While there is no way to change the texture of the hair follicles, there are many things people can do to make hair appear thicker and to reduce breakage and hair loss.

Thinning hair could be caused by:

*natural aging


* poor nutrition

*overuse of commercial hair products

*reactions or allergies to chemicals or substances

* illness

The natural treatments below may help thicken thin hair regardless of whether further treatment is required.


An egg treatment may help to make hair look thicker.

Eggs are high in protein, which is essential for the body to build strong, thick hair. When used regularly, an egg treatment may help thicken and strengthen a person’s hair.

To use an egg treatment:

* beat 1 or 2 eggs together

* apply the eggs to the scalp and damp hair

*leave the eggs on the scalp for about 30 minutes

*wash hair thoroughly with warm water and mild shampoo

Alternately, combine the eggs with oil and water. To use this method:

*mix egg yolks, 1 tablespoon (tbsp) olive oil, and 2 tbsp of water

*apply the mixture to the scalp and dry hair

*leave for 15 minutes

*rinse out with warm water and a mild shampoo

Using an egg treatment once or twice a week for several weeks might help strengthen the hair.

Olive oil

Olive oil is rich in omega3 acids and other nutrients that are essential for overall health, including hair health. When applied directly to the scalp and hair, olive oil helps promote thicker hair.

Olive oil also has the added benefit of softening the hair and relieving dry scalp.

To use olive oil:

* heat the oil to body temperature

*massage the warm oil into the scalp and hair

* leave in hair for about 30 to 45 minutes

*rinse out the olive oil with mild shampoo

Some people add honey to the olive oil and others suggest leaving the olive oil on overnight using a shower cap to cover the hair.

Proper nutrition

A nutritious diet that contains healthful fats, protein, and a range of vitamins can help with thinning or thin hair. In fact, thin hair can be a sign that a person is not getting enough nutrients.

To help remedy this, people with thin hair should include some of the following nutrient-rich foods in their diets:

*salmon, which is high in protein and fatty acids

*eggs, which contain protein, omega3, and iron

* walnuts, almonds, and other nuts, which are sources of fatty acids

*greek yogurt, which is a source of protein

* green, black, pinto, and other beans, which contain protein

A person should look to add 1 or 2 servings of any of the above foods to their daily diet. Even adding just 3 or 4 servings a week can contribute to improved hair health.

Orange puree

The vitamin C, pectin, and acid in oranges can help a person’s hair in a few different ways.

The vitamins and nutrients may improve hair’s natural luster, which makes the hair appear thicker.

The acid in oranges helps break apart residue left from hair products. These residues may interfere with hair growth. Unlike some of the other treatments, orange puree has a pleasant scent that makes the treatment more enjoyable.

A person can use orange puree as a hair treatment by blending fresh oranges then massaging the puree into the hair and scalp. Leave the puree on the hair for about 1 hour before rinsing it out.

Some people like to use a light conditioner to rehydrate their hair following an orange puree treatment.


An avocado rub will also include olive oil.

Avocado is rich in vitamin E, and many people believe it to be a good moisturizer. Make a simple avocado rub and apply it twice a week.

To make an avocado rub:

*combine the fruit of 1 avocado with 1 tbsp olive oil

*apply the mixture to hair and scalp

* let it sit for about 30 minutes

*rinse thoroughly with mild shampoo



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