No Joke: We're Sure These Are Best Hair Thickeners for Thin Strands
“Damn, girl—you fine!” is something we’d like to hear as a term of admiration (preferably after debuting a particularly alluring makeup look). It is not, in any way, a phrase we’d like to hear in relation to our hair. Fine, thin, limp, lifeless…all words we’d like to banish from our hair vocabulary forever, thank you very much. To help you trade limp for luscious, thin for thick, lifeless for vivacious (ok, we’ll stop now), today, we’re sharing the ultimate roundup of thickening, fattening, volume-boosting products. From mousses to sprays, and everything in between, keep scrolling for 11 Byrdie-approved thickening products for fuller strands!
O&M Atonic Thickening Spritz ($32)
With heat protection built in, this pomegranate-scented formula is the answer to all our hair styling needs. The spray is infused with aloe vera, lillypilly, keratin, and coconut oil, all plumping, natural ingredients that help build and boost volume and texture in fine hair.
Briogeo Blossom & Bloom Ginseng + Biotin Volumizing Conditioner ($47)
This dual-action conditioner creates the appearance of voluminous hair thanks to the natural sugar derivative maltodextrin in its formula that coats the individual strands to thicken their diameter. Plus, the no-alcohol recipe is designed to increase growth over time rather than cause dullness or damage. Your hair will thank you later.
Kérastase V.I.P. Volume in Powder ($38)
In addition to the clever name, there is so much to love about this invisible spray. With the help of this product, you're going to have touchable, styled texture that stays in place without feeling stiff. It's great for second-day styling, with no risk of white residue.
Living Proof Full Thickening Cream ($35)
Living Proof has mastered the art of personalised styling products, especially when it comes to texture, and this cream is no exception. It's formulated with the brand's patented Thickening Molecule (PBAE), which connects individual hair strands with thickening dots so your hair feels naturally fuller. Not to mention the hint of conditioner that leaves your hair nourished and soft. Trust us, this styling cream will quickly replace the plethora of products in your cabinet.
Bumble and Bumble Thickening Dryspun Finish ($24)
We all crave the beloved beachy waves often seen on off-duty models. And now, thanks to Bumble and Bumble, we have a better chance of achieving them. Enter the dry, translucent finishing spray we would recommend to everyone and their mother. Seriously, no one should miss out on the airy, effortless texture and fullness that this product guarantees. Whether you're refreshing a blowout, adding texture to an up-do, or just boosting some second-day hair, this thickening spray has you covered.
Bedhead Motor Mouth Mega Volumizer With Gloss ( $33 ) ($27)
If you prefer a shiny gloss finish to your hair and hate the number of products it takes to get there, this is a godsend. Step one: Apply to wet hair. Step two: Style as usual. Step three: Be amazed at the results. Your hair will have incredible volume, and thanks to the added UV glow in the formula, your luscious locks will have a luminous sheen to them as well.
Uka Wake Up Treatment ($50)
With hydrogenated grape seed, argan oil, squalane, and macadamia nut oil, this treatment is one of the many products from Uka's haircare line that is greatly derived from natural, raw materials. The all-natural, plant-based formula works to add luster and moisture to the hair, leaving your strands full and shiny without the heaviness—no risk of damaging toxins here.
Sans Volumising Hair Hydratant ($36)
With ingredients like phyto keratin and vitamin B5, this hydratant targets the hair cuticle directly to strengthen and protect your hair from within. The nontoxic, light formula from Sans adds a true thickness to your hair and leaves your strands feeling as full as they look. The result? Natural, effortless texture to boot.
Aveda Thickening Tonic ($39)
For anyone whose hair texture falls somewhere in the middle of thick and thin, have no fear. This tonic is for all hair types and works wonders across the board to help add volume. With the help of Aveda's 97% naturally derived formula (from plants, nonpetroleum minerals, or water), add instant thickness without leaving a sticky residue on your strands. Plus, not only does this product add lift, but it also helps smooth and add shine.
Josh Rosebrook Lift Hair Texture and Volume ($37)
This product leaves hair with a matte, natural finish and weightless texture. And here's an added bonus for those of us who love a good natural product: Our latest obsession is toxin-free. Formulated with organic yucca plant and active herbal infusions, this thickening product creates natural protection and expansion to your hair that helps it grow. For the best results, spray at the roots and comb through to evenly distribute throughout the hair.
Kiehl's 1851 Ultimate Thickening Shampoo ($35)
From its antioxidants, thickening polymers, and natural proteins to omega-6 and vitamin E, this product is designed to target the causes of thinning hair and replenish it. We'd even dare to say that after one shower with the rosemary, peppermint, and cedarwood oils working their magic, you'll be hooked. Point being, this shampoo is formulated with the best of the best ingredients to fortify and texturize thinning hair.
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This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.