How to Get Thicker Hair: Unlocking the Secrets to Healthy Hair and Scalp

May 23, 2024

How to Get Thicker Hair: Unlocking the Secrets to Healthy Hair and Scalp

Welcome back to The ARKIVEs by ARKIVE Headcare, your trusted destination for all things hair, hacks and Headcare for you, yours & theirs! 

Today, we're diving into the topic of achieving thicker, fuller hair and uncovering the secrets to promoting scalp health and hair vitality. Thick, luscious locks not only enhance our appearance but also boost confidence and self-esteem. Whether you're dealing with thinning hair or simply looking to add more volume, we've got you covered. 

Join us as we explore the science behind hair thickness, the surprising role of nutrition in promoting optimal hair health, and practical tips for achieving the thick hair of your dreams.

Let’s dive in.

Unlocking the allure of thick hair

Imagine hair that exudes volume and vitality, cascading effortlessly with a natural bounce. That's the magic of thick hair – it's not just about strands, it's about making a statement. Here's why thick locks are stealing the spotlight and why you should take note:

Amplified Volume and Fullness:

Thick hair isn't just about quantity; it's about quality. It boasts amplified volume and fullness that turns heads and commands attention. With each strand brimming with life, thick hair radiates vibrancy and vitality, setting the stage for endless styling possibilities.

Versatility Redefined:

From sleek styles to voluminous curls, thick hair redefines versatility in hair styling. It holds shapes effortlessly, allowing you to experiment with an array of looks, from chic updos to casual waves. 

Confidence Amplified:

There's an undeniable confidence that comes with thick and healthy hair. It's more than just strands – it's a crown of self-assurance that empowers you to conquer the world. With thick and healthy locks by your side, you'll stand tall, radiating confidence from root to tip.

A testament to health:

Thick hair isn't just about aesthetics; it's a testament to health and well-being. It signifies a harmonious balance of inner vitality and external radiance, 

Understanding hair thickness:

Understanding what constitutes thick hair is the first step towards achieving it. While genetics play a significant role in determining your hair thickness, other factors such as diet, lifestyle, and scalp health also contribute. Thick hair is characterised by its density and volume, with individual strands appearing robust and resilient. By prioritising scalp health and adopting a holistic approach to hair care, you can support optimal hair growth and thickness.

The science behind hair growth:

Did you know hair growth occurs in cycles, with each phase contributing to overall hair thickness and density? Understanding this process isn't just fascinating (we’re big haircare geeks after all) – it's essential for anyone seeking to enhance their own hair growth journey.

Hair growth cycle demystified:

Let's break it down: hair growth isn't a one-size-fits-all phenomenon; it's a meticulously orchestrated cycle of phases, each playing a vital role in shaping the thickness and density of your locks.

Anagen Phase - The Growth Spurt: Picture this phase as the ‘doing phase’  of hair growth, where hair follicles are in overdrive, churning out strands with gusto. During the anagen phase, your hair actively grows from the follicle, fueling the journey towards thicker, longer locks.

Catagen Phase - The Transition: As with any cycle, there comes a point of transition. Enter the catagen phase, a brief pause where hair takes a breather from its growth spurt and prepares to goodbye. While visible growth slows down, this phase sets the stage for renewal and rejuvenation.

Telogen Phase - The Calm Before the Storm: Here, hair enters a state of rest, gently detaching from the follicle to make way for new beginnings. It's a natural shedding process that paves the way for fresh, vibrant strands to emerge.

Why this matters for thick hair enthusiasts:

Now, you might be wondering, "What does this cycle have to do with my quest for thicker, luscious locks?" The answer lies in harnessing the power of understanding.

By unravelling the intricacies of your hair growth cycle, you gain insights into how to nurture your strands at each stage of their journey. From promoting robust growth during the anagen phase to supporting healthy shedding during the telogen phase, every step holds the potential to amplify your hair's thickness and vitality.

Empowering your hair growth journey:

Armed with this knowledge, you hold the key to unlocking your hair's full potential. Here's how you can harness the cycle to promote faster hair growth and thicker strands:

Step 1: Nourish from within

First up is to feed your follicles with a nutrient-rich diet to fuel robust growth during the anagen phase. Your nutrition plays a crucial role in promoting hair growth and thickness. Essential vitamins and minerals such as biotin, vitamin E, and omega-3 fatty acids are vital for maintaining healthy hair follicles and supporting hair growth. Incorporating nutrient-rich foods such as leafy greens, nuts, and fatty fish into your diet can help nourish your hair from the inside out. Additionally, staying hydrated and avoiding crash diets can help maintain overall hair health and thickness.

Step 2: Scalp care for thicker hair 

If we’ve said it once we’ve said it a thousand times - a healthy scalp is essential for promoting thicker, fuller hair. Regular washing with a gentle shampoo helps remove dirt, oil, and product buildup, preventing scalp irritation and promoting optimal hair growth. Exfoliating the scalp can help remove dead skin cells and improve circulation, while moisturising the scalp helps maintain a balanced pH and prevent dryness. ARKIVE offers a range of scalp care products formulated with nourishing ingredients to promote scalp health and support hair thickness. Check them out [here]. 

Step 3: Stimulate blood flow. 

Enhancing blood flow to your scalp is a great hack for promoting healthy hair growth and thickness. You can achieve this by incorporating scalp massages into your daily routine. Aside from being a great opportunity to indulge in some [Headcare], these massages serve as a revitalising practice, and act like giving your follicles a refreshing wake-up call. 

You don't need fancy tools for this (although they can always help); simply use your fingertips! Start by placing your fingers at the base of your scalp and apply gentle pressure, moving in circular motions. Gradually work your way across your scalp, ensuring thorough coverage. You could elevate your massage game by incorporating nourishing oils like coconut, almond, or jojoba. These oils penetrate deeply, promoting optimal follicle health - just make sure to thoroughly wash your hair afterwards to remove any traces of oil. Remember,  consistency is key; aim for at least a few minutes of massage daily to maintain healthy blood flow to the follicles. 

Step 4: Protect and preserve.  

Shield your strands from damage and breakage by minimising heat styling, protecting against environmental stressors, and embracing gentle hair care practices. If you’re prone to suffering from damage read all about our top tips to preventing damage and what frizz-fighting heroes to include in your routine [here].  

ARKIVE styling tips for volume and fullness:

When it comes to styling thin or fine hair, strategic techniques and products can make all the difference. Volumizing mousses and root-lifting sprays can help add lift and volume at the roots, while blow-drying techniques such as round brushing can create the illusion of fuller hair. Choosing hairstyles and cuts that add texture and dimension, such as layers or blunt cuts, can also enhance hair thickness and density. 

The bottom line…

Achieving thicker, fuller hair is possible with the right knowledge and techniques. By understanding the factors that influence hair thickness, prioritising scalp health, and adopting a nutrient-rich diet, you can support optimal hair growth and vitality. Additionally, incorporating styling techniques and products designed to add volume and fullness can help you achieve the hair of your dreams.  

So, embrace the science, embrace the cycle, and explore ARKIVE's range of hair care products tailored to promote scalp health and hair thickness, and embark on a journey to thicker, healthier hair today.

With love and hair care knowledge,