Thin and brittle hair can occur for a number of reasons, including stress, improper diet, improper hair care or genetics. Many times, what makes hair weak and dull are factors within your control. Hair goes through a lot, from styling tools and products to sun exposure and hair chemicals from an array of treatments. These factors can also hinder the growth of hair. You can try several natural and easy methods to make hair grow thicker and faster that are also cost efficient and environmentally friendly.
Rinse hair with apple cider vinegar before your normal shampoo routine two to three times per week. Apple cider vinegar contains many vitamins, but it also balances the pH level of the scalp and removes any dead skin from hair follicles that could be preventing new hair growth.
Make this hair rinse by combining 1 cup of pure apple cider vinegar with 1 cup of distilled water. Pour over dry hair in the shower and massage into the scalp for three to five minutes. Rinse hair with warm water and shampoo as usual.
Mix 1 packet of unflavored gelatin into normal shampoo and use every time you wash your hair. Gelatin is a unique protein that helps hair grow thick and fast.
Take a B complex vitamin every day. B vitamins prevent hair loss and keep hair strong. Take vitamin A as well to keep the oils in the scalp balanced and hair follicles lubricated to support fast growth.
Eat foods rich in vitamins C and E to boost circulation in the scalp and encourage fast hair growth. Citrus fruits contain vitamin C while vegetable oils and nuts are good sources of vitamin E.
- Janice Cox; "Natural Beauty at Home"; 1994
- Earl Mindell; "Vitamin Bible for the 21st Century"; 1999
- Amanda Watson; "Natural Beauty: A Step-By-Step Guide"; 1999