15 Best shampoos for thin hair (2022)

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(Grooming Playbook) | 15 Best Shampoos for Thin Hair (2022).

Having thin hair in a world made for thick hair is no fun. All the stars, models and celebs effortlessly flaunt their luxurious locks, leaving no room for those of us with thin hair to shine. We’re here to fix that once and for all with this list of the 15 best shampoos for thin hair. Say goodbye to your thin hair, because these shampoos have the volumizing boost your hair needs. The world isn’t ready for us!

1. Blu Atlas Shampoo

(Blu Atlas)| Shampoo.

We love the simple things in life. Long walks on the beach, drinking coffee, watching the sunrise and weekend camping trips. Something about taking the unneeded complication out of our lives recharges us and resets our outlook. We think Blu Atlas understands the assignment better than any other brand out there. Their products are made of simple, easily pronounceable, highly effective ingredients.

Blu Atlas Shampoo strengthens hair and prevents oil buildup thanks to its three key ingredients: jojoba oil, Aloe barbadensis leaf and the coconut extract sodium methyl cocoyl taurate. Like all of Blu Atlas’ products, this shampoo is made in New York and formulated alongside some of the world’s most renowned dermatologists and formulators, as well as being paraben-, sulfate- and phthalate-free. For best results on thin hair, use daily and thoroughly massage into your hair and scalp, followed by an equally thorough rinse.

2. L’Oréal Paris Elvive Volume Filler Thickening Cleansing Shampoo

(L’Oréal Paris Elvive) | Volume Filler Thickening Cleansing Shampoo.

Ah, L’Oréal… They’ve always been there for our skin-care, beauty and hair-care needs. For over 110 years, they have been the personal beautician to millions of people across the globe. At some point in your life, you will have acne, wrinkles, dry or oily skin and, unfortunately, thinning hair. We don’t like thinking about it, but most of us will start to lose the full head of hair of our youth as we get older.

But what if it didn’t have to be that way? What if thin, fine hair could be thicker and fuller in just one use? With L’Oréal Paris Elvive Volume Filler Thickening Shampoo, it can be. This shampoo system features filloxane elixirs that deliver much-needed volume over 24 hours. That way you can enjoy thicker, fuller hair all day and night. Just one wash with this shampoo, and you’ll have instantly plump hair with the added bonus of an invigorating floral scent. Pair it with the L’Oréal Volume Filler Conditioner for an unbeatable hair treatment that penetrates the hair fiber from root to tip, building texture from within to create healthier, thicker hair that will last as long as you need it to.

3. OGX Thick & Full + Biotin & Collagen Extra Strength Volumizing Shampoo

(OGX) | Thick & Full + Biotin & Collagen Extra Strength Volumizing Shampoo .

When all else fails and life is getting us down, OGX is there for us with products to keep us looking our very best. Their most popular product is the Extra Strength version of their Extra Volume + Biotin & Collagen Shampoo. With the tagline of “Go big or go home!” you know OGX means business. This shampoo is chock-full of biotin and collagen, along with an extra helping of vitamins and proteins to plump up the thinnest strands on your head.

Biotin, sometimes referred to as vitamin B7, is the lifeblood of skin, nail and hair health. It is what keeps your natural proteins performing at their best, while amino acid-rich collagen nourishes your hair to bring back the full, healthy look of your younger years. Also included are bamboo fiber extract and hydrolyzed wheat protein, which give the biotin and collagen a boost while keeping the shampoo lightweight and strong enough to tend to thinning hair, as well as providing the color-safe plumping power to keep your hair full-bodied and lifted throughout the day. When OGX says extra-strength, they mean it – and then some.

4. Redken Volume Injection Shampoo

(Redken) | Volume Injection Shampoo.

We all know Redken, but few of us have used it at home. Redken is a religion to hairstylists, hairdressers and barbers across the country. If you have ever gotten your hair washed or styled at a salon, there is a good chance your hairstylist used Redken. If you suffer from thinning hair, you know the wonders your hairdresser can perform to make your fine hair look thicker. Well, we have good news: You can now get the same results in the comfort of your home.

Redken’s Volume Injection Shampoo is formulated with Redken’s proprietary Bodifying Complex with Filloxane. This blend provides instant volume to fine, flat or thinning hair. Aside from providing volume for much-needed lift and body, this salon-favorite shampoo lightly cleanses with gentle scalp care that is formulated to give the scientifically proven Bodifying Complex a boost. After first use, you’ll start to see volume from the roots to the ends, with enough lift to last all day. Plus, like the Redken products used at your salon, this shampoo leaves behind a polished finish that will make everyone think you have an at-home hair stylist.

5. BIOLAGE Volume Bloom Shampoo

(BIOLAGE) | Volume Bloom Shampoo.

Biolage from Matrix is another salon-quality brand that has sat on top shelves of the beauty, personal and hair-care aisles for as long as we can remember. However, unlike other salon brands, Biolage has been widely available in beauty-supply stores, grocery stores and drugstores for decades. There’s no need to order through your hairdresser, call a number in a catalog or make a special order online.

Biolage is on the pricier side of mainstream hair-care brands, but it is more than worth it. Biolage’s Volume Shampoo will make you feel like you just spent hundreds of dollars at the salon each time you wash your hair. It plumps fine hair with long-lasting bouncy volume to get you through the day, and gently cleanses your hair without stripping it of your natural moisture and proteins. As a bonus, it adds a lightweight shine that creates a luster associated with only the thickest of hair. So, next time you go to the store for groceries, don’t forget to treat yourself with Biolage. Let that top shelf taunt you no longer.

6. Tea Tree Special Shampoo, For All Hair Types

(Paul Mitchell) | Tea Tree Special Shampoo.

This brand is something of an underground cult classic in the personal-care industry. It is widely used and trusted by personal-care aficionados, experts and professionals. However, you can rarely find it at your local beauty-supply store, supermarket or mall, which is a shame, because if you’ve used their products you know that the phrase “It just works” applies to them. Tea tree oil, the key ingredient in all their products has that effect on people. Acne? Use some tree tea oil. Buildup? Tree tea oil. Dry skin? Yep, tea tree oil.

But what about hair? You may be saying, “You can’t wash your hair with oil,” and you’re right. That’s why Tea Tree (the brand) crafted their Special Shampoo to bring the tingling, invigorating properties of tea tree oil to your hair. This shampoo works as a cleanser to free your scalp of buildup and grime that is preventing your hair from growing healthy and full. Plus, it smells great and will leave you feeling wonderfully refreshed.

7. L’Oréal Paris Ever Strong Thickening Sulfate Free Shampoo and Conditioner Kit

(L'Oréal Paris) | Ever Strong Thickening Sulfate Free Shampoo and Conditioner Kit.

One of the best shampoos for thin hair comes from L’Oréal. We know we’ve already mentioned them, but treating fine, flat or thinning hair usually takes a two-part system comprised of a shampoo and a conditioner. L’Oréal knows this, which is why they have a convenient kit with the Ever Strong Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner. As you may have noticed, these look a bit different from other L’Oréal products.

This shampoo and conditioner are part of the brand’s Fortify Care System. This system is 100% vegan and is crafted to make hair up to 15 times stronger after the first use. These are also part of the L’Oréal Ever collection, a line of shampoos, conditioners and hair treatments formulated with sulfate-free, paraben-free and vegan ingredients.

The formula in both the shampoo and conditioner is gentle enough for fine hair, and protects thin hair from breakage. It creates a rich lather that absorbs into your hair without stripping or dulling your thin strands. L’Oréal has got you covered if thicker-looking locks are what you’re after. We just wish everything came in pairs.

8. Nexxus Color Assure Shampoo and Conditioner for Color Treated Hair

(Nexxus) | Color Assure Shampoo and Conditioner for Color Treated Hair.

Perhaps you like the idea of a two-part system to treat your fine, flat and thinning hair, but there’s a snag: You have colored hair, either dyed professionally or by you above your bathroom sink. No worries, because Nexxus, one of the most trusted brands in salon-quality hair care, is here with their proprietary Color Assure technology.

Nexxus’ Color Assure Shampoo and Conditioner with ProteinFusion was specially developed for color-treated hair to prevent loss of moisture and to retain the vibrancy of colored hair for up to 40 washes. If you’ve been coloring your hair for any length of time, you know what a bummer it is to see your vibrant new shade swirl down the drain.

This shampoo and conditioner are infused with Nexxus’ in-house ProteinFusion blend with elastin and quinoa to help provide a layer of protection that works to enhance the color of your hair. By building up essential proteins in the fiber of your hair, your hair will become naturally moisturized, which makes it harder for color to escape your strands during sun exposure and in between washes.

Don’t believe us? Well, Nexxus lets the science do the talking. All their products were born in salons and then perfected by scientists to be effective in real-world conditions. Trust the science. We do.

9. R+Co Dallas Biotin Thickening Shampoo

(R+Co) | Dallas Biotin Thickening Shampoo.

Hats have had seen a resurgence in the past few years. It seems like everyone we know owns a Stetson, and we don’t blame them. Putting on a western hat is the finishing touch that will make a look go from “just okay” to “woah!” for both men and women. However, there is something you may not be aware of when it comes to looking good in a hat – you have to have the hair for it. That usually means long, thick hair.

Thankfully for us, and for everyone else with thin hair, there is a shampoo made just for this niche predicament. R+Co Dallas Biotin Thickening Shampoo will help you achieve the big, beautiful and bouncy hair needed to rock your new silverbelly Stetson. The shampoo bottle even features the hat! Just apply to the middle of your hair and work it from the roots through to the ends. In no time, you’ll start to see the thickening benefits of biotin go to work on thin and fine strands.

10. OUAI Fine Hair Shampoo

(OUAI) | Fine Hair Shampoo.

Time for a little French lesson. We’re sure most of you already know that “oui” means “yes.” What we bet most of you don’t know is how the effortlessly cool Parisians say it. Wait for it… “ouai.” Yep, the French have slang too, and that’s how all the cool kids say the equivalent of “yeah.” So, with that out of the way, let us say “ouai” to Ouai.

If you’re tired of trying to edit your hair to make it look thicker in Instagram photos, we hate to break it to you that no filter has that power. The only way to truly thick hair is stuff you can do in real life, and Ouai Fine Hair Shampoo is the IRL filter for you. This shampoo will breathe new life into flat, fine and thinning hair while providing a deep cleanse to each strand and adding bounce and volume.

Ouai uses a formula containing strengthening keratin, nourishing biotin and moisturizing chia seed to turn the volume on thin hair all the way up to 11. Pair it with Ouai’s Fine Hair Conditioner for even better results, especially if you want to be the envy of all your friends with the healthiest, sexiest, fullest head of hair on the net.

11. BOLDIFY Hair Thickening Shampoo – Natural Volumizing Shampoo for Fine Hair

(BOLDIFY) | Hair Thickening Shampoo – Natural Volumizing Shampoo for Fine Hair.

Do you want bold hair? No, we don’t mean a bright color or a fancy hairstyle. We mean bold as in thick, voluminous and strong. If you answered yes, then BOLDIFY is the brand for you. If you’re tired of fighting limp, flat, fine or thin hair, your struggle is behind you now thanks to BOLDIFY’s Hair Thickening Shampoo. This is one of the best shampoos for thin hair currently on the market, and you can expect results.

The high-quality formula is infused with extra-concentrated aloe vera and rosemary extract. You can expect a lightweight formula that is instantly absorbing and nourishing, as well as strengthening and volumizing. Your strands from the roots to the ends will be visibly thicker, fuller and softer after just the first use. And for all those with colored hair, don’t worry, because this is a color-safe shampoo suitable for both men and women with dyed hair.

Like all of BOLDIFY’s products, their Hair Thickening Shampoo is made in the USA, free of harmful chemicals and parabens, and never tested on animals. This shampoo delivers a salon-quality clean that is usually possible only from professional stylists and luxury products that cost twice as much.

12. Love Beauty and Planet Volume and Bounty Thickening Shampoo for Fine Hair

(Love Beauty and Planet) | Volume and Bounty Thickening Shampoo for Fine Hair.

Chances are you’ve seen influencers talk about Love Beauty and Planet, and we now know why. This cult-favorite brand has skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years and is now seemingly available everywhere. This is fantastic news, because everyone should have access to some of the best personal-care products to hit store shelves in decades. Usually, when new brands come to market, they have only a select few products aimed at a wide audience. That means products made for people with average hair and normal skin. However, that is thankfully not the case with Love Beauty and Planet.

Our favorite product from the brand is the Coconut Water and Mimosa Flower Volume and Bounty Sulfate Free Shampoo. This is the real deal when it comes to shampoo for thin hair. The infused coconut water gently cleanses thin hair, while the mimosa flower provides body and volume. And it does this all while lightly moisturizing your hair and scalp, adding strength to your roots and ends, as well as thickening each strand of your hair.

Plus, it is certified to be 100% vegan and cruelty-free, paraben-free, silicon-free, dye-free, suitable for colored hair, sulfate-free, lightweight and non-greasy, and gentle enough to be used on all types. So, help the planet – and your hair – by diving into this fantastic new brand’s catalog of products for the rest of us. We promise you won’t regret it.

13. Avalon Organics Therapy Thickening Shampoo, Biotin B-Complex

(Avalon Organics) | Therapy Thickening Shampoo, Biotin B-Complex.

Avalon Organics is one of those brands that we’ve all seen before. Regardless of where you’ve seen it, we’re going to bet that you haven’t actually picked something from Avalon Organics for yourself yet. To be honest, we were like you once, and we regret every second of our lives that we spent sleeping on this fantastic personal-care brand.

Avalon Organics ensures their products contain no GMOs, are 100% vegan and are completely biodegradable. Usually, when you see that, it’s on the bottle of a product made for people with perfect hair that is naturally thick and full. But Avalon hasn’t forgotten about those of us who struggle with thin hair.

The therapeutic Thickening Shampoo is formulated with biotin and B-complex vitamins derived from organic, plant-based sources like natural botanicals and essential oils. This natural formula makes for a shampoo that gently cleanses the scalp while nourishing fine, thinning air and adding much-needed volume. And, like all of their products, this thickening shampoo is cruelty-free, paraben-free, synthetic color-free, fragrance-free, phthalate-free, and contains no harsh preservatives or GMOs.

So, if you’ve been searching for all-natural products that are not only kind to you, but also kind to Mother Nature, you’ve come to the right place. With Avalon Organics Thickening Shampoo, you can say goodbye to thin hair, and hello to thicker, fuller hair.

14. Luseta Biotin and Collagen Shampoo and Conditioner Set

(Luseta) | Biotin and Collagen Shampoo and Conditioner Set.

Luseta is a relatively new niche brand that hasn’t gotten nearly the amount of attention it deserves. Luseta specializes in making affordable hair-care products to treat those with less than perfect hair (which just so happens to be 99% of us). And since thinning hair and hair loss will affect the majority of us at one point or another, Luseta has just what we need. The hair-care brand’s Biotin and Collagen Shampoo and Conditioner Combo is specially developed to work in tandem to reduce hair thinning and promote hair strength and thickness, while increasing volume and reducing breakage.

Active ingredients such as vitamin B7, biotin, hydrolyzed collagen and argan oil boost the nutrients already present in each strand of your hair, while adding volume from the roots to the ends. After just the first use, your hair will look stronger, fuller, thicker and healthier. Why do we love this shampoo and conditioner kit so much? It’s simple, affordable, gives results and is for both men and women of all ages. But wait, it gets better.

Luseta also crafts its products to be paraben-free and sulfate-free, while going above and beyond to offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason you’re not satisfied with their products, they’ll refund you. We love it when there is nothing to lose when trying a new product. So, what are you waiting for?

15. Pureology Pure Volume Shampoo | For Flat, Fine, Color-Treated Hair

(Pureology) | Pure Volume Shampoo | For Flat, Fine, Color-Treated Hair.

Last but not least is one of our favorite shampoos on this list. Pureology’s Pure Volume Shampoo is the one-stop shop for thin hair shampoos. Not only is it applicable for flat hair, fine hair and color-treated hair; it’s also sulfate-free, uses 100% vegan ingredients and lasts a long time thanks to its concentrated formula. No more worrying about running out before you have a chance to order more. Pureology is designed for professionals and consumers who want only the finest color-safe products.

Not only do you get extraordinary color protection with the Pure Volume Shampoo; you also get the perks of having a shampoo that boosts body and volume to provide never-before-seen levels of fullness and airy movement. The best part? All it takes is a dime-sized amount. Just apply it to wet hair, and use your fingers to work the lather from the roots to the ends. Then rinse, dry and style for the best hair you’ve ever had. Your thin hair secret is safe thanks to Pureology, and that’s what makes this one of the best shampoos for thin hair.