Gentle Volumizing Shampoo - Product Deep Dive

More and more studies on women’s hair loss have shown a dramatic uptick in the number of sufferers – whether from medical issues or just plain stress – in the past 10 years. 

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It has been a labor of love to formulate THIQUE Hair for these same women looking for gentle, natural solutions for fine, thin or thinning hair and hair loss.  After two years of formula research, testing and evaluation, THIQUE features the latest, most effective combination of plant-based ingredients that are hypoallergenic and approved by leading dermatologists.  Not only that, but all formulas are vegan, gluten free and not tested on animals. 

And with nearly 40% of women suffering from some degree of hair loss by the time they’re 40 years old, you’re likely not alone is seeing a change in your overall hair volume.  The first step in fine, thin or thinning hair care starts with your shampoo.  The right volumizing shampoo for hair loss must be sulfate free and paraben free, as a gentle formula is essential for fragile hair strands and scalp.

Periodically, we will be sharing details on the formulations behind THIQUE products.  Since we are starting and the beginning – shampoo – let’s take a DEEP DIVE into THIQUE Gentle Volumizing Shampoo for hair loss.

THIQUE’s Gentle Volumizing Shampoo for hair loss focuses on three fundamental ingredients:

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  • AMAZONIAN COPAIBA OIL (Copaifera Officinalis) is the powerhouse ingredient for all THIQUE Hair Treatment products. While not widely used in the west, it is known to contain many therapeutic properties and offers a multitude of benefits for the hair. Amazonian Copaiba Oil is obtained from the trunk of leguminous trees found in Amazonian rain forest. It’s a natural antimicrobial and powerful anti-inflammatory ingredient that also nourishes hair strands without weighing them down.

  • NATURAL CAFFEINE EXTRACTS (Caffeine) are extracted from coffee beans and have been shown to create thicker, fuller looking hair diameter and stimulate the hair shaft, promoting hair growth. A 2007 study published in the "International Journal of Dermatology" found that the presence of caffeine stimulated laboratory-cultured hair follicles, increasing hair growth.

  • CANADIAN WILLOW HERB (Epilobium Angustifolium) is a beautiful flowering plant, as you can see from the photo of the herb on your THIQUE Gentle Volumizing Shampoo bottle. The Canadian Willow Herb soothes the scalp as it gently removes impurities and fights free radicals from further damage.

Since this is a DEEP DIVE, let use share other exciting ingredients for the best volumizing shampoo we are proud to offer THIQUE fans!

  • Red Clover Extract combines with other essential anti-aging biomimetic peptides for optimal hair “anchoring” to the scalp. This dynamic combo also reduces inflammation which is a contributing factor of hair loss. Studies have shown inflammation decreases of up to 48% and increases of hair anchoring to the scalp by as much as 35%. While these figures vary by person, the results are exciting for those suffering from hair loss and thinning.

  • Bilberry, Sugar Cane, Orange, Lemon and Sugar Maple extracts act as a scalp exfoliant to remove dead cells, preparing for hair growth. In fact, recent studies show this combination is capable of increasing the rate of cell renewal by upwards of 38%!

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  • Our favorite ingredient in this Volumizing Shampoo is Peppermint Oil, most commonly used as an essential oil and inhalant to calm nerves. But it has wonderful benefits when applied topically to the hair! Peppermint oil hydrates the hair follicles and helps you achieve smooth, shiny hair. It’s non-greasy and acts as a sort of calming ingredient for your hair and scalp. You’ll notice a fun “zing” while you shampoo which is really the Peppermint oil balancing the pH level on your hair and controlling oil production on the scalp. This stimulates the hair follicles and blood circulation on the scalp, increasing hair growth action.

Remember that this is a journey to thicker, healthier looking hair.  Be patient and start with a fantastic shampoo designed specifically for hair loss to create the foundation for future hair growth. 

And don’t forget your conditioner!  We know the temptation is to skip conditioning for fear of weighing the hair down.   But the best volumizing shampoo and conditioner can work together when they are both lightweight, gentle and based on natural plant extracts.  THIQUE Lightweight Nourishing Volumizing Conditioner is the perfect companion to your shampoo and works to moisturizing hair strands without weighing them down.  Plus, it’s great for color-treated or processed hair.