Post # 1
So I’ve always had thin hair and about 5 weeks ago or so I started taking Biotin which has helped tremendously. I used to see a lot of hair in the shower but I don’t anymore. Now I wanted to know if anyone had any good recommendations for thickening shampoo. The wedding is 4.5 months away and I want to do anything I can to have my hair in the best condition possibe. Anyone have any good suggestions?
Post # 3
Nioxin, altho not for color treated hair.
Post # 4
I use the mane and tail. Its in the pet aisle but my hair dresser recommended it and I can tell a difference. I use both the shampoo and conditoner. My hair looks healthier and feels thicker.
Post # 5
I love Nioxin and Nisim. Nisim is good because it has biotin which helps hair from shedding. Nioxin has some really great products for volume. I have colour treated hair and use the number 4 system which is for colour treated hair and haven’t had any issues with fading.
Post # 6
@aprilwedding31: I have tried Nioxin and it really doesn’t help me at all. I use Wen and it seems to help. I have always had really thin hair. Honestly, the only thing that has really helped me…is being pregnant…and I know that’s a temporary state of being. I just asked for my stylist to really understand that I have thin hair and to help me find a hair style that didn’t accentuate the thinness of my hair.
Post # 7
@aprilwedding31: Nioxin works, but you have to use it RELIGIOUSLY for at least three months to see a difference, and up to a year to see the full benefit. But as the girl with ridiculously thin hair, it really, truly works.
Start taking Prenatals in addition to your Biotin. Definitely helped me.
Post # 8
Nioxin did not work for me. I have alopecia, tellogen effluvium from a medication I was taking, and just got diagnosed with Androgenetic Alopecia which is a permanent hormone driven hair loss. There are a bunch of forums for this, like Her Alopecia and Alopecia World. Basically, shampoo that claims to plump or thicken hair just coats it and doesn’t do anything. You just want a weightless shampoo or conditioner. Any topical treatment isn’t going to do anything because the hair you see is dead keratin, only the root below the surface is alive.
Biotin is good. Also, B-2 is a good hair vitamin. Some people have noticed improvement with Calcum and Vitamin D too.
If your hair is not just thin but thinning and you can see the scalp then you can try topical aids like Toppix.
I’ve had baby fine/thin hair my whole life. Honestly, just give up. It’s not worth spending thousands of dollars year after year on mousses and shampoos and hairsprays that just don’t lift or fluff your hair up. Some people have thin hair, some have thick hair. Theres not much you can do about it since it’s how your body is. The sooner you accept it the happier you’ll be. Really, no one cares about your flat hair as much as you do.