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    Question How to thicken my hair

    Alright, I am kinda lost trying to navigate around here, but if someone would guide me, that would be awesome! Ok so I need some much needed advice: Can you or is it possible to thicken your hair? No not implants or extensions...I mean really thicken your natural hair? What do I need to do if it is possible?

    When I don't wash my hair after a few days or mess with it, much more hair comes out after I do wash it, CWC and ACV rinse, and comb with wide tooth comb. So I need to thicken my hair!

    Please help! Thank you!

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    Default Re: How to thicken my hair

    I don't think that there is any way to grow more hairs than you already have on your head. Not without implants anyway. But by using henna or cassia treatments, you can get the feeling of thicker and stronger hair. At least that's what i've read alot on this forum, and as soon as i get my pay check, i'm going to try some cassia myself
    And from what I hear it's perfectly normal to have some bigger sheds sometimes. it has to to with the hairs growth cycle. If alot of hairs end their cycle at the same time, it will feel like you are loosing alot of hair.
    Maybe this is a personal question, but did you have a baby recently? Because pregnancy hormones boost hair growth, and during pregnacy is when most women have the most beautiful hair they will ever have. But when the pregnancy is over, the hormones in your body will work the opposite way, and most women get huge sheds!

    Also if you have your hair up for a couple of days and don't touch it, the hairs that fall out naturally because of the growth cycle stay in your hair and don't fall on the ground. So that's why you can get alot of hairs in your comb or brush if you haven't detangled in a while. So those hairs would have fallen out anyway. It happens to me all the time.

    But what I think will help you the most is trying to be friends with your hair, and loving it for what it is. All types of hair textures and thicknesses are beautiful in their own ways! This is something i try to work on every day for myself, and the LHC has been a really big help!

    I hope I could give you some answers, but I know there are plenty of skilled hairgrowers here on the forum that could give you some more info. Especially on the cassia/henna topic.

    Happy growing!

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    Default Re: How to thicken my hair

    linnepinne beat me to it!

    so to answer your other question, there is a search option on the forum, you can use it to specify what you are looking for. Also, check out our Articles section (link should be near the top of the page) many of our members have written very detailed and informative articles on hair care and many other things!

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    Default Re: How to thicken my hair

    The only thing i've found to make my hair any thicker is Henna
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    Default Re: How to thicken my hair

    You have a genetic max that you canít exceed - but you can do a lot of things to reach that maximum, if youíre not there. Itís about being as healthy as possible...

    • Healthy diet - including lots of protein and vitamin-rich vegetables
    • Healthy amount of sleep
    • Exercise
    • Supplements
    • Less stress


    Cassia makes the hair feel thicker, and so does avoiding dimethicone and other ícones in hair products.

    Good luck

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    You could make your hair look bigger in the meantime .... Blow-drying my hair loosely upside down always makes it look huge - not to straighten it but just finger-combing while I aim warm air at it.
    Shampoo and a lightweight silicone-free conditioner will make hair puffier than other gentler washing methods like CO or water-only...

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    Mn caused me to grow another layer of hair I never knew I had. Try it. The only bad part is that I have a complete layer of hair that is much shorter than the rest.

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    Ditto the MN - you're a new member, so you may not have come across some of the strange things us LHCers are putting on our heads!

    Before LHC, I had chemically dyed my hair (red) for nearly 20 years. I have baby fine hair (the chemical dye made it spiderweb fine!), but I do have a LOT of it. The chemical dye (plus rough handling) also caused a lot of breakage. At this point, I've cut off all the chemical dye and am now growing my hair out (see avatar) using the knowledge I've learned here. Conditioner-only washing (CO), miconazole nitrate (MN) and Mega-Tek (MT) to boost growth, henna and cassia for color. My hair is now thicker than it's ever been (and I'm in my 50's!) - but I think a lot of that is from lack of breakage and damage, rather than actual thickening of hair.

    One thing you'll learn about LHC methods - they require a great deal of trial and error (heavy on the error!) to find out what works for you. And you have to fight the urge to try everything at once - because then you won't know what's working and what isn't. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaine View Post
    You could make your hair look bigger in the meantime .... Blow-drying my hair loosely upside down always makes it look huge - not to straighten it but just finger-combing while I aim warm air at it.
    Shampoo and a lightweight silicone-free conditioner will make hair puffier than other gentler washing methods like CO or water-only...
    Both of these recommendations would be absolutely deadly to my hair. Whenever I used to blow-dry, I would end up with a huge mat of shed hair on the floor. I think it was the combination of heat and manipulation. I would also shed a lot more when I used shampoo. That was one of the main reasons for me to quit shampooing over a year ago.

    OP, there are lots of things you could try. One I would recommend, given your hairtype, is plopping. It gives your hair more body and lift at the roots by encouraging wave formation throughout the length, not just at the last few inches. Another is experimenting with different wash methods. If CWC is not yielding good results after a good five-six weeks of trying, try something else. There is a myriad ways to wash your hair without shampoo--not just CO. You can try Indian herbs, Western herbs, the Baking Soda/Apple Cider Vinegar method, Water Only with an occasional acidic rinse, heck, even applesauce. Some of these are more time-consuming than others, and some ingredients can be harder to get in certain areas. Poke around the article section and see what appeals to you.

    One word of warning on henna--it's a permanent commitment. You cannot remove it from your hair without ruining it in the process or losing the length. Think carefully about whether you want to be a redhead. Cassia does not color your hair, but it can be drying, so if your hair is prone to dryness, look into ways to mitigate that.

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    Default Re: How to thicken my hair

    Quote Originally Posted by WhisperingMoon View Post
    Alright, I am kinda lost trying to navigate around here, but if someone would guide me, that would be awesome! Ok so I need some much needed advice: Can you or is it possible to thicken your hair? No not implants or extensions...I mean really thicken your natural hair? What do I need to do if it is possible?

    When I don't wash my hair after a few days or mess with it, much more hair comes out after I do wash it, CWC and ACV rinse, and comb with wide tooth comb. So I need to thicken my hair!

    Please help! Thank you!
    Things that have helped me:

    no/less heat (I don't know if you use heat)
    no tight ponytails
    no wet combing (I don't know if you do this either)
    coconut oil

    Also, in response to your comment about not messing or washing for a few days and then having hairfall, this is actually normal. The hairs that would have fallen do and then you detangle them out all at once when you wash, so you see all you've collected. But also, I noticed due to my hair and oily clogged scalp, I cannot stretch washes without added hairfall or go sulfate free.
    Good luck!
    growwwwww..

    if I tug on my hair, will it grow faster?

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