The Vichy Densi-Solutions Restoring Thickening Balm comes in a brown tube adorned with the brand logo in silver. You can find all the essential information such as the properties and application method on the tube. It also has a secure lid and an ideally sized opening for optimal use.
This balm has a sharp, possibly irritating smell that lasts for half a day and then fades out completely.
A thick, creamy-like formula which can be easily spread on the hair.
It is best to use this thickening balm along with its complementary Vichy Densi-Solutions Thickening Shampoo from the same collection. After washing your hair, apply a minimal amount of product on your scalp and locks. Massage your hair well for a full minute, then rinse it out well with water.
We tried out this balm and its complementary shampoo for two weeks, using it three times a week on hair that suffers from constant breakage and fallout. In terms of the instant effect after massaging the hair and washing it out, the locks were visibly less tangled right after the first use, which helped reduce fallout upon brushing. There were no signs of hair tangling even three days after using the balm, which improved the brushing process.
As for the two-week end result, the thickening balm worked wonders with reducing fallout as the result kept improving after each use. The hair also seemed much more voluminous only two weeks upon use, especially in the areas that suffered the most fallout. So you can definitely count on this product to treat weak, thinning hair.
This balm retails at 27.3 USD per 150 ml, which is considered a bit pricy in comparison with other balms designed for the same purpose. For instance, Ducray Anaphase + Strengthening Conditioner retails at 30 USD per 200 ml, as well as Klorane Conditioner with Quinine and B Vitamins for 18 USD per 150 ml.