Henna will not only help you have a beautiful color to your hair and soften it, but it will also increase hair growth and density.

  • Mix a cup of henna powder with egg yolk, lemon juice, and yogurt, and let it soak for some hours or even overnight. You can also add coffee and eucalyptus oil.
  • Divide your hair into equal sections and evenly spread the mixture all through it. Ensure you have gloves and protective clothing to avoid staining your fingers and clothes.
  • Let the mixture sit for about 5 hours and rinse it off with cold water and a mild shampoo.

This should only be used if you are ready to change your hair color, or you can use henna that is the same color as your natural hair to avoid changing it.

11. Gelatine

Gelatine

Gelatine is a natural booster of hair volume because not only does it prevent hair fallout, but it also strengthens the follicles and hair strands.

  • Mix 2 tablespoons of gelatine, one tablespoon of lemon juice, one tablespoon of water, and a tablespoon of aloe Vera gel.
  • Apply the mixture evenly on your scalp and hair.
  • Let it sit for 60 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with cold water and a mild shampoo.

12. Brush Your Hair the Right Way

Brush Your Hair the Right Way

When brushing your hair, begin from the tips towards the roots instead of vice versa. That will help you remove any knots and tangles that may be present.

Also, make sure to it in sections. You should also hold your hair at the roots to avoid pulling it because that may cause breakage and fallout. It helps to have your hair damp when brushing it to reduce its chances of breaking.

A good brush will also help promote your hair density because not only does it help smooth out your hair, it also helps distribute oils from the scalp to your hair. Having the wrong type of brush will pull your hair, causing breakage.

13. Good diet

Good Diet

As we saw earlier, a poor diet is one of the things that can cause hair loss. While you might not have control over the age and genetic factors, there are some foods you can include in your diet that will ensure an increase in your hair density.

  • Eggs- Eggs are not only great when applied to the hair but also when eaten. They are rich in proteins that enhance the strength of your follicles and biotin, which promotes the production of keratin. They are also rich in selenium and zinc, which are good for hair growth and strength.
  • Avocados- They are rich in vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that helps fight oxidative stress and protect the scalp from damage by eliminating free radicals.
  • Spinach- Spinach is rich in Vitamin A, which promotes sebum secretion, the natural oils that keep your scalp healthy and moisturized. They are also rich in iron, which increases blood flow to the scalp, folate, and vitamin C.
  • Berries- They have high vitamin C levels, which is an antioxidant that protects your scalp and hair follicles from damage by free radicals. Vitamin C also promotes the production of collagen, which strengthens the hair preventing breakage.
  • Fatty fish- fish like herring, salmon, and mackerel are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, protein, vitamins B and D, which are all helpful in hair growth.

14. Adjust Your Lifestyle

Adjust Your Lifestyle

Some of the things you do as your daily routine could be the reason your hair is falling off. Some of the changes you need to make include;

  • Don’t tighten your hair too much- Sometimes, we believe that the tighter the hair, the neater it looks, which may have some truth, but it also loosens your hair follicles, causing hair fallout. Ensure that when you tie your hair, you can't feel your skin pulling back.
  • Avoid bleaching your hair- We all the freedom where we can change our hair color often, but the process could be a slow death to it. The bleach weakens your hair, causing breakage and your follicles, causing hair fallout.
  • Don’t over- wash your hair- Washing your hair too much will strip it of its natural oils, which leaves it dry and weak, increasing the chances of breakage.
  • Avoid heat- When styling or drying your hair, try your best to use heatless objects and let it air dry because the heat weakens your hair. Also, avoid hot water when washing or rinsing your hair to avoid ripping it off all its natural oils.
  • Use mild hair products- Very harsh shampoos and conditioners will also remove all the natural oils and moisture from your hair, leaving it weak and prone to breakage and fallout.
  • Trim your hair regularly- While we may hate the idea of losing a few inches of our hair, cutting those dead ends will help promote the faster growth of our hair.
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