I’m an avid believer in accepting what you’ve got. However, I don’t shun the desire to enhance what you have to get the look you want. Some naturals with fine or thinning hair would love a thickened appearance to their strands. Before the days of science, that meant sticking to certain techniques and styles to achieve the look. Now, there are products that actually thicken your hair shaft and stimulate regrowth. Here are 5 products that are formulated to help thicken the appearance of your hair. If you’ve used any of these, please chime in in the comments to give your review.
This Redken product boasts a 9% increase to every hair strand on your head. This is like adding another 9000 strands of hair to your head. This product does contain Minoxidil; so unless you’re experiencing thinning hair, you might want to keep it away from your scalp or not use it all.
This treatment is said to thicken the diameter of every hair strand. While it doesn’t boast of all the percentages and numbers that Redken’s Cerafill does, it has pretty good reviews. However, I’d advise you to watch out with this one. With denatured alcohol as the first ingredient and solvent, it’s most likely very drying and should be used with precautions in place to combat that effect.
Pantene Age Defy Thickening Treatment is 1/3 of the price or less of the other two treatments listed above. It promises a thicker appearance that will “feel like you’ve grown 6500 new hairs on your head.”
Henna has been around for a while. Although, there may not be any formal scientific studies on it’s hair thickening effects, there’s enough anecdotal evidence to suggest that henna is excellent candidate in this respect.
Castor oil is one of the thickest oils out there. While it only lasts until your next wash, it may be the least time-consuming and most affordable option.
Ladies, have you tried any of these products? What was your experience? And what products have you used to help you hair appear thicker?