There’s nothing worse than hair that just lays flat. No matter what you do, or how much product you put into it, you just can’t get that bouncy volume that everyone looks for. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. Here are a few things that you can try to increase your hair volume naturally.
Strengthen your roots
Hair grows from the roots of your scalp. In order for it to grow, it has to be the right environment. Think of it like flowers. If you plant flower seeds in the wrong soil, they aren’t going to grow. It doesn’t matter how often you water them or give them nutrients. The same goes for your hair. Even if you add a bunch of nutrients, wash it the recommended amount of times, and are taking care of it, if the roots aren’t healthy, then it won’t want to grow.
The question comes, how do you strengthen your roots? One way is to do a hot oil massage. Massaging the scalp with hot oil increases blood circulation and makes your roots healthier. The best choice for hot oil is coconut or jojoba. If you have a problem with dry skin or dandruff, you can use rosemary oil to kill two birds with one stone.
Don’t wash your hair
Everyone has a different recommendation of how often to wash your hair. It’s true that your hair has natural oils in it that keep hair strong and healthy. Washing it too often can cause you to wash away the good oils. It’s suggested that you wash your hair about 3 times per week. However, you want to wash your scalp every other day. Bacteria and oil can clog your roots and cause dandruff, or worse, affect the growth of your hair.
Conditioning your hair is more important than shampooing. It’s true! It’s conditioner that helps lock in moisture that promotes healthy hair growth. Some people suggest that you shampoo your hair every other day and condition on the days in between. But if you want to know more about which shampoo or hair product best fits your needs, read more here.
Take your vitamins
Mom was right, taking your vitamins is important. But it’s not just healthy for your bones and overall health. It can also help your hair. Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin B, and Zinc all promote healthy hair and hair growth. Make sure your diet includes enough of these vitamins.
Use food in your hair
Aloe vera is helpful for almost anything it seems. Not only can it reduce the pain from sunburn and rashes, but it also provides essential nutrients to your hair. To use aloe vera, you simply rub the gel into your scalp and let it sit for 15 minutes. Then, rinse it out. You should instantly see that your hair is much shiner and softer.
Potato juice is similar to aloe vera in that it’s not only good for blisters and skin soothing, but it’s incredible for the hair too. It contains essential vitamins A, B, and C. In order to do a Potato Juice treatment, you want to extract the juice and apply it to your scalp, just as you would with hot oil or aloe vera. Let it sit 15 minutes and rinse out. Apply a bit of mild shampoo to be sure you get it all out of your hair. This promotes healthy roots and prime growing environment for your hair.
Eggs can actually promote hair volume and increased length. Simply beat an egg or two (both the egg yolk and the white) just as if you are making a scrambled egg. Apply it to your hair and let it sit for about 10 minutes to allow it to set. Then, rinse out completely and use a mild shampoo to make sure it is completely out. An egg wash is very easy to do, the hardest part may be the interesting smell. But the benefits are surely worth it.
Limp hair, thin hair, and hair loss, are problems that you think you just have to learn to live with, but this isn’t the case at all. Make sure the body isn’t being deprived of essential vitamins and nutrients, take care of the roots of your hair and your scalp by trying some of the remedies above, and let us know your results!
Author Bio: Maja Tisma is the co-founder and editor of Shampoo Truth blog. She works as a professional graphic designer and blogger, but she has a big passion for beauty & health.
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