REVIEW Nanogen Hair Treatments

Nanogen Hair Thickening Treatments

The first thing I should say about this Nanogen range of hair thickening products, is that the brand was recommended to me by trichologist Sally-Ann Tarver. Now, if a trichologist recommends a product…

Nanogen have produced a selection of hair thickening and growth solutions for women (there’s also a separate range for men). They have been designed not only to temporarily thicken the appearance of hair, but when used regularly, provide the best growth environment for hair with the inclusion of Patented Nanogen Hair Growth Factors to actively encourage hair growth.

Nanogen Thickening Treatment Shampoo for Women

NANOGEN THICKENING TREATMENT SHAMPOO FOR WOMEN 240ml £7.95

This is an invigorating treatment for fine/thin hair that thickens hair from the first wash.

HOW TO USE

  • Massage into your wet hair and scalp
  • Rinse thoroughly after around a minute

REVIEW

This clear, fruity (more like red berries), scented shampoo lathers up well.

This is one of those occasions where you should use the shampoo and conditioner together for maximum results. Hair is volumised as opposed to that ‘stiff, thickness’ you get with a lot of thickening shampoos. Combined with the conditioner though, hair is very soft afterwards, but still full.

Nanogen Thickening Treatment Conditioner for Women

NANOGEN THICKENING TREATMENT CONDITIONER FOR WOMEN 240ml £8.95

Nanogen Thickening Treatment Conditioner for Women is a nourishing treatment for thin hair that gives amazing shine and thicker hair after only one wash. Formulated with a combination of patented Nanogen Growth and active Hyaluronic Acid to create dramatic volume.

HOW TO USE

  • Massage into your wet hair and scalp
  • Rinse thoroughly after around three minutes

REVIEW

The red berry scent is more concentrated in the conditioner. This is one of those conditioners you can use on your scalp (which I usually avoid for fear of making my roots greasy), but this is light enough not to weigh hair down.

It is volumising, but in an ‘airy’ way. As I’ve said above, hair appears bigger, but it’s still soft and natural looking and there’s a slight sheen even after the first use.

Nanogen Hair Growth Factor Serum

NANOGEN HAIR GROWTH FACTOR SERUM 30ml £29.95

A scientifically tested treatment for thin hair with the highest levels of Growth Factors available without consultation.

Dermatologically tested for sensitive scalps, this intense but lightweight daily treatment is designed to maintain your natural hair growth whilst restoring moisture and condition and protecting follicles from free radical damage and breakage.

HOW TO USE

  • Only use once per day
  • Draw 1ml into the pipette by pumping the bulb rapidly
  • Apply a random pattern of droplets to your dry scalp
  • Optional: Massage in
  • Leave to dry

REVIEW

The serum takes a little while to dry thoroughly – anything up to 10 minutes sometimes, but once it has fully absorbed, there’s no tell-tale sign it’s on your hair.

There’s no chemical smell. This is actually quite important, because I know of two leave in hair treatments that give off a distinct whiff of old towels!

I was excited about this for my reviewer because of the Growth Factors in the formula. She’s now purchased a second month’s supply because her hair feels ‘different’ enough for her to think something is happening.

The serum is the most expensive item in the set and I do think it will take a good three months to see tangible progress, but there’s confidence in the Nanogen brand and I know from experience, when my hair thinned drastically after having each of my boys, that if you feel something is making a difference, you will stick with it. I will update this part of the post in 6 weeks.

Nanogen Root Boost Hair Thickening Spray

NANOGEN ROOT BOOST HAIR THICKENING SPRAY 100ml £9.95

Gain instant thickness and volume from this light, fast absorbing spray. The formula contains Keratin and soothing Niacinamide to help care for your scalp.

HOW TO USE

  • Use daily, or even during the day, for a quick extra boost
  • Spray dry or damp hair generously from root to tip
  • Optional: Blow-dry to activate more thickening proteins
  • Style your hair as usual

REVIEW

This is perfect for when you need an instant boost for fine hair. I’m not so sure about applying it from root to tip though, because hair becomes very big! I would suggest applying it just to the roots at first, and use your fingers to lift the hair when blow drying.

I’d also go a little easy on the apply generously part as well, you don’t want to veer into 80s hair territory. Plus, if you do spray it on the ends, they can become a little dry and hard to comb through.

I sprayed it on barely damp hair before using a couple of Sleep in Rollers to add a little height to the crown area. I reviewed these a while ago here and I thoroughly recommend them to add bounce to hair. In fact, I still use the rollers every other day, the velcro is very soft and won’t tear at your hair (I wouldn’t actually sleep in them now though).

Use this thickening spray with the rollers (or even soft foam rollers if your hair is particularly delicate) and I can guarantee you will have big hair that will hold its shape all day.

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