My name is Kristy Sunday, I am married to Mariel’s (the owner of this blog) brother, Logan, and I feel honored to be able to post something on her blog! My entire life I have struggled with thin hair and have wanted more!! So as a hairstylist and salon owner, I have been on a life-long mission looking for the best hair growth products for women to help not only myself, but my family, friends, and clients.
I have now worked in the beauty industry for 22 years, and have literally tried hundreds of products to help with thin hair. Today, I wanted to share some of my favorites and the reasons why they have won me over. Without further ado…
Best Hair Growth Products for Women & Men
Shampoo and Conditioners That Helps With Thinning Hair
Bosley – I feel the Bosley line is the best on the market, and it’s the one I like to use for myself, as a gal with thinning hair. It has 10 times the amount of DHT blockers than its other competing lines, such as Nioxin or Rogaine. DHT stands for Dihydrotestosterone, (which is a form of testosterone.) This is extremely important, because as women age they start producing less estrogen and more testosterone, which is why they start getting male pattern baldness. Testosterone is also responsible for hair loss in most men. What Bosley does is remove the DHT from your scalp daily as you use their shampoo. Their conditioner prepares your scalp for the thickening treatment which helps stimulate hair growth.
Bosley is also my favorite because it won’t dry out your hair like the competing lines, and they have four different formulas to fit everyone’s needs. They have a men’s line and also three women’s lines: one for color treated hair, one for thinning hair, and one for noticeably thinning hair.
Nioxin 2 – Nioxin is also a popular product for progressively thinning hair, that I’ve seen results with and is worth a try. Sometimes it’s about finding which one works the best for your body chemistry.
Top Hair Treatment Products for Hair Loss
Biocell Liquid Collagen by Modere – As I’ve gotten older, my hair has become increasingly more thin. And if I have a baby, heaven help me… I lose so much hair! The Biocell HA/Matrix Collagen has been a miracle product for me. I first saw it advertised to me on Instagram, and I started going through the before and after pictures, as well as reading lots of stories. I had tried the powder collagen from Costco for months and found no results… little did I know it was because my body was only absorbing about 10% of it!
Modere’s Biocell Collagen is in liquid form and is the most human-like form of collagen, with studies to back it up. Anyway, it has helped a ton. My head started sprouting new little hairs within a couple weeks and my hair line is FINALLY filling back in, after losing so much after my last pregnancy. Oh, and as a side bonus… my joints have felt so much better. As a hair stylist, my hands were always aching, and that pain is literally gone. This is definitely a favorite product. (BTW, the image below is not me, but a friend of mine who is also taking it. I need to take some “after” pictures too!) … and, the link above will give you $10 bucks off. 🙂
Minoxidil – So, Bosley’s shampoo and conditioner helps PREVENT hair loss, but there are a couple other good products. Minoxidil helps RESTORE hair which has been lost, without any horrible side effects, and is available in a men’s and women’s version.
Best Styling Aids for Thinning Hair
- Redken’s Iron Shape Thermal Spray – For those who like curls to last all day in their thin hair. This has a ligh,t yet strong hold. You put this in before blow drying to create a great surface to hold lasting curls.
- Redken Guts 10 Volume Boosting Spray Foam – This stuff is great for root lift (volume!) It gives you fullness that lasts all day.
- Amika Plus Size Perfect Body Mousse – I love this mousse for volume, hold, and it also protects against heat and frizz.
- Xfusion Keratin Hair Fibers – Fill in the thinning spots with the fibers to hide bare scalp.
The Best Finishing Products for Thinning Hair
I prefer using aerosol hair sprays, as they don’t weigh down thin hair.
- Bead Heads Masterpiece Hairspray – I love this one. It smells delicious and has a medium hold with tons of shine.
- L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Lustrous Finishing Spray – One of my new favorites. It’s super light, with great hold and shine.
Most Effective Thinning Hair Styling Products for Men
As far as shampoo and conditioner for men, I still recommend the products shared above. Several of them have a ‘men’s version.’ Here are a few more products I love to share with the men in my salon and in my life…
- Redken Hardware Strong Sculpting Gel – I have my husband use this for finishing off his look, after blow drying the Amika Mousse into his hair.
- Gentlemen Republic Grooming Wax in Matte – For the man who doesn’t love the wet look. Great hold with matte finish.
- Xfusion Keratin Hair Fibers – This was also shared above, but I’ve loved it specifically for men. Fill in the thinning spots with the spray-on fibers.
The Most Natural Extension Hair Pieces
Now for those who have tried everything on the market for thinning hair, and it’s just not cutting it, don’t give up!! I even have solutions for you…
I found a line of extension hair that has a full line of different kinds of hair accessories to meet everyone’s needs, Top Secret Haircessories. I loved the hair pieces so much that I became a consultant, allowing me to offer them to my clients. I’ve helped so many clients (women, young and older) choose the right hair piece, then color and cut it to to their hair. They are always thrilled with the result and nobody can ever tell that they’re wearing it!
All these hair accessories are safe and do not damage your hair, or make it thinner. It’s the same brand of hair pieces worn by Jessica Simpson, Wynonna Judd, Raquelle Welch, and many other celebrities. From bang pieces, ponytail pieces, to extensions to thicken and lengthen, to full top pieces for those who are visibly thinning on top. I wear mine frequently, any time I’m going for a more full look, longer length, etc. Since I’ve been using the Modere Biocell Collagen though, I haven’t had to wear it as often, but I still do, for certain styles.
My mom also got one and it has really changed her life. She is single and dating and it made her feel way more confident. She wears it everyday and loves it. She no longer has to style her hair either, she just takes it off at night and puts it on in the morning and looks fabulous in minutes. Oh, and she can postpone dying her hair SOOOO much longer… because, no roots!! She has told me she will never go with out one again.
Look how great she looks!!
If you’re interested in having a Top Secret Haircessories consultation or have any questions, email me (Kristy) at [email protected]. I love my career and especially have a passion for helping women with thin hair feel confident and beautiful. I can also do consultations over zoom.