Thick hair is an adornment for men and women alike. It lays down more volume without any styling tricks and is always admired by people around you. Unfortunately, the number of hair follicles is part of our DNA and thinning due to stress, colour treatments or hormonal conditions robs us of even our natural hair supply. Here’s how to make your hair thicker with today’s at-home hair care products.
Salon treatments promise to do a lot, and they really do: hair feels thicker and tighter after lamination and keratinisation, and a boost-up adds volume from the roots. Can a home conditioner or shampoo really compete with professional services?
As medical expert of Vichy brand Kateryna Turubara notes, most treatments in beauty salons are not aimed at restoring hair structure and growth, but at visual effect. For example, after lamination, hair looks healthy and luxurious, but under a layer of polymer, it remains the same: thinning, weakened and brittle.
Home care, when used regularly, can really make hair thicker or thicker, not just visually – depending on what effect you want.
THE GOAL: TO MAKE HAIR THICKER, HEAVIER AND DENSER IN LENGTH
Kateryna Turubara: “To thicken and thicken hair, a phylloxan-based product is suitable. This molecule goes deeper than the cuticle and reaches the cortex, where through hydrogen and disulphide bonds it creates a kind of framework that thickens the hair shaft”.
The thickening properties of oils and silicones should not be ignored either. They act at the cuticle level to create a film around the hair shaft.
THE GOAL: TO MAKE SPARSE HAIR THICKER AND MORE VOLUMINOUS
Yekaterina Turubara: “Modern technology allows us to achieve this result. In particular, stemoxidine molecules stimulate new hair growth by awakening dormant follicles that have been dormant for a long time due to stress, hormonal imbalance or environmental factors. The effect is not instantaneous, new hair shafts will appear after about two months. It is important to start treatment at the first signs of thinning, as after a few years scar tissue will form in place of the follicle.
What do trichologists suggest doing to make hair thicker or thicker? The up-to-date approach implies a complex approach. For example, treatments at the clinic (mesotherapy, some laser techniques) are prescribed in parallel with a home course based on stemoxidine. While high-tech methods solve the problem from within, nothing prevents you from consulting your stylist and finding out how to make your hair thicker in the salon with a short-lived but noticeable result.
WHAT TO DO TO MAKE YOUR HAIR THICKER: 5 WAYS TO DO IT
“What can I do to get thicker hair? – It’s a question that generates multi-page threads of discussion on message boards. Each comment is an opinion based solely on personal experience. Here are some universal practices that can make you the lucky owner of thick hair and how some of the most scientifically proven hair growth treatments work.
CHOOSE A SHAMPOO WITH THICKENING PROPERTIES
Is it possible to make hair thicker with a cleanser alone? The result, of course, would be negligible. The shampoo’s full potential can be unleashed with a two-step wash. The first application cleanses the scalp of impurities, while the second application saturates the hair with the useful ingredients of the shampoo.
What we appreciate in the composition:
- Philoxane – increases the diameter and density of the hair shaft.
- Rhamnose – a polysaccharide that improves the quality of the scalp and follicles, so that new hair grows elastic and dense.
What to expect: According to instrumental studies, already after the first use of the shampoo, hair volume is increased by 40%, shine and density are improved.
CHECK WHETHER YOUR CONDITIONER PROTECTS AGAINST BREAKAGE
From sun damage to colouring, the hair shaft gradually comes thinning and breaking down along its length. The result is that despite proper follicle functioning, hair density is lost. A regenerating wash-out treatment will solve this problem.
What we appreciate in the composition:
- Ceramide – restores damaged areas of the hair shaft, strengthens the hydro-lipid barrier.
- Rhamnose – benefits the scalp and hair follicles.
- Vitamin E – provides antioxidant protection, nourishment and hydration.
What is the expected result: your hair is strong and dense again. Combined with Densi-Solutions shampoo, the balm enhances the hair’s shine by 3.8 times, increasing volume by 62%.
TWICE A YEAR, CONDUCT A COURSE BASED ON STEMOXIDINE PRODUCTS
Thin and ‘thin’ hair can be made to look lush and thicker, provided it used to look much better than it does now – before seasonal hair loss, a nervous breakdown at work or before menopause.
What to look out for: Densi-Solution hair growth serum.
What we appreciate in the composition:
- Stemoxidine in a concentration of 5% – a patented molecule with clinically proven efficacy, translating follicles from the resting phase to the anagen phase.
- Resveratrol is an antioxidant that prevents scalp cell breakdown and enhances the effects of Stemoxidine.
Expected results: the spray can be easily spread on the scalp and after the first application the hair is firmer and more voluminous. After 6 weeks, 1,000 new hairs appear.
TAKE ACTION AGAINST INCREASED HAIR LOSS
Losing more than a hundred hairs a day is already an alarming symptom of possible collagen hardening around the hair follicle. Connective tissue then builds up around this area of the scalp. Prevent the process of collagen overgrowth before hair density is noticeably reduced.
REMEDY FOR HAIR LOSS IN WOMEN
What we appreciate about the composition:
- Aminexil in a concentration of 1.5% – prevents the hardening of collagen at the follicle mouth, ensures hair fixation in the scalp tissue.
- Volcanic thermal water – enhances the skin’s protective functions against aggressive environmental factors.
What is the expected result: In 6 weeks, hair loss is reduced to normal levels.
MASSAGE YOUR SCALP REGULARLY
In order for hair to grow faster and not fall out too much, its follicles must receive a sufficient supply of oxygen, minerals and vitamins from the bloodstream. Self-massage regulates the follicles’ nutrition and ensures their healthy functioning.
Microcirculation in the scalp, by the way, is directly influenced by hairstyling. It’s better to wear your hair in a tight ponytail than to wear your hair in a loose, comfortable hairstyle.
EAT A NUTRITIOUS DIET
The first thing you need to do to get thick and beautiful hair (as part of your genetic make-up) is to check your diet. Maybe it’s too restrictive or gives away most of your diet to ‘fast’ carbohydrates.
Deficiencies in protein, fatty acids, B-vitamins, calcium, magnesium, iron and antioxidant compounds manifest themselves in thinning and hair deterioration. These substances are found in vegetables, herbs, fruit, nuts and meat products.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR HAIR THICKER AND HEAVIER: TIPS AND TRICKS
Sometimes hair is objectively thick but it’s so thin that it’s barely noticeable. This problem is especially common amongst curly-haired women and natural blondes. Three principles will change the condition of your hair forever.
A HAIRCUT IS STILL APPROPRIATE
But not too short and medium-length cuts down to the shoulders or shoulder blades. Very long hair thins at the tips, becomes stranded and looks less dense. You have to accept the idea that growing out really isn’t for everyone.
Renewing the cut once a month will keep hair from thinning out, allowing it to look thicker and “thicker” without the hassle of styling.
USE NOURISHING OILS
Products containing oils lightly weigh hair down and discipline it well by smoothing out the cuticle. Silicones have a similar effect and should not be feared in your hair care routine.
In order to have thick and dense hair, many people turn to folk recipes, suggesting to mix an oil mask for hair independently. Repei oil and American laurel (bay, piménta racemósa) ester are especially common. As a reminder, such formulations should not be applied to the scalp: they tend to clog the mouths of hair follicles and cause allergies.
AVOID TRAUMATIC TREATMENTS
Heat styling, bleaching and colouring as well as messy brushing and combing can wreak havoc on your hair structure. If left untreated, the brittleness will eventually lead to a reduction in density.
In some cases it can be difficult to manage without a styler or grey filler. Damaged hair must then be restored with a treatment with amino acids and pro-keratin.
Trust your trichologist and clinically proven home care formulas to get your hair looking thicker and healthier.
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