Thickening Shampoos That Really Work
Who doesn’t want thicker hair? We found 12 shampoos that really do pump up the volume in just one wash. (They smell great, too!)
Philip B. Oud Royal Forever Shine Shampoo ($75)
The price tag might be shocking, but this formula really does transform your hair thanks to time-released hydrators and a slew of amino acids, peptides, and botanical oils. Make sure you like the rich, woody, masculine scent before purchasing though—it lasts all day.
John Frieda Luxurious Volume ($6)
Some drugstore shampoos smell sweet and fruity—this just smells clean and made our hair delightfully bouncy.
Kerastase Volumactive Shampoo ($39)
Praise is heaped upon Kerastase’s rich conditioners, but don’t neglect their shampoos—each one really does what it promises. This makes hair extra soft to the touch, on top of adding volume.
Fat Hair Sulfate-Free Thickening Shampoo ($9)
The name says it all.
L’Oreal EverStrong Sulfate-Free Thickening Shampoo ($7)
You don’t need sulfates to score volume. If you have color-treated hair—or have read enough about sulfates to pay attention to the ingredients on the label—try this formula.
Oribe Shampoo for Magnificent Volume ($37)
Volume yes, but Oribe’s shampoo also increases the amount of texture in your hair—a great option if you like beachy waves.
Fekkai Full Blown Volume Shampoo ($25)
Some thickening shampoos can weigh the hair down, leaving a dulling residue on blonde locks. If you’ve experienced that problem, try this one—it’s surprisingly light.
Sachajuan Volume Shampoo ($24)
If you worry about a sensitive scalp on top of limp locks, try Sachajuan. It’s seriously effective, but formulated for a sensitive head of hair
Kiehl’s Ultimate Thickening Shampoo ($18)
Kiehl’s formula doesn’t just make your hair look thicker, it also reinforces each strand from the root with antioxidants and fatty acids. Rosemary, peppermint, and cedarwood oils nourish the scalp.
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Big Sexy Hair Color Safe Volumizing Shampoo ($14)
It might have a slightly sweet scent, but Big Sexy Hair’s shampoo adds fullness while fighting frizz, everything you want in a shampoo mid-August.
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Full Blown Volume Shampoo,
Full and Thick,
EverStrong Sulfate-Free Thickening Shampoo,
Bumble and bumble,
Shampoo for Magnificent Volume,