Thinning Hair? 5 Ways To Achieve Thick, Strong, And Healthy Hair

Written by Sumona BoseNov 30, 2023
Thinning hair? 5 ways to achieve thick, strong, and healthy hair

While it is okay to lose about 50-100 strands of hair every day, if you start to notice more than that on your hairbrush, then your hair care routine might need an intervention. Factors like heat styling, pollution, improper hair care products, lifestyle habits and harsh weather conditions can strip your hair of essential moisture and cause breakage. When the bonds in your hair are broken, they become weak, brittle and much more prone to falling off. Sometimes, lack of essential nutrients is also responsible for your hair not being able to fight external aggressors. The result is thin, limp hair that falls flat on your head.

And if left unchecked for too long, damaged hair can start to fall at a much faster rate than it is being replaced. Fortunately, there are some pretty effective ways to control hair thinning and strengthen your tresses to deal better with everyday wear and tear. Check out the tips below.


01. Consume a protein-rich diet

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Protein deficiency is directly associated with hair loss. It is essential to nourish your body with a wholesome diet rich in protein. Include foods like lean meats, dairy, seafood, nuts, legumes and beans in your diet to keep your hair healthy.


02. Manage your stress levels

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In case you didn’t know, stress hormones such as epinephrine and cortisol can hinder your natural hair growth. That is why it’s super important to get your stress levels under control if you want healthy hair. Practise meditation, positive affirmations, exercise regularly or opt for therapy to relieve your mind and body of stress from time to time.


03. Stay hydrated

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Dehydration doesn’t only affect your skin; it wreaks havoc on your hair too. Lack of an adequate amount of water in your system can make your hair dry, brittle and weak, and weak hair, as we know, is more prone to breakage. Make sure you drink 8-10 tall glasses of water daily to stay hydrated. Cutting out dehydrating beverages like coffee, tea, and soda can make a huge difference too.


04. Massage your scalp with essential oils

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A good hair massage does a lot more than help destress; it can also stimulate dormant hair follicles and promote hair growth. Essential oils are also known to strengthen your tresses. Try using oils like lavender, peppermint, rosemary, cedarwood, thyme, and lemongrass. Mix 2-3 drops of your favourite essential oil in a carrier oil like coconut or almond oil and massage your hair from root to tip. Keep for a couple of hours and wash off.


05. Add hair fall-fighting products to your routine

Add hair fall-fighting products to your routine

In addition to the above, adding hair fall-fighting products to your routine will help boost the process. While there are numerous anti-hair fall products out there, our top pick is the Dove Nutritive Solutions Hair Fall Rescue Shampoo and Conditioner. This range contains ¼ moisturising milk and nutri-lock serum that help nourish the tresses and reduce hair fall by up to 98%*. Regular use helps turn dull, damaged hair into thick looking, strong and healthy tresses that won’t break so easily!

*Hairfall due to breakage, based on lab test vs non-conditioning shampoo.

Sumona Bose

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Sumona Bose is a writer, skincare junkie and a self-professed makeup connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in Fashion Management and over 3 years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for learning new things has no bounds. Working closely with dermatologists, beauty excerpts, makeup artists and hairstylists, she brings you the best of all things beauty. From trending skincare ingredients to makeup looks that help you slay, she manages to bring something new (and vital!) to our readers every single time. Her hobbies include home workouts, watching foreign films and binge-watching makeover shows!


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