How to thicken hair?
Hair loss and receding hairlines are problems that may appear due to aging, bad nutrition, physiological and hormonal changes in the body or a genetical predisposition. Hair density problems can appear even as a side-effect of certain medications. Therefore, the answer to the question of how to improve hair density starts with understanding the underlying cause.
Depending on the underlying issue, hair density can be improved in various non-surgical (e.g. natural remedies) or surgical ways (e.g. hair transplant). Sometimes, improving hair density boils down to just a simple change in your diet, at other times, medication or surgery may be needed.
Best ways to improve hair density (hair thickening)
Before we delve into the details on how to increase hair density, it’s important to acknowledge that finding the root of the problem is the first step towards improving hair density and putting an end to hair loss.
Usually, when it comes to hair loss, here are the go-to ways to regain hair density:
- Take a hard look at your diet
A faulty and unhealthy diet may cause thinning hair and hair loss, especially when you’re missing out on nutrients essential to the health of your skin and hair. Make sure your intake of vitamins, proteins, good fats and amino acids is well-balanced. Consider eating more fruits and vegetables, fish, almonds, and other foods rich in nutrients.
- Take a good look at your general health
Besides a lack in vitamins, you may be having health issues that can cause hair loss or thinning hair. Thus, for example, having an inflammation in your body, bad teeth, or thyroid disorders can all cause hair loss. Getting the right treatment for your health issues will curb your hair loss problems and will increase the density of your hair.
- Stimulate hair follicle growth
Hair follicle growth can be stimulated in various ways. Once again, not all methods work for everyone since the underlying issue will be different from case to case. Natural hair follicle stimulants include scalp massages, essential oils (rosemary, coconut oil, castor oil, olive oil, etc.), hair stimulating masks, but also prescription creams (e.g. Corticosteroid ointments and creams) and medicine (e.g. Minoxidil tablets) in cases of serious hair loss issues.
- Consider hair transplant as a surgical solution
Sometimes, despite all efforts, hair density cannot be improved through non-surgical means of action. Hair transplant is a surgical solution to increase hair density and restore lost hair.
Hair transplant is recognised a non-invasive surgery that can be used with success in improving hair density, even in cases of genetic predisposition to hair loss or baldness. With hair transplant, healthy hair follicles from the back of the patient’s scalp are transplanted to areas affected by hair loss or baldness, where they continue to grow as normal hair.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a non-scarring, non-invasive hair transplant surgery that produces permanent and natural-looking results.
To sum up
Before you try any of these methods, you may want to talk with a specialist – your doctor, hair transplant specialist, nutritionist, etc. – who can help you find the cause of the problem and guide you into the right direction by offering a targeted treatment plan.