Hair ThickenersHair thickeners have had somewhat of a resurgence in recent times, due in no small part to the general growth in male grooming products on the market. They’ve also come a long way in terms of effectiveness and offering a natural look. Long gone are the days when hair thickening products were nothing more than cheap, baseless products pandering to desperate men and women suffering from thinning hair.
Despite the advancements in hair thickening products however, there are numerous thickeners on the market, and results will differ greatly from one thickening product to the next. Each hair thickener will have optimal results with certain types of hair and, of course, each user’s expectations will have a large bearing on whether a particular hair thickening product works for them.
Hair thickening products cover a wide range of technologies – from products that simply clean the hair and thus remove heavy oils, to products that trap moisture in the hair shaft thus giving more body, through to products that actually bind real hair particles to the hair shaft thereby giving it more volume. Some hair thickeners come in a spray, others in creams, and some require that you hair needs to be blow-dried for maximum effect. Which method of thickening works best for you will be a combination of your expectations, your hair type, and how much money you are willing to pay. The majority of hair thickeners however work by using a hair shaft's natural negative charge to attract polymers (which have a positive charge) thus trapping moisture causing the hair shaft to swell in diameter and appear thicker.
The main notable aspect about hair thickeners is that they simply do just that – thicken hair. For those people with thinning or light hair, then hair thickeners can add a significant amount of volume to the thinning area, giving the appearance of a fuller head of hair. Hair thickeners do not regrow hair, or delay the onset or progression of hair loss in any way. They are merely cosmetic solutions to thinning hair, and should be treated as such.
Some of the more popular hair thickening products on the market today are (in no particular order):
But of course there are many, many more products on the market – far too many to list here.
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If you are thinking about using a hair thickening product it pays to do some research first. Type in any product brand name into your search engine of choice and you’ll be presented with any amount of information to help you decide which hair thickener is a good match for you, and if you do undertake to use a hair thickening product, keep a careful look out during the early stages of your regime for signs of hair or scalp damage. If in doubt, any good hair salon should be able to recommend a good thickener to start with.