Hair Products That Thicken Hair

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Whether you're trying to reduce the appearance of hair loss or just add some volume to your hair, you'll find a wide range of products from which to choose. Hair thickening products come in the form of shampoos, conditioners and gels, and claim to help plump up strands of your hair for a fuller, healthier appearance. However, not all hair thickening products will offer the same benefits, so you should research these hair care products before buying.

Avalon Biotin B-Complex Thickening Shampoo

According to the website, Avalon Biotin B-Complex Thickening Shampoo is the top thickening shampoo available. This product contains B vitamins such as panthenol, niacin and biotin. In addition, the website explains that Avalon Biotin B-Complex Thickening Shampoo contains protein and saw palmetto to help strengthen and thicken your hair.

Saw palmetto has also been purported to help regrow hair, but the website Hair Loss Talk suggests that these claims are excessive. According to the site, saw palmetto may reduce levels of DHT—a hormone that induces hair loss—but notes that long-term scientific evidence of its effects does not exist. So while this shampoo may thicken hair, don't expect it to regrow hair.

Nexxus Diametress Luscious Hair-Thickening Shampoo

Nexxus Diametress shampoo shares some similarities with Avalon Biotin B-Complex Thickening Shampoo, as both contain B-vitamins to improve hair health. However, Nexxus Diametress has a number of other ingredients, such as ginseng, avocado oil and soybean extract. This product also contains Verbena officinalis extract, which the L'Occitane Botanist's Glossary explains may help add tone and softness to your hair, which may improve the appearance of your newly thickened hair.

Paul Mitchell Lemon Sage Thickening Shampoo

Paul Mitchell is a well-known brand that produces a wide variety of hair care products. The Lemon Sage Thickening Shampoo contains a number of herbal ingredients, such as lavender, peppermint, sage and lemon oil, that may help increase the thickness of your hair. The website Organic Facts notes that these ingredients may also have benefits outside of thickening your hair. The site explains that peppermint oil may help remove lice and dandruff and can have a cooling effect on your head.

BioSilk Thickening Shampoo

BioSilk Thickening Shampoo is purported to increase volume as it thickens your hair. Some of the ingredients contained in this product are silk and wheat proteins. The manufacturer claims these add strength and shine to your hair. In addition, BioSilk Thickening Shampoo contains B vitamins.