If your hair is thinning and you want to conceal that fact, numerous concealer products on the market can make your hair look fuller. Commercial concealers generally come in four different types: hair-thickening fibers that bond with existing hair; powders applied with a shaker that color the scalp; colored thickening hairsprays; and lotions that bind to hair. If you don’t wish to purchase a hair concealer, you can easily make your own at home using natural products.
Epsom Salt and Conditioner
Add fullness to your hair by combining Epsom salt with deep hair conditioner.
Mix about 3 tablespoons Epsom salt with 3 tablespoons conditioner in a small microwaveable bowl. Reduce the amount to only use as much as you need for one conditioning treatment. Microwave it for 20 seconds.
Work the mixture through your hair. Leave it on for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water.
Make a henna protein pack that adds a coating to the hair to make it appear thicker. Combine 12 cups warm water with 24 drops of henna (for medium-length hair), 1 teaspoon olive oil and 2 tablespoons honey.
Press any lumps out of the mixture, keeping it similar to cake batter. Wipe away any henna spills with a rag. Make more than you need to ensure all your hair will be covered.
Wet your hair and apply the henna in sections. To intensify the color, leave the mixture in longer and heat it with a hair dryer or sit in the sun.
Rinse your hair several times with lukewarm water before shampooing and using a conditioner.
Vinegar and Honey Treatment
Increase hair volume with a vinegar and honey treatment. Mix 1 tablespoon vinegar, 1 tablespoon honey and 1/2 cup warm water into a spray bottle.
Shake the ingredients well and let the mixture sit.
Wash your hair with shampoo and let it dry naturally until it's damp. Spray the vinegar and honey mixture onto your scalp. Massage it in and do not rinse it off. Let your hair dry, then style it as normal.
Helen Holzer is a veteran journalist who began writing in 1972 and has lived all over the country. She has written and edited on nearly every topic for major daily newspapers and other publications. She has also been a book reviewer and currently lives in the Pacific Northwest. She has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Minnesota.