If your hair is dry and limp, you’re not alone. For both straight-haired and curly girls, Essence chose their favorite hair thickeners that will give an instant boost of volume.
If your hair is thinning or breaking due to damage, the best solution is one that restores strands from the inside out. Nourishing follicles deep within the scalp with key nutrients is the best long-term way to promote healthy hair growth, naturally, in line with your hair growth cycle. But if your hair needs a quick boost now, Essence chose these tried-and-true products to “Pump Up the Volume” (in the May 2016 issue) and give straggly strands an instant boost of thickness.
Thicker Looking Hair in an Instant: Volumizing Fibers
The new Precision Comb Applicator makes the tiny, electrostatically charged fibers in new Viviscal Conceal & Densify Volumizing Fibers easier than ever to apply to thinning hair for extra coverage and volume. The fibers stick to each individual hair for a “fuller-looking mane.” They stay in all day but wash out no-problem with any gentle shampoo.
Topical Drugs for Thicker Hair
Drugs like minoxidil (Women’s Rogaine) will regrow hair from dormant follicles. But be advised that once you start taking it, you will have to keep using it for the foreseeable future because when you stop, your new hair growth quickly will fall out again.
Vitamin-Rich Styling Products for Volume
For a lightweight, leave-in styling product that leaves hair looking thicker, try Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Elixir. It’s packed with Biotin, Zinc, Keratin and our own exclusive Ana:Tel™ complex that has grape seeds and pea sprouts derived from natural sources.
In the Essence article, Lars Skjoth of Harklinikken is quoted as saying, “Don’t just focus on the quantity of hairs lost, but mainly on changes in quality, texture, luster and overall appearance, which are all signs of hair thinning.”
A Healthy Scalp for Healthy Hair
Keeping your scalp clean and nourished helps create the best possible environment for healthy hair growth. Try a nourishing foam that detoxifies the scalp such as Jane Carter Solution‘s Restore Grow Great Hair, or an overnight scalp treatment like Nioxin Night Density Rescue.
To nourish thicker looking hair and a clean scalp in your next shower, Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo has a light, creamy lather that rinses clean, nourishes strands with Biotin and Ana:Tel, and leaves hair looking thicker and fuller. Follow it with the Gorgeous Growth Densifying Conditioner for lightweight moisture that — bonus! — features an irresistible botanical scent.