Chances are at some point in your life, you’ve wished for your hair to be different than it is. I have curly hair, and on very frizzy days I’d do anything for a long, smooth ponytail. My straight-haired friends use curling irons and telling me I’m lucky. The grass is always greener, I guess. But one thing everybody seems to want to know are tricks to help hair grow thicker and healthier. Strong, shiny hair looks amazing no matter what the texture.
There are a variety of reasons why hair might go through phases of being weak or thin; excessive postpartum shedding is a common cause, and certain diseases change the hair, according to Healthline. Hair loss is not always confined to your scalp; it also can affect the eyebrows and eyelashes.
There’s one thing that I should say upfront: You really can’t change the diameter of your individual strands. While there isn’t a miracle cure that will drastically change your locks, there are some things you can do to promote its overall growth and health which will help the hair appear thicker. With this in mind, I spoke with several dermatologists and other hair experts to learn the tips and tricks to make hair look and feel thicker. Spoiler alert, you may want to opt out of that egg white omelet in favor of the real, yolky deal (your hair will thank you).