Is Thicker, Fuller Hair at the Top of Your Wish List? Try These Shampoos ASAP

Best shampoos for hair loss: model with curly hair in black knit

Fact: Not many of us are blessed with the kind of abundant hair that emulates a full head of extensions. Some of us are born with thin hair and others develop hair loss. In fact, 70% of women experience some form of hair loss in their lifetime, so it's well worth knowing about the best shampoos for getting thicker, fuller hair. But first, a caveat: Thin hair doesn't necessarily equate to "bad hair," though it can be discouraging if your hair is thinning and your goal is Rapunzel-style locks. As the starting point to healthy hair begins with a great shampoo, switching yours out for a hair-loss option could be a good move.

"An ideal shampoo for thinning hair needs to not only improve the volume of your strands but also encourage growth and circulation of hair follicles," advises dermatologist Neil Sadick, MD. It's also worth checking out the ingredient list for amino acids, he says: "They provide the building blocks to build new strands, while biotin—part of the B-vitamin complex—is required by the hair to metabolise amino acids and can help strengthen hair." Ready to get to work on boosting your strands? We've got you covered with nine of the best shampoos for hair loss.

L'Occitane Intensive Repairing Shampoo
L'Occitane Intensive Repairing Shampoo $19

For full, shiny hair, you can't go wrong with this shampoo packed with breakage-preventing essential oils and restorative amino acids. It also smells like you've just visited a spa.

Living Proof Full Shampoo
Living Proof Full Shampoo $22

Product buildup on your scalp can seriously get in the way of growth, which means you'll be no closer to your best hair. It's an easy fix, though, especially with this gentle shampoo that will give you a thorough cleanse and give hair plenty of body.

Bumble and Bumble Full Potential Shampoo
Bumble and Bumble Full Potential Shampoo $24

Get this exfoliating shampoo into your shower ASAP. It contains hair saviour creatine with the added benefits of UV protection. This combination allows your hair to reach its full potential (hence the name).

Windle & Moodie Fortifying Shampoo
Windle & Moodie Fortifying Shampoo $20

If you don't have time for your morning herbal tea, get all the antioxidant benefits of rooibos extract from this shampoo. This product contains microproteins that strengthen and restore the strands, so your hair will be in for a volumising treat every time you use it.

Ouai Volume Shampoo
Ouai Volume Shampoo $22

Just when we thought we'd reached peak fangirl mode with Ouai, this paraben- and sulphate-free shampoo came into our lives. Formulated with essential amino acids as well as a nourishing blend of sunflower, coconut and jasmine, your hair will be the talk of all your social feeds.

Philip Kingsley Body Building Shampoo
Philip Kingsley Body Building Shampoo $19

This heavy shampoo contains strengthening keratin proteins, cellulose and static-reducing copolymers to build up the body and strength of your hair. No more limp strands for you.

L'Oréal Paris Elvive Fibrology Thickening Shampoo
L'Oréal Paris Elvive Fibrology Thickening Shampoo $5

This drugstore staple and hardworking shampoo contains Filloxane, which enters the fibre of the hair to expand it for a thicker, bouncier finish. This isn't a one-wash wonder either, as all of that bounce has a cumulative effect that will last post-wash. This is a great option for thin hair.

Nioxin System 2 Cleanser
Nioxin System 2 Cleanser $20

If your hair is thinning, it's time to bring out the heavy hitters, and this shine-inducing cleanser is one of them. It protects hair from damage and clears the scalp of any buildup that can cause the follicles to clog.

Shea Moisture Yucca and Plantain Anti-Breakage Strengthening Shampoo
Shea Moisture Yucca and Plantain Anti-Breakage Strengthening Shampoo $12

If your hair loss is down to shedding or breakages, you need to add this shampoo to your routine. With a blend of strengthening and moisturising ingredients like shea butter, plantain, baobab and yucca, your hair is in safe hands.

Swap out your usual product for one of these hair-loss shampoos that will stimulate your scalp and fulfil all your thick-hair desires.

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