Thickening Shampoos That Really Work

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.

Bumble and bumble Thickening Shampoo ($24)
If it’s a slight boost at the roots you’re after, look no further than Bumble’s entire line of thickening products—a Shampoo ($24), Conditioner ($24), Hairspray ($28), and Mousse ($29).

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.

Pantene Pro V Full and Thick ($4)
Almost all of Pantene’s shampoos boost volume, but if you want serious Bardot-like body, reach for this one.

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.

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.

John Freida Luxurious Volume $6
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Kerastase Volumactive Shampoo $39
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Fekkai Full Blown Volume Shampoo $25
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Pantene Pro-V Full and Thick $4
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L'Oreal EverStrong Sulfate-Free Thickening Shampoo $7
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Bumble and bumble Thickening Shampoo $24
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Sachajuan Volume Shampoo $24
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Oribe Shampoo for Magnificent Volume $27
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Fat Hair Sulfate Free Thickening Shampoo $9
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Philip B. Oud Royal Forever Shine Shampoo $75
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Kiehl’s Ultimate Thickening Shampoo $18
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Big Sexy Hair Color Safe Volumizing Shampoo $14
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