How to Get Thicker Hair Naturally

To use olive oil to get thicker hair naturally, simply apply olive oil to your hair and massage it in, being sure to get all of your hair. Leave this in for thirty minutes and then rinse followed by a light shampoo. For even better results, you can leave it on overnight and then wash it in the morning.

Thick hair is something more people would like to have. Whether your hair is long or short, having thick hair just seems to look better. Your hair may be thin depending on a number of reasons, but there is no reason why you can’t get thicker hair naturally. Climate is a big reason people have different thicknesses of hair. In colder climate hair tends to be thinner, while in warmer regions hair is often thicker.

Thin hair may come with age, and while there is nothing you can do to prevent aging, there are ways to promote naturally thicker hair. Nature has given us everything we need to promote naturally vibrant health and there are many methods that will promote hair growth and increase volume. If you’ve got thin hair, or your hair’s just not as thick as it once was trying any of the following home remedies will promote thicker hair and leave you feeling your best.

             5 Home Remedies for Naturally Thicker Hair

The power of nature is unsurpassed for giving us everything we need to look and feel our best. Women and men alike have been using natural remedies to treat various health concerns and keep themselves happy for thousands of years. Using natural home remedies offers a safe alternative to chemical based products that often contain toxic ingredients that may lead to harmful side effects. There are ways to get thicker hair, and it doesn’t have to cost you your health or a big dent in your pocketbook.

1. Egg

Eggs
Egg is great for hair and skin and it’s got everything you need to build up the proteins in your hair to keep it thicker and promote new hair growth. Protein is one of the best things you can give your hair to make it stronger, thicker, and looking its best. If there is only one remedy you use to promote thicker hair, let this be it.

To use egg on your hair, beat two large eggs in a bowl until they are whisked well together. Apply this all over your dry hair and let sit for at least twenty minutes. Proceed to rinse this well, applying a light shampoo to get the smell of the egg out of your hair. This method should be used at least four times a week to gain the best results.

You can also use a mixture of egg yolk, olive oil, and water to gather results of thicker hair. The three should be mixed well and applied all over dry hair. Leave this on for fifteen minutes and then rinse well followed by a light shampoo. Repeating this procedure a few times a week will offer results in a few weeks.

2. Orange Juice

Orange Juice
Orange juice is also a really great way to promote thicker hair and smells super refreshing. It promotes hair growth, thickens hair, and is great for treating dandruff. To use an orange to help you with your need for thicker hair, take a sliced orange, peel and all, and put it in a food processor until you have a fine pulp. This pulp should be applied to your hair and left on for twenty minutes. Doing so once a week will lead to fuller, thicker hair in a matter of months.

A mixture of orange juice and apple puree is also a good way to get thicker hair naturally. Applying this to your hair and scalp for thirty minutes once or twice a week is great to promote thick hair. It should be rinsed well. No additional shampoo is necessary if it is not desired.

3. Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is great for your hair and it’s easy to get thicker hair when you use this tropical oil as a treatment. Having a bottle of coconut oil is highly recommended if you wish to take care of your hair naturally and have it looking its best. There are proteins present in coconut oil that are responsible for adding strength to the hair, much like how the proteins in eggs work for treating thin hair.

To use coconut oil for getting thicker hair naturally, massage a bit of warmed coconut oil into the scalp and hair and cover with a hot towel. Get the towel hot by running it under hot water and ringing out all excess water. This will ensure that the oil stays heated while penetrating the hair shaft. Leave this on for thirty minutes and then rinse and wash with a mild shampoo. This can be repeated every few days to get hair that is both thicker and healthier.

4. Olive Oil

Olive Oil
Olive oil is full of what your hair and skin need to stay healthy and vibrant. Keeping a bottle of olive oil and in the bathroom is highly recommended. People have been using olive oil for years to promote thicker hair and healthy skin. Olive oil contains the omega-3 fatty-acids that your hair needs to become thicker.

To use olive oil to get thicker hair naturally, simply apply olive oil to your hair and massage it in, being sure to get all of your hair. Leave this in for thirty minutes and then rinse followed by a light shampoo. For even better results, you can leave it on overnight and then wash it in the morning.

5. Avocado

Avocado
Avocado is fruit that offers amazing benefits for both hair and skin. This green, creamy fruit is great for promoting naturally thicker hair and will leave your locks shiny and luxurious. To use avocado to get thicker hair naturally, avocado can be mashed with a tablespoon of olive oil and applied to the hair as a mask. This should be applied to freshly washed, damp hair and left on for at least twenty minutes. Rinse off and follow with a conditioner and you will soon notice a big improvement of the thickness of your hair.

Steps to smoother skin

    1. Exfoliate. If you really want smooth skin, get rid of the dead, flaky skin on the surface. …
    2. Hydrate. There are a million reasons you should reach for that glass of water, and smoother skin is one. …
    3. Shave. One of the easiest ways to get smooth skin is to get rid of the hair on its surface.

  1. Do you think perfectly smooth skin is something you’ll never have? Think again! Spend some time taking care of your skin, and you’ll end up with smooth, gorgeous skin that you can’t wait to show off! These 12 steps are a great way to get started.
  2. Less is more

    According to Dr. Jessica Krant, a board-certified dermatologist and founder of Art of Dermatology on 5th Avenue, as well as assistant clinical professor of dermatology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York City, the first step to smoother skin is to stop doing everything you’re doing now.

    “Remember that sometimes less is more. With all the constant marketing of anti-aging products and systems now, sometimes we think the more we do, the younger we’ll get. Sadly, sometimes that can work against you. Too many anti-aging products or procedures can actually make the skin more irritated, red, and flaky and produce the appearance of more fine lines due to deep dryness and microscopic swelling. So first, stop everything.”

  3. Wash less

    You may think the key to smooth skin is a super clean face, but that’s not true. In fact, too much washing will probably do more damage than good.

    “It’s important to gently remove makeup and actual dirt from the skin, but it’s a bit of a myth that we have to scrub ourselves squeaky clean two or three times daily,” said Krant. “Sometimes overwashing can produce the same overdryness and irritation that anti-aging products can create. When we wash too much and strip away the skin’s natural, healthy, moisturizing oils, we create redness and flakiness, and the skin actually gets a counterproductive signal to start producing more oil to keep itself protected. This is how we can end up both dry and oily at the same time. Reduce the amount of cleansing and let the skin relax.”

  4. Don’t squeeze!

    We know it’s tempting to squeeze and pick at any zits that happen to show up on your face, but don’t.

    “Manage acne gently, with help from your dermatologist, not your fingertips,” said Krant. “Anything you pick and and try to solve yourself will only last much longer and risk being permanently scarred. The right dermatologist can help you with an easy, ongoing preventive regimen that will help more.”

  5. Exfoliate

    If you really want smooth skin, get rid of the dead, flaky skin on the surface.

    “It’s a myth that exfoliation can dry or thin the skin,” says healthy skin care expert and Skin Authority CEO Celeste Hilling. “Regular exfoliation speeds up the cell turnover process, allowing the body to produce moisture-bearing properties like hyaluronic acid. Exfoliation also helps to plump the skin by churning up elastin and collagen production.”

    Hilling recommends using a natural resurfacing agent such as glycolic acid to gently dissolve dead surface skin cells so they can be replaced with new, plump ones.

    Too much exfoliation can be overkill, though. Just once a week is enough.

  6. Clean your brushes

    How often do you clean your makeup brushes? Probably not often enough. Dirt, grime and oils left in the brushes can cause breakouts, leaving your skin far from smooth. Fortunately, it’s easy enough to clean them yourself using a simple bar of soap.

    Note: Steer away from scented body soaps and go for a natural soap like those offered by South of France Natural Body Care to remove the gunk without leaving anything behind. They’ve got all the steps for proper brush cleaning laid out on their blog, The Soap Dish.
  7. Eat right

    The food we put into our bodies affects how we look in more ways than our belt size. According to Dr. Michelle Yagoda, NYC facial plastic surgeon, aesthetic integrative beauty expert and co-creator of BeautyScoop, “Foods rich in lean proteins and omega-3 fatty acids are especially effective at delivering smoother skin. They aid the skin in retaining moisture and fortify the skin’s natural moisture barrier.”

    Yagoda says a diet with ample beauty super foods can enhance skin texture, hydration, firmness and smoothness. She suggests a diet of foods rich in…

    1. Lean protein (salmon, tofu, soy, sardines)
    2. Omega-3 fatty acids (almonds, salmon, sardines, walnuts, flax seed)
    3. Antioxidants for rapid skin repair like vitamins A, C and E (carrots, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, berries)
    4. Minerals like magnesium and zinc, which facilitate hyaluronic acid production to provide unsurpassed skin hydration (soy, kale, carrots, pumpkin seeds, whole grains)

    Hydrate

    There are a million reasons you should reach for that glass of water, and smoother skin is one.

    “To have smooth, soft skin, it’s really important to drink enough water or other nondiuretic fluids during the day. When you are well hydrated, skin is smoother and more elastic,” said Stephanie White, founder and president of Become International.

    Use sunblock

    We all know it’s important to use sunblock for health reasons, but it’ll go a long way toward keeping your skin smooth, too.

    “Use sunblock religiously,” said White. “Sun damage creates wrinkles and coarsens the skin. Find a sunblock you like that is made for the face, preferably with natural ingredients like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.”

    Moisturize

    We can’t say this enough: Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Dr. Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research for the Department of Dermatology at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, agrees.

    “Moisturize twice daily,” he said. “It will improve skin hydration and seal in cracks between dry cells on the surface of the skin.”

    Go natural

    The solution to smoother skin isn’t always to be found on a drugstore shelf. Sometimes, the simplest, most natural products have the power to make you glow. Alexis Wolfer, founding editor in chief of TheBeautyBean.com, has some suggestions for natural ways to get smoother skin.

    “Make a yogurt mask,” she suggests. “Apply a thin layer of full-fat Greek yogurt to your face and let it dry for about 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water. The lactic acid helps break down dead skin cells while the fat deeply moisturizes.”

    She also recommends mixing a drop or two of honey in with your night cream each evening before application.

    “Honey acts as a humectant, bringing the hydrating benefits of your night cream deeper into the skin.”

    Shave

    One of the easiest ways to get smooth skin is to get rid of the hair on its surface. Get smooth skin on your legs, armpits and anywhere else hair grows with a quick shave. For the best results, use a razor meant to hydrate as it shaves, like Schick Hydro 5 Disposables.

    Take extra care at night

    Your skin needs extra care at night, so don’t use your daytime moisturizer before you go to bed. According to Dr. Joshua Zeichner, you should look for a moisturizer that includes a retinoid.

    “It stimulates collagen growth and normalizes skin cell turnover,” he said.

Black Tea

Black tea is made from the leaves of a bush called Camellia sinensis. A process called oxidation turns the leaves from green to a dark brownish-black color. Oxidation means the leaves are exposed to moist, oxygen-rich air.

Tea manufacturers can control the amount of oxidation. Black tea is a fully oxidized tea. Green tea comes from the same plant, but is not oxidized.

Why do people use black tea?

Many people drink black tea for alertness and energy. There is good scientific evidence to show this works. Black tea has a lot of caffeine. It also contains a little bit of a stimulating substance called theophylline. Both can speed up your heart rate and make you feel more alert.

Black tea is also full of healthy substances called polyphenols. Polyphenols are antioxidants that can help protect your cells from DNA damage.

Some scientists think that specific antioxidants in tea, including polyphenols and catechins, may help prevent some types of cancer. For example, some research shows that women who regularly drink black tea have a much lower risk of ovarian cancer than women who do not.

But more research is needed. So far, research has shown that black tea does not lower the risk of breast, stomach, or colorectal cancer.

Increasing evidence hints that the antioxidants in black tea may reduce atherosclerosis (clogged arteries), especially in women. It may also help lower the risk of heart attack.

Regularly drinking black tea may also lower your risk for these conditions:

But more research about black tea’s effect on these conditions is needed to be sure.

Early evidence hints that long-term use of black tea may also help protect against:

But larger-scale studies are needed to confirm these uses.

Black tea extract is sold as a supplement. Sometimes, the supplement includes other types of herbs, vitamins, or minerals.

Drinking a moderate amount of black tea (one to four cups a day) may boost blood pressure slightly, but the effect does not last long. And drinking this amount of black tea is not associated with long-term high blood pressure.

Preliminary studies in people show that a black tea supplement can boost metabolism and increase blood pressure. Changes in blood pressure can be a concern. However, a small increase may be helpful for people who have dizziness due to low blood pressure when they stand up.

Optimal doses of black tea have not been established. Supplement ingredients and quality may vary widely. This makes it hard to set a standard dose.

Black tea can be found in most stores. You can drink it hot or cold to get its benefits.

What are the risks of taking black tea?

Drinking black tea in moderate amounts is generally safe for most people. Drinking large amounts of black tea, or more than four or five cups a day, may cause health problems. That’s mostly because ofcaffeine-related side effects.

Side effects of black tea may include:

Combining black tea with other types of caffeine or a product called ephedra can be very dangerous. Some of the problems it can cause include jitteriness, increased blood pressure, heart rate changes,seizures, and passing out.

Black tea or black tea supplements may interfere with other medicines and supplements you are taking. Some medicines can cause caffeine to stay in your body longer than usual. Talk to your doctor to see if medicines you are taking may have this effect.

Always tell your doctor about any supplements you are taking, including natural ones and those bought without a prescription. That way, your doctor can check on any potential side effects or interactions with any medications and your health conditions. The caffeine in black tea may also interfere with certain blood tests. Tell your doctor if you drink a lot of black tea.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does regulate dietary supplements; however, it treats them like foods rather than medications. Unlike drug manufacturers, the makers of supplements don’t have to show their products are safe or effective before selling them on the market.

How To Even Skin Tone

Overview

Everyone is born with a different skin tone. When you’re a child, it tends to be smooth and even. However, as we get older, and acne and aging occur, skin tone can become uneven and discolored. There are a lot of skin toning products out there, but there are less harsh, natural methods that can help even your skin tone as well.

Lemon Juice

Lemons are a fruit that are acidic, so applying lemon juice to your skin can help maintain the proper pH, which The Beauty Brains say is important for keeping skin tone even. The citric acid in lemons is a natural way to lighten and even out your skin tone by applying the juice to your skin regularly and then washing it off after letting it sit for a while. One important thing to remember when using lemon juice is that if you have any cuts or scratches, it will cause them to burn, and going out into the sun with lemon juice on your skin can ruin the tone, so make sure you wash it all off.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal can be a natural way to even skin tone because it can act as an exfoliating agent, that breaks up dirt and bumps on your skin for a more even surface and tone. Before applying oatmeal to your face, mix it together with a bit of honey so that it is more of a paste. You should leave it on your skin for a few minutes before rubbing it with your fingers. Make sure to wash all the paste off and apply sunscreen.

Honey

Honey can be used to even skin tone because it works as a moisturizer and has antibacterial properties that can reduce the size of acne scars and blemishes. Ubeautyportal suggests using Manuka honey because it has even more antibacterial properties than honey made from other kinds of bees. The moisture that the honey puts into your skin keeps it from getting too dry, which can damage your skin and affect the tone negatively.

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Milk

Milk is a great way to naturally soften and lighten your skin for a more even tone. It works on melanin to lighten the skin, diminishing the appearance of darker blemishes and scars. It also softens the skin, which is great for people with dry or flaky skin.