If you have thin or fine hair, chances are you’ve found yourself wishing for thicker locks. While there are different hair care products to tackle your mane dilemma, we’re here to talk about one in particular: hair thickening shampoo. If you’ve ever been skeptical of whether shampoo for hair growth and thickening can really work, we’re here to tell you that yes—it can! While they may not make your hair grow in thicker, swapping your go-to shampoo out in favor of a volumizing shampoo meant for thin hair could be just what you need to make flat strands look thick and voluminous. Ready to switch up your hair care routine? Read on to learn about our best hair thickening shampoos. Better hair days ahead!
4 HAIR THICKENING SHAMPOOS YOU NEED TO TRY
Ready to switch up your routine? Here are four of our best hair thickening shampoos, any of which your thin strands will thank you for using.
#1. L’ORÉAL PARIS EVERSTRONG THICKING SHAMPOO
The L’Oréal Paris EverStrong Thickening Shampoo is formulated with rosemary leaf and helps fortify fragile, thin hair to promote thicker-looking locks. The complete hair thickening system injects strength into hair from the first wash. The shampoo is also formulated without harsh sulfates, salts, or surfactants that can strip, dull, and damage hair, making it especially gentle on fine hair. Bonus: The lush shampoo has a fresh aromatic fragrance that’ll add a bit of self-care to your hair care regimen.
How to use it: Apply to wet hair and massage gently into a thick lather. Rinse thoroughly. Follow with the L’Oréal Paris EverStrong Thickening Conditioner and the L’Oréal Paris EverStrong Break Proof Lotion.
#2. L’ORÉAL PARIS EVERPURE VOLUME SHAMPOO
Those with fine hair can also look for a thickening shampoo that adds volume to their strands, like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Volume Shampoo. This shampoo, which is formulated with lotus flower, perfectly conditions and revives fine, flat hair while infusing it with luminous shine and lasting volume for a thicker appearance. Yes, please! And the best part is, while it provides volume, the shampoo won’t weigh down your thin strands. Aside from adding volume and body to your mane, this thickening shampoo is especially gentle on color-treated hair and features a formula that's free of harsh sulfates, salts, and surfactants.
How to use it: Apply to wet hair and massage gently, forming a thick lather. Rinse thoroughly. For best results, follow with the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Volume Conditioner.
#3. L’ORÉAL PARIS ELVIVE DREAM LENGTHS RESTORING SHAMPOO
Searching for a shampoo for hair growth and thickness? Look no further than the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Restoring Shampoo for Long, Damaged Hair. This shampoo is specifically formulated to help promote long hair and extend time between haircuts, resulting in longer, thicker strands. The formula is infused with a blend of castor oil and vitamins B3 and B5, among other ingredients, to help strengthen long hair and seal split ends while adding shine. Talk about #LongHairGoals.
How to use it: Apply the shampoo to wet hair, massage, and work into a lather. Rinse. After rinsing, try finishing with cold water for extra shine. Follow with the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Conditioner for Long, Damaged Hair and L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths No Haircut Cream Leave In Conditioner.
#4. L’ORÉAL PARIS ELVIVE VOLUME FILLER THICKENING SHAMPOO
This hair thickening shampoo creates body and density in fine, thin hair. Used together, the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Volume Filler Thickening Shampoo and its coordinating system penetrate the hair fiber from root to tip for healthier-looking, full hair. It works to create texture from within to generate a thicker feel, root lift, and lasting volume over time.
How to use it: Massage onto wet hair, lather, and rinse. Follow with the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Volume Filler Thickening Conditioner. For extra volume, use our L’Oréal Paris Elvive Volume Filler Densifying Gelee on damp hair before blow-drying.
3 HAIRSTYLING PRODUCTS TO FAKE THICKER STRANDS
Still need a boost after using a thickening shampoo? Make your hair look even thicker with the aid of hairstyling products that can help you fake the appearance of full strands. Here are three to add to your daily routine.
L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray: This hair spray provides instant lift and fullness. The strong-hold formula boosts body on any style for a voluptuous, textured look that lasts.
L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse: This lightweight hair mousse gives lifeless hair a volume injection. Infused with thickening agents, hair is boosted for a long-lasting, bouncy, and volumized look.
L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Thickening Medium Hold Cream Paste: This thickening hair cream provides thickness that stays. Formulated with beeswax, it leaves hair with a matte finish while also offering natural-looking texture and a medium-hold.
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