Women have a complex relationship with hair. We’re obsessed with our “crowning glory,” and will spend large sums of money to get the hair we want. In fact, hair care garners the largest percent of beauty editorial coverage in the pages of women’s magazines – beating even skincare and cosmetics.
So how do you deal when your pride and joy starts coming out in clumps? Female hair loss happens, and the causes range from the natural thinning that comes with age to alopecia areata (a condition in which the body attacks the hair follicles). It’s a surprisingly hard reality to accept, but there are some simple techniques you can use to make your mane look thicker.
One quick tip: take some “before” shots of your hair with your camera or cell phone, then take some “afters” at least three months later. You’ll be pleasently surprised.
Embrace Niacin-based Hair Products
Niacin is a B-vitamin which has the ability to dilate blood vessels, enhancing the scalp’s circulation. Because of this, it is actually capable of stimulating the activity of hair follicles, improving hair growth. Possibly the most famous niacin-based brand is Nioxin, a line of hair products that includes everything from shampoo and conditioner to more in-depth treatments. It’s not the sexiest hair care brand around, but it’s been proven to work in as a little as 12 weeks.
The Nioxin Collection
While it’s the most well-known brand out there, Nioxin isn’t the only niacin-based line for thinning locks. Hair guru Frederic Fekkai has his MORE line, a a four step system that nourishes thin hair and troubled hair follicles. It contains a patented Niaplex technology which basically releases essential doses of niacin to your hair each day. With continuous use, after just 90 days, your hair will seem thicker, stronger and fuller!
Fekkai's MORE collection
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