My hair has been thinning a lot in the last two years because I've been losing a lot of weight. I recently started taking a vitamin with lots of Biotin in it (5,000 mg), which has made a big difference in the hair loss department. It's from Puritan's Pride. While I'm still dealing with a fair amount of breakage from when my hair wasn't getting as much nourishment, it's stopped coming out at the roots.I've also started using the shampoo from L'Oreal for volume, which has been working as well. Luckily, I have a bit of natural curl, so I get help with body there. The women in my mom's family tend to have their hair get thin, so I'm seriously considering women's Rogaine, but it's really expensive. I've only been doing the vitamins for about a month, so we'll see if that helps enough or if I bite the bullet and spend the money.My hair does get very dry (it's almost waist length), so I use argan oil styling products (from Sally Beauty in brown bottles). I use the pure oil mixed with the curl cream and it helps.
Ugh, everything on that list. Seriously. I use the Conair Pro Spin hair dryer every time I dry my hair, and it has changed my life. Seriously amazing, and it gives me as close to a blowout at home as I'll ever get, without the whole hair dryer in one hand, brush in the other nonsense. John Freida's Luxurious Volume Touchably Full line has also really helped, specifically their Fine to Full blowout spray that I use on damp hair before using my hair dryer. It also leaves my hair really, really soft.I've also stopped dyeing my hair blonde, which sucks.
The problem I have is that I have fine hair, but there's a lot of it (notwithstanding the stress related hair loss I'm recovering from), and it's curly/dry. Bumble and bumble discontinued my beloved Leave In/Rinse Out conditioner, and it was perfect for my hair. So perfect in fact, I was using it for over 10 years! I'm now on the hunt for a conditioner that provides just the right amount of conditioning. Most everything is too heavy or too light.