Check out these volume-boosting home remedies to make your hair look big and full.
How to add volume and thickness to fine hair.
1. Coconut oil coconut oil
One of the best smelling oils, hair treatment with this tropical oil will make your hair thick, shiny and bouncy. There are actual studies done to test its effectiveness and coconut oil was the winner out of the other two oils.
The uniqueness of this oil is that it can penetrate inside the hair strands and stop the protein loss that occurs during washing and wet combing. Hair is mostly made of protein, and if your hair is fine hair you don’t want to lose any more of it.
How to use, If you want, you can liquefy coconut oil by warming slightly, but its not needed, it will melt as soon as it touches your skin. Start with dry or damp hair. Part your hair from any one side, apply some oil, part again about 1/2 inch from that part, apply more oil, and so on until you’ve coated your whole scalp.
Gently massage with your fingertips for 5 to 10 minutes. You can leave the oil on for as little as 30 minutes to overnight. Then wash using a natural shampoo and let your hair air dry. This can be repeated every few days to get hair that is both thicker and healthier.
For extra boost, take 1 tablespoon each of coconut oil, olive oil and castor oil and give your hair a nice massage.
If your hair does not get along with coconut oil, use babassu oil. This oil from Amazon forest offers the same hair volumizing benefits as coconut oil, but has a much lighter feel – which is great, especially if you don’t like the greasy feeling of coconut oil.
An excellent conditioner, babassu oil strengthens the hair shaft, adds lots of shine and gives body to limp hair.
It’s also good for your scalp health. But before you go ahead and try it, let me warn you that babassu oil feels amazing, and there are good chances you might get addicted to it. How to use, See coconut oil. You can also use babassu oil as a leave-in conditioner.
Take a tiny bit in your palms; rub your hands together till it melts and apply to your damp hair to seal the moisture and enhance volume and shine.
3. Egg Shampoo
Homemade Egg Shampoo High in protein, egg shampoo is egg-cellent for fine, thin, or oily hair (here I am talking about the homemade egg shampoo). Initially I was very hesitant to try egg shampoo; just the idea of putting egg on my head was not very pleasant. But after trying just once I am totally hooked to egg wash.
The various proteins in the egg work to strengthen the hair shaft, and add body and texture to the hair. Plus eggs are packed with biotin, iodine, selenium, pantothenic acid and vitamin B12 – all of which are great for shiny, healthy hair.
How to make and use, Its very simple to make an egg shampoo. Just crack open an egg or two, whisk it and apply on wet hair. Leave it on for 4 to 5 minutes, and then rinse with cool water. What I really like about this shampoo is that it takes off oil from my hair, but without drying the scalp or hair. Plus it adds amazing shine and volume to my fine, soft hair. You may also enjoy, DIY egg and honey hair mask. This hair mask has helped my sister with hair growth and volume.
4. Fortifying Gelatin
Hair Rinse Gelatin is another great remedy for fine hair. It makes hair strong and gives it a good body and shine. The theory behind a gelatin hair rinse is the same as the egg hair treatment. Gelatin, which is 98 to 99 percent protein, actually binds with hair to strengthen it. And if you have damaged hair or split ends, gelatine does a wonderful repair job. It adheres well to damaged area and nourishes the entire strand as well.
This gelatin hair rinse will help to smooth the hair cuticle, boost shine, and reduce split ends. You will need, 2 cups water 1 tsp unflavoured gelatin 2 drops peppermint essential oil (optional) Mix the gelatine into the water, then stir in the peppermint oil.
Pour the mixture into an applicator bottle or a spout bottle – that way it will be easier to apply. How to use: Apply the rinse on your hair, until your hair is totally saturated. Massage your scalp and hair, and leave in for approximately 5 minutes before rinsing with cool or tepid water. You can use this gelatine rinse once a week.
5. Bodying Nettle
Rinse nettle A nettle hair rinse is great as a bodifying treatment and will add strength, lustre and incredible fullness to over-worked hair. Rich in plant hormones and mineral, nettle has tonic and astringent properties. It is especially good for oily hair, dandruff and hair breakage.
A few drops of lavender essential oil will provide not only fragrance, but also shine and softness to your hair. You will need, 2 to 4 tablespoons dried nettles 1 cup purified or distilled water 3 to 5 drops lavender essential oil Bring to a boil, add nettle, then reduce the heat, and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool, then strain out the liquid. Add lavender oil just before use.
How to use, Use after shampooing as instructed in gelatine hair rinse.