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Vanessa Minnillo's Hair Thickening Secret

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 11/18/2011 10:18 am EST Updated: 10/11/2012 6:24 pm EDT

Vanessa Minnillo. Photo: Steven Lawton/FilmMagic

Hair extensions have made it so easy to achieve thick-looking locks. However, the thought of developing a receding hairline or even worse, going bald, has convinced me to try Vanessa Minnillo's hair secret, Nioxin DiaMax.

I was recently introduced to the product by Nioxin stylists at The Studio in New York City. The new DiaMax Xtrafusion contains a unique combination of ingredients commonly found in skin care such as caffeine, that work together to penetrate the hair's diameter and increase the thickness of each strand.

Nioxin Celebrity Hairstylist Ambassador Betsy Reyes, who has styled Minnillo since her days as a MTV "Total Request Live" VJ, integrated the leave-in treatment into the star's regimen to volumize and protect her hair against everyday wear and tear.

"It allows me to amp up Vanessa's natural texture for a fuller look while strengthening against breakage," says Reyes. "The more hair a client has, the more I use without fear of weighing down or compromising the manageability of their hair."

Reyes reveals that she applies approximately 15 pumps across the entire head, making sure to aim directly at the root. Then she massages the product in and finishes by blow-drying to create a thicker, yet manageable mane.

I was initially hesitant about spritzing Nioxin DiaMax onto my head full of thick curls, but I've been using the treatment for one week -- even skipping the blow dryer to reduce further heat styling damage -- and I love how it instantly fattens up face-framing pieces that tend to fall flat before noon.

Will you try Nioxin DiaMax with HTX ($50) once it hit salons in January?

Tell us your thoughts in the comments section and find out why you should stop twirling your hair.


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