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    17 Volumizing Hair Products That Work So Well You Just Might Say Goodbye To Limp, Flat Strands Forever

    Get ready to kiss those limp, thin strands goodbye because these products work so well you could probably say they don't fall *flat* on their promises.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. The Revlon hairdryer & volumizer hot air brush that I refuse to stop putting in posts because I'm just too in love with it — it straightens my hair without the extra heat damage, gives me volume, and leaves my locks smooth and frizz-free. What's not to love?


    Admittedly, I personally use this hot air brush and I cannot stop yapping about it! I have long, thick hair with a 3B curl pattern, and it takes me almost two hours to straighten it all. Plus, I wasn't a fan of the heat damage left behind by my go-to straightener. I bought this brush and was super impressed with how quickly it dried and straightened my wet hair (40 minutes, but who's counting?). It left my hair feeling suuuuper soft and silky, and even gave it EXTRA volume and a bit of a curl at the end. My hair also looks healthier overall — no more dry, crispy-looking ends! Sometimes, I even use this brush in the morning on already-dry hair for a quick touch-up before I head out for the day.

    Get it from Amazon for $41.59+ (also available in mint).

    2. A can (or three) of Batiste dry shampoo for those mornings when your grease laden–strands are plastered to your head. With just a couple of spritzes, you can get that soft, fluffy, washed-this-morning look.

    Promising review: “This stuff lives up to the hype! I used to wash my hair every single day, and I just started trying to cut back last year. Without ANY dry shampoo, I could go no more than one day without washing my hair. I started using other dry shampoos and could go two to three days. But with this, I won't lie, I've gone seven to eight days without washing my hair, and it still looks clean and not greasy! I really couldn't believe it. It also gives my very flat, heavy, straight hair some volume that even my brother noticed. I've found that applying it preemptively helps, and will sometimes spray a lot before I go to bed, so when I wake up it looks great.” —Emily A

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $14.34 (also available in packs of one and two).

    3. The Pony-O hair band so you can turn a limp ponytail into a voluptuous updo that's *almost* as fabulous as Ariana Grande's. Thank u normal hair ties, next.


    Promising review: “Love my pony!! I have fine hair and have dreamed of the poofy, big, bouncy ponytail for years! The Pony-O gives that to me and it's all day!! Love it love it love it!” —Sarah

    Get a pack of two from Pony-O for $14.99 (available in two sizes and in seven colors).

    4. A shampoo brush with silicone bristles to gently cleanse your scalp while adding some volume to your roots.


    Promising review: “I LOVE this product. My friend had ordered one and suggested I get one too. I notice a BIG difference from washing my hair normal to using this. My hair is cleaner, and I have more volume in it when it dries. I really recommend this product.” —Christina

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98+ (available in three colors).

    5. This can of Garnier Fructis finishing spray because it'll add some much-needed flounce and flair without the gross, sticky feeling you get from most hairsprays.


    Promising review: “I had yet to find a hair product that gave my hair the volume and body I'd been striving to achieve. Hairspray made my hair stiff and sticky and really didn't do what I wanted, nor did mousse. Pomade and styling creams made my hair feel heavy. Dry shampoo gave nearly the right feel but left a white-ish residue and if I brushed the residue away, the lifting effect went away with it. If I didn't wash my hair for several days, the product build-up would give my hair the look I wanted but I felt gross doing it. Enter Texture Tease Dry Touch Finishing Spray. After washing and drying my hair, I spray this stuff all over while lifting sections of my hair then scrunch and fluff with my hands and voila. My hair no longer lies flat on my head. I have a little lift and volume and the look I want. I've finally found my holy grail hair product.” —Kelly C. Cochran

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99+ (available in packs of one, two, and three).

    6. A tube of John Frieda volumizing shampoo (and the coordinating conditioner) so you can lather your hair with non-stripping ingredients and let it dry to a root-boosted mane.

    Promising review: “I can't believe how well this product worked! I have medium length fine blonde hair. I saw at least 20% more volume the first day and at least as much the next day. I use it twice a week and do not plan to run out. Love it!” —Amy on the Coast

    Get it from Amazon: the shampoo for $6.29 and the conditioner for $4.89.

    7. This one-inch curling wand from Bed Head because you'll be so mesmerized by your thick, bouncy curls that you might actually forget that you were complaining about your fine, thin hair 20 minutes ago.,

    Promising review: “Loved how it gave my hair amazing volume and defined curls. The curls last soo much longer than using a traditional curling iron. Also, although you can’t adjust the temperature, you just have to know how long to leave your hair on the wand. I have fine hair and would count 15-20 seconds and got amazing results.” —Angelica

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

    8. Or a set of 42 foam curling rods that'll give you a head of gorgeous waves if you want to add dimension overnight without the extra heat. You get six each of seven different sizes, so you'll be sure to have that gorgeous, effortlessly tousled look.

    Promising review: “I bought this for my mom who has thin limp hair. She’s in love with these curling rods! They give her more body and volume and last for a few days. She said they’re more comfortable than she thought while sleeping. I’ve used them a couple of times too and they’re very easy to use. We love that there are different sizes too. The traveling case comes in handy.” —LLG894

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    9. This teasing brush because it'll give you a seriously amped up 'do whether you're looking for just a little extra push up in front or all-over volume.,

    Promising review: “Promising review: “Where has this been all my life, and how did I not know about teasing brushes? I have never been able to get a good tease using a rat tail comb so I thought I'd try this brush after reading about teasing brushes in a vintage hairstyle book. WOW — I have fairly fine hair and I am amazed at how well this works to give me volume. It's just the right width for my bangs, too. The brush is well made and doesn’t have any loose bristles. I get it really sticky using pomade and it washes up nicely. I really like this brush and recommend it.” —Judi W

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97 (available in additional colors and sizes).

    10. This diffuser attachment that gives you 360-degree airflow and enhances your natural curls for a smooth, pumped-up look. Because, honestly, there's a very fine line between volume and frizz poof.


    Promising review: “I am thrilled with this diffuser! I have tried many similar products and this one does a job! The cup design is perfect for holding your hair while it diffuses it helping to produce the volume and shape most girls with curly hair want. At the end of the fingers are openings where air flows and helps to dry the roots of your hair at the same time that it is diffusing the ends. The drying time is much shorter because of that feature. The opening to where the diffuser matches up with the blow dryer is unusually narrow. When I ordered the diffuser the recommended blow dryer was not available. I found one that fit at Sally's Beauty Supply. The girl at the store was kind enough to let me try my diffuser on the blowdryers to make sure that it fit. I'm very happy with this product!” —JPJC

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    11. And a John Frieda blowdry lotion to use with your diffuser for EXTRA thickness.


    Promising review: “I have stick-straight, limp, baby-fine hair. It has NO body or curl in it. Completely lifeless. I cut my own hair as I have never found a stylist able to work with fine hair. I curl it with a curling iron, and use John Frieda Luxurious Volume Forever Full Hairspray for Fine Hair afterward. This holds my style all day. (I also use John Freida root lifter after shampooing.) I do not need a lot. The scent is VERY light. If I could give it 10 stars I would. Please, please, don't stop making it.” —Theodora

    Get it from Amazon for $6.64.

    12. Living Proof thickening mousse because it'll give you gorgeous, all-day fluff *minus* the stiff, crunchy feeling.

    Promising review: “If you are looking for something to give your hair more body or look thicker this is the bomb! I used to have very thick hair and as I've aged it's gotten a bit thinner (no one told me about that little nugget in the joys of aging). I kept wondering why my hair was so limp as it didn't occur to me that it gradually had gotten thinner. I tried this product and like I say, it was the bomb. No matter your age, if you want your hair to look thicker, this is the product for you. Hint...More product isn't necessarily better. Start with a little so it doesn't get sticky. You'll be happy with the results.” —Mary Robinson

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

    13. A keratin hair mask meant for fine hair that's thick enough to help repair dry, damaged hair without weighing it down and pasting it to your scalp.


    Promising review: “I recently got a new perm and the beautician over-processed it. I have very fine, color-treated hair and after this perm, my hair was fried. I wanted a conditioner that would moisturize without weighing my hair down. This mask is perfect for me. I use it twice a week after shampooing and leave it on up to 30 minutes (depending on how busy I am) and my hair is soft with tons of volume. This product has definitely saved my hair after over-processing it. I highly recommend it to anyone with fine hair and/or hair that has been damaged.” —grneyestn

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98.

    14. This HSI heat protectant spray for weightless volume before you even begin styling your hair. It even conditions your hair while it protects it from heat damage.


    Good news if you're like me and need to use beauty tools that really crank up the heat to get your hair to cooperate: This spray protects your hair from damage for up to 450 degrees!

    Promising review: “I have long very fine hair so most things weigh it down or make it feel greasy. This stuff made me pleasantly surprised. I would recommend spraying it on wet hair though. When I tried it with dry hair it didn't last long and the smell was overwhelmingly strong (not a bad smell, kind of medicine-y and sweet) and it didn't make my hair soft for long. But when I sprayed it in wet, the smell was a lot more subtle and the softness lasted all day. I had no frizz, and it didn't weigh my hair down one bit, in fact, it almost seems like I have more volume because my hair feels so weightless and hydrated. It cut my straightening time in half as well. I used a light spray on my bangs and top of my head, and slightly more on the ends to get those results. Would heavily recommend to those with fine, frizzy, or lifeless hair.” —Rae Rae

    Get it from Amazon for $14.89.

    15. A hair thickening conditioner because it penetrates the hair shaft to give you fuller-looking hair after just the first use. And of course, the more you use it, the better your hair will look and feel.

    Promising review: “I’ve been using this conditioner for two weeks now; I didn’t notice any difference within the first week but now that I’ve been consistently using it, my hair has definitely gotten thicker and added volume. Plus the conditioner smells really nice.” —Mac

    Get it from Amazon for $19.94.

    16. This vegan volumizing mist that gives fine hair a boost, adds a 'lil shine to your 'do, resists humidity, and locks your style into place.

    Sally Beauty

    Promising review: "I have been using this product for a long time. I have very fine hair and this product helps my hair look great." —Rtpetelove

    Get it from Sally Beauty for $8.29.

    17. And the Bed Head Deep Waver for thick, beachy-looking waves that actually move with the wind instead of laying flat down your back.,

    Promising review: “Where has this been all my life! I’m in love! I have long, fine hair that doesn’t hold a curl very well. It tends to be very straight and I always have it back in a pony or up in a messy bun because it has no volume. This wave iron gives it tons of body and volume. It’s like magic! This is all my hair—I do not have any extensions in.” —Tonya Fleming

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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