Remedies to Increase Your Hair Volume Naturally

Is it possible to increase your hair volume naturally? Definitely. With a proper diet and a few simple beauty tips, you can surely make your hair fuller, thicker and more voluminous.
Remedies to Increase Your Hair Volume Naturally
Valeria Sabater

Written and verified by psychologist Valeria Sabater.

Last update: 09 October, 2022

Factors such as genetics and hormonal issues can make our hair lose its volume. Oftentimes leading us to spend tons of money on hair care products, such as gels, creams, and oils that don’t always deliver the promised results.

So try out these simple and affordable remedies to increase your hair volume naturally.  Don’t pass them up, as they will definitely help add natural volume to your hair with little effort and cost.

1. A good diet to increase your hair volume

Vitamins are good to increase your hair volume

Genetics, hormones and intense stress are all factors that can make you lose hair thickness over time. In fact, your hair was probably much thicker when you were younger. As we grow old, so does our hair. Plus, the use of dyes, hair dryers and straighteners can also cause its health to decline over time.

So, what can you do to increase your hair volume naturally? First, you have to attack this problem from the root. You should make sure that your diet is providing your hair with the vitamins and nutrients that it needs to be strong. So, here is a list of elements that you should definitely include in your diet from now on:

  • Foods rich in iron and copper: Spinach, walnuts, endive, lentils, oatmeal, eggs, cockles, parsley, dill, oregano, peaches, strawberries, avocado, bittersweet chocolate, and figs.
  • Nourishment rich in vitamin B: Tuna, turkey, kale, potatoes, kefir, peanuts, brewer’s yeast, tofu, and natural yogurt.
  • Foods rich in zinc: Pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate, watermelon, sesame flour, wheat germ.

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2. Gelatin remedy for more voluminous hair

Aloe vera is good to increase hair volume

This remedy is a gelatin-based hair mask, and it’s incredibly effective to increase your hair volume. Did you know that gelatin is good at increasing hair thickness? After going through a series of processes, it produces collagen powder, which is essential for good hair health, making it strong, voluminous and thick.

So, don’t hesitate to use gelatin as a way of increasing your hair volume. Here’s what you should do:

What do I need?

  • 1 teaspoon of flavorless powdered gelatin (20 grams).
  • 1 cup of hot water (200 ml).
  • 4 drops of rosemary oil (10 ml).
  • 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel (20 grams).

How do I make it?

Start by boiling a cup of water. Once the water is hot, add the aloe vera gel and 4 drops of rosemary oil. Once the aloe vera has dissolved in the water, add the powdered gelatin to thicken the mixture.

What’s the second step? Wet your hair with room temperature water. You should never use very hot water on your hair because this causes it to break). Next, apply the mixture that you prepared with the gelatin. Put a shower cap on your head and let the treatment set for half an hour. After that time has gone by, wash your hair as you normally would. Ideally, you should use this treatment twice per week.

3. Mayonnaise, aloe vera and tomato remedy for thicker hair

Hair health with many homemade remedies

This treatment is very easy to make. Ideally, you should use it on your hair twice per week before bed. You should always try to have a bit of aloe vera at home, because this natural element is great at nourishing your hair, stimulating hair growth and making it thicker. Additionally, combined with mayonnaise and tomato, this mixture is an effective trick that you won’t be able to stop using.

What do I need?

  • One tablespoon of aloe vera (20 grams).
  • 40 grams of mayonnaise.
  • The pulp of one ripe tomato.

How do I make it?

This treatment is very easy to make. Just grab a glass bowl to put in the mayonnaise. Then, cut off a bit of aloe vera and scrape out the juice inside of it. You will need about one tablespoon. Then, add the tomato pulp. Use a fork to mix all of the ingredients until you have a somewhat thick, uniform mixture.

Apply this cream to your previously wet hair and let it sit for about 20 minutes. Afterward, rinse it out as you normally would and use conditioner. You will be amazed at the great results this treatment produces!

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4. Onion and honey remedy for more voluminous hair

Onion and honey for hair health

Now, this remedy really is fantastic. Onions are rich in essential minerals that can help you avoid hair loss. They nourish the hair follicles and stimulate hair growth, all while restoring hair health. Consequently, if you combine this vegetable with the undeniable benefits of honey, you’ll end up with a wonderful treatment. Don’t miss out on it! Take a look at what you should do for this treatment:

What do I need?

  • ½ onion.
  • 5o grams of honey.

How do I make it?

This treatment is so easy that you can make it three times per week with no problem. Start out by peeling half an onion and chopping it up. Then, put this chopped half onion in a bowl and add 50 grams of honey. Make a paste with the mixture.

Is your mixture ready? Now, all you have to do is apply it to your wet hair and massage it in well, making sure to get it all over your scalp. Then, rinse the mixture out with room temperature water. You will see your hair becoming more voluminous each and every day.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.