July 12, 2016

Nanogen: Thicker Hair in a Jiffy?*

If you come around these parts regularly, you'll know that I'm always on the hunt for products which will give my hair a bit more 'oomph.' It's not that I have particularly thin hair; it's just that I'd like it bigger - Gretchen Weiners style. When Nanogen got in touch recently to ask whether I'd like to give their thickening treatments a go, of course I said yes... I mean, who turns down free shampoo, am I right? If you fancy reading about my experience with these products, then just stick around...


'Thick, healthy hair that swings and bounces makes us feel happy, outgoing and self-assured. But the environment, our hormones, our age and lifestyle can all have a detrimental effect, resulting in confidence-knocking hair loss or thinning hair. 

Nanogen’s Hair Thickening Treatment Shampoo is a new type of hair growth shampoo for women that volumises, moisturises and gives your hair a boost from the very first wash. Dermatologically tested to care for sensitive scalps, its fresh berry fragrance ensures your hair smells squeaky clean all day long.'

This shampoo contains patented Nanogen hair growth factors, redensifying peptides, deep cleansing salicylic acid, soothing beta-glucan, aloe and chamomile. It is free from SLS/SLES, parabens, and formaldehyde donors and is suitable for minoxidil users (see website for more detail).

'If you want healthy looking hair that’s full of bounce and zing, you need a conditioner that won't weigh your hair down. And this is especially true if you have thinning hair, hair loss or very fine hair. 

Nanogen’s Thickening Treatment Conditioner is a hair loss treatment for women that plumps fine hair from the very first wash giving you thicker, shiny looking hair that’s full of vitality. Dermatologically tested to care for sensitive scalps, its fresh berry fragrance ensures your hair smells newly washed all day long. Suitable for Minoxidil users.'

Root Boost Spray
'Suffering from flat, lifeless hair? Help is at hand. Use a few pumps of our Root Boost Hair Thickening Spray from root to tip, and then give your hair a blast of warm air to activate the thickening proteins and give roots oomph. The result? Thick, bouncy hair that’s full of life.

Our scientifically formulated Root Boost Hair Thickening Spray contains keratin, lifting polymers, natural sea salt and a thickening combination of caffeine and soothing niacinamide to care for your scalp. Peptides are used to help repair cuticles while heat activated proteins protect against damage from blow-drying and give your hair extra volume. Our Root Boost Hair Thickening Spray is free from SLS/SLES, parabens and formaldehyde donors.'

The Verdict

Overall, I've loved testing these products out. The shampoo and conditioner have left my hair feeling strong, silky and lightweight. My hair definitely feels more supple, but does it feel any thicker? A little, perhaps. I never expected these two products to work miracles, especially since I don't wash my hair every day. They foam up well and leave my hair feeling squeaky clean, which is the main thing. The only criticism I have is regarding the scent. To me, it smells a little clinical, and I would much prefer a traditional floral or fruity scent in the shower. Like I say though, overall, these products have been a joy to use, and I would definitely recommend them.

As for the Root Boost Spray... well I just love it. I'm a sucker for a good old root lifter; I'll snap up anything that gives my roots a little more volume, and this does just the trick! If you're going to invest in a single item from this range, ensure it's this one!

Price/Where to Buy

Intrigued? Try 'em for yourself by purchasing online here on the Nanogen website, where you will receive 10% off your first order! The listed products are also available from Boots online. The shampoo currently retails at £7.95, the conditioner at £8.95 and the root boost spray at £9.95. Has anyone else tried these products before? Would you be interested in giving them a go? Let me know below!

*The featured product/s were kindly sent to me for my consideration. For more information, please read my full disclaimer (accessible via the main navigation)

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  1. i have thick hair as is but glad the spray works well on you! loving the new header :)
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

    1. You're lucky, you have beautiful hair! Ah thank you, I didn't think anyone would notice haha!

  2. I've got naturally thick hair, but all the bleaching I've done to it has it shedding a little more than usual these days, so I'm all up for thickening hair products. I'm not very picky when it comes to the scent of my products, but it doesn't hurt to have a nicer smelling one, haha. Thank you for sharing Nanogen with us, Laura!


    1. You're so lucky! My hair just lacks volume. Thanks, May!

  3. I'm always looking for products that can add some volume to my hair. These sound impressive!


    1. Same! These are definitely worth a shot and easy to buy from Boots :)

  4. Love the layout of this post it makes it really clear <3 really want to try the products now have never heard of that brand before!
    Chloe xx

    1. So glad you liked it! Let me know if you try this range xx

  5. These sound very interesting.


    1. My thoughts exactly when I first saw them! I've never used anything like this before!

  6. I've never tried this but it looks very interesting :)


    1. Let me know if you give them a go! :)


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