1. Scalp Massage

    Perhaps the cheapest method of trying to get thicker hair is scalp massage.

    After washing your hair and your hand, gently apply pressure with your fingertips around your scalp to encourage blood flow. For even more benefits, you can try a handheld scalp massager to also remove dead skin cells.

    2. Anti-thinning Shampoo

    There are many Korean anti-thinning shampoos on the market. Labo H or Dr. Forhair Folligen shampoos are the most popular among Korean market. These products provide volume for your hair, so it looks thicker. This can be helpful for people who have thinning or naturally fine hair. Shampoos for thinning hair or hair loss also contain vitamins and amino acids to promote a healthier scalp. 

    3. Multivitamins

    Healthy hair is dependent on your overall good health. In cases of malnourishment, or with certain eating disorders, new hair may fail to generate from follicles. A blood test can help determine if you have a nutrient deficiency. If you’re low in several key areas, your doctor might recommend a daily multivitamin. Healthy hair needs iron, folic acid, and zinc to keep growing thick and strong.

    However, you should avoid taking any extra vitamins if you’re already getting the nutrients you need. There isn’t any evidence that doing so will reverse thinning hair, and getting too much of certain nutrients may actually do more harm than good.

    4. Biotin

    Biotin, or vitamin B-7, is a water-soluble nutrient that’s naturally found in foods, such as nuts, lentils, and liver. If you eat a balanced diet, it’s unlikely that you’re low in biotin. One thing you should keep in mind is that you shouldn’t take biotin if you take vitamin B-5 supplements. When taken together, they can reduce the efficacy of one another.

    5. Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids

    Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are called essential fatty acids. This is because they can’t be made by the human body. Omega-3 helps your body fight inflammation, an underlying cause of numerous conditions. Premature hair loss may also be related to inflammation. Omega-6, on the other hand, is important for overall skin health, which might benefit the scalp.

    6. Minoxidil

    Best known as its brand-name Rogaine, minoxidil is an over-the-counter hair loss treatment approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). When applied directly to the scalp twice a day, minoxidil may gradually thicken hair in balding spots. The product is available in either liquid or foam, depending on your preference. Rogaine can take up to 16 weeks for visible results. It’s important that you use the product consistently, or you might not see results. Scalp irritation and unwanted hair growth on the face and neck are possible side effects.

    7. Finasteride

    Finasteride (Propecia) is a prescription hair loss medication. Unlike topical treatments like minoxidil, Propecia comes as a daily pill that only men can take for hair loss. This means women should avoid this medication due to serious side effects. People who are pregnant or nursing should also avoid the medication.

    8. Hair Transplant

    All the methods I have mentioned above can reduce thinning and can add some volume to your hair. However, for sure method would be the hair transplant or proper treatment in the clinic. For hair transplant you are actually planting your own hair which you take from the back. Maxwell hair clinic, Seoul can create the most natural look you want as we are highly reputable among both Koreans and foreigners, with 17+ years experience, and 100,000+ cases. We have plenty of foreign patients coming for hair transplant as well, from both inside and outside of Korea, especially after quarantine is lifted. You can get a free consultation by only one click. Please feel free to contact us for any inquiries.