For many who experience it, hair loss can be a real pain. Aside from taking a serious toll on the way a person looks, too much hair loss is also indicative of certain conditions and health problems. Growing healthy hair is often a lot easier said than done, and is often requires more time, effort, and money than many think they would spend in the first place. However, thanks to modern science, people are now being awakened to the realities of growing luscious hair. For those wondering how to have thicker hair, these three tips should be of help.1

  1. Choosing the Right Hair Brush – Despite being overlooked by most, changing simple hair care practices can boost hair health and make it grow thicker and longer. The most common mistake people make in terms of caring for their hair is using the wrong kind of hair brush. Different textures of hair need different kinds of combs and brushes, and it’s important to understand hair type before making a purchase. For wavy hair, using a classic styling brush with nylon bristles and a rubber base is the most ideal as it can work through tangles without puffing out the natural waves. A paddle brush with a combination of boar and nylon bristles is designed for untangling straight long hair. Finally those with curly hair are encouraged to use a round boar bristle brush will help polish the strands and achieve a managed look without fluffing out the curls.2
  2. Using Organic Hair Care Products – Lots of the products available on the market are jam packed with chemical ingredients that sap life and health from hair, leaving it weak and susceptible to damage. Reading labels before making a purchase can help reduce the odds of making the wrong choice when shopping for hair care products. To make sure a hair care product is a good one, steer clear of any options that include parabens, sodium laurly sulphate, sodium chloride, and polyethelyne glycol in their formulation. These are known to dry out the hair, stripping it of essential oils and irritating the scalp causing serious hair loss. When reading the labels, it’s ideal to look at the ingredient that comes after water. If it’s followed by glucoside or isenthionate, it’s likely a better option than others.3
  3. Get Healthy and Happy – Vitamin deficiency, poor skin health, and stress are roads that all lead to the same hair loss problem. Maintaining a healthy diet and reducing stress and anxiety can help bring a healthy glow back to hair. Incorporate vitamins and supplements that contain biotin, niacin, vitamin C, iron, and zinc into your diet to make hair grow thick and healthy. To maintain a healthy scalp, vitamin B complex has been proven to be an effective supplement. For those who commonly experience stress, looking for an outlet to help relieve it can be a good way to stop hair loss. Meditation and mindfulness are both ideal practices as they aren’t only proven to relieve stress and anxiety, but are also known to increase blood circulation, bringing more nutrients to the scalp for healthy growth.

It doesn’t matter how much hair has been lost – a healthy head of hair is always possible. Make a note of these three steps to avoid further hair loss and to encourage healthy growth for thick, vibrant, and lush locks.