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Old 05-07-2009, 05:30 PM   #1
 
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Default Products that increase hair density/thickness?

I'm having a case of the springtime blahs, and lately my hair's been feeling really stringy and thin. Know of any products that work to increase hair density and thickness?
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Old 05-08-2009, 05:34 AM   #2
 
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I found that when I stopped cowashing (after six months) and switched to the natural soap bars for cleansing it tightened curl and increased volume.
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I found that when I stopped cowashing (after six months) and switched to the natural soap bars for cleansing it tightened curl and increased volume.
Yep ~ I've definitely noticed more volume & better curl formation when I use shampoo bars, but I still CO wash most days. (I found that using the bars daily was beginning to dry me out - probably due to hard water.) But I always keep one on hand for those days when I want / need to have a really good hair day.
I definitely recommend giving them a try.
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:18 PM   #4
 
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I agree with kathymack. I stopped co-washing especially with Suave( it has softeners that make fine hair limp ) and water rinse or wash with castile soap my hair now has more body. I also do a Komaza HoneyComb treatment 2X month which helps a lot!
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:20 PM   #5
 
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Apparently being born me gives you excessive density and volume Want some of mine??
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Apparently being born me gives you excessive density and volume Want some of mine??
but Rudee, i was about to offer her some of mine!!!
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:40 PM   #7
 
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I know on the 4a board people are doing Amla treatments that make the hair appear thicker. Here's Fleurtzy posting about how thick her hair has gotten.

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...889#post930889
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Old 05-08-2009, 02:23 PM   #8
 
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Apparently being born me gives you excessive density and volume Want some of mine??
but Rudee, i was about to offer her some of mine!!!
oy, me siento
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Old 05-09-2009, 07:55 AM   #9
 
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Along the same lines as afrosheenqueen said, you might want to try henna if you don't mind going red or a darker permanent color from what you have now. (And I mean permanent!) I believe Amla is temporary, but it would be a safer choice if you don't want to permanently modify your hair color.

Oh! I'm not sure how familiar you are with henna, but if you do decide to go that route, make sure it's good quality henna. Henna only comes in red, but you can add indigo to make brown or black.

Does anyone know about Cassia? I know it adds shine and softness. Would it make the hair thicker too?
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Old 05-09-2009, 08:01 AM   #10
 
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Does anyone know about Cassia? I know it adds shine and softness. Would it make the hair thicker too?
I did Cassia a few times last summer. Results were fine. I get the same results from the natural soap bars without the mess and fuss.
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Old 05-09-2009, 12:53 PM   #11
 
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Cassia was disappointing for me. I expected some real change in my hair but really experienced little to none. Used it for about 5 months, every few weeks.
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Old 05-09-2009, 04:13 PM   #12
 
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I'm glad you brought up this topic, because I have just recently been noticing that my hair seems really thin right now! At least, a lot thinner than usual. It's really strange. I always used to hate that my hair was a thick, huge frizz ball. But just within the past few months, it definitely seems thinner. I've noticed that the circumference (?) of the base of my ponytail is a lot smaller!! Strange! I want my huge frizz ball back!

I have been using Suave Coconut Conditioner to co-wash, though, so it's interesting that that was mentioned. I didn't know that it had softeners! Hmm... I'll have to try something new tonight maybe!
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Old 05-09-2009, 04:23 PM   #13
 
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There's actually no way to increase your hair's density, as density refers to the number of hairs on your head. Short of using some of those treatments men use for baldness and hoping for the best, there's nothing you can do on that score.

Often if your hair feels thicker or thinner, it is due to the cuticle being raised. Soap bars do this because of their alkaline nature, giving the illusion that the hair is thicker and "denser." There's nothing wrong with illusion, though -- look at how popular fake boobs are....
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