How to Have Thick and Shining Hair

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Hair loss is a severe problem that makes millions of people seek for hair transplantation every year, according to The Hair Transplant Hub. Moreover, another issue that people are concerned about the most is thin and dull hair. Just like stopping hair loss, this goal is completely achievable too. The only need is to change your habits and care properly for your hair.

What Do Your Hair Need?

Your hair need nutrients to be thick and shiny. Vitamin-E is one of the most important nutrients needed for good hair. It can be found in essential oils such as almond oil and castor oil. Oiling hair once or twice a week provides enough nutrition.

Hair thickness and shine can also be improved by revamping everyday diet. Vitamin B is proven to improve and strengthen hair. Milk contains proteins pertinent to thickness and shinyness of hair. Washing hair with milk is also a good idea. Moreover, Omega-3 fatty acids also improve hair appearance.

What NOT To Do

Applying shampoo to hair every day might seem like a good idea but it is not. Most experts agree that shampooing hair thrice a week is enough and more than that is counterproductive.

Brushing hair when they are wet is also detrimental to their good growth. Hair must be left to be air-dried. Applying brush while they are wet breaks them. When they have dried, a wide-tooth comb must be applied and a hair dryer must be avoided.

Hair dryer and iron must only be used when absolutely needed as heating tools adversely affect the thickness and growth of hair. Moreover, they damage hair follicles which are mainly responsible for hair growth.

Getting your hair cut regularly does not result in thicker hair. However, getting your split-ends trimmed has proven to be rather beneficial.

Do not go seeking chemical solutions or hair transplant surgery if you have not tried other natural methods or consulted with an experienced doctor.

Thick and shiny hair now is not a far-fetched idea. By incorporating the right habits and the right lifestyle choices one can have thick and shiny hair in no time.


  • Laura Rocksteady

    These are some great tips, I have to say I’m really lucky that I have very thick hair which can sometimes be a little annoying but I do wish it was shinner and not have such a tendency to get oily

    Laura x

  • Stephanie

    I didn’t know vitE was really important for hair, thanks!

  • Baby Isabella

    My mummy has super thick hair and only washes it once a week (she doesn’t have time to dry it otherwise) however she does lack shine! Great tips x

  • Lauretta

    Oh my. And here i am thinking that applying shampoo and conditioner everyday is okay. Same as with brushing it while still wet. Great tips for hair care. I love it.

  • Louise Smith

    I don’t have thick hair, but I struggle to keep it in good condition. I usually wash it 3 times a week, and only condition the ends. I try not to use too much heat on it either as I find that makes it feel even worse!!

    Louise x

  • I’ve definitely got thick hair that is for sure! I could do with it being shinier though!

  • Jess Howliston

    Oo some great tips here and a really interesting read! My hair is quite long but I would love it to be a little thicker after it all started falling out when I had my little girl! I am guilty of brushing my hair when its wet so will definitely try and stop this right away!

  • Kara

    I wash my hair everyday which is probably why my scalp is so dry – will have to see if i can cut it back

  • Nadia/Scandi Mummy

    Somw fab tips. Since becoming a mum I don’t get to wash my hair as often and it’s left to air dry more and it’s doing good so obviously those tips are working x

  • I definitely have thick hair but it is a little bushy to say the least haha. I like the idea of not combing through wet hair and waiting for it to air dry instead x

  • Laura Dove

    My hair is TERRIBLE at the moment, I really need to get my hair in better condition, it really gets me down!

  • I’ve been fortunate enough to have naturally super thick and shiny hair. I make sure its nourished with oils but sadly, air drying is not an option for me unless I have 12 hours spare!

  • Some great tips here. Going to show this to my sister who has majorly Thick hair!