Anyone with thin hair knows that product can really weigh it down. When all you dream about is big, bouncy, and full hair, it's a huge annoyance. Because you want to use these products that say they can offer you just that, only to find that it does the complete opposite.
That's why choosing the right shampoo and conditioner is important for thin hair types. You want to find something that will add a little bit of lift and life to your locks, and also provide some nourishment to your strands and scalp. That might seem like a tall order, but it's really not, especially when there are so many great shampoo and conditioners on the market that really make a big difference when it comes to thin hair.
If you have thin hair, I've done the hard work for you and scoured hundreds of reviews (and consulted with other editors) to find the best shampoos and conditioners for your specific hair type. Below were the true standouts.
Oribe's volumizing shampoo is weightless and enriched with vegetable and keratin proteins to strengthen and protect the hair. It also contains panthenol to prevent any breakage. The conditioner is a gel-cream formula that moisturizes dry and brittle hair and giving it a lift.
What a reviewer says: "I'm obsessed with everything about this shampoo... the scent, the luxurious consistency, and the way it makes my thin, fine hair feel so full, almost as if each strand quadrupled in volume! And, when you also use the Oribe Conditioner for Magnificent Volume, it's even better! My hair has never looked so beautiful!"
I can personally vouch for this shampoo and conditioner combo, because I use it every time I take a shower. My normally flat and thin hair feels lifted, voluminous, and healthier after using it. It's enriched with biotin to improve the keratin infrastructure of the hair.
What a reviewer says: "I used a walnut-sized amount and worked it into my scalp for a couple minutes. My scalp felt clean and nourished, and after the shower, I could immediately tell my strands felt a bit thicker. The few days post-showering my hair has held more volume than I've ever seen it have. I am highly impressed with this product and would 100% recommend!! Also, the smell is AMAZING and I wish every hair product smelled like this!"
Free of sulfates, Briogeo's volumizing shampoo contains maltodextrin, which coats each strand for a fuller look. Other ingredients include biotin and ginseng to support hair growth. The conditioner won't leave the hair feeling stiff or sticky.
What a reviewer says: "This works amazing for my fine hair! It does take a lot of product to actually get to my scalp since it doesn’t lather like traditional shampoos, but the strength and texture of my hair has turned around so quickly! It also took a few washes for me to get used to my hair feeling drier while washing, but the results post-styling are worth it."
With biotin and a proprietary herbal blend, this shampoo and conditioner set hydrates the scalp, treats brittle strands, and makes your hair more manageable.
What a reviewer says: "I bought it a year ago and it went a long way. After I ran out I tried a few other things and within a few weeks I noticed my hair did not look as nice... it was very flat and had lost its shine. Bought a refill and within a week my hair just looked a lot better. I definitely think it helps with hair loss as I have not had significant loss since I started it."
The wheat protein in this shampoo boosts volume and strengthens the hair, while honey and rosehip extract protects and nourishes. Pair it with the creamy conditioner that will leave your hair soft and shiny.
What a reviewer says: "I have lost a lot of hair after taking birth control. This shampoo helps provide SO much volume after I shower, I don't even need to use hot tools!"
L'Oréal's thickening shampoo and conditioner are formulated with rosemary leaf to promote thicker-looking hair and strengthen fragile, thin hair. It's sulfate-free and gentle on color-treated hair.
What a reviewer says: "Love this shampoo and conditioner. It is the best for my fine hair of anything I have ever used, and it smells great—not cheap or sickly sweet, but clean and fresh."
Kérastase shampoo is gentle, but that doesn't mean it doesn't cleanse the hair and scalp. It also leaves your hair feel lush and full. Pair it with the conditioner, which promotes shine and is infused with hyaluronic acid.
What a reviewer says: "This is a great product! I've been suffering from hair shedding, and my hair appears thinner. My usual shampoo and conditioner are too moisturizing that they weigh my hair down and make it obvious. This product is great as from the first wash my hair looks healthy, no frizzy baby hairs everywhere, shiny, and voluminous. Also, the conditioner is amazing. I didn't leave it on for long, but compared to other conditioners I've used it helps calm the frizz down. It's lightweight, it doesn't weigh the hair down and it helps with volume."
The lemongrass and green tea in Rahua's shampoo and conditioner creates body and bounce because it eliminates excess oils and balances the scalp. The conditioner is enriched with jojoba and other naturals oils to moisturize without weighing the hair down.
What a reviewer says: "I find myself coming back to this one after trying a few other shampoos. It provides the right amount of moisture for fine hair without weighing it down. It does not make my scalp oily like some other shampoos do."
The biotin and keratin in this shampoo and conditioner set nourishes and strengthens the hair, so it can grow more. The sulfate-free formula also treats a flaky scalp.
What a reviewer says: "I noticed after a few weeks of use I had a lot less hair getting caught in my shower hair trap. I also have little baby hairs coming in. My hair also feels a bit softer. I was surprised by how long this bottle lasted. I still have shampoo left and bought it over a month ago."
The baobab extract in Christophe Robin's shampoo and conditioner work to volumize and strengthen strands. Both formulas contain rose extract, omegas 3 and 6, and rice proteins to protect and restore the hair.
What a reviewer says: "I was really struggling with dry hair during pregnancy and postpartum breakage/hair loss and this is the only product that helped boost volume and moisturize without making it feel flat."
Biolage's shampoo will plump the hair and make it more bouncy. The lightweight formula also adds shine. The matching conditioner will leave your hair soft and detangled.
What a reviewer says: "I love, love, love this shampoo and conditioner. It foams up really well and smells so good. It adds tons of volume to my fine, limp hair. I have a short bob haircut, and this shampoo adds an awesome boost to my hair. I'll never use another shampoo or conditioner."
Bumble and bumble's lightweight shampoo creates body and contains panthenol, which balances moisture. The conditioner will thicken and plump the strands, while adding moisture.
What a reviewer says: "This shampoo in conjunction with the conditioner works wonderfully in my fine wavy hair. The old formula dried my hair out. This new formula is gentler and gives me a lot of body. Love it!"
Pureology's shampoo will deeply cleanse and remove any buildup, plus it will restore volume and movement to your strands. And the conditioner contains wheat protein to add volume and eucalyptus leaf extract to support hair follicles.
What a reviewer says: "What I like about this product is that it truly, truly does add volume to your hair. And I love how it works extremely well on color-treated hair. I have highlights in my hair and my highlights did not fade at all. I love the smell of this product and how well it works."