Every woman wants thick, luscious, youthful hair. But for some of us, it just isn’t in the cards. Or is it? Being that fine and thinning hair are such common concerns among women, several solutions have popped up that show some real promise. Regular use of hair masks has become one of the most popular ways to visibly thicken your hair. In this article, we’ll tell you about different DIY masks that can transform your thin tresses into plumper, thicker versions of themselves.
Commercial Hair Thickening Masks
You can find hair-thickening masks at beauty supply stores and department stores. Many of them contain ingredients like biotin, coconut oil, shea butter, argan oil, and more. These ingredients combine to give your hair much-needed nourishment so it can grow fuller and longer. They also have the potential to make your hair appear thicker instantly. Masks like these are usually marketed as “thickening masks.” They are great for people who aren’t into DIY masks.
But it’s important to know that not all hair masks are created equally. Some just sit on your hair and make it feel greasy, while others have no effect at all. If you want to ensure that your hair mask works, you can sample many different pre-made masks or go the DIY route.
Hair Masks to Try for Thicker Hair
DIY hair masks can be customized with everything you need to thicken your hair, and you get to save money by paying only for the ingredients - not the packaging or the brand name. To make a thickening hair mask, you need targeted ingredients to strengthen your hair, activate inactive follicles, and minimize breakage. Here are some hair masks you can try at home!
Olive Oil Mask
Olive oil promotes thicker hair because it is full of omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants that help your hair thrive. If your hair is thinning from over-styling, heat-styling, or chemical processing, olive oil may be your hair’s savior. If you want to give this mask a try, mix ½ cup of extra virgin olive oil with ¼ cup of coconut oil and apply it to your hair in sections. Put on a processing cap to trap heat and open up your hair cuticles, and then let the mask do its work for about 15 minutes. Shampoo the mixture out of your hair.
Eggs are full of protein, which is one of the fundamental building blocks of healthy hair growth. That’s why egg masks have become so popular. With regular use, people all over have achieved thicker hair. Here’s how you can get the benefits.
Crack two eggs into a bowl and remove the yolks. Then, add two tablespoons of coconut oil and mix the two very well. Apply the mask to all of your hair in sections, and then leave the mixture on for 30 minutes. Wash the mixture out of your hair with shampoo and follow that up with a conditioner. Some notice an immediate difference in their hair, while others see a gradual change in the thickness of their hair.
We hope that the information in this article is helpful to you in your hair care routine. With the right mask, you’ve got a good chance of achieving thicker hair!
Author: Andrea Reyes
Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of NaturallyTextured.com, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.