The Best Volumizing Shampoos That Will Revive Even the Limpest Strands
As much as we’d love to have lush, bouncy hair worthy of a L’Oréal commercial, our strands can be more accurately described as thin, flat or limp. But fear not: There are actually a bunch of shampoos that can pump up hair’s volume. Here are seven great options, according to super-enthusiastic reviewers.
Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo
Drugstore brands for the win. Use this specially formulated Neutrogena shampoo once a week to clear out any residue (caused by shampoos, conditioners and styling products) that can weigh your hair down and makes it look lifeless.
Bumble and Bumble Thickening Volume Shampoo
Sure, this guy costs a little more than the last, but according to one enthusiastic Nordstrom customer, it’s totally worth it: “I love this shampoo so much that I bring it with me to my salon when I get my hair done. It leaves my hair thick, shiny and gorgeous!”
Briogeo Blossom & Bloom Ginseng + Biotin Volumizing Shampoo
Calling all vegans: This volumizing formula is cruelty-free and made without any animal products. Ginger and ginseng work to stimulate hair follicles while biotin supports long-term growth. Just give it a little time to really work its magic, as results are a bit more gradual.
Joico Body Luxe Shampoo
In addition to hydrating your scalp and strands, this shampoo adds volume, body and thickness to fine hair with oat amino acids (a source of lightweight moisture). Here’s what one reviewer had to say: “I wash my hair every other day, but this product leaves my hair smelling amazing until my next wash. I've noticed my hair (which is fine and thin) has better texture and less frizz.”
Aveda Pure Abundance Volumizing Shampoo
This plant-based formula is boosted by certified-organic acacia gum and scented with notes of jasmine, peppermint, palmarosa and ylang-ylang. It’ll add volume and body, but heads up that you only need to use a very small amount for it to do its thing.
Pantene Pro-V Full and Strong Shampoo
You guys. This volumizing shampoo costs less than an oat milk latte and earned 4.59 out of 5 stars from 1,779 reviews. Per one reviewer, “I use this twice a week and the feeling of my hair is noticeably improved. During the winter, I need a product like this to strengthen my hair yet maintain the fullness and strength that makes hair look beautiful.”
Rahua Voluminous Shampoo
Rahua aims to remove product buildup using a combination of green tea antioxidants, citrus juices and lemongrass, just like the Neutrogena shampoo. It’s also got Rahua oil, which is rich in omega-9 to fortify hair from within to help prevent breakage. Smell-wise, expect a calm lavender and eucalyptus blend.