Many of us suffer from having dry and or thin hair. Often times, the two go hand in hand. Thin hair can be hereditary, caused by stress, nutrition, and diet, medical issues like alopecia, environmental factors, or damage to the hair follicle. With the help of hair products, we can counteract some of these effects and preserve the hair that we have, starting with shampoo and conditioner.
Many factors can affect our hair. Hereditary factors can determine our hair type, pattern, and thickness. Thin hair is different than thinning hair, thin hair is often distinguished as our natural hair type. Thinning hair can also be hereditary however it is more often caused by stress, diet, medical issues, or environmental factors including pollution, chlorine, metals, and chemical materials. These chemicals can get into our hair follicles and cause breakage and dryness. When the hair is dry or overly processed it can break resulting in loss of length and frizziness.
OUAI Fine Hair Shampoo & Conditioner
OUAI has simplified the hair routine, creating shampoos and conditioners formulated for all hair types; thin, medium, or thick hair. This thickening shampoo leaves fine hair stronger, cleaner, and full of volume. The key ingredients are Biotin, chia seed oil, and hydrolyzed keratin. Keratin is what our hair is made up of, essentially keratin is a protein in the body. OUAI has added hydrolyzed keratin into their shampoos and conditioners to boost the hair follicles and strengthen the inner layer of the hair. While the shampoo adds keratin and helps to plump the hair follicle for added volume, the conditioner adds light moisture into the hair to help prevent dryness.
When working with a shampoo with added keratin, it is best to use a conditioner with light moisturizing properties. Too much keratin can actually cause more breakage in the hair. OUAI Fine hair shampoo and conditioner counteracts too much keratin and moisture deficiency. OUAI Fine hair shampoo and conditioner is color safe and adds heat protecting properties into the hair.
Nioxin Shampoo & Conditioner
Nioxin is formulated to help encourage hair growth and thickening of each individual hair fiber. Nioxin is a medicated shampoo and conditioner that promotes hair growth at the scalp, helping to clear out any impurities. Nioxin has different levels, ranging from one to five, which target different issues and different types of thin hair, from normal to extremely thin and thinning. Nioxin helps to amplify the hair structure and protect against breakage, resulting in thicker individual hair strands. Nioxin also offers all different levels for color-treated hair, helping to preserve your hair color. Nioxin helps to treat thinning hair, alopecia, and dry, damaged hair from over-processing.
R&CO Dallas Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner
This color-safe, heat and UV protective, began, cruelty and gluten-free shampoo and conditioner is a wonderful thickening product. The R&CO thickening shampoo and conditioner are formulated with biotin. Biotin is better known as Vitamin B or Vitamin H and helps to reduce breakage in the hair, helping to produce fuller, thicker, more healthy hair. R&Co Thickening shampoo adds biotin and keratin vitamins into the hair shafts while the thickening conditioner helps to add moisture back into the hair to prevent frizziness and dryness. R&CO thickening shampoo and conditioner are also color-safe helping to lengthen the life of your professional hair color. This shampoo and condition nourish and strengthen the hair from root to tip.
Redken Clear Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner
Redken is a professional hair care and color line that targets all types of hair issues. Redken is based out of New York and works to provide hair care for all hair types, from thin to thick, curly to straight, flat to frizzy. Redken offers multiple products for thin, dry hair however their Clear Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner is rated one of the best for this type of hair. Dry hair needs moisture however, thin hair can be easily weighed down and can look very flat when too much moisture is provided to it.
Redken’s Clear Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner combo add light moisture to the hair without weighing it down or causing thin hair to look greasy. The Clear Moisture combo also adds keratin back into the hair, helping to nourish and strengthen from the root to the ends. This is a great option for those with finer, dry hair. You will get light moisture with this product that does not weigh down any of your natural volume.
Amika 3D Volumizing & Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner
Amika is an incredible line for adding moisture back into their hair. The entire line is packed with moisturizing properties to help nourish the hair and keep it from becoming dry and split. Amika’s 3D Volumizing and Thickening Shampoo help to add volume at the root while thickening the individual hair strands. The Volumizing and Thickening shampoo help to create volume at the root with deep cleaning properties, removing any impurity, and creating natural lift.
The Amika 3D Volumizing and Thickening Conditioner help to add light moisture into the hair without weighing down the volume given to the hair by the shampoo. This is a wonderful option for someone with thin and or dry hair as you get the best of both worlds with this combo, volume, and moisture.
Having thin or fine hair is very delicate naturally and has a tendency to become dry very easily. To prevent dryness from happening it is best to use a shampoo and conditioner that adds moisture and keratin back into the hair. Keratin will help to strengthen the individual hair strands.
To add volume and thickness to the hair, using a shampoo and conditioner that helps to boost the root and add density to the hair shaft will help to make the hair look thicker. To reduce frizziness while adding volume, it is best to start with products that provide nutrients while helping to lift the root, creating natural volume from the root down to the ends. It is a delicate balance between too much moisture and not enough and these shampoos and conditioners are wonderful combinations of products that will boost the hair’s volume, add moisture, reduce dryness and prevent the hair from splitting. They really do provide the best of both worlds; thickness and healthy, moisturized hair.
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