Thin or fine, limp, hair has plagued many women for ages. There are a plethora of products at the salon, on market shelves, and TV and magazine ads. Ads on TV show models with long voluminous hair being swirled about their shoulders, but don’t get your hopes up too high expecting any product to make your hair look like that. Many of those models were born with thick hair. If you were born with genetically thinning hair or very fine hair, there are products that can help you attain a fuller, healthier head of hair.
Read the Labels
Some hair thickening products on the market are hair gel, wax, mousse, pomade, hair spray, and volumizers. Most products won’t damage the hair entirely, but there is always a risk of drying it out by stripping natural oils, or dulling hair with buildup and weighing your hair down. If the product contains paraben, that’s a wax. Some ingredients can cause dry, brittle hair. Polymers present in volumizers coat the hair to thicken it and make it shine. Spray and lotion forms of volumizers are applied near the roots of damp hair. You need to blow dry your hair with your head down until completely dry. Thickening shampoos and conditioners are washed in and rinsed out, but it might just be your money going down the drain.
How Thickening Products Work
First, if you aren’t healthy within, your hair won’t stand a chance. Make sure you get the right vitamins, protein, and plenty of water. Hair is 90 percent protein or keratin, so the best thickening shampoos are protein-based. Panthenol is added as well to create and attract moisture that aids in the expansion of the hair shaft. Other essential ingredients added to the best thickening shampoo are vitamins, botanical extracts, and amino acids to help increase shine, elasticity, and vitality.
Clinically Tested Hair Thickening Products
All the hair thickening shampoos that we feature on our site don’t contain sulfates, peptides, parabens, phthalates, or glycols. A key ingredient found in our hair-thickening products is caffeine. These formulas are not tested on animals, are color-safe, and pH balanced. Contact the team at Hair ResQ to learn more!