FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER 50 FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER 50

My cart (0)

Call
1 (888) 977-4724
Contact
contact@apsaraskincare.com
Store info

Mon - Fri 9 AM - 5 PM PST

Mon - Fri 9 AM - 5 PM PST

· · · Comments

2 Homemade Natural Masks to Thicken Your Hair

· · · Comments
Sheetal Rawal, Founder, Apsara Skin Care

By: Marty S.

Home remedies by Sheetal Rawal, Scientist (human genetics) & Founder of Apsara Skin Care

Thick, long, and shiny hair: isn’t that the dream? We all want hair that looks gorgeous and is problem-free. Yet, while a lot of us are able to distinguish between long hair and short hair as well as shiny hair and dull hair, we think it is safe to say that it is much harder to tell the difference between thick hair and thin hair. If you don’t know what thick hair is or what it looks like, you might not care about getting it in the first place.

To put it simply, thick hair is characterized by wider than average hair strands. Individually, you may not be able to notice much, but collectively, thick hair often has more definition and looks fuller. Thick hair is not to be confused with dense hair, which is characterized by how close in proximity your hair follicles are. 

Dense hair can also result in fuller hair, but the key difference between the two is you have more control over hair thickness than hair density. While you can’t force your hair follicles to move closer together on your scalp, you can nourish your hair strands regularly to get a thicker, fuller head of hair. Today, we will share with you 2 homemade natural hair masks that will help you thicken your hair with pantry ingredients. With these DIY masks, not only will you be able to describe the difference between thick hair and thin hair, but you will also be able to show it.

1. Avocado & Castor Oil DIY Hair Mask to Revitalize Your Hair

To get thicker hair naturally, you will need to nourish your hair on a regular basis. One way to do so is by harnessing the power of fatty acids. Fatty acids such as omega-3 fatty acids and medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are important because they are able to travel deep within your hair strands and hair follicles to revitalize your hair. Over time, this nourishment helps increase the volume and strength of your hair, making it less prone to hair breakage, split ends, and frizziness.

Essential oils and herbal oils are very common sources of good fats that your hair will love. All of the oils found in these remedies (for example, coconut oil, castor oil, and almond oil) contain fatty acids that can nourish your hair. You can also find fatty acids in foods like avocado. Avocado, which is featured in the remedy below, is quite beneficial to your hair because it is a good source of protein, too. Since protein is the basis of your hair’s strength and structure (specifically, keratin), using a home remedy that will allow your hair to absorb more protein directly can help encourage thicker, fuller hair.

Ingredients

5 or 6 drops of castor oil

1 tsp. of almond oil

1 tsp. of aloe vera

1 tbsp. of mashed avocado

Instructions

Mix the ingredients together.

Apply and massage the mixture into your scalp and along the length of your hair for a few minutes.

Wear a shower cap or wrap a towel around your head. Leave the remedy on for 2 to 3 hours.

Wash the mixture off with warm water and a shampoo with no harsh chemicals. Follow with your conditioner.

Use once every 2 weeks.

Related: Apsara Skin Care’s All-Natural Hair Care Routine can resolve any itchiness and dandruff you might be experiencing with your hair.

2. Banana & Coconut Oil DIY Hair Mask to Strengthen & Thicken Your Hair

Another thing you should look for if you want thicker hair is antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients. Both help minimize inflammation, which can be responsible for scalp irritation and, in turn, thin, lackluster hair. Antioxidants, in particular, are vital because they reduce the impact of free radical damage. When free radical damage accumulates, your hair may become more susceptible to not just hair thinning, but also hair breakage and early graying.

Thankfully, there are plenty of natural ingredients that can curb inflammation and free radical damage, some of which we feature in these hair masks. Almond oil, for example, is a good source of nourishing fatty acids and Vitamin E, a well-known antioxidant. Similarly, bananas contain an antioxidant known as lutein as well as vitamins and nutrients like Vitamin C that can restore the quality of your hair.

Ingredients

1 tbsp. of aloe vera gel

3 tbsp. of extra virgin coconut oil

½ cup of mashed banana

Instructions

Mix the ingredients together.

Apply and massage the mixture into your scalp and along the length of your hair for a few minutes.

Wear a shower cap or wrap a towel around your head. Leave the remedy on for 2 to 3 hours.

Wash the mixture off with warm water and a shampoo with no harsh chemicals. Follow with your conditioner.

Use once every 2 weeks.

Related: Homemade Hair Mask to Grow Long & Thick Hair 

Looking for more hair care advice and product recommendations? Fill out this form to hear from us soon.

Go natural. It is good karma!