Who doesn’t want a head full of thick, lustrous locks? Whether your style is loose beach waves or pin-straight Kim Kardashian, there’s no denying that you need a healthy head of hair to achieve the look. Unfortunately, due to factors like age, diet, hormones and hair stressors like dyeing or heat styling, our hair and scalp takes a hit from time to time.
The shampoo-commercial hair of our dreams may seem impossible to achieve – but don’t give up just yet. First, do a sweep of your bathroom shelf – if your shampoo contains dyes, parabens or synthetic fragrances, throw it out.
Now, look for shampoos that contain hair-loving ingredients like amino acids, biotin, ginseng root, menthol or peppermint oil. Amino acids provide the building blocks to help build new strands while biotin helps to metabolise amino acids to strengthen your hair. Ginseng and other botanicals help reduce free radicals from the sun, stress or overprocessing, and stimulate blood flow to the scalp.
Here are our favourite thickening shampoos, all containing the above hair-building goodies: