Here's How Those Thickening Shampoos And Conditioners Really Work

Having thin hair can be challenging — according to, thin hair is defined as a lack of quantity of hair. This lack of hair can pose a problem if you desire the high-volume looks that only those with thicker hair can create with ease. When you attempt to create these hairstyles with thin or fine hair, it will often fall flat and lack the necessary movement. While every hair type has its disadvantages, those with thin hair are the ones usually looking to change the quantity of their hair.


Some of the products that claim to improve thin hair are thickening shampoos and conditioners. These products promise to help stimulate your hair growth and create luscious hair that can help you create your desired hairstyles. Although thickening products are recommended to achieve your desired density, little is mentioned about the process of these products. In the end, it's worth noting how products work to establish whether or not they are worth your time and money.

How do thickening products work?

Thickening products work almost the same as regular shampoos and conditioners, however, there are certain properties in thickening products that allow them to help thin hair. According to Keeps, thickening products work by including ingredients that help to retain moisture and introduce more protein into each strand. Unlike some products, thickening shampoos and conditioners work with the individual strand instead of just the roots. Depending on the brand, some thickening products also include biotin and collagen, which claim to help strengthen and thicken the hair.


ForChics adds that thickening products also work by eliminating grease and dirt from the hair, which can often weigh it down. Thickening shampoos, along with fortifying the hair strand, will help detoxify the scalp from anything that may clog the hair follicle and prevent hair growth. Unfortunately, thickening shampoo doesn't help with hair loss, instead, it thickens the hair that is already there and ensures the scalp is clean and healthy for continued hair growth.

Other ways to thicken hair

Besides using thickening shampoos or conditioners, there are plenty of ways you can try to thicken your hair. Ipsy recommends using other products like serums, creams, or mousses. While these results may be temporary, they will help you create your hairstyle for the day. When choosing the correct hair products to thicken hair, you also want to include an exfoliating scalp scrub in your cart. A good scrub will help stimulate your hair growth while unclogging your hair follicles from impurities and will keep your scalp healthy for it to grow hair.


All Things Hair adds there are plenty of lifestyle changes you can implement to get thicker hair, too. Eating foods that contain ingredients healthy for the hair, such as biotin, vitamin C, and vitamin A is known to be effective, while adding fatty foods to your diet can help promote hair growth naturally. Another item to add to your diet is water. As simple as it may seem, drinking plenty of water will help keep your scalp hydrated and healthy. Like the rest of your skin, your scalp will show if you are dehydrated.