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Is there any way to naturally thicken hair?

By April 18, 2009 - 11:56am
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My child's hair is naturally very thin and fine and I'm wondering if there are ways to increase volume or thickness (not with hairspray or mouse) that won't harm hair.

~Thanks in advance~

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Hey! my brother Kendew when he was born he has a so little hair on and you can't barely see them, when you touch them you can't feel the hair until it got longer. you can see the hair through the light reflection and it shows yellow hair. Until my father decided to bold him because it doesn't look nice to him so better bold. Surprisingly i don't know the explanation of it but his hair grows back in a very black color of hair and thicker strands, one pore 3 hair strands in it.

April 7, 2013 - 5:55pm

If you are looking to use grocery store products, I know many people who swear by baking soda and apple cider vinegar instead of your store bought shampoo.

If she is young, I would not mess with her hair too much. Even natural products may not be best for your child's hair. What you can do is make sure than she is eating a balanced diet and provide her with a Flintstones gummy vitamin daily, avoid weighing down her hair with thick products, keeping hair short is a sure way to add some volume to hair, and don't put it up in a tight pony tail since this may cause hair loss.

Hope this helps.

November 16, 2009 - 7:07am
EmpowHER Guest

put eggs in her hair! search on google eggs for hair and you will see why! Its the best natural and cheap way, i do it and see results.

November 16, 2009 - 4:30am
EmpowHER Guest

a healthy diet is the root of beautiful hair...
if you're child is eating a good diet but you are still concerned about their hair, try trimming it regularly. Do not use blow dryers (at least this is what i heard) and stick to natural based shampoos and conditioners. Try not to tie hair back in a pony tail so often, as this can pull the roots and cause even more hair loss, thus leading to less hair.

May 27, 2009 - 8:34am
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put in coconut oil in scalp at night and wash off in morning. 3 times a week. yeah. should help :)

May 6, 2009 - 7:30pm

By "naturally", what do you mean? There are many ways to do things "naturally", but it does not guarantee that it is healthy or safe.

There are some products on the market that are in the shampoo and conditioner-realm (again, is this "natural"?) that you can read about at the beauty site Marie Claire. Do you know how healthy your child's scalp is? There are also some scalp tonics that s/he can try.

There are also styling techniques you can use (I'm not sure how old your child is??), and you can read about them here, including these non-product tips:
- "Texture can come from your own natural hair oils, although in this hygiene-happy time we usually wash our hair too frequently for secretions to build up. If you can wash your hair every other day, or even every third day, it will feel and act thicker.
- Consider making a little saltwater solution in a spray bottle at home — several good shakes of salt in a cup of water will do — and spritzing it on your roots. The salt will cling as the water dries, giving you a fresh-from-the-beach feeling and infusing some roughness into your hair. The extra texture will lend added volume."
- "Blow your hair dry upside down, with your head flipped over and the heat directed at your roots. Dry the hair this way first and then turn your head up if you want to style a certain section."
- "A good way to keep some of the volume that blow-drying produces is to put Velcro curlers in your hair while it cools down. Use small curlers for tight curls, medium-sized for medium curls and big rollers for loose waves."

Are you worried about your child's hair or scalp, or is his/her hair extremely fine that it is unhealthy?

Let us know what styling techniques you try that work to increase volume, and I'm curious to know if the saltwater trick works!

April 19, 2009 - 8:00am
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Anonymous (reply to Alison Beaver)

If your child is still small and if you are not shy of him being bald, then try cutting his hair from the root frequently. Cutting hair from the root may not increase the hair follicles but hair becomes thicker. I did the same thing for my son. His hair is now atleast thicker than before. One drawback is that hair may not be as soft as newborn silky hair but they are certainly not bad and styling is possible now. Hair doesn't fall down now.

July 10, 2011 - 5:25pm
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