Hair Growth Shampoo and Conditioner
Hair-Thickening Shampoos and Conditioners
Best Overall Hair Growth Shampoo and Conditioner
Pantene Pro-V Full & Thick Collection ($4 each; drugstores)
The Full & Thick Collection from Pantene Pro-V was our overall top performer, winning the highest marks from our testers and placing second in our lab's evaluations. All of our panelists agreed that this hair-thickening duo made their hair look smoother and feel softer, in addition to improving the overall appearance of their finished hairstyles. Pantene's products have a nice aroma, too. Best of all, this shampoo and conditioner are the least expensive of all of the products that we tested, making them a frugal way to boost volume.
Nexxus Diametress Growth Shampoo and Conditioner
Nexxus Diametress Luscious Hair Thickening Shampoo and Sublime Volume Luscious Bodifying Conditioner ($14 shampoo, $15 conditioner; drugstores)
Nexxus's shampoo and conditioner increased the diameter of hair more than any other brand we tested, so this set should add volume to almost any style. Several consumers noted that they liked the volume and body of their hair after using these products, which also made tresses softer, thicker, and more manageable. Most agreed that these products truly made their hair look thicker, though a few worried that their fuller hairstyles had a bit more frizz and flyaways.
Samy Fat Hair "0" Calories Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner (
Samy Fat Hair "0" Calories Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner ($8; drugstores)
With our lab equipment, we were able to determine that Samy's products created the highest increase in hair-shaft diameter for gray hair, a test on which other top-performing products struggled. Regardless of hair color, all of our panelists agreed that this shampoo and conditioner made their hair feel softer. If you color your hair, be aware: One tester worried that Samy's collection caused her hair color to fade a little. (samysalon.com)
Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Lemon Sage Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner ($11.50 shampoo, $12.50 conditioner; salons) This hair-care duo received one of the highest scores from our testers for its lemon-sage scent. Further, Paul Mitchell's shampoo and conditioner set earned excellent marks in the lab for its ability to thicken blond hair. Though these products weren't able to thicken gray hairs as well, they still got great reviews from our consumers: One liked how her hair really felt clean, while another commented that these products didn't weigh her hair down. (paulmitchell.com )
Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Lemon Sage Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner ($11.50 shampoo, $12.50 conditioner; salons)
This hair-care duo received one of the highest scores from our testers for its lemon-
With the deluge of hair-growth shampoo and conditioner available guaranteeing to expand the distance across of hair strands, you might be enticed to attempt some of these items out. To see whether limp tresses can really get a help, the Good Housekeeping Research Institute tried 12 cleanser and conditioner combos on lab gear to decide their capacity to thicken both fair (normally better than brunet or red) and silver hair (coarser and frequently harder to oversee). Customers with self-saw fine hair likewise assessed every arrangement of items taking into account their capacity to thicken, volumize, and smooth, among other criteria. At last, the least expensive item worked the best — both wallets and haircuts advantage! Here, the aftereffects of our te