thin hair The Best Shampoos to Give Your Thin Hair Volume

A volumizing formula can do wonders for your thin tresses.

November 16, 2022
Best Shampoos For Thin Hair


If you have fine or thin hair, you’re well aware that getting volume and body can be a major struggle (let alone volume and body that last all day). While you may have to work a bit more strategically, we’re happy to report that achieving fuller-looking, bouncy strands is totally possible — the secret lies in the right hair care products. 


The best place to start is with your shampoo, specifically using a formula that can amp up the volume. If you're not sure which shampoo or conditioner is best for making your thin hair appear thicker, keep reading because we’re rounding up a few of our favorites, below.

The Best Products for Thin Hair 

If you have thin strands, you’ve probably noticed that most products weigh down your hair and can even make it look greasy. When you find the right shampoo and conditioner or dry shampoo, you’ll know immediately because it will boost the appearance your thin strands. Check out our favorite shampoos for thin hair — all made with lasting body and volume in mind.


L’Oréal Paris Elvive Hyaluron Plump Hydrating Shampoo, Paraben-Free 

Take your thin, lifeless hair to the next level with this skin care-inspired hair care duo. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, this hydrating shampoo helps to replump dry, dehydrated hair resulting in bouncier, fuller and shinier strands for up to 72 hours. Pair it with the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Hyaluron Plump Hydrating Conditioner, Paraben-Free to give your thin hair a silky finish without weighing it down. 


Use the L’Oréal Paris Hyaluron Plump Moisture Plump Serum, Paraben-Free after towel-drying your hair and in-between washes to keep your strands moisturized.


L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Moisture Push Shampoo

If you have thin, curly hair, then products weighing down your strands can pose a big issue for your hairstyle. Enter this shampoo powdered by nourishing hyaluronic acid and castor oil to fill curls with moisture for up to 72 hours sans weigh-down. Pair it with the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Moisture Seal Conditioner to fight humidity and reveal soft, bouncy tresses.


L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Volume Shampoo

Revive flat, thin hair with long-lasting volume and body when you reach for this volumizing shampoo. Use it in conjunction with the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Volume Conditioner to coat thin tresses with long-lasting shine. The sulfate-free formula makes this duo safe for all hair types, especially color-treated hair, without ever weighing down strands.


L’Oréal Paris EverStrong Sulfate-Free Thickening Shampoo 

Along with the L’Oréal Paris EverStrong Sulfate-Free Thickening Conditioner, this shampoo reinforces thin hair to promote thicker-looking strands. After one wash with this color-safe shampoo and conditioner, you’ll notice stronger hair that looks and feels fuller — a huge win if you have damaged, thin strands.


L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Tinted Dry Shampoo for Blonde Hair and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Tinted Dry Shampoo for Brown Hair

Thin hair can get greasy very quickly — not only does the scalp typically produce more oils with finer hair, but it’s trickier to hide the oils. With just a few sprays, this tinted dry shampoo will absorb excess oils to give your hair a fresh, clean look and feel so you can go an extra day (or two) without washing it. 


Additionally, this formula doesn’t leave a white residue and the tint will match your strands to camouflage grays, dark roots or blonde strands that need a touch-up. Plus, the noticeable boost of volume that this dry shampoo offers is perfect for fluffing up thin hair.


Editor’s tip: Apply your dry shampoo before bed so it can absorb excess oils as you sleep. When you wake up, the dry shampoo will have already settled, renewing your style for a few more days and adding volume to limp tresses.


Next: The Benefits Of Using Conditioner Before Shampoo


Edited by: Reece Andavolgyi, Photo Credit: Chaunte Vaughn