Hair Thickening Shampoo: Does It Really Work?

by Viviscal Hair Expert on January 20th, 2016
The truth about hair thickening shampoo

For those of us with naturally thin hair, choosing a shampoo that boosts volume but isn’t overbearingly thick and creamy can be a real challenge. There are a variety of products out there that claim to help boost volume and thickness, but does thickening shampoo work?

Does Hair Thickening Shampoo Work?

There are certainly properties of shampoo that can help hair to appear fuller and more voluminous. However, to understand how hair thickening shampoo works, we have to understand the science behind the hair growth cycle.

Each of your hairs is rooted in a tubular structure in your skin called a follicle. Your skin has a finite number of hair follicles, and no product will make you grow new ones. However, existing follicles can become clogged with dirt and cease to work effectively. Hair thickening shampoo helps to remove the dirt and sebum from the follicles and the scalp, and fortify the hair with nutrients and shampoo ingredients such as keratin, biotin, and zinc.

This can lead to thicker and fuller hair, but is it enough alone?

Boosting Hair Health from Within

Although the shampoo ingredients that thicken and volumize hair are easy to apply, the real miracle worker comes from within the body. Using a densifying shampoo, moisturizing conditioner, and volumizing elixir will help to put your hair on the path to that healthy bounce, but for long-term results, add nutrition to the mix.

Your hair follicles need a variety of minerals and nutrients, many of which can only be delivered via the network of capillaries in your scalp. To get these ingredients into your bloodstream, your body extracts them from the food you eat.

Most people have limitations that make shopping for the perfect cocktail of hair nourishing food a little challenging. A simple way to ensure that you provide your body with the vitamins and minerals it needs is to supplement your existing diet. Viviscal Extra Strength is a unique blend of nutrients, designed specifically to help nourish hair from within.

Working together, hair vitamins nourish from the inside, while thickening shampoos help to volumize hair from the outside. Both are excellent ways to provide a better environment for healthy hair growth, yet together they can be more powerful than the sum of their parts.

So to wrap things up, volumizing shampoo is a fantastic addition to your healthy hair regimen. However, we advise you to take a more holistic view, which includes a nutritional assessment, regular exercise and taking action to reduce stress, for the best hair growth results and naturally thicker, healthier looking hair.