Volumizing Hair Products for Fine Hair

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If you have fine hair, you know how frustrating it is to get volume into your hair.  Finding the right products to give your hair body and movement can also be a challenge.  Good volumizing products will lift your fine hair from the roots and create the illusion of thicker hair.  Learning proper care and styling will also help add the appearance of fullness.

Today’s market offers a wide selection of products made specifically for individuals with fine hair.  No longer are the days of one size fits all!  Your biggest challenge, now, is realizing what products will work for your fine tresses and what products you should avoid.

Always choose lightweight products formulated specifically for fine-textured hair. Proper styling products will lift your hair from the scalp for more pronounced volume, while still keeping a natural look. These products help tame frizz and flyaways while giving your hair enough holding power for lasting voluminous hairstyles.

Opt for natural, toxin-free products to prevent scalp irritation and penetration of chemicals into your body.  Synthetic chemicals are included in hair care product formulations to make products cheap and easy for manufacturers. Chemicals from personal care products can be absorbed into our bodies through our skin and respiratory system, causing toxic effects. Hair care products such as hair spray may affect the quality of indoor air and expose you and your family to health-damaging pollutants. These pollutants linger a long time after application, increasing the chances that you and your family will inhale them.

Avoid products that are not designed for your hair texture. Products that are formulated to smooth coarse hair may not be appropriate for fine hair. Stay away from oil-based products, as they can add weight to fine hair and make it look flatter.

To start with, select a volumizing shampoo specifically designed for fine or limp hair.  The best products for fine hair include body-building hair mousse, dry shampoos, root amplifiers and volumizing hair sprays.  Let’s take a closer look at these various products for fine hair:

Volumizing Shampoo

Fine and lifeless hair that often falls flat will benefit from a volumizing shampoo.  Volumizing shampoos contain special ingredients that can make fine hair look fuller. Many of these shampoos are formulated with wheat, rice, and silk proteins that literally coat your strands for a thicker look.

Opt for a shampoo that is formulated with mild cleansers and natural thickening ingredients. These shampoos will invigorate fine and limp hair with volume and bounce while working to improve your hair’s health.

Look for shampoos that are translucent (or clear) and steer away from creamy shampoos.  Creamy shampoos are too heavy and have a tendency to weigh your hair down, whereas clear shampoos work better for those with fine hair.

L’ANZA Healing Volume Thickening Shampoo is formulated with keratin amino acids and natural bamboo extract to boost volume and thickness and provide the lift to fine, flat, or thinning hair.

This thickening shampoo gently removes excess oil that can weigh hair down, leaving hair full, bouncy, and easy to style. It is formulated without sulfates, parabens, and gluten and is safe to use on color-treated hair.

This shampoo comes with the matching conditioner which is formulated with natural bamboo extract and keratin amino acids to increase the fiber diameter and boost volume to fine, thin, and flat hair.

L’ANZA Healing Volume Thickening Conditioner promises to increase hair thickness by up to 55%, without leaving it feeling greasy or weighted down. Don’t use this conditioner if you have keratin treated hair because it contains sodium chloride in its formula.

Dry Shampoos for More Volume

Fine hair will become flat if not shampooed regularly in order to maintain freshness and bounce.  Unfortunately, in some cases, too frequent shampooing can lead to dry, flyaway and unmanageable hair. You can skip a day by using a dry shampoo.  This product is an excellent solution for someone with a busy schedule.  A dry shampoo absorbs excess oil, impurities, and product build-up while leaving hair with an extra boost of natural-looking volume.

Simply spray, or shake, a generous amount of dry shampoo into the roots and massage with your fingers.  Start by concentrating the shampoo at the root area, then spray all over the rest of your hair for increased texture and volume.

Dry Shampoo Volume Powder is cruelty-free and organic product and a good alternative to aerosol dry shampoos. It is made without harmful chemicals, so you can feel good about using it on your scalp and hair. It takes away the grease and adds instant volume to your style.

This dry shampoo is suitable for all hair colors and is especially convenient for traveling.

It has a mild lavender scent that fades quickly.

Captain Blankenship – Organic Mermaid Dry Shampoo uses a mix of organic powders to gently remove excess oils and impurities. This product provides freshness and volume to unwashed, lifeless hair without leaving flakes or a powder look.

The company is committed to developing healthy, luxurious products with lush, natural scents. This dry shampoo is made with organic and wild-harvested ingredients. The scent that comes from essential oils is fresh and it is almost unnoticeable.

Some people prefer shampoos with the scary chemicals that can instantly infuse their hair with volume. But, if you care what you apply and leave on your hair, this product might be for you. The ingredient list speaks for itself.

Volumizing Mousse

Hair mousse is a foamy styling product used to create more body while keeping your hair the way you styled it.  This product is a must-have for people with fine hair, as it promises long-lasting body and volume that fine hair desperately needs. Hair mousse is also lighter compared to other styling products such as gels and pomades, that can weigh down fine hair or leave “crunchy” deposits behind.

Mousse works best when worked through damp hair.  Depending on the product, after applying you can either allow your hair to dry naturally for voluminous waves or blow dry it for an added lift and volume.

When choosing hair mousse, opt for a lighter formula that will give your hair volume and texture without added stiffness. Apply the product only where it is needed or where you want to add extra volume.

Intelligent Nutrients – Volumizing Foam is a natural, environmentally friendly without fillers or harmful chemicals. This hair mousse formulated to provide light hold and create voluminous styles and add body to fine and flat hair. It works best when applied to wet hair before blow-drying, but can also be used to refresh the roots as a dry shampoo between hair washes.

Volumizing Hair Spray

This popular hair product is designed especially for full-bodied, blow-dried hairstyles. When choosing hairspray, opt for one that does not have harsh chemicals, but does have natural ingredients that will help thicken fine strands.

If you have fine hair, consider a lightweight spray that offers enough holding power and volume, but allows your hair to move naturally. Use as little as possible to hold hair in shape while still keeping a natural look after spraying.

Hairspray is a personal product that is used on a daily basis. It is advisable to choose a toxin-free product because you leave it on the hair and breathe in during and after application.

Professional Volume Boost Finish Spray is a toxin-free styling spray that promises immediate lift and volume. According to reviews on several sellers’ websites, this hairspray is highly rated by users for its efficiency.

This product is ranked as “1” on the EWG website, which is the lowest toxicity score. The company also claims that they use recyclable packaging and that their products don’t have a harmful impact on indoor air quality.

ASP Kitoko Volume Enhance Leave In Conditioning Spray utilizes plant extracts to reduce static, increase manageability and add volume limp, lifeless and fine hair.

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Root Lifters

This is a great product for hair that needs an extra lift at the roots in order to achieve a voluminous look.  Root-lifting products raise the hairs of the scalp, helping fine and flat hair look fuller and thicker.

Goldwell Style Sign Double Boost 4 Root Lift Spray is a highly effective root lifter. It contains bamboo proteins and a blend of vitamins and antioxidants to provide fullness and lift to fine and flat hair and make it feel thicker and stronger.


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1 thought on “Volumizing Hair Products for Fine Hair

  1. I really appreciate this article because I struggle with very fine hair, as I get older and am losing hair. I definitely need healthy, safe alternatives that don’t weigh my hair down!!!

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