Today I have another hair product review for those of you battling hair loss. This time we’re going back to basics to have a look at a shampoo and conditioner from specialist hair care brand, Nanogen.
Nanogen has been developing hair thickening products for over a decade. They sell variety of promising hair products to help with thinning hair over on their website. I’ve been eyeing up their thickening hair fibres and root boost serum for a little while now.
The awesome guys at Nanogen sent me a bundle of goodies to review containing a bottle of Thickening Treatment Shampoo, a Thickening Treatment Conditioner and a bottle of their Hair Growth Factor Treatment Serum serum. I’ll be telling you all about the latter later. For now, lets get the fundamentals covered.
These products contain patented Nanogen growth factors that are said to encourage hair growth. The website states that the shampoo will volumise, moisturise and give you a boost from the very first wash, while the conditioner will plump fine hair, giving you thicker, shiny looking hair.
Shampoo and I have had a love/hate relationship lately. I love using products that lather well and make my hair smell gorgeous, but I hate how they often irritate my scalp and neck. I’d been suffering from an itchy flaky scalp due to a pesky little ingredient that’s found in many products called Soldium Laurel Sulphate. The problem I have found is that SLS free products usually don’t lather up as well as their SLS laden counterparts and I end up over using the product.
Nanogen Thickening Treatment Shampoo is an SLS free shampoo that lathers nicely without irritating my scalp. I found relief from dryness after the first wash. My scalp and hair felt softer, the flakiness was minimised and the itchiness stopped altogether.
The bottle says to leave the Thickening Treatment Conditioner on for 4 minutes during which I could feel a nice tingling sensation on my skin; something I’ve never experienced from a conditioner before. It seems to be the product working its magic, because after rinsing my hair felt fortified. After blow drying, my hair is visibly bouncier and feels thicker for the next day or two depending on my activities.
They both have a nice consistency and they smell great too; a mild fruity fragrance.
You’ll be pleased to hear that as well as looking after your skin and hair, they care about the planet too! No testing on animals, no parabens and the company continues to lower their water and paper usage.
I’ve been using both products for a month and although my hair feels great – stronger and more volumised – I’ve yet to see any new hair growth. Even so, this is an amazing range of products and I’d recommend then to anyone looking for a hair boost or a good quality, SLS free shampoo.
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**Many thanks to Nanogen who supplied me with this product in exchange for an honest review.