Fine Hair: How to Grow Thicker Hair & What Products to Use

How to Grow Thicker Hair
October 9, 2021

Rachael Grant

Fine hair can be a challenge you struggle with for many years unless you are persistent in improving its condition. You should not consider thinning hair a permanent problem; even if there is an underlying condition, you can do plenty to grow thicker hair. So here we go, here’s how to grow thicker hair! 

Fine Hair vs. Thin Hair

Fine hair is not the same as thin hair – you can have a lot of fine hair because only the strand itself is thin. On the other hand, thin hair refers to having less hair by a square inch on your scalp and rarely gives the appearance of full, thick hair.

We all adore the vibrant health of virgin hair but not so much if the hair is thin by nature. You might as well enjoy its benefits because fine hair requires less product, it is easier to style, and looks adorable when sleek and straightened.

What Causes Hair Thinning?

The causes for hair thinning you can do something about include:      

  • Poor diet, lacking minerals and vitamins, especially iron, folic acid, and Omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Too many harsh products such as maximum-hold hair sprays or semi-permanent hair dyes. 
  • Too much stress — raised cortisol due to stressful events.
  • Multiple hair procedures — bleaching, perms, and daily use of heat stylers.
  • Tight ponytails — wearing high buns and elastic bands at the same spot continuously.

Medical and hereditary reasons may also be the case for thin hair. But if you have asked for adequate medical advice and removed all doubts about their existence, then it is time to do something about your fine hair by adjusting care, maintenance, and product choice.   

Simple Habits for Growing Thicker Hair

Your hair relies on proper nourishment and being gentle with products and styling. Here is what you can do to grow your thicker, faster: 

Avoid restrictive diets

Take care to feed yourself properly. If you are on a diet that restricts certain food choices, make sure you follow good nutritional advice to get all the nutrients you need. Add supplements if necessary. By paying regular attention to what is on your plate, you can be selective with what you eat and still have gorgeous shiny hair. Make good food a habit, keep away from quick-fix solutions when it comes to diet.  

Get more protein in your food

Proper nutrition always requires a solid amount of protein. Your hair is essentially protein. It will start thinning if it is missing the amino acids that are the building blocks for lustrous glossy strands. Be it animal or vegan, include protein as a daily dietary choice. You cannot fully replace hair keratin derived from food with keratin hair products. But novel keratin treatments have advanced hair protection technologies, which, provided you don’t heat too often, can help by sealing brittle follicles and locking in moisture. Your hair will be less prone to falling off and thinning.    

Reduce heat application

Excessive heat is another enemy of thick hair. If you cannot completely ditch the hair styling tools (who can?), at least limit their use to a few times a week or choose wisely by investing in a hair straightening tool that will show mercy to your hair.


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Massage the scalp with essential oils

Hair growth starts from the scalp – that is where the follicles start forming. Massage the scalp with: 

If you don’t know the right amount of pure essential oils, stick to using shampoo, conditioner, and mask that has these oils as ingredients on the label.

Apply castor oil and egg yolk masks

This hair growth classic is an effective but tedious remedy to prepare and wash. You can apply each of these ingredients separately or mix them in one mask. Castor oil has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, and it will keep your scalp clean, thus preventing hair loss and maintaining thick, healthy hair.    

Find a proper shampoo and conditioner

This tip is a no-brainer, but so many people get it wrong again and again. So, it is worth mentioning the importance of suitable hair products. If you have hair that is in any way treated, especially with harsh chemicals, you need to compensate by upping the level of care to the maximum. Ensure the shampoo pH is as close to your natural pH 5.5 level.  

Check Inebrya Black Pepper Iron Shampoo with pH 5.5-6.0, available in combo sachets, too.


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Brush intelligently

Don’t let all that product care go to waste by forceful brushing and additionally entangling your fine hair prone to breakage. Choose a flexible ergonomic brush with protective tips or do it pain-free altogether — check colourful WetBrush products to find your perfect colour and forget about thinning your hair by ripping it off from the follicle. Such concave brushes are a true gliding experience. 

Get scalp treatments

Apart from regular anti-hair loss products, treat your scalp with intensive hair care once in a while, perhaps monthly or bi-weekly. The super-charged treatment by Paul Mitchell may be just what you need to restore vitality in hair prone to thinning.


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Mimic thick hair

If nothing else works, this can be your last resort solution. You can always look like you have a lot of thick hair, even if you don’t have that much, and isn’t that the trick? Adding human hair extensions and masterful blow dries has helped many celebrities who need some help in the hair department, so why not try it, as well? Use a root lifting powder, thickening foam, or amp up the volume factor with velcro rollers — all completely justified means for beautiful thick hair.  

There you go — with proper nutrition, some TLC, and carefully choosing products, you will start seeing first results in a few months! Do you have other tips on how to grow thicker hair? Comment below! 

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