Everything you want for thicker, fuller, and healthier hair
With naturally fine hair, I've noticed increased thinning in my 40s. To safeguard against damage, I avoid bleaching, unnecessary chemicals, and overly heat-styling my hair. I have adjusted my haircare routine like my skincare routine in my 40s.
Discover my trusted products for achieving the best-looking, healthy hair.
For someone struggling with hair thinning, this PHYTO Phytocyane Invigorating Shampoo is the best, as it can visibly improve the thickness and destiny of your hair. It has rosemary extract that studies have shown helps in hair growth and ginkgo biloba extract to revitalize. Though I can’t tell if my hair is getting thicker, it appears thicker with this shampoo than with any other shampoo I have used.
Celeb Luxury Gem Lites Colorditioner $26.25 (originally $38)
A beauty editor recommended this Gem Lights Conditioner, and it’s the easiest way to refresh your color while conditioning it with built-in bond rebuilder that helps to strengthen, repair, and hydrate your hair. You can also use it as a deep conditioning mask for 20 minutes if your hair is too dry. I use the shade Amber (a deep copper brown). You can also get a set of shampoo and conditioner.
The hype is real with this K18 leave-in treatment mask as it transforms dry, damaged hair in 4 minutes. I use it on shampooed hair (I skip regular conditioner on this day), leave it on for 4 minutes, and style it as usual. My hair looks like I just got an expensive treatment at a salon because it is so soft, smooth, and shiny. You’ll have to try it to believe it.
If you want your hair to look like it does in commercials, this Color Wow anti-humidity spray has heat-activated polymers to make waterproof your hair. Hence, it looks shiny and smooth even in humid weather.
Amal Clooney uses it; her hair is heavenly, so I had to try it. Color Wow Mousse Xtra Large Bombshell Volumizer gives my hair insane, weightless volume that can stand the test of time while looking shiny and feeling so silky with so much body.
Pureology is known for its shampoos, but my favorite hairspray is this Pureology Hairspray, as it holds my bangs in place all day and gives my limp hair some oomph. It smells heavenly and keeps my hair in place all day.
If you’re looking for salon-quality hair color at home, you can’t find anything better than Madison Reed Radiant Hair Color Kit. Keratin-enriched hair color leaves your hair healthier and shinier than before, and the results are multi-tonal and natural-looking. There are 36 shades to choose from, and I use shade 6.5NNA Condrio Brown (Medium Neutral Brown) about twice a year.
T3 Lucea Professional Straightening & Styling Iron 1” $118.99 (originally $169.99)
A straightening and styling iron with 9 digitally controlled temperature settings is perfect for my fine hair as it straightens and smooths it in one pass. This flat iron heats up quickly and makes my hair look super shiny. My friends tried it and loved it so much, they got their own.
CHI 1875 Series Advanced Ionic Compact Hair Dryer $71 (originally 118.99)
My go-to hairdryer as it has three heat and two-speed settings, and I always use it in the lowest heat setting to cause the least damage to my hair. It locks in moisture and gives my flat hair a great body. It has a rapid clean technology, so it doesn’t get gross like other hair dryers.
I wash my hair once or twice a week, and if I want a little extra body on the days I don’t wash my hair, I use this Revlon Hair Straightening and Styling Brush as it is built with an ionic generator to reduce frizz, add shine and add volume to my hair in one easy step.