Nanogen Thickening Treatment Shampoo for Men - 240ml
Limited thickening effect but decent shampoo
Disappointingly, Nanogen Thickening Treatment has had a very minimal - if any- thickening effect in my case. My initial perception was that there was a slight improvement: that my hair looked fuller, but having used this product for 8 weeks I cannot in good faith say my hair is any thicker now than it was when I started. Certainly, the claim that there is any "instant" improvement is unfounded. The website claims that it is "fortified with patented Nanogen growth factors for encouraging hair growth, making it the perfect hair loss shampoo for men. It also has redensifying peptides for thickness..." There is not- however- any evidence based research to support these claims on the website, which is actually very telling. Further, when you read the claims more carefully they do not promise any actual results: "encouraging" growth does not mean that any additional growth will occur, nor that growth phases last any long. Although "redensifying" does seem to suggest a meaningful improvement in hair density should be noticed, again, it does not guarantee a result.
Whilst I have used the shampoo almost daily for eight weeks as per the instructions, I have not used the conditioner or serum. The website does say that best results are achieved using these three products in combination. Therefore, I cannot say whether - if used as part of the complete regime- this product has better results or not. My review is limited only to the effectiveness of this one product. I would personally want to see some evidence to justify the signifiant cost of these other products before I would commit to using them. Again: there is no link to any research or studies on the effects of these products.
There may be some psychological benefits to using a "treatment" in that it gives you a feeling of control over any hair loss/thinning - and this is not to be ignored. If using this product makes you feel better about your hair and yourself, then that may well be enough. But in my experience, it has not had any signifiant effect on hair shedding or made my hair feel or look any thicker.
However -the thickening effects aside- the shampoo comes in premium looking packaging. It feels like it is full of nutrients in your hands - it has a certain thickness or richness to it. The shampoo is clear coloured and has a really pleasant scent and causes a pleasing tingling or soothing sensation on your scalp. You do get the sense of a "deep clean" as advertised. I would caution people that when you apply any shampoo and leave it on the scalp for the proposed minute, you should look out for any skin irritation and be sure to wash it out thoroughly. I have experienced a bit of irritation around the crown of my head which I believe could be related to not washing the product out carefully enough every time.
Overall: limited to no thickening effect, perhaps some psychological boost/self-esteem, premium look and feel, great scent, feels pleasant to apply and is an adequate shampoo.
January 21, 2017
Great product easy to use
Best shampoo I have ever used would recommend to everyone
September 29, 2016
nanogen thickening shampoo
i have been using this product and can recomend it is really good it really does help to thicken the hair up
May 14, 2016