High density is referred to as the number of hair strands you have per square inch on your head or in other words the number of hair follicles in your scalp. While some people have good hair volume, there are others that suffer from limp scanty hair. This could make it difficult for you to style your hair.
Thin, limp, and brittle hair does not look that great and if you are looking to enhance the volume of your hair then it’s recommended to choose natural solutions. This is because you can use these techniques long term without having to worry about any side effects. They can become a regular hair care routine and boost hair density like never before.
If you suffer from hair fall out and you want to increase your hair density, then you may want to consider investing in the Keranique Hair Regrowth System or the Keranique Thicker Fuller Hair Kit along with these natural hair care routines.
However, it is important to remember that hair loss could also be due to an underlying health issue. As always, you should see your doctor to get to the root cause of your health and hair problems.
19 Ways To Increase Hair Density
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is one of the most effective ways to increase the density of your hair. All you need to do is scoop out the aloe vera gel and apply it to your scalp. Leave this gel on your hair for about 60 minutes and wash it off with water. You should follow this technique at least twice a week to strengthen your hair follicles, moisturize your scalp, and increase the density.
2. Fenugreek Seeds
Fenugreek seeds work wonders to strengthen the hair follicles and increase the hair density. All you need to do is soak these seeds in coconut oil overnight or soak them in plain water, grind them and apply this paste to your hair.
If you have dry, brittle hair, then soak it in coconut oil. However, if your scalp is oily, then soak it in water. Apply this mixture and leave it for about 60 minutes. Once done, wash it with cold water.
Henna is commonly used for temporary tattoo art and is a great product for your hair as well. It’s available in powdered form and can be soaked with eggs, eucalyptus oil, lemon juice, and coffee powder overnight.
This mixture should be applied to your hair carefully by dividing your hair in sections. Make sure you wear gloves when applying this mixture to your hair or else your fingertips could turn orange or brownish in color. Keep this mixture on your hair for about 6 to 8 hours and wash it off with cold water.
Not only does henna help to increase your hair density, it also adds a beautiful rich color to your hair. If you are blonde or have light colored hair, unless you are ready to go in for a deep orange color on your hair, you may want to skip this remedy.
4. Oil Massages
One of the best ways to increase your hair density naturally is to oil your hair on a regular basis. There are various kinds of hair oils that you can choose, but coconut, almond and olive oil are known to work wonders. You can also try combining any of the above three mentioned oils with castor oil in a 3:1 ratio. However, when you use castor oil you may need to wash your hair a lot faster.
You should oil your hair for at least one hour before you wash it. For best results, you can leave the oil overnight. We also like to use the Marula Oil Hair Mist to daily help keep your hair moisturized, and add to the effects of an oil massage
5. Increase Your Vitamin C Intake
Vitamin C is highly recommended to enhance the quality and density of your hair. If you lack Vitamin C in your body, you will start losing hair. Ensure that you consume Vitamin C rich supplements or foods like oranges, kiwi and lemon to get voluminous hair. You can also take supplements such as Keravatin to help your hair density.
6. Don’t Tie Your Hair Too Tight
A common misconception amongst most women is that if they tie their hair tight, it won’t fall out that much. The truth is, when you tie your hair up, you end up pulling it and this loosens the follicles, thereby making them more prone to hair fall out. This gradually reduces the density of your hair as well. If you must tie your hair, tie it loosely so you stay comfortable without causing any damage to your hair.
7. Eat Protein-Rich Food
Your hair follicles are mostly made of protein. When you ignore protein in your diet, you cannot expect your hair to grow well. Ensure that you include an adequate amount of protein in your daily diet to promote healthy hair growth and increase the density of your hair as well.
8. Make Simple Changes To Your Lifestyle
Simple changes to the way you live your life will impact the way your hair grows along with its density. In case you are wondering what changes need to be made, here are a few things that may help you:
- Trim your hair on a regular basis
- Avoid bleaching your hair
- Avoid heat styling tools
- Stop washing your hair everyday
- Rinse your hair with cold water
These changes are not difficult to incorporate but they will work wonders in changing the way your hair grows as well as its density.
9. Use The Right Hair Brush
It’s always recommended to use a boar bristle brush. The reason this brush is so good is because it helps to pull the natural oils from the scalp and distribute it evenly throughout your hair. It also helps to massage your scalp, which is a necessary step to help with fast hair growth and stimulate the hair follicles.
A massage to the scalp can also help to increase the blood flow. While physical massages may be time-consuming, a good quality brush can replicate a massage. When you begin the brushing process, start from the tip and go all the way up to the root. This will prevent hair breakage in case there are any knots. Once you reach the root, take long strokes till you feel your hair is glossy and smooth. Make sure you brush your hair daily.
10. Ditch Store-Bought Conditioners
Store-bought conditioners are usually one of the main reasons for hair fall. They are loaded with chemicals and this could be more harmful to your hair than benefit it. These days’ people are in so much of a hurry that they often forget to wash off all the conditioner. Leaving in this condition could weaken your hair roots and promote hair fall.
Sometimes people also feel that leaving in a little conditioner can make their hair feel extra soft and that’s the reason why they don’t wash it off completely. This is very harmful because the leftover conditioner often forms a layer on your scalp and blocks the follicles. This weakens your hair and results in hair thinning.
Instead of depending on store-bought conditioners, you can create your natural hair conditioner using products like eggs, tea tree oil, the water of fenugreek seeds, yogurt, lime, and beer.
If you don’t like the unpleasant smell of egg, just mix it with some tea tree oil and use it as a hair mask for a couple of times a week. This is one of the most effective ways to promote healthy hair growth and make your hair look beautiful, luscious, and soft.
As far as beer is concerned, just pour a glass of it over your hair and rinse it with cold water. This works wonders in improving the texture and is an excellent natural conditioner.
Yogurt and lime can be combined and used as a hair mask for people who suffer from an oily scalp. While this helps to take out all the excess oil, it leaves your hair conditioned, soft, and beautiful.
Tea tree oil on its own can be used as a leave-in conditioner. Take a spray bottle; fill about 25% of it with tea tree oil, and about 75% water that had fenugreek seeds soaking in it overnight. Keep the spray bottle about 10 to 12 inches from your head and spray evenly over your hair. Give it a nice brush and voila, you have your very own leave-in conditioner that smells amazing too.
All these products will not damage your hair, but it will condition it well.
11. Use An Herbal Rinse
Overuse of shampoo is also one of the reasons why you might end up with thin hair and low density. Always try to invest in shampoos that are free from sulfate and parabens. These are gentle on your scalp and may help reduce hair fall to quite an extent. However, when it comes to washing your hair multiple times a week, you may want to use something natural and not store-bought.
There are several herbal teas like jojoba, chamomile, lavender, cinnamon, and regular black tea that work wonders when you use it as an herbal rinse. Just boil these tea leaves in a pot and use this water to rinse your hair thoroughly. This helps to take off the stickiness and leaves your hair fragrant, soft, and beautiful.
You could also boil fenugreek seeds and add any herbal tea to the mix to rinse your hair a couple of times during the week instead of shampooing so frequently. You can also combine a tablespoon or two of apple cider vinegar in a mug of water and slowly rinse your hair with it.
All of these herbal remedies are much better than frequent shampooing since they are gentle, effective, and have no side effects. If you have dry ends and an oily scalp, make sure you oil your roots before you rinse your hair. This helps to lock in the natural moisture and prevents your hair from losing its natural glow.
You can also soak your hairbrush in any of these herbal washes and brush your hair for at least 5 to 7 minutes a day. At the end of each brushing session, you will notice that your hair is shiny and by the end of the month, you will notice that the volume of your hair has increased.
12. Fingernail Rubbing
This may seem absurd, but the old wives’ tale of rubbing your fingernails against each other may work. It is believed that your fingernails are pressure points for your hair follicles, and when you rub them together you indirectly massage your hair follicles. Regular massage promotes better hair growth. Since one cannot massage their hair multiple times a day, they can promote hair growth by rubbing your fingernails against each other.
While there is no science to prove that this works, this doesn’t take too much effort and you can do it multiple times a day. Rubbing your fingernails is a better solution than having to undergo a hair transplant, so there is no harm trying.
13. Eat Flax Seeds
Omega 3 rich foods are highly beneficial for hair growth. There are multiple products including Salmon that are high in Omega 3, but you need a specific amount of it regularly if you want your hair quality and hair density to improve.
Since you can’t eat Salmon every day, munching on a spoonful of flax seeds is the next best thing to do. What this essentially does is helps your hair get stronger and provides it with proper nourishment that helps your roots to strengthen thereby increasing your hair quantity.
Not only does this work wonders in improving the number of hairs you have on your head, but it also improves the quality of your hair. Omega 3 fatty acids nurture the hair, moisturize it and improve its texture. Your hair will feel soft, bouncy, and healthy when you consume flax seeds regularly.
You can also mix a teaspoonful of flax seeds in your morning cereal or mix it in your favorite smoothie, so you don’t miss out on your daily dose of Omega 3. If you hate the flavor of flax seeds, then you could consider getting supplements that are high in Omega 3. But let’s get one thing straight, there is nothing better than the real deal and flax seeds are the purest form of Omega 3 nutrition you can ask for.
14. Stay Active
It’s vital to make certain lifestyle changes if you want to have a healthy body. Your hair is part of your body and when your body is unhealthy it reflects on your hair. Certain eating habits and lifestyle choices play a huge role in affecting the overall quality of your hair.
People who smoke and consume too much caffeine are less likely to have good hair as compared to those who don’t. Eating too much red meat and not including the right number of veggies in your diet will also affect your hair quality and quantity.
We have already spoken about applying egg as a hair mask and we also would like to reiterate that eating an egg a day is equally important. Eggs are packed with proteins and can complete your dietary requirements. If you make it a habit to eat one whole egg daily, it will benefit your hair and you will have lesser health problems in the long run.
You should also focus on leading an active life by exercising regularly. When you do not exercise, your body gets unhealthy and you fall victim to multiple health-related problems. Hair fall and low hair density are a result of multiple health problems that are caused due to poor lifestyle choices.
If you had amazing hair through your childhood and the quality of your hair has drastically decreased, you may want to evaluate your health and make the necessary changes for a better lifestyle.
15. Consume Lentils & Nuts
If you have recently switched to Veganism, then lack of protein could be one of the reasons for the decrease in hair density. While consuming a lot of fruits and vegetables is great, you need your protein as well. If you are not consuming any animal-based products, then the best way for you to get your proteins is through lentils.
You could also include a good number of nuts since these not only provide you with proteins, but also have essential oils that are great for your hair quality. Almonds, in particular, are highly beneficial for your hair. Apart from using almond oil for your hair, consuming a handful of almonds daily can work wonders in improving your hair density and quality.
Making hummus a couple of times a week not only benefits your overall health but is one of the best foods for your hair. Chickpeas are loaded with protein and this helps to support good hair growth. Olive oil is great to nourish your scalp and also improve the quality of your hair. Sesame seeds also work wonders in promoting hair growth and keeping you healthy too.
16. Use Oils Infused With Herbs
It’s important to mix and match solutions so you can figure out something that suits your hair the best. Instead of trying one particular hair oil, you could combine a few and also infuse them with herbs. This could work wonders in improving your hair density.
You could combine Vitamin E oil with castor oil and roast a few curry leaves and add it to the oils. This will help infuse the benefits of the curry leaves and help your hair get stronger.
Do not discard the skin of aloe vera. You should keep them soaking in coconut oil overnight. Using this oil can benefit you greatly. You can also scoop out the flesh of aloe vera, mix it with about 2 teaspoons of coconut oil, tea tree oil, almond oil, and chamomile essence. You can fill this in a spray bottle and spray it over your hair. Apart from working as a great mask, it also gives your hair a nice and beautiful glowing shine and the aloe vera takes away the greasiness of the oil, leaving your hair light and beautiful.
You can also infuse oil using fenugreek extract so that it can benefit your scalp and improve your hair density. Chinese hibiscus is also beneficial in promoting better hair so you can infuse oils with Chinese hibiscus and apply it as a mask. Other Herbs that you can use include gooseberries, basil, bitter apple, false daisy, night jasmine, goji berries, and ginseng.
You can choose to combine two or more herbs to see which of them give you the best results. While you may have to experiment with it a couple of times, once you find your magical concoction you will have good hair days forever. You should also remember to regularly oil your hair and massage it along with your scalp. Whenever you oil your hair with these infused herbs, leave it in for at least 2 hours so it can work its magic. You can then wash it off with a mild but natural shampoo.
17. Have A Happy Mindset
You are what you become. In the earlier days, people believed that the more stressed you are, the more hair you lose. While there is no evidence to support this, it is true that when you are stressed your body reacts badly and this starts reflecting on your hair as well.
You may notice that when your stress levels are high your hair fall increases. Your mind and body function as one and if you want to promote better hair growth and stay healthy, you need to start thinking positively. Sometimes situations may be difficult to handle and if something stresses you out or irks you, you should try to let it pass by meditating and listening to soothing music.
It’s also important for you to sleep properly because a disrupted sleep cycle can have adverse effects on your body, including your hair. If you have difficulty sleeping and something has been bothering you, you may want to speak to experts so that you can start sleeping better. Not only will this help improve your hair quality, but your overall life as well.
18. Avoid Chemical Treatments
If you have weak hair or hair fall problems, the last thing you want to do is go in for chemical treatments. These treatments strip your hair off whatever nutrients it has and you will notice that your hair becomes limp, dry, and lifeless after the procedure.
If your hair is uncontrollably fizzy, look for non-chemical-based treatment methods that can help you maintain your hair. While it’s no secret that chemical-based procedures have quicker results, it’s also true that these procedures can do a lot of harm to your hair.
When you look after your hair and take your time to use natural ingredients regularly, your hair becomes more manageable and easier to maintain. It will also help you save a lot of money that you were spending on these procedures.
19. Form A Routine For Hair Density
It’s no secret that people lead busy lives and they often end up ignoring the needs of their hair. This is when quick solutions like chemical-based conditioners and washing hair daily come into the picture. Some people even rely on chemical serums and hair gels just so that their hair looks good even when they are at work.
What we don’t realize is making small lifestyle changes can benefit the hair quality to a great extent. This doesn’t necessarily mean spending most of your time taking care of your hair. You should always try and work your way around your schedule so that you keep up to a routine.
You should begin by looking for products that have fewer chemicals or no chemicals at all. You should try and switch from chemical-based products to natural products as much as possible. You should also make it a routine to oil your hair at least twice a week so that you provide it with nourishment and moisture and help to strengthen its roots.
Once you figure out what kind of hair oil works best for you, you can prepare batches and keep them ready for use. You should also stick to simpler techniques with products readily available at home, for example, egg and yogurt. These are no-fuss and easy to use ingredients that you can regularly depend on. You should try and apply an egg mask at least once a month because it’s effective in improving the quality of your hair follicles and strengthening your hair.
If you don’t like the taste of raw flax seeds you can roast a big batch and fill it in boxes that you can place around your home and even in your office. This ensures that you get your daily dose of Omega 3, which is necessary for good hair quality. You should also make small lifestyle changes like using the stairs at least once a day or going for a daily walk for at least 30 minutes. Once these routines have been formed you will notice that your hair quality has changed for the better and this will benefit you in the long run.
We hope that these tips help in increasing your hair density and give you lush looking beautiful hair. Look after your hair well today otherwise it will be gone tomorrow.