What are the Best Natural-Based Hair Volumizers and Root Lifters

Last Updated on January 2, 2023 by Gaga

If you have fine hair, you know how frustrating it is when you are trying to make your hair look voluminous. You may have already tried several different cuts and numerous styling techniques to create the appearance of fuller hair.

Finding the right products to give your hair body and movement can also be a challenge. Volumizing products are supposed to add body and lift fine hair from the roots to make hair look thicker and denser.

Today’s market offers a wide selection of products made specifically for individuals with fine hair. Your biggest challenge is to figure out what works for your fine locks and what type of products you should avoid.

When it comes to styling products, look for lightweight products formulated for fine-textured hair. Lightweight styling products will lift your hair from the scalp for more pronounced volume.

cute young woman with fine hair

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-rich products, as they can add weight to fine hair and make it look flatter.

Importance of Using Natural Volumizing Products

Opt for all-natural and organic hair products to avoid scalp irritation and damage to delicate fine hair. Chemicals from personal care products can be absorbed into your body through the skin, causing harmful effects. Haircare products such as hairsprays may affect the quality of indoor air and expose you and your family to harmful air pollutants. These pollutants may linger in the air for a long time, which increases the chances that you will inhale them.

Where to Start?

Start by selecting a volumizing shampoo specifically designed for fine or limp hair.  The range of volumizing hair products also includes body-building mousses, dry shampoos, root amplifiers, and volumizing hair sprays.  

blonde woman with hair washed with volumizing shampoo

Volumizing Shampoos

Volumizing shampoos contain special ingredients that can make fine and flat hair look fuller. Many of these shampoos are formulated with wheat, rice, and silk proteins that coat your strands for a thicker look.

Prefer using a shampoo that is formulated with mild cleansers and natural hair-thickening ingredients. The such shampoo will invigorate fine and limp hair with volume and bounce without an irritating effect on your scalp.

Look for shampoos that are translucent (or clear) and stay away from creamy shampoos. Creamy shampoos are too heavy and may weigh hair down, whereas clear shampoos work better for people with fine hair.

Apply conditioner only on the bottom half of your hair and avoid the roots. If you apply conditioner to the roots, it can weigh down the hair and make it look oily.

a blonde with voluminous hairstyle

Suggested brands:

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

This shampoo comes with a 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 weighed down. Don’t use this conditioner if you have keratin-treated hair because it contains sodium chloride in its formula.

2. Davines VOLU Shampoo has mild clarifying properties and is ideal for people who use a lot of styling products. It contains turnip extract, which is responsible for giving body and volume to hair.

Dry Shampoos

Fine hair tends to become flat if not shampooed daily to maintain freshness and bounce.  Unfortunately, too-frequent shampooing can lead to dry, flyaway, and unmanageable hair. Try to minimize the problem by using dry shampoo.  Dry shampoo absorbs excess oil, impurities, and product build-up while leaving hair with an extra boost of natural-looking volume. Dry shampoo is an ideal product for people with a busy schedule.

Dry Shampoo Volume Powder by Beauty by Earth is a cruelty-free and organic product and is a green alternative to aerosol dry shampoos. It takes away the grease and adds instant volume to your style.

Volumizing Mousses

Hair mousse is a foamy styling product formulated to create more body and keep your style fresh for longer. Hair mousse can provide a long-lasting body that fine hair desperately needs. When purchasing hair mousse, opt for a lighter formula that will give volume and texture to your hair without feeling stiff.  

Hair mousse works best when applied to damp hair. You can either allow your hair to dry naturally for voluminous waves or blow dry it to get it an added lift and volume.

a woman with fine hair after using volumizing mousse

Aveda Phomollient Refill Styling Foam is formulated with flower and plant extract to provide flexible hold and add volume to fine hair. It conditions hair, eliminates frizz, and adds a beautiful shine. Apply to damp hair to help with detangling and prepare your hair for a full-body blow-out.

Volumizing Hair Sprays

This popular hair product is designed to infuse your style with blow-dried hairstyles. When shopping for hairspray, it is advisable to look for a product with natural ingredients because you will inhale it during and after application.

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 your style in shape while still keeping a natural look.

Verb Volume Spray is a gentle and lightweight spray that promises immediate lift, more volume, and touchable hold. The formula uses hydrolyzed proteins and sunflower seed extract to add fullness and bounce to your hair.

Volume Hair Gels

PHILIP B Styling Gel is a multi-purpose soft-hold gel that enhances shine and texture and adds fullness and manageability to your hair. This gel also increases hair strength and gives you long-lasting hold and style.

a blonde woman after using volumizing hair products

Root Lifters

Root lifters work great for hair that needs an extra lift at the roots to achieve a voluminous look.  Root-lifting products get more lift at the roots, making 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 make fine and flat hair feel thicker and stronger.

Extensions for Fine Hair

Wire hair extensions are a good choice that will provide you with fuller-looking hair without sacrificing hair health. Clip-in bangs can also give the illusion of fullness and they are easy to attach and take off. Finally, clip-in extensions can add volume and help you achieve the desired look for special occasions.

a woman with nicely styled fine hair

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Gaga is a blogger and founder of the Softer Hair website. She often says that insomnia is to blame for her first blogging attempts. Being the night owl, she hated the morning alarm. She left her office job and returned to what she loved most - writing.


1 thought on “What are the Best Natural-Based Hair Volumizers and Root Lifters”

  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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