Fresh, minty scent
Leaves hair weightless
Some ingredients are certified organic
Not very volumizing
Jason Thin to Thick Extra Volume Shampoo
We put the Jason Thin to Thick Extra Volume Shampoo to the test after receiving a complimentary sample from the brand. Keep reading for our full product review.
A good shampoo cleans hair, of course, but even better if it also makes hair healthier and look full of life. Jason Thin to Thick Extra Volume Shampoo might be your answer to all of the above. And even better, the shampoo is packed with ingredients that strengthen hair—without potential irritants or damaging ingredients.
Jason is a cruelty-free brand, and the products are formulated with plant extracts. The list of ingredients Jason doesn’t use is long, and it excludes parabens, harsh sulfates, and artificial colors. To see if the shampoo lives up to its claims, I swapped out my usual wash and tried the volumizing shampoo to see what kind of results it could give me.
Ahead, my honest thoughts of Jason's Thin to Thick Extra Volume Shampoo.
Best for: Volumizing hair
Byrdie Clean?: Yes
About the brand: Jason is dedicated to creating safe and effective products without the use of common irritants or potentially damaging chemicals.
About My Hair: Medium-thick
My hair falls somewhere between thick and thin, and I'm typically combating frizz. Along with that, I like products that make my hair look healthy while preventing damage. My scalp can get oily, so I need a shampoo that combats that without drying my hair or stripping it of its natural oils. Typically, I use Olaplex shampoo (and love it), but the small bottle is fairly pricey.
The Feel: Lacks lather
Jason Thin to Thick Extra Volume Shampoo is ultra-creamy and smells fresh and minty. It doesn’t lather beyond a few small bubbles, so I needed to lather it as much as I could in my hands before applying it to my scalp. Then I massaged it in a good deal to spread it throughout the roots.
Because it doesn’t lather very much and is difficult to spread, I actually had to wash and repeat.
While I like that it didn’t feel like it was stripping my hair of moisture, I was worried it wasn’t cleaning it very well. Some brands get their lather from sulfates, which Jason doesn’t use. This is actually a plus for me—I avoid most sulfates because they irritate my skin and can cause dryness. And just because there is no lather doesn’t mean it’s not cleaning your hair. The only issue I’ve found is that it can make it more difficult for me to evenly wash my hair when shampoo doesn’t produce suds.
The Ingredients: Strengthening
Jason Thin to Thick Extra Volume Shampoo pumps up hair using two main ingredients: biotin and panthenol. These are thought to condition hair and also prevent breakage so you’ll have more healthy hair in the long run; however, it's worth noting that there is not enough scientific research to support any of the claims surrounding biotin's ability to improve the health of the hair. One study has shown that panthenol may help slow down and improve the look of thinning hair, but the tested formula also contained other actives.
Despite any fears I had about leaving the shower with still-dirty hair, once dry my hair felt clean—and the minty-fresh scent lingered.
The Results: Weightless strands
But did I notice more voluminous hair? Not quite—but it did make my hair feel weightless. Unlike other volumizing products I’ve used that coat the hair with product that superficially plumps up hair and makes it appear more full, the Jason Thin to Thick Extra Volume Shampoo seemed to clean my hair and remove any residue that would weigh down my hair and make it appear limp and lifeless. I actually prefer this method to create volume, because not only did my hair feel clean and soft, it also looked healthier and shinier than it does with other shampoos that leave residue.
The Value: Very reasonable
This shampoo goes for less than $10 at most stores, making it a reasonably-priced option. The 8 oz bottle isn’t as big as some shampoos, so depending on your hair length and how often you wash you may need to pick up a new bottle every month.
Similar Products: More clean shampoos
Acure Vivacious Volume Shampoo ($10): Similar to Jason’s in both scent and goal, this Acure shampoo provides volume to hair in a clean formula. The Acure shampoo uses quinoa protein to give strength to hair and to prevent breakage. It’s just under $10, making it a well-priced alternative.
Odele Volumizing Shampoo ($12): This shampoo cleans hair, leaving it weightless and ready to be volumized. It’s formulated without sulfates and there is no artificial fragrance. As a bonus, the super sleek bottle looks nice in the shower.
The Jason Thin to Thick Extra Volume Shampoo is a budget-friendly shampoo with a clean formula that made my hair feel soft and weightless. While you might need to wash and repeat to really feel clean, it removes residue without stripping hair. If you’re looking for a gentle, well-formulated shampoo, this one might be for you.
- Product Name Thin to Thick Extra Volume Shampoo
- Product Brand Jason
- Price $9
- Weight 8 oz.
- Ingredients Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice(1), Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate, Mentha Arvenis Leaf Oil, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Chenopodium Quinoa Seed(1), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Equisetum Arvense Leaf Extract(1), Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Biotin, Alcohol(1), Benzyl Acetate, Camphor, Citric Acid, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Lactic Acid, Lauryl Glucoside, Menthol, Panthenol, Phenethyl Alcohol, Phytantriol, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Stearyl Citrate, Terpineol, Triethyl Citrate, Benzoic Acid , Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Cinnamal, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Eugenol, Limonene, Linalool.