The Subtle Gamechanging Magic of a Hair Thickening Shampoo

You know what they say about fiber being good for you? Turns out it's all true—especially if you're one of the millions who suffer from thin or thinning hair.

Fine, thinning hair needn’t be a hopeless case, particularly as we grow older. Modern science has brought us many new innovations that help address the issue of hair loss, balding and thinning hair, and one of these is through the use of a hair thickening shampoo.

What is a Hair Thickening Shampoo?

hair thickening shampoo for fine thinning hair
Women (and men!) of all ages who suffer from fine, thin hair can benefit from a hair thickening shampoo.

Although there is no complete cure for genetic hair loss (yet), there are certainly some medications that can slow down the process and some say even encourage new growth. As far as over-the-counter shampoo treatments are concerned, one of the most popular hair loss shampoos in the market contains minoxidil and is very popular for the treatment of male-pattern baldness (MPB), or what doctors call androgenetic alopecia. This pattern of hair loss is characterized by hair loss typically on the crown of the head, and it is said that minoxidil helps dilate blood vessels on the scalp, which then can stimulate hair growth; however, the exact effects of this active ingredient remains unclear.

For those experiencing a general thinning of density (and you know it’s not your imagination—and that your ponytail or bun definitely looks and feels much scrawnier than in your heydey), a hair thickening shampoo that swells up the hair strand can help give a fuller look and feel to fine, thin hair, as well as increase overall volume. How they work: A lot of these shampoos do away with the use of silicones in their formulations, and have ingredients that help fatten up the hair fiber.

Nexxus Diametress Shampoo is one such hero product: This hardworking, silicone-free hair thickening shampoo designed for fine, thin or flat hair increases the diameter of each hair strand, and has a formula cocktail infused with Green Tea extract, Panthenol and other ingredients extracted from nature to help plump up the hair fiber.

Used together with the Diametress Conditioner, which has low levels of silicone, hair looks and feels fuller and more volumized, with a healthy sheen to boot. For an extra boost of body, we like following up the conditioner with Nexxus Diametress Headress Leave-In Conditioning Crème, which is one of the few leave-in conditioners out there that also pumps up volume from root to tip while moisturizing, instead of leaving hair flat and lifeless—kind of like mousse, but silkier? Genius!

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