20 Best Conditioners For Thinning Hair

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Best Conditioner for Thinning Hair

Thinning hair has its own very unique set of needs. If you experience hair thinning or have fine hair, a lot of conditioners can be too heavy and make your hair look greasy and flat. You’ll also then need to wash and style it more often, which can lead to more hair damage and thinning.

Fortunately, there are plenty of lightweight conditioners out there that get the job done and hydrate, but also cater to the special needs of thin hair. And they may even help with adding volume, too!

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1. Pai-Shau Opulent Volume Conditioner

Free from heavy silicones, Pai-Shau Opulent Volume Conditioner provides big body and weightless moisture while protecting the integrity of fine hair. Formulated with a patented Microemulsion Technology and Volumizing Botanical Complex — made of ginseng, white nettle and gleditschia — along with Signature Tea Complex, this extravagant, hydrating formula dramatically increases volume and thickness.

(Macy's, $30)

2. Aveda Invati Thickening Conditioner

Formulated with arginine derived from sugar beets and soy protein, it's clinically proven to restore vitality, improve resiliency and lessen breakage. Blended with guar, palm and grapeseed-derived ingredients to thicken hair.

(Nordstrom, $9)

3. Nexxus Diametress Luscious Volume Conditioner

Enriched with Green Tea Extract and Concentrated Elastin Protein, this salon-crafted conditioner for fine hair seals in lightweight nourishment. It also increases diameter of each hair strand to transform fine, flat hair.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

4. Paul Mitchell Thickening Conditioner

Lightweight formula conditions, boosts volume, detangles and protects. Thickening agents boost volume, while panthenol strengthens every strand.

(Walmart, $25.95)

5. Alterna Bamboo Abundant Volume Conditioner

A gentle and moisturizing conditioner that adds volume to the hair, this conditioner combines strengthening pure organic bamboo extract and stimulating, phyto-nutrient rich organic maca root in a sulfate- and sodium chloride-free formula that cleanses and energizes hair.

(Sephora, $22)

6. R+Co Analog Cleansing Foam Conditioner

This conditioner strengthens and smoothes the hair cuticle. It’s formulated with argan oil to nourish and soften hair, as well as scents of orange, rhubarb, cardamom, fig, guava, blonde woods, and amber.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

7. Fekkai Full Blown Volume Conditioner

Infused with citrus extract and ginseng, scented by mint and fruits, it turns limp, fine hair into a luxurious body. 

(Target, $15.49)

8. Pantene Pro-V Volume Foam Conditioner

Conditions to nourish hair without the weigh-down. Lightweight formula and pro-V nutrient blend nourishes hair in a lightweight foam texture.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

9. L’Oreal Paris Everpure Volume Conditioner

Conditions and revives fine, flat hair infusing luminous shine and lasting volume. This formula is sulfate-free, salt-free, and surfactant-free, so it won't strip hair or dull its color.

(Ulta, $7.99)

10. Rene Furterer Volumea Volumizing Conditioner

This conditioner uses natural carob extract to create long-lasting volume, and has inulin for weightlessness.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

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11. Bumble And Bumble Thickening Conditioner

This luxurious, nourishing conditioner features emblica technology, which visibly expands each strand for full-bodied styles. It creates movement, while softening and moisturizing hair.

(Sephora, $30)

12. Spare My Hair Reconstructive Conditioner

Spare My Hair Reconstructive Conditioner is a natural, daily-use, sulfate- and paraben-free, clinically proven formula that helps nourish and stimulate hair follicles. The formula features natural yucca extract, biotin, niacin, horsetail extract, saw palmetto, white nettle, sage extract, vitamins A, C and E, aloe vera gel, argan oil, coconut oil, shea butter, hydrolyzed wheat protein, mango butter and rosemary extract.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

13. Foligain Triple Action Conditioner

Add new life to thinning hair with nutrients for the look of fullness, volume and shine. Hair and scalp are infused with hair health Trioxidil complex, biotin, soothing jojoba oil, plus powerful herbal extracts.

(Walmart, $23.83)

14. CHI Tea Tree Conditioner

CHI Tea Tree Oil Conditioner provides a refreshing and awakening sensation. It helps to normalize and balance scalp oils, while relieving a dry scalp.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

15. Klorane Conditioner with Quinine and B Vitamins

A conditioner with quinine and B vitamins that strengthens and revitalizes the structure of lifeless, thinning hair.

(Sephora, $22)

16. Seed Phytonutrients Volume Conditioner

A 98 percent natural, vegan conditioner that helps remove sebum from the scalp that can weigh down hair.

(Sephora, $24)

17. OUAI Leave-In Conditioner

A multitasking leave in hair mist with thermal protection to reduce frizz and flyaways for perfectly smooth, silky hair.

(Sephora, $26)

18. Olaplex No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner

A highly-moisturizing, reparative conditioner that protects and repairs damaged hair, split ends, and frizz by re-linking broken bonds. 

(Sephora, $28)

19. Living Proof Full Conditioner

A lightweight conditioner that detangles without leaving hair feeling heavy, this product is cruelty-free and formulated without parabens and silicone.

(Sephora, $27)

20. Kérastase Densifique Bodifying Conditioner

A daily conditioner that helps restore hair’s substance, shine, and resilience. Leaves hair looking thicker and fuller, actively smooths the look of hair as it adds hydration.

(Sephora, $40)

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