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Anyone - Redken's Intraforce for naturally thinning hair?

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At 42 I'm still blessed with a decent head of hair, a little bit of thinning and receding at the temples due to age but more importantly my hair has always been very fine and thin. I had tried Nioxin for the thinning but it made my fine hair so dry that it noticeably increased breakage so I stopped. Unfortunately, that little episode - about 2 weeks worth of use - caused enough visible damage that it was 4-6 months worth of "recovery" - seriously altered style - before I got things back to my kind of normal.

My stylist yesterday recommended Redken's Intraforce which is specifically to help make fine, thin hair like mine thicker and fuller. I'm wondering if anyone else has experience with it? I really don't want to get stuck in the "try this out...whoops, your hair is botched for 4 months again" cycle if I can avoid it.
 
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My best friend is a hairdresser at an extremely prestigious and successful Redken salon. I'll ask him what he thinks and then post later.
 
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My best friend is a hairdresser at an extremely prestigious and successful Redken salon. I'll ask him what he thinks and then post later. 

Do you think your friend can help me out?

I posted in the official hair thread.
 

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(no, this is not spam - am looking for some real-world experience!)
At 42 I'm still blessed with a decent head of hair, a little bit of thinning and receding at the temples due to age but more importantly my hair has always been very fine and thin. I had tried Nioxin for the thinning but it made my fine hair so dry that it noticeably increased breakage so I stopped. Unfortunately, that little episode - about 2 weeks worth of use - caused enough visible damage that it was 4-6 months worth of "recovery" - seriously altered style - before I got things back to my kind of normal.
My stylist yesterday recommended Redken's Intraforce which is specifically to help make fine, thin hair like mine thicker and fuller. I'm wondering if anyone else has experience with it? I really don't want to get stuck in the "try this out...whoops, your hair is botched for 4 months again" cycle if I can avoid it.

Some products help to thicken fine hair but I'd say you really need to try them. Not sure why you think it will be "botched for 4 months". Ask your stylist for a sample size for about a week and see how it works. Styling products shouldn't do anything to your hair for the long term.
 

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Some products help to thicken fine hair but I'd say you really need to try them. Not sure why you think it will be "botched for 4 months". Ask your stylist for a sample size for about a week and see how it works. Styling products shouldn't do anything to your hair for the long term.

The "botched for 4 months" was from the nioxin that made my hair so dry, so quickly (like within 3 uses; about a week) that I got a lot of breakage. I mean a lot. It wasn't the nioxin itself, but how my hair reacted to it. Seriously, there was enough breakage to make it sparse (and hideous) in a couple of spots. it was 4 months before I had regrown enough that it wasn't noticeable (again realize I have fine, thin hair by nature).

I was just looking to see if there was any communal sense of negatives before I gave it a whirl. I actually purchased it, but it's sitting on my shelf ... mocking me.
 

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min agent. done.
 

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