What Hair Product Makes African-American Hair Thick?

Prepare a hair care routine that thickens fragile tresses.

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Tired of rocking a track or other hair piece to give the illusion of thicker, longer hair? Don't fake it, honey! Let your hair products do the talking and put in their time to make thin tresses a little heavier. Stick to hair care products that thicken and strengthen your tresses for a gorgeous mane you can wear without the hidden culprits.


Target thin hair at the root with a shampoo that helps to create volume and add va va voom to your tresses. "Good Housekeeping" listed Nexxus Diametress Luscious Hair Thickening Shampoo and Paul Mitchell's Tea Tree Lemon Sage Thickening Shampoo as among their favorites for increasing the hair's diameter and making tresses softer, thicker and more manageable. Lather up for luscious locks with shampoos that give you volume and depth.


Keeping your beauty cabinet stocked with a healthy hair conditioner is vital to reducing hair breakage and thinning. Since African-American hair tends to break at the root, conditioning is an important step to holding on to your locks. Choose a protein conditioner that can add strength to the hair, such as Kiehl's Rice & Wheat Volumizing Conditioning Rinse or Joico Body Luxe Thickening Conditioner made with an oat protein complex.


Between washing and conditioning, African-American hair needs lots of moisture on a daily basis. But don't just turn to your regular oil sheen spray. Celebrity hair stylist Felicia Leatherwood adorns her clients with Shea Moisture's Organic Yucca & Baobab Thickening Moisture Mist, which combines the benefits of moisture and thickening properties in one. Made for all types and textures of hair, the spray helps to thicken strands and increase volume. Spray on after you've towel dried hair, concentrating on the roots, then style as desired.

Styling Products

Your blowout shouldn't be transparent. Pump up the volume with styling products that give a thicker look and feel to your afro or your press and curl. Living Proof's Thickening Cream smooths frizzy hair and gives thin hair the disguise of thick hair without turning it into a crunchy, brittle or dry mess. Maintain naturally soft hair with touchable body without the big Texas-style can of hair spray.

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