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Thick hair - How to get thicker hair

by Lotte Lindgren on Jun 22, 2020

Read through by Dorthe Kristensen

Hairdresser and former co-owner of the award-winning hairdressing chain Zoom by Zoom
With many years of experience in the hairdressing industry, Dorthe has advised many customers about hair and hair care. Dorthe has read through this blog entry to ensure high quality and professionalism. This blog post is professionally updated on May 7, 2024.

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Thick hair - Good advice for healthy, strong and full hair

How to get thicker hair?

Do you dream of long, healthy, strong and thick hair? We understand that well and in fact you can make your hair much healthier and fuller with very simple and straightforward methods. To name a few focal points, there is diet, hair care routines and accessories – but much more on that later. You have landed in the right place, because in this blog post we give you a HUGE guide on how to get thicker and healthier hair. But first we need to learn a little about how a strand of hair is built up.

How is the hair strand built up?

Hair is primarily made up of approximately 80% keratin (Protein), 10-15% water and the remaining 5 to 10% consists of pigments and minerals. The so-called cuticle layer surrounds the hair shaft and functions as the outer layer, with the inner part called the hair cortex. The thickness of a hair varies between anywhere from 18 micrometers to 180 micrometers.

How fast do you grow thicker hair?

Hair growth varies from person to person as it often depends on genetics. On average, a normal hair grows between 10-14 cm annually, and therefore it may well be a slightly longer process to get thicker and fuller hair. It all depends on how your hair's growth phase (the anagen phase) works. It is this phase that must be optimized as much as possible so that the hair has the necessary and desired strength and length. By following the advice in this blog post, you will be able to start seeing results pretty quickly. The advice focuses on both the external and internal care of your hair, which gives a good effect on the hair.

One thing you should be aware of when you start following some of this advice is that you should not expect to feel or see a difference overnight. It will take some time before both a healthier diet and the right hair care will have an effect.

You therefore have to arm yourself with patience when you e.g. throwing yourself into a dietary change for the sake of your hair. You should therefore expect that it will take at least three weeks and typically over a month before you start to see the first results.

Get thicker hair with the right diet

What you eat can have a big impact on how healthy and thick your hair is. Therefore, by focusing on certain foods, you can optimize your hair's health and thickness over time. In this way, you get certain vitamins and minerals that can play a role in the maintenance of normal hair. You can also supplement with a dietary supplement that e.g. contains biotin and zinc, both of which help to maintain normal hair. Read more about this in the blog post Vitamins and minerals that play a role in relation to your hair.

Many of us only think about what we eat in terms of how it affects our weight and waist size. Few people think about the fact that what we put in our mouths actually affects our entire body – including our hair. If you have e.g. problems with thin hair, one of the causes may very well be incorrect diet, so that the body does not get enough of the nutrients it needs to maintain normal hair. So before you start with nutritional supplements, you can consider whether a dietary change might be enough.

Consider a hair supplement

Even if you have a healthy and varied diet, it can still be difficult to know whether you are getting enough vitamins and minerals - and especially those that can play a role in relation to the hair. Therefore, you can consider a dietary supplement that is composed of various vitamins and minerals that can affect the hair. We recommend our hair vitamins, which include contains biotin and zinc, both of which contribute to maintaining normal hair. Hair vitamins come in a number of different versions. Ours are wine gummy bears with a delicious strawberry flavour. Then you get rid of the normal tasteless vitamin pills - especially smart if you hate swallowing pills!

Can I get too many vitamins?

If you already eat a healthy and varied diet, it is only natural that you think a little extra about whether you need a nutritional supplement at all. In many cases the answer is no, but if you e.g. would like to have more focus on your hair, you can take a vitamin such as biotin . This is because when the body has absorbed enough, it excretes the rest. This does not mean that you just have to take a lot of nutritional supplements - you should always adhere to the recommended daily dose that is often written on the back of the bucket.

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Get thick hair with hair masks and hair oil

With hair masks and hair oil, you can add more moisture to your hair in a natural way. It is absolutely essential for your hair to be healthy so that it does not break so easily. It is an important step on the way when you want to have thick hair. So read on and find out how hair masks and hair oil can give you thicker hair.

When you would like to have thick hair, there are a number of aspects related to it that it is important that you think about. It's both your diet, how you style your hair, and how you treat it. If you make sure to add plenty of moisture to your hair with hair masks and hair oil, it will have a big impact on how thick your hair is.

In addition, it is also important that you make sure to stimulate your scalp. After all, that is where the hair grows. It therefore also has great significance for how your hair will turn out. With a scalp massage, you can influence the scalp so that it receives more blood. It provides more oxygen and nourishment to the hair, which will thus become healthier, stronger and thicker.

Hair masks give the hair more moisture

To be able to continue to be strong, it is important that your hair has enough moisture. If it doesn't, it will break more easily, which can help make it look thin. One of the ways you can add more moisture to your hair is by using a hair mask once or twice a week.

There are different types of hair masks, so you should choose the one that suits your hair. If you have fine hair or hair that has been damaged by chemicals, you need one type of hair mask, while you need another if you have curls or have thicker hair.

Hair oil provides a daily supply of moisture

You should only use a hair mask on a weekly basis. To give your hair an extra boost of moisture on a daily basis, you can put hair oil in it. You do this by spraying it in or rubbing it into the lower part of your hair. It is the most worn part and therefore the one that needs the most care.

You should always choose a natural hair oil. For example, you can get hair oil that is made from argan oil and coconut oil . A natural oil will add just the moisture to the hair that it needs. Oils with silicone make the hair more shiny, but will not add moisture to it.

If you have a dry scalp, you can also use the oil for the scalp. However, you should not do this on a daily basis. Instead, you can do it once a week as a substitute for a hair mask. When you apply the oil to the scalp, you should make sure to massage it thoroughly in the meantime.

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Scalp massage can give you thick hair

If you want thicker hair, it is important that you take care of your scalp. You can do that with a scalp massage, among other things. In this way, you increase blood circulation in the scalp, which means that more oxygen and more nutrients are supplied with the blood. It helps to keep the hair healthier, which is an important factor for your overall hair splendor to become thicker.

You can use your fingers to massage your scalp. It is obvious to do in connection with the fact that you are in the shower. When you apply shampoo to the hair, you can make sure to grip the scalp well so that it is massaged well through.

You can also buy a special hair brush to massage your scalp with . There are hairbrushes with spikes that are both good for combing out your hair and that can massage your scalp. That way, you give yourself a little scalp massage every time you comb your hair.

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Wash your hair the right way

In addition to the fact that you may have to change your routine in relation to how often you wash your hair, you should also look at whether you are using the right shampoo for it. If you don't have the right shampoo, the effect of washing your hair can wear off very quickly - it can make you quickly want to wash it again.

You should always go for shampoos and conditioners that are free of sulfates and silicones, as both contribute to drying out your hair. Instead, you should go for a shampoo with as many natural ingredients as possible. For example, it can be extracts from blueberries, mangoes and aloe vera, all of which have a cleansing and protective effect on your hair and scalp.

Use the right shampoo for your hair wash

In addition to the fact that you may have to change your routine in relation to how often you wash your hair, you should also look at whether you are using the right shampoo for it. If you don't have the right shampoo, the effect of washing your hair can wear off very quickly - it can make you quickly want to wash it again.

You should always go for shampoos and conditioners that are free of sulfates and silicones, as both contribute to drying out your hair. Instead, you should go for a shampoo with as many natural ingredients as possible. For example, it can be extracts from blueberries, mangoes and aloe vera, all of which have a cleansing and protective effect on your hair and scalp.

Protect your hair from the sun in summer

In order to have thick hair, it is important that it does not break so easily. If your hair is very dry, this is exactly what it will do. One of the things that really helps to dry out the hair is if you spend a lot of time in the sun. In the summer, you should therefore look at how you can protect it as best as possible.

First of all, of course, you can cover it up. It can be with a hat or a scarf. In addition, you can also use hair oil for it. There are some hair oils that have a special UV protective effect. It is therefore always a good idea to check it when you buy hair oil in the summer.

By protecting your hair and giving it everything it needs, you can do a lot yourself to get healthy and thick hair.

Be careful with hot styling tools

If you would like to have thicker hair, it is first of all important that you think about your use of hot styling devices such as straighteners and curling irons. The heat wears down the hair a lot, so it breaks more quickly. It will therefore look thinner.

It is therefore best that you do not use styling devices on a daily basis. Instead, you can use them when you put your hair up before going out. If you cannot do without your styling appliances, you should go for some that can be used on a low or medium heat. They don't wear out the hair as much.

When drying your hair, you should also let it air dry if possible. If you use a blow dryer to dry it every day, it also wears out the hair a lot. If you don't have time for your hair to air dry, you can gently dry it with a towel.

Don't put your hair up too tight

You probably don't think about it when you put your hair up on a daily basis, but your hairstyle actually has a big impact on how thick your hair will be. If you put your hair up tightly every day, it also contributes to wear and tear on the hair. This makes it easier to break, so all your hair looks thinner.

In everyday life, it is therefore clearly the best for you that you have loose hair or at least have put your hair up in a loose hairstyle. That way, you spare it as much as possible.

You should also think about what items you use to set your hair up with. If you use elastics and metal clips, they will also pull on the hair, making it easier to break.

Good hairstyles for you who want thick hair

If you have thin hair now, you might be inclined to put it up a lot of the time so that others won't notice. But as you could read above, it is not healthy for your hair that it is put up so much. It may just contribute to the fact that it continues to be thin. But how do you make your thin hair look right without putting it up?

It is a good idea to get it cut in a hairstyle that suits thin hair and makes it look thicker. A page is an obvious hairstyle. An asymmetrical page, where the hair is longer on one side than the other, can help to give life to your hair. So can a curled page. If you naturally have curls or falls in your hair, the hairdresser can highlight it with the way they cut your hair.

If you don't feel like going to the hairdresser, something as simple as changing where your hair is is also helping to change how your hair is perceived. If you usually have a middle parting, it can almost emphasize how thin your hair is. If, on the other hand, you get a side parting, it can make your hair appear a little thicker.

How do I get thicker hair by getting it cut regularly?

Maybe it seems scary for you to have to go to the hairdresser when you dream of having thick, long hair. When you want thicker hair, however, it is actually important that you make sure to do it. When you go to the hairdresser approximately every three months, you get the split and tired ends cut off.

If you go too long with split ends, they will only split the hair even further. When you finally get to the hairdresser, you will therefore have to cut off even more of the hair. It is of course a real shame for you when you want thick, long hair.

Fortunately, there is a lot that you can start doing yourself right now in relation to getting thicker hair. It is therefore just a matter of changing your hair brush and styling devices and learning to style your hair in new ways.

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Which vitamins give thicker hair?

If you're looking to increase your intake of vitamins that have an impact on your hair, look for biotin and the mineral zinc. These are the hair vitamins that the Danish Food Safety Authority recognises as having an effect on maintaining normal hair. It may therefore be a good idea to look at whether you're getting enough of these in your diet or whether you need to supplement with, for example, a hair supplement.

Product recommendations for thicker hair

We've gathered our top product recommendations on how to get thicker hair. Hair products can't do it alone and it takes a lot of patience for your hair to become full and thick.

Hair vitamins

A hair supplement is a good start on your journey to thicker hair. Although vitamins are no miracle cure, it's always a good idea to ensure you get the right amount of vitamins and minerals to help maintain normal hair. We can recommend our hair vitamins, which we believe are some of the best on the market after years of formula development. They contain biotin, zinc, folic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and many more vitamins and minerals. All this in a delicious strawberry-flavoured gummy that is free from sugar, lactose, gelatine and gluten.

Hair serum for hair growth

A good hair serum can do wonders for your hair, especially if it's formulated with growth-promoting ingredients. We highly recommend Grow and Glow hair serum, which is a growth-promoting hair serum with ingredients such as Capilia Longa and Amaranthus Candstus Seed Extract that have a proven effect on hair growth. In addition, the serum contains a combination of several active ingredients that give the scalp a gentle exfoliation that maintains the scalp microflora. This reduces the tendency for oily hair and scalp. A balanced scalp is one of the keys to thicker hair.

Heat protection

We've talked before about how heat protection in particular is important for your hair to become fuller and thicker. We have developed a heat protection spray that is formulated with heat protection up to 220 degrees, BUT is also UV protective and silicone free. This means that your hair gets unique protection while the product is easy to rinse out of the hair again. It's also formulated with moisturising ingredients so your hair stays hydrated and shiny even when heat styling.

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