Getting Thick Hair in a Month: 5 Home Remedies

As a successful fashion designer, Judith has to make far more public appearances than she has time for. Fashion shows, press conferences, and interviews occupy the bulk of her itinerary. At 52 years of age, she is well past her prime and has started to notice her hair is thinning. She is frantic because she must fix this problem before the summer fashion gala to be held a month later.

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The solution to Judith’s problem is a way to help her hair become thick and strong within 4 weeks. Is this possible? Read on to find out.

What Causes Thinning of the Hair?

As you grow older, your hair starts to lose its strength and vitality (as in Judith’s case). However, there are other factors that contribute to the problem of hair thinning such as genetic predisposition, continuous use of heat-styling tools, an imbalanced diet, a thyroid malfunction, and excessive use of chemical-based hair products. There is no reason to worry though. Any of the home remedies explained below will give you thick and strong hair like before.

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What Are Some Ways of Making the Hair Thick?

Unless it is caused by a medical condition, the hair thinning process can be reversed by tweaking a few habits and lifestyle choices. Below are homemade remedies for hair thinning. They range from a hair rinse to a hair mask and will make Judith’s hair thick and strong in a few weeks’ time.

Rice water

Unaware of its potential to revitalize damaged hair, most people throw away the water that remains after rinsing uncooked rice. The longer the rice sits in the water, the more nutrients it imparts to the water. These nutrients include vitamins and minerals that help to strengthen the hair. Selenium, magnesium, and folic acid boost hair growth and make the hair thick and strong. Thiamine, niacin, vitamin B, and vitamin K help to rejuvenate dull and lifeless hair.

Using Rice Water

To prepare this hair rinse, any variety of rice can be used such as white rice, brown rice, jasmine rice, or pudding rice. It is better to use distilled or mineral water rather than water straight from the tap. Take a cup of each of the rice and the water. Allow the rice to sit in the water for at least 12 hours and up to 24 hours. Remember, the longer it ferments, the more effective the rice water will be. Pass the rice and water mixture through a sieve and into a clean bowl. The rice water thus collected will appear cloudy.

To get the most out of this hair rinse, follow the steps below:

  1. Wash your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo.
  2. Condition your hair as you normally do.
  3. Pour the rice water on your hair, making sure to cover every strand. Wear a shower cap and leave it for at least 30 minutes. For best results, leave it for an hour.
  4. Rinse the rice water off.
  5. Dry your hair and style as usual.

According to one hair expert, the rice water rinse is much more effective than a prenatal vitamin in helping to achieve thick hair within a short time. She recommends using the rice water rinse 2-3 times a week. Results are guaranteed 3-4 weeks after the first use.


Rich in protein, the egg is an ideal ingredient for any hair thickening preparation. It can be used in various ways to make your hair strong and thick within a few weeks. There are 2 ways to use egg as a hair mask:

Using Egg for Hair Thickening
  1. Beat an egg and massage it on wet hair. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse off with a sulfate-free shampoo and lukewarm water. Do this twice a week for 4 weeks.
  2. Beat an egg yolk and add a tablespoon of coconut or olive oil to it. Mix this well with 2 tablespoons of water to get a smooth hair mask. Rub this onto your scalp. Leave it on for half an hour before rinsing it off. Use this hair mask once or twice a week for up to 4 weeks.

Unless you have an allergy issue, eggs should be incorporated into your diet as well. They will help to nourish the scalp from within and stimulate hair growth and elasticity.

Essential oil

Essential oils can accelerate the hair thickening process. A teaspoon and a half are all you need to massage your scalp in slow, circular motions. Brush your hair with a wide-toothed comb to help distribute the oil from the roots to the ends of your hair. Do this once or twice a week for 4 weeks.

Essential Oil

Another way of using essential oil to get thick hair is by mixing a few drops with your cleanser when you wash your hair. You can also combine half a teaspoon of essential oil with 2-3 tablespoons of castor or olive oil. Apply this oil blend to your hair, making sure to coat every strand. Wrap your hair in a towel turban and leave it on for half an hour. Remove the towel and wash your hair with lukewarm water and a sulfate-free cleanser. Do this 2-3 times a week for 4 weeks.

Alternatively, you can add a few drops of essential oil to a blend of 3 tablespoons of castor oil and 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil. Apply a small quantity of this oil blend to your scalp and all of your hair. Leave it on for about 20 minutes before washing it off. Do this 1-2 times a week for up to 4 weeks.

You can choose from a wide range of essential oils such as thyme, lavender, rosemary, chamomile, almond, and cedarwood oil.

Fenugreek seeds

Used as a spice in parts of Asia, fenugreek seeds are a surefire way to get thick hair. Soak about a couple of tablespoons of the spice in water overnight. Discard the water and grind the seeds into a fine paste. Apply this paste to the scalp and let it sit for 30 minutes. Rinse off the paste with lukewarm water and a sulfate-free shampoo. Do this 1-2 times a week for up to 4 weeks.

Fenugreek Seeds

Aloe vera

Highly recommended for its soothing properties, aloe vera gel is great as a hair thickening tonic. Gently rub a sufficient quantity of aloe vera gel on the scalp 30 minutes before you shower. Rinse it off with lukewarm water and a sulfate-free cleanser. Do this 2-3 times a week and see the difference in your hair 4 weeks later.

Aloe Vera


The hair thinning remedies described above are easy to prepare or readily available. A rice water rinse, an egg mask, or a paste made from fenugreek seeds can be prepared at home with pantry staples. Also, aloe vera gel is now sold in many supermarkets and drugstores as is a wide selection of essential oils. Judith should experiment with a few to decide which one is easier to juggle with the numerous demands on her time.

The health of your hair and the rate at which it grows thick and strong is affected by what you eat. A diet plan that supports your hair treatment of choice is vital for making your hair thick again. It might help Judith to discuss with a nutritionist about a diet plan that suits her lifestyle. Eggs, avocado, tofu, mango, nuts, berries, beans, yogurt, and pumpkin seeds are considered superfoods for thickening hair. Incorporating these foods into her diet will support her efforts to get thick hair well ahead of the summer fashion gala.

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  1. Hello there,

    After reading this piece of writing, I can just say one thing- wow. I must say that it’s an excellent article with just the right amount of information to take care of my thinning hair. Before going through this article, I never knew there are so many home remedies to thicken my hair without even visiting a parlor. This is amazing.

    When I started reading this article, I was not so sure of the remedies that you have mentioned. But the more I read, the better I understood that all the ingredients and methods that you have listed are legit and would actually benefit my hair. Thank you very much for sharing useful information with your articles.

    This article is well thought of and nicely penned.

    I wish you all the best.

    1. Dear Betty,

      Thank you very much for your sweet words. We appreciate our readers’ feedback.

      Please keep coming back for more articles in the future.

  2. Hi people,

    I must admit that I love your writings. They are easy to read and even easier to understand. You know how to put on your thoughts in writing. I think many readers visit your blog just because they love your writing and not because they have a problem. It’s a big thing to achieve.

    Praises aside, I have some complaints about this particular piece of article. You have mentioned essential oils but you haven’t mentioned which is better and what they do for your thinning hair. I would have liked to know about them individually.

    Moreover, in addition to all the home remedies, you have forgotten to mention about applying coconut oil to thicken hair. I think it is one of the most effective ways to fight thinning hair and its causes.

    Nevertheless, I love your writing. You should improve a bit to attract even more readers.

    1. Dear Barbara,

      First of all, thank you very much for your kind response. We are overwhelmed with your sweet feedback.

      Secondly, we would have also loved to talk about each essential oil and its benefits separately. However, as we don’t want to bore our readers with long descriptions, we held ourselves back from discussing them in great detail.

      Moreover, thank you for your suggestion. We would definitely keep it in mind in the future.

  3. This is just an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G article. I love the fact that at the beginning of the article you have mentioned the causes of hair thinning so that its easier for us to understand what we are doing wrong or what is happening to our body that is causing our tresses to suffer from the thinning phenomena. It is very much evident that you put a lot of effort and thought into penning down an article.

    Keep it up, guys. The world needs to know more.

    1. Dear Rosemarie,

      Thank you very much for your kind, inspiring words. We are overjoyed with your response. Our readers’ feedback helps us to think and write better.

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