When I find a product that promises to give me thicker hair, I definitely pay attention. And when that product is less than $5, I put it in my basket. In May, I picked up the new L’Oreal Hair Expertise Fibralogy Shampoo, Conditioner and Thickening Booster. I was intrigued by the promise to make your hair thicker “wash after wash” as it focuses on expanding the hair fibres. Of course I was slightly skeptical, but more than willing to try it out.
The shampoo works like any other (wet hair, lather, rinse out), but the Thickening Booster is an interesting step. Rather than being a treatment you apply after you’ve shampooed and conditioned, this serum like treatment goes in as an addition to your conditioner. After shampooing, you add a small amount to your strands, then put the conditioner on over top. The added step of the thickening serum, which is said to have the highest concentration of Filloxane (the miracle ingredient) to add instance fullness and thickens your hair the more you use it. You can either apply it just once a week, or twice for more intense results. The conditioner is much like any other good conditioner. It’s thick, makes my hair feel soft, but doesn’t weigh it down.
After my first use, I did notice a small difference in the thickness of my hair. It felt thicker when I pulled it up into a bun, and it continued to feel thicker the more I used it. I haven’t used it this system each time I wash my hair (because I like to switch it up occasionally and still use a clarifying shampoo once a week), but I do use it at least once a week. Now that I’ve been using it for over a month, I am starting to see the results are still there, and that my hair really does feel thicker. I’m not sure that it looks thicker though.
As far as the general condition of my hair, it hasn’t changed drastically since using these products. My hair is still dry (because of my love for heat styling and needing a trim), but it hasn’t worsened. I have heard of other people experiencing dryness after continued use though, so perhaps it depends on your hair type, or how often you use it. Overall I’m quite happy with these and would definitely repurchase them. I like that my hair isn’t feeling so thin lately, and that I didn’t have to spend $30 for one serum for it to feel that way.
Have you tried L’Oreal’s Fibralogy products? What is your favourite hair mask or treatment? (‘m always looking for the next best thing)