20 Best Shampoos For Fine Hair

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If you have fine hair, you probably are constantly trying to remedy the situation with tips and tricks for thicker, fuller hair. You can try extensions for a great instant fix, but they are expensive and time intensive. But there’s always the point you have to deal with (and treat) what you're working with.

There are some amazing root lifting or body boosting products out there, but if you haven't properly prepped with a good volumizing shampoo and conditioner, the results from styling just won't be as effective. So, here are 20 great options for the best shampoo for fine hair that might actually help the situation, at every price point.

Under $20

1. Kiehl's Rice and Wheat Volumizing Shampoo

This lightweight shampoo is infused with a blend of naturally-derived proteins and poly-sugar to revive and add body to thin and lifeless hair. With Pure Honey and conditioning extracts of Jojoba Seed and Rice Bran, the lightly foaming shampoo cleanses hair, leaving no weighty residue so it looks and feels healthier with a fuller and thicker appearance.

(Kiehls, $18)

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2. Dermae Nourishing Shampoo

This nourishing shampoo uses argan oil and apricot seed oil to deliver a concentrated boost of intense antioxidant-rich moisture to nourish, hydrate, and add shine while promoting smooth, silky hair. It's the best shampoo for fine hair out there.


3. eSalon Volume Shampoo

This volume shampoo acts as an everyday cleanser that provides major boost and movement to hair. It will activate a bounce and shine to fine hair. The Volume Shampoo is just one of four other beneficial shampoos from eSalon including their Classic, Moisture and Repair shampoo.

(eSalon, $15)

4. CHI Magnified Volume Shampoo

The CHI Magnified Volume line was developed specifically for fine hair to boost the volume, body and long-lasting fullness with style retention. A complex blend of ceramic and a rich blend of proteins penetrates each strand from the inside out to provide strength with ultimate shine.


5. BioSilk Volumizing Therapy Shampoo

This shampoo contains the essential volumizing ingredients of rice proteins and hair volume complex to restore volume and body. Silk proteins penetrate hair to condition and create incredible shine, while UV absorbers protect your hair from harmful rays. It's sulfate-free, paraben-free, and not tested on animals.

(Ulta, $15)

6. White Sands Volumizing Shampoo

This shampoo infuses shine and volume, while keeping radiant color longer and guarding against unwanted fading. This unique formula secures hair color and locks in a balanced, self-adjusting moisture with a weightless feel before the clear micro shield seals the hair. The amazing color protection paired with volumizing properties is the perfect combination for color treated hair seeking extra body, lift, and vitality.

(White Sands Products, $13)

7. Baby Bum Shampoo & Wash

This ultra-gentle foaming wash is made with sea minerals, monoi coconut oil, banana, aloe and white ginger. It’s a tear-free Shampoo & Wash, specifically formulated to be gentle enough for a baby’s skin and hair, using some of earth’s most treasured ingredients.

(Target, $9.99)

8. NatureLab TOKYO Perfect Volume Shampoo

This gentle sulfate-free formula cleanses and energizes hair for a fresh, full-bodied look. It provides fullness and lift to even the finest hair types. Formulated with apple stem cells to replenish and maintain a balanced, healthy scalp which works to reduce and prevent premature hair loss, as well as rice and soy proteins to build volume, it adds weightless moisture and strengthens thin hair.


9. LUSH Shampoo Bar

If you have fine hair or it starts thinning from stress and life, motivate your tired scalp with stimulating clove and cinnamon oils and a peppermint infusion. This spicy bar also has rosemary and nettles to soothe irritated scalps and make your hair shiny and soft.

(Lush USA, $11.95)

Over $20

10. Jack Black True Volume Thickening Shampoo

Proprietary Expansion Technology uses nano-technology with micro-sized particles to deliver thickening ingredients, like Creatine, directly into each hair shaft, increasing fullness of each strand. Potent body-building botanicals naturally fight bacteria and dry, itchy skin plus Tea Tree and Lavender Oils to soothe and protect the scalp for healthier regrowth


11. Kerastase Resistance Bain Volumifique Thickening Effect Shampoo

Contains ampli ciment complex to treat fine, vulnerable hair, gently cleanses and fortifies each strand from within, and enhances texture and adds volume and fullness.


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12. Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Bodybuilding Volume Shampoo

A sulfate-free cleanser that builds thickness and volume, protects color, and improves the overall appearance of fine, thin hair.

(Sephora, $34)

13. Aveda Pure Abundance Volumizing Shampoo

Aveda Pure Abundance Volumizing Shampoo helps create a fullness for fine hair and contains certified organic acacia gum from Chad, Africa, which helps creates fullness for fine hair, and builds body and volume.


14. Lasio Hypersilk Replenishing Shampoo

Hypersilk Replenishing Shampoo works into a rich yet light lather to gently cleanse and saturate dehydrated strands. It provides luxury care for dry, damaged and aging hair, and repairs damaged tresses for beautiful shine. Gentle sodium-chloride-free, keratin-infused formula will not strip the hair.


15. Groh Restorative Shampoo

This shampoo stimulates cellular health through its cultivated blend of natural micronutrients and essential antioxidants. Natural-occurring amino acids, beta-glucans, and polyphenols help prevent cellular damage for quicker-growing, thicker, and healthier hair. 

(My Groh, $38)

16. n:p beautiful Volumizing Shampoo

Created by celebrity hairstylist David Babaii, this gentle yet powerful shampoo is brought to life by sustainably sourced ginger and antioxidant-rich raw lotus root. The key ingredient for the thick hair you crave is the brand's patent-pending stem cell formula made with nothing but plants/

(Nordstrom, $29)

17. LUSH Big Shampoo

Over half the base of Big Shampoo is made with sea salt to help give massive volume to hair in need of a boost. Sea salt is also full of minerals and de-greases hair, removing dead skin cells and dirt without stripping natural oils for a fresh, squeaky clean feeling. We balance the sea salt with seaweed infusion and extra virgin coconut oil for soft, nourished locks. Finally, fresh citrus juices are squeezed in for incredible shine.

(Lush USA, $29.95-$39.95)

18. Vitabrid Scalp Shampoo

This K-beauty Vitamin C shampoo promotes the look and feel of fuller and thicker hair. Creating lustrous hair full of body and volume weightlessly, it also hydrates and soothes the scalp.

(Barney's, $32)

19. Unwash Anti-Residue Cleanse

A mild formula that is gentle on hair, yet effective cleanser that lifts away build-up without stripping away natural oils and moisture for balanced, healthy, beautiful hair. Helps remove product and oil build up while maintaining hair's natural bacteria and oils for a healthier, softer hair.

(Ulta, $24)

20. DryBar Southern Belle Volume Boosting Shampoo

A super-lightweight formula that gently cleanses while providing body and fullness to any hair in need of need of volume.

(Sephora, $26)

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