The best way to get volume to fine, limp hair? Halo hair extensions. The second? Starting with a shampoo tailored to fine hair needs. Bodybuilding in the hair department is tough for fine hair because we need a lot more product to get limp roots and thin ends to stay voluminous. And with that comes more product buildup and weight to hair that already gets pretty oily.

That’s why starting with a clean wash, along with some added thickening proteins is crucial for making thin hair look thick. Below are the fine hair shampoos that can do all that and a little more.

Philip Kingsley Body Building Weightless Shampoo

Volumising shampoo for fine hair by Philip Kingsley

Best of all: formulated by Trichologists, keratin-infused, extra lightweight

Along with a world-renowned Trichologist clinic, Philip Kingsley haircare is known for aiding anything from thinning hair to an oily scalp. And this fine-friendly shampoo is no exception: it’s formulated with natural cellulose to physically plump and thicken hair texture plus keratin protein to strengthen hair at its core. With a lightweight formula, this body building shampoo promises to volumise even the finest of hair while keeping oil and buildup at bay.

OUAI Fine Hair Shampoo

ouai fine hair shampoo 300ML bottle

Best of all: super lightweight, washes clean, and contains biotin

Born from the brain of Airwrap god, Jen Atkin, OUAI is more than just a trendy line of celeb-approved haircare. Their Fine Hair Shampoo, blended with biotin, keratin, and chia seed oil is a favourite amongst those who are serious about bodybuilding thin hair. The keratin and biotin help prevent breakage, while the chia seed provides light moisture without weighing down your roots. Bonus point for its incredible smell.

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Briogeo Blossom & Bloom Thickening + Volumizing Shampoo

briogeo blossom ang ginseng volumising shampoo for fine hair

Best of all: natural ingredients, no product buildup, scalp stimulating ingredients

Made with 94% natural ingredients, Briogeo is the feel-good, smell-amazing option for fine hair shampoos. Those of us with thin roots and oily scalps won’t have to worry about product buildup as this wash contains no silicones, sulphates, or parabens that often leave behind deflating residue. Instead, you’ll get a blend of ginseng and witch hazel that clarify the scalp while maltodextrin and biotin add fullness to ends.

Living Proof Full Shampoo

living proof full shampoo for fine hair

Best of all: most recommended, gentle cleanse, fights grease

A gentle cleanser and body builder, this fine hair shampoo is queen amongst those with limp locks. Made without silicone and sulfates, you won’t need to wash hair as often which is perfect for those looking to grow hair faster (ICYMI: washing your hair too often can stunt growth and give you generally worse hair days). With a cleaner scalp, hair gets to look fuller from end to end, plus it’ll hold a better shape when heat styling.

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Davines Volu Shampoo

davines volum shampoo formulated for fine hair

Best of all: great for long hair, natural ingredients, shine enhancing

We love Davines for tons of reasons: zero bad ingredients, incredible efficacy, and their light, natural based scents that smell like an expensive perfume. With a mixture of all three, they’ve got an adored volumising shampoo that’s perfect for limp locks who might lack a little luster.

Davines Volu Shampoo provides fine hair with a gentle cleanse with no product buildup in sight. Its use of turnip extract goes to work at hair’s root and gently lifts hair off the scalp to give fine hair that bit of flowing body from top down. It's also lightly moisturizing so longer hair is easily detangled.

R+Co Dallas Biotin Thickening Shampoo

r+co thickening and volumising shampoo

Best of all: packed with vitamins, great for blowouts, nourishing

Because fine hair is often more damaged (due to easier breakage) finding a nourishing shampoo that’ll repair strands while not being too heavy can be difficult. This is why R+Co’s Biotin Thickening shampoo is so so good.

Full of biotin, vitamin B5, and saw palmetto, this fine hair shampoo not only smells amazing, but gives strength, luster, and body to hair respectively. Reviews online rave that this is the best fine hair shampoo for blowouts too. We’ll gladly take that as a bonus.

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Sachajuan Ocean Mist Volume Shampoo

sachajuan ocean mist shampoo for fine hair

Best of all: gives texture, holds height, non-drying

If you have fine hair and haven’t yet discovered sea salt spray, you’re seriously missing out on the best thickening trick for hair. Sea salt spray–available in shampoos and conditioners too–help texturize even the finest hair with a bit of grit to help hair hold body.

In the same vain, Sachajuan’s Ocean Mist Volume Shampoo provides that same texturizing effect without adding residue like some other sea salt lines. They use natural vegetable proteins build up strength from the inside out, leaving it shiny and strong.

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