How To Add Volume With Nanogen Hair Thickening Treatment!

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If you’ve read this blog for oh, more than three weeks, then you know my hair woes. Fine texture, no body, color-treated, and my hair is the only thing on my body that’s thin. Yes, ladies, I have LHS–lazy hair syndrome–my strands want to lay around flat to my head and not stand up and pay attention like they are supposed to.

Over the years I’ve learned a few tricks to get more oomph in my ‘do, but we’ll get to that later. Right now I’m going to let you in on a little secret-‘cuz,  like your my besties.

Nanogen is the UK’s leading hair thickening brand and they recently have hopped across the pond to help out us Yanks. Nanogen stands out among other brands because of their innovative and proven proprietary blend of ingredients developed by the brand’s in-house biochemists.

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Nanogen’s unique hair growth factors is a three-pronged approach to promote healthy hair by stimulating the natural development processes found in follicles. Key ingredients and benefits include:

Redensyl Larix Europaea Bark Extract–this revitalizes hair follicles and helps prolong the anagen growth phase of the hair’s cycle. Supporting the follicle’s ability to feed the hair means growth is sustained longer. Redensyl, which is extracted from the bark of the Larch tree activated the ‘bulge stem cells,’ which in turn regenerates and initiates a new hair growth cycle.

Pea Sprout Extract helps stimulate the production of hair cells; hair becomes thicker and denser.

Scientifically Developed Peptides stimulate collagen around the follicles, facilitating hair anchoring. Hair shedding is reduced for better overall thickness.

I’m not going to pretend I understand any of the above, I just know that Nanogen products claim they are scientifically formulated to increase hair volume, thicken strands and care for your scalp and I think they work.

I’ve been using the Nanogen Shampoo and Conditioner every time I wash my hair (about once every 3 days)for around a month. The products are dermatologically tested, free from parabens, SLS and formaldehyde donors.

Nanogen Shampoo Thickening Hair Treatment ($14) is free from sulfates so don’t expect a lot of lather. According to the directions, you are to massage through the hair and scalp and LEAVE ON FOR 1 MINUTE. I shave my legs while I leave the shampoo in my hair, (which is technically more than 1 minute). It does have a tingle but not like a menthol or tea tree tingle–just a tingle that doesn’t burn or irritate.

Nanogen Conditioner Thickening Hair Treatment ($14) has hyaluronic acid in the formula for intense moisturization for the hair and scalp. This is my least favorite of the three products. I would highly suggest it if you have dry or damaged hair because it really makes hair soft and shiny. My hair doesn’t need the moisture and this makes it too soft so I have trouble styling it, a problem I find with most conditioners.

Nanogen Root Boost Hair Thickening Spray ($14) is the star of the lineup for me and my fine hair. It’s very light and not greasy. I wash and condition my hair and after I towel dry, I spray this on my roots and throughout my hair then blow dry. I get immediate volume and it adds life to my lazy tresses. The formula contains keratin for an instant thickening effect, Vitamin B5 to encourage hair growth and green tea to soothe the hair and scalp plus provide antioxidants to protect from free radicals. Plus, it smells great.

I do have new hair growth: little baby hairs at my hairline by my forehead and on the back of my neck. I’m just not sure if it’s from the Nanogen products or from the biotin I’ve been taking for the last two months. Either way, the Nanogen hair thickening products provide some oomph and volume to my otherwise flat strands.

In this picture, I used the Nanogen Shampoo and the Root Boost. I dried my hair upside down, used the cool shot button and backcombed each section before I curled it. I used a 3/4″ curling iron and then set with OGX Renewing + Argan Oil Elevated Finish Spray.

You  can find Nanogen at CVS!

Here are a few other tips to boost your volume:

An oldie but a goodie: Blow dry your hair upside down.  The reason this works is because upside down, your roots are automatically lifting off your scalp, which is how you want them to dry.

  1. Use the cool shot button. My hair dryer has an actual cool setting so after I blow dry my hair with heat, I switch to cool air. Cool air helps seal the hair cuticle, setting the final look for long-lasting hold and adds shine. When your hair is about 80 percent dry, switch over to the cool shot. It’s also great to lock in a curl.
  2. Change your part. Flipping your part to the opposite side creates instant volume at the crown; if you’re worried about looking lopsided, then do it while your hair is still wet. To build the most height, try a deep side part on the opposite side with dry hair, misting lightly with hairspray to hold.
  3. Backcombing doesn’t have to hurt. You don’t have to go overboard and tangle your hair into a rat’s nest. You can create soft volume by back-brushing the roots, using a large paddle brush instead of a fine-toothed comb. I have a boar bristle teasing brush I got at Ulta for $3.99 that I love.
  4. Use a root lifter. Out of all the styling products I’ve tried for my fine hair, root lifters work the best and I really like the Nanogen one I talked about above.
  5. Consider using dry shampoo before you need it. If you have oily hair and you’re waiting until day 2 or 3 to use dry shampoo you might want to reconsider. By the time you notice your hair feels dirty, your scalp’s natural oils are already sabotaging your volume, traveling down the hair shaft and starting to weigh down your strands. I don’t have oily hair and I sometimes use a root lifter when my hair is wet and then after blow drying add some dry shampoo in for texture.

What do you use for volume in your hair?

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Comments

  1. This sounds just like just what I need. I love thee posts I love makeup too. But I need more help in the hair dep I’m a lot like U in the hair dep. Did u say what’re to find this line? I’m may have just missed that part. I’m trying to get new bifocals having a lot of trouble seeing lately. Using a magnify glass is hard sometimes. Lol. Age Ig is so much FUN. Lol. Thanks so so much.

  2. I tried all kinds of products to boost my fine hair. Most root lifting products haven’t really done anything for me. One consistent thing that’s provided the biggest difference is using dry shampoo while my hair is still damp. Then I blow dry. Works great!

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