The below article is reprinted from the wonderfully informative, inspiring and well known US blog Corner of Hope and Mane. Lauren talks about hair building fibers for women. Republished here with Laura’s permission…
You all read recently how I’ve been occasionally going sans hair at night because my husband hates my beloved headbands.
I guess I can’t blame him—they aren’t the sexist accessories. But, they cover what I need them to cover.
I’ve been rocking the comb-over quite a bit, but sometimes, I do need some more coverage.
I’m terribly out of practice with my Bumble & Bumble (although it served me SO well in the past!).
I’ve been talking with Bambi from BoostnBlend over the past few months, and she was gracious enough to send me some of her hair building fibers to try.
I normally wouldn’t try another concealing product since I’ve moved on to wear hair, but these hair building fibers for thinning hair had me intrigued.
Why, you ask?
Hair Building Fibers Made of…Cotton?
Yes, these fibers are made from cotton!
Bambi explained to me that cotton won’t drip and run and won’t clump, unlike some of the keratin hair fibers out there.
Also, because cotton is a natural ingredient, it might even be better suited for those with sensitive scalps than some of BoostnBlend’s competitors.
Apparently, aluminum chloride is commonly used in many of the hair building fiber options and that can be irritating on the skin.
One thing that I found interesting (I loved getting a crash course in hair fibers!) is that the keratin hair fibers are derived from animal hair (and some from wool). Because of this, the manufacturers have to apply chemicals and antibiotics to make them “ok” to be worn at the scalp.
This is one of the reasons why keratin hair fibers for thinning hair can sometimes be itchy and irritating.
Who knew? The cotton fiber from BoostnBlend sounds better and better to me.
Made By Women, For Women
You know how most hair fibers are clearly meant for men, but then they throw in a few pictures of women just to make it look like it’s ideal for both sexes?
Bambi made a good point—she said that most men don’t color their hair, and their hair gradually dulls as they get older.
I definitely see that in my own hair; as it has thinned, it’s gotten almost gray-brown (maybe that’s also because it doesn’t see the light of day!)
BoostnBlend colors are specifically made to blend with all hair colors, dyed or not. It’s nice not to worry about getting the absolute perfect color—the blending range on the colors are vast, so they’ll suit just about everyone.
In fact, I was torn between Smooth Medium Brown and Dusky Dark Brown. I went with Smooth Medium Brown and the match is pretty darn perfect.
No one likes “before” pics but it must be shared (also please note this is probably the only post I have on this site without eyeliner. Eyeliner is definitely a crutch for me, but, I digress):
And here’s after. Yes, I do have eyeliner on under those sunglasses:
I wish they would invent a product to help my teeny tiny pony tail (hint, hint), but let’s just all hold hands and agree that the top looks better, right?
Here’s another pic that shows BoostnBlend’s hair building fibers in action.
Can we all just take a moment and be thankful that my new house has a fenced back yard? No more neighbors wondering what the heck I am doing taking all these pictures…
Ok, back to the hair fibers.
Lastly, here is a closeup.
There’s one MAJOR thing I like about BoostnBlend’s hair building fibers versus a few of other fibers I’ve tried.
I usually wash my hair every other day. If I sprinkle in fibers on day 1, after I sleep and look at my hair I notice that the hair fibers get a little clumpy right up against my scalp.
I’d have to take a comb and try to spread them around a bit to get them to evenly disperse.
I did not have that with BoostnBlend.
Even though I slept all over my hair, the fibers stayed where they should, and didn’t nest close to my scalp.
Does that makes sense?
Bambi explained that due to cotton’s properties, BoostnBlend’s hair building fibers have more static electricity than its competitors.
Seeing as I didn’t need a second application on day 2, I saw this in action!
I also didn’t have any creeping onto my forehead. Sometimes, with other products, the keratin hair fibers would “gather” a bit close to my hairline overnight.
When I woke up the next morning after using BoostnBlend, the fibers looked damn near close to how they looked during my initial application.
If you are in the market for a hair fiber, this is a good one to try! If you are prone to scalp irritation, then I highly suggest giving this a whirl to see if it works for you.
I’m so glad I gave BoostnBlend a try, and I’ll definitely be using it every now and again (especially on hot Texas weekends) when I want to go without hair or I need extra coverage.
I’m thinking this could be a good product to use, too, for helping to blend my bio hair with my topper. I can use my Joan Rivers Great Hair Day Powder with this on top to really add some “oomph” to my wimpy bio hair.
Who here has tried hair building fibers? Did they cause any irritation?
Republished here with permission
Lauren writes the US well known hair loss blog Corner of Hope and Mane