With age, there are many good things – like wisdom, more patience and the ability to put together an outfit that suits you in seconds because you know your style so well. But with all the pros, you might have noticed a hair issue you didn’t expect: thinner, flimsier, more delicate strands that seem to have lost a bit (or a lot) of volume and punch.
Hair thinning is completely normal in most cases. But that doesn’t mean you’re not looking for ways to revive your hair and give it more body and life. This is where hair products become your best friend. The right serum can do wonders, but the volumizing hair care market is so saturated that you might not know where to start. Here are two hair products every woman can use to boost volume and thickness, according to hair experts and savvy stylists.
Olaplex No. 9
You may have heard of Olaplex’s extensive line of hair care products, which almost always receives incredible accolades and reviews. But if you’ve never sampled them, you’re in for a treat. “Olaplex No. 9 is a great product for volumizing and thickening hair,” said Alice Rawling, hairstylist and editor at Hairstyle Hairstyle. “It has a triple action formula to protect hair from damage while smoothing and strengthening strands. It leaves the hair less frizzy and nourished. It’s rich in antioxidant red algae extract and free of silicone, which binds hair follicles against environmental pollutants, heat damage and UV rays.
Dr. Andy Goren a dermatologist specializing in trichology, says there are several products that can help dramatically improve the appearance of thicker hair – but the one he recommends is Daniel Alain’s INTACT.
“It makes the hair stand up and almost instantly (within 30 minutes) to increase the appearance of hair volume,” says Dr. Goren. “It works the same way [as] many animals such as peacocks [that] display a large amount of feathers by erecting their hairs. INTACT’s formula includes its patented PiliLock® Sevilla Orange Complex, which grips hair at the roots to lock, strengthen and secure strands – reducing hair loss by up to 77% from the first use. This results in thicker hair for those with finer locks. It is also formulated with plant-based nutrients to nourish and hydrate the scalp.
These serums, along with good hair care habits like using soft brushes, drying hair with a microfiber towel, and always coating strands with a heat protectant spray before using heated hair tools, can help keep your mane in beautiful condition and improve its appearance so that it looks thicker and healthier.