The Best Products to Add Shine & Volume to Fine, Dry Hair

It’s one thing if your hair is dry and unmanageable. It’s another story if your strands are also fine, which makes hydrating without adding excess weight damn near impossible. That is, unless you use these eight super-light products that pump up the volume and the shine, sans any flattening side effects.

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Moroccanoil Treatment Light

Specifically designed for fine or color-treated hair, this lighter version of Moroccanoil’s classic treatment is formulated with all the same shine-inducing vitamins as the original, but it won’t weigh down your tresses.


Playa Soft Volume Powder

This weightless powder not only lifts hair at the roots for mega volume, but it also refreshes the scalp by absorbing excess oils and buildup. Buh-bye, greasy, second-day grossness.

Buy It ($24)


Rahua Hydration Detangler + Uv Barrier

One part detangler, one part UV shield and one part hydrator, this unique, lightweight leave-in fortifies brittle strands while protecting them against further damage.

Buy It ($32)


Oribe Power Drops Damage Repair Booster - 2% Linoleic Acid

This hair oil can be used alone or mixed in with any other product to amp up its effectiveness. It’s rich in biotin and linoleic acid, which help reduce breakage and replenish fatty acids, those things that are crucial for keeping hair shiny and soft.


Color Wow Color Security Shampoo

Have fine, dry and color-treated hair? Phew. This shampoo is made without any unnecessary additives that could weigh tresses down or dull precious color. It also lifts impurities without stripping hair of any natural oils, so all you’re left with is a deep clean and va-va-voom volume.

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Ulta Beauty

Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Featherlight Styling Cream

Formulated for curly girls, this ultra-light styling cream helps lock out frizz-causing humidity and lock in moisture, so strands look shiny and soft. Bonus: It also works its magic on straight hair!

Ulta Beauty

Alterna Caviar Anti-aging Clinical Densifying Leave-in Root Treatment

Think of this as your hair’s daily multivitamin. Apply it at the root to create a defense against buildup and make hair appear thicker. Make it a part of your regular routine because the more you use it, the healthier your hair will become.

Buy It ($38)

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Ulta Beauty

Grow Gorgeous Hair Density Serum

If longer, stronger hair is what you’re after, this serum is about to become your new BFF. Massage a few drops into the scalp morning and evening and in as little as four weeks, you’ll notice visibly fuller, shinier hair without the need for other styling products.

Buy It ($35)

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