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October 2015



FAQ; How to Achieve Thick Natural Hair

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What products encourage thickness in hair?

First and Foremost

A healthy diet results in strong, healthy growing hair. Our hair and nails are the most visual indicators of something lacking in our body. So stack up on a protein and vitamin rich diet. Why these sub-groups? Hair and nails are made up of a protein known as keratin, as we increase our intake of protein; we are giving the body the building blocks it requires for healthy hair. For the body to develop and grow we need a healthy supply of vitamins. Cell regeneration  are aided by vitamins, as such if you want to see healthy and thick hair then you need to increase your intake of vitamin rich foods like vegetables. If you feel that you are not getting an adequate supply in your diet then you can supplement with a daily multi-vitamin.

Protein Deep Conditioners

These not only strength thin weak hair but they form a coat of protein around each hair strand thus thickening it. Protein deep conditioners are usually labelled as “For damaged Hair” or they can be labelled as “Hair Repair’ Treatments. Some brands trademark their protein conditioners as “Hair Mayonnaise”. Because they create a protective layer on top of the hair, a protein treatment can tend to be drying so u can follow up with a moisturizing deep conditioner or simply layer it on top of the protein conditioner.

Natural Oils

There are a number of natural oils that boost thickness of hair. Castor oil shows noticeable results. Not only does castor oil thicken hair but it boosts hair growth too. Avocado oil encourages thickness by depositing protein to rebuild the hair strand. Olive oil, rosemary essential oil, jojoba and grape seed oil also boost hair thickness.

Fenugreek and Amla Oil

Fenugreek contains an enzyme that mimics oestrogen and as a result not only does it result in healthy glowing skin but in thick lush hair too. Amla (Indian Gooseberry) does so many things at once, its anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and a scalp cleanser thereby promoting healthy thick growing hair. It also a natural anti-greying remedy

Aloe Vera

Contains the entire Amino Acid chain which is used as a building block for thick growing hair. Use it either in gel or juice form for thicker hair. Many naturals who use a homemade leave-in conditioner called the KimmayTube Leave-in conditioner immediately notice thicker healthy hair since its ingredients include aloe Vera, jojoba, castor oil-all being natural thickness boosters.


Henna is a natural remedy that corrects so many hair related issues. It stops hair shedding, it’s anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. It’s used as a natural hair colour, it creates a coat of colour on top of the hair, and this extra coat is what causes thickening of hair strands.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Build the strands from within and boost not just hair thickness but hair growth too. Omega 3 fatty don’t just benefit in the hair department but it also improves smoothness and texture of the skin resulting in naturally glowing skin. It is essential for great eyesight and important for the brain. Foods rich in Omega 3s are flaxseeds and flaxseed/linseed oil, fish, cereals and grains (oat extract is added as a volume booster in volume boosting shampoos and conditioners)

Products that contain wax

Wax added to deep conditioners, hair stylers and other hair products coat each strand and immediately giving the impression of thickness. However this is temporary and wax has been known to cause build up.


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