Products I love
This is an ever-expanding list of the products I have recommended throughout my blog. I've tried to link back to the posts so you can check them out, fully. I hope you love these as much as I do!
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Thicken up bio hair
Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Plus
This is, hands-down, the #1 product my readers write me about to tell me it changed their lives. Seriously.
It's an amazing, lightweight foam that adds heft and volume at the roots (the plumper your roots look, the less scalp shows!). It's one of the products I talk about in my products to hide hair loss post.
This stuff lasts forever, too. Which is good, because it's one of the products I will never be without.
Nioxin Diamax (Hair Thickener)
I love using this product at my roots for a few reasons (which I've blogged about here).
- It's by Nioxin, and I like having a "hair loss" product sitting right at my scalp.
- It's proven to increase the thickness of each existing strand of hair - you can visually see the difference.
- It smells good.
Pura d'Or Hair Loss Shampoo
I love this anti-thinning shampoo. It has a slight medicinal smell (which I happen to like, but I know some don't!), so if you're sensitive to that it's something to be aware of.
This shampoo is a DHT blocker, and DHT is what sits at the hair follicle and in your scalp's oil and slowly and rudely coaxes your hair to fall out. 🙂 That's the best way I can describe it, but too much DHT can definitely increase hair loss, so it's good to use a product that's anti-DHT.
Conceal Scalp & Bald Patches
Bumble & Bumble Hair Powder
This spray is great for covering your scalp as a result of thinning hair. There is a bit of a learning curve (read my posts above about it) but once you get it, you'll be happy you tried it.
This comes in several colors.
Boost N Blend
My newest obsession! These cotton-based hair fibers for thinning hair are nothing short of amazing.
They cling to your bio hair to create fuller, thicker looking hair, instantly. These are similar to Toppik, however, they don't clump and they don't run. Definitely worth the extra cost.
Also, because they are made of cotton (and not keratin), they are less irritating.
See my before/after pictures and read a bit more about this product in my BoostnBlend post.
Hair Helpers Must Haves
Joan Rivers Great Hair Day Powder
I love using this product at both my hairline and for my eyebrows!
I talk about how I use this to integrate my topper and my bio hair (post right here); it's also great as a fill-in piece on any balding spots.
It stays on all day, doesn't budget, and lasts forever. Definitely a great buy and something I'll likely never be without.
P.S. I wear the blond color (which is a light brown).
Silicon Mix Bambu Nutritive Hair Treatment
Just trust me when I say that you NEED this for synthetic hair. I use this every time I wash.
I wrote about this deep-conditioning treatment in this post and called it a miracle...because that's what it is.
Bonus: It's cheap and will last you a long time.
Oh, and I love the smell!
Revlon Hot Air Brush
This hot air brush is great to add softness and fight frizz on synthetic hair.
So many times, it's completely revived my pieces. They've gone from a ratty, frazzled mess to smooth and sleek and swishy.
Of course, I have a blog post on this and even a YouTube video about it, although my original brush has been discontinued (you can check those out here).
This one is better though; my original had a rubber grip that wore off over time and this does not. So happy I upgraded (even though it's the same price, if not cheaper!).
Tangle Teezer Brush
Love this brush with a capital L. You'll see it in my topper integration video.
Not only is it fantastically gentle on bio hair, it's just as great on synthetic hair (and would be on human hair, too).
You know that snapping sound that you hear sometimes when you brush through hair? You won't hear it with this brush.
The reviews on this are pretty amazing - from coarse, ethnic hair to the super-slipperiest-fine hair, everyone loves it.
Awesome Synthetic Wig Leave-In Conditioning Spray
Yes, "Awesome" is the name of the brand! 🙂 This conditioning spray is the only one I currently use to help keep my synthetic pieces looking new and swingy - I talk about a similar spray (which has been discontinued) in my post about caring for synthetic hair.
It's cheap and does a great job of making my pieces soft. The closer I can get to making synthetic hair feel like human hair, the better.
I just spritz some on after conditioning and let it air dry. I also use it in-between washes to help add softness and swishy-ness.
Awesome Synthetic Wig Shampoo
In my synthetic hair care post you'll read about how I love a Revlon shampoo, but it's been discontinued so now I use this Awesome Synthetic Wig Shampoo (yes, the brand name is Awesome).
Not only does it clean well (and gently!), but it also seems to help remove some of that excess shine that some synthetic pieces seem to have.
ENJOY Sulfate Free Hydrating Conditioner
Also in my synthetic hair care post is my conditioner of choice, from Enjoy.
It's a bit spendy, but a leading hair loss specialist in my (former) area turned me on to it. It's great for both synthetic and human hair.
It rinses clean, doesn't leave a build up, and smells great.
It definitely leaves my synthetic hair super-soft (even though I always follow up with a leave-in conditioner for added softness).