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Here Are The Holy Grail Of Products That Make Thin Hair Look Super Thick

This is a life changer.

We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to share what products help make their thin hair look thicker. Here's what they're using...

1. L'anza Healing Volume Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner

It’s a little known brand, but it is truly a miracle worker. I lost all of my hair when I was 17, and it never grew back as full. After using this shampoo I noticed thicker, fuller, and healthier hair with so few split ends that even my hairstylist asks what I use and how my hair looks so good after four months between cuts! —katec4e01af8e2I have PCOS and was losing hair like crazy. I was actually going noticeably bald on the top of my head. I tried so many things and nothing worked. Then, about a year ago, my stylist introduced me to L’anza Healing Volume Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner and everything changed. My hair grew back! Not only that, but it's healthier than it's ever been. —mrsh810Get the shampoo for $28 and the conditioner for $27.50.
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It’s a little known brand, but it is truly a miracle worker. I lost all of my hair when I was 17, and it never grew back as full. After using this shampoo I noticed thicker, fuller, and healthier hair with so few split ends that even my hairstylist asks what I use and how my hair looks so good after four months between cuts!

katec4e01af8e2

I have PCOS and was losing hair like crazy. I was actually going noticeably bald on the top of my head. I tried so many things and nothing worked. Then, about a year ago, my stylist introduced me to L’anza Healing Volume Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner and everything changed. My hair grew back! Not only that, but it's healthier than it's ever been.

mrsh810

Get the shampoo for $28 and the conditioner for $27.50.

2. Bumble and Bumble Prêt-à-Powder

It’s a texturizing powder that I sprinkle in my hair when I need a boost. You can put it in your roots for subtle volume or sprinkle it everywhere for a picture perfect blowout look! —amandah493db4b87Get it for $28.
kellysmithhair / Via instagram.com

It’s a texturizing powder that I sprinkle in my hair when I need a boost. You can put it in your roots for subtle volume or sprinkle it everywhere for a picture perfect blowout look!

amandah493db4b87

Get it for $28.

3. Nioxin Hair Regimens

Nioxin all day every day! I had super super thin hair that would fall out a lot. I was 18 and you could see my scalp through my hair. Nioxin takes time to grow your hair, but now I have a great full head of hair! Will be loyal forever.—paigel4729f7ce3Nioxin. My hairstylist is blown away with how my hair is changing every time I go in. I have thin and fine hair that barely grows and my hair is getting thicker, fuller and longer from using this product.—stephaniedahlNioxin! It cleanses my hair of any greasiness and it stays great for two to three days! Disclaimer though: It is a harsher formula, so if you are used to washing your hair every day, this product will be too harsh. Start using it and washing your hair every other day or longer. Your scalp will start to emit less oil and your hair will be less greasy. It does take a couple of weeks, though.—ppu13Get the System 2 starter kit for $45.
cabelo_vida / Via instagram.com

Nioxin all day every day! I had super super thin hair that would fall out a lot. I was 18 and you could see my scalp through my hair. Nioxin takes time to grow your hair, but now I have a great full head of hair! Will be loyal forever.

paigel4729f7ce3

Nioxin. My hairstylist is blown away with how my hair is changing every time I go in. I have thin and fine hair that barely grows and my hair is getting thicker, fuller and longer from using this product.

stephaniedahl

Nioxin! It cleanses my hair of any greasiness and it stays great for two to three days! Disclaimer though: It is a harsher formula, so if you are used to washing your hair every day, this product will be too harsh. Start using it and washing your hair every other day or longer. Your scalp will start to emit less oil and your hair will be less greasy. It does take a couple of weeks, though.

ppu13

Get the System 2 starter kit for $45.

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4. Lee Stafford's Hair Growth Treatment

It makes my hair look like it actually has volume and gives it a lot of bounce. Plus, it's the only product that brought my dry hair back to life once I started using it.—deytookerjerbsGet it from Amazon for $15.99.
littlegeminirockchick / Via instagram.com

It makes my hair look like it actually has volume and gives it a lot of bounce. Plus, it's the only product that brought my dry hair back to life once I started using it.

deytookerjerbs

Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

5. Living Proof Full Shampoo, Conditioner, and Styling Cream

When my hair fell out after I had each of my kids, I didn't think anything would help. Thankfully, after my third baby, my stylist recommended this stuff. Holy crap, they were not cheap, but my hair was so full and soft. I'd recommended them to anyone with thin or thinning hair in a heartbeat.—christinak4c924587cGet the shampoo for $26, the conditioner for $26, and the thickening cream for $28.
daniellecherewyk / Via instagram.com

When my hair fell out after I had each of my kids, I didn't think anything would help. Thankfully, after my third baby, my stylist recommended this stuff. Holy crap, they were not cheap, but my hair was so full and soft. I'd recommended them to anyone with thin or thinning hair in a heartbeat.

christinak4c924587c

Get the shampoo for $26, the conditioner for $26, and the thickening cream for $28.

6. Pura D’or Shampoo and Conditioner

It’s mostly organic, too. My hair feels amazing after a shower. It looks thicker and it has finally stopped falling out. —kellyb4008c2352Visit Target to get the shampoo for $19.59 and the conditioner for $17.49.
kitkat_cutie3 / Via instagram.com

It’s mostly organic, too. My hair feels amazing after a shower. It looks thicker and it has finally stopped falling out.

kellyb4008c2352

Visit Target to get the shampoo for $19.59 and the conditioner for $17.49.

7. Kristin Ess Shampoo, Conditioner, and Instant Lift Thickening Spray

I use this shampoo and conditioner at night, then sleep with braids in. I take them out in the morning and have full, frizz-free hair!—rosyshibaI use Kristin Ess Thickening Spray! It’s the best.—ashleyd4d400e435Get the shampoo for $9.99, the conditioner for $10, and the thickening spray for $14.
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I use this shampoo and conditioner at night, then sleep with braids in. I take them out in the morning and have full, frizz-free hair!

rosyshiba

I use Kristin Ess Thickening Spray! It’s the best.

ashleyd4d400e435

Get the shampoo for $9.99, the conditioner for $10, and the thickening spray for $14.

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8. Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse and Supershine Moisturizing Cream

This stuff is $$$$, but it's the best mousse I have found thus far for volume. My hair is super fine and tends to fall flat, but this stuff is a life saver. —crystalb21The biggest issue with my thin hair is air drying. Oribe moisturizing cream is light enough that it won’t weigh down my hair, but locks in moisture and gives it volume – all while containing any baby hairs that want to frizz out! It’s a bit on the pricey side, but one bottle usually lasts me four to five months! —gloriamichelleeGet the mousse for $39 and the cream for $52.
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This stuff is $$$$, but it's the best mousse I have found thus far for volume. My hair is super fine and tends to fall flat, but this stuff is a life saver. —crystalb21

The biggest issue with my thin hair is air drying. Oribe moisturizing cream is light enough that it won’t weigh down my hair, but locks in moisture and gives it volume – all while containing any baby hairs that want to frizz out! It’s a bit on the pricey side, but one bottle usually lasts me four to five months! —gloriamichellee

Get the mousse for $39 and the cream for $52.

9. Lush BIG Shampoo

—emilyr4bc461716Over half the base of Big shampoo is made with sea salt to help give volume to hair. Sea salt is also full of minerals and de-greases hair, removing dead skin cells and dirt without stripping natural oils. Get it for $29.95.
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emilyr4bc461716

Over half the base of Big shampoo is made with sea salt to help give volume to hair. Sea salt is also full of minerals and de-greases hair, removing dead skin cells and dirt without stripping natural oils. Get it for $29.95.

10. Paul Mitchell’s Tea Tree Scalp Care Shampoo and Conditioner

I am 100% obsessed with Paul Mitchell’s Tea Tree Scalp Care. It’s botanically based and designed to reduce hair fallout up to 85%. I’m a stylist and I’ve actually seen my clients start to grow hair back. It’s amazing!—sabrinal436b8ef5cGet the shampoo for $20 and the conditioner for $21.
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I am 100% obsessed with Paul Mitchell’s Tea Tree Scalp Care. It’s botanically based and designed to reduce hair fallout up to 85%. I’m a stylist and I’ve actually seen my clients start to grow hair back. It’s amazing!

sabrinal436b8ef5c

Get the shampoo for $20 and the conditioner for $21.

11. Not Your Mother's Plump For Joy Thickening Shampoo and Dry Shampoo

—carolinem37Not Your Mother's Dry Shampoo is awesome for thickening my hair! Its not specifically for thickening and only works between showers, obviously, but it helps make my fine hair style better.—iamijurmannGet the shampoo for $9.89 and the dry shampoo for $3.84.
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carolinem37

Not Your Mother's Dry Shampoo is awesome for thickening my hair! Its not specifically for thickening and only works between showers, obviously, but it helps make my fine hair style better.

iamijurmann

Get the shampoo for $9.89 and the dry shampoo for $3.84.

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12. Redken Extreme Shampoo, Conditioner, and Thickening Lotion 06

Redken Extreme Shampoo is a must-have. It smells amazing and after a couple of uses your hair is visibly thicker. For someone with split ends, it's an absolute life saver. —annd44dc04676Redken Thickening Lotion 06 is the best. I use a dime-size amount in wet hair, then blow dry my head upside down and it works miracles. Minimal effort with a great payoff.—a4d342a57aGet the shampoo for $19 and the conditioner for $20. The thickening lotion is $19.50.
eleganceandbeautybychristine / Via instagram.com

Redken Extreme Shampoo is a must-have. It smells amazing and after a couple of uses your hair is visibly thicker. For someone with split ends, it's an absolute life saver.

annd44dc04676

Redken Thickening Lotion 06 is the best. I use a dime-size amount in wet hair, then blow dry my head upside down and it works miracles. Minimal effort with a great payoff.

a4d342a57a

Get the shampoo for $19 and the conditioner for $20. The thickening lotion is $19.50.

13. Aveda Texture Tonic and Thickening Tonic

I have baby fine hair that loves to be limp and sad. Most products that claim to add thickness just weigh my already thin hair down more, so I have to avoid shampoos that add build up. Most styling products will look great but fall flat nearly immediately. However, Aveda Texture Tonic is total game changer! It's the only thing that gives my hair a noticeable lift and fullness. Plus it last ALL day!—nicolew23The thickening tonic from Aveda is amazingly potent and all natural!!—daphnec46da78b84Get the texture tonic for $25 and the thickening tonic for $29.
blublu / Via instagram.com

I have baby fine hair that loves to be limp and sad. Most products that claim to add thickness just weigh my already thin hair down more, so I have to avoid shampoos that add build up. Most styling products will look great but fall flat nearly immediately. However, Aveda Texture Tonic is total game changer! It's the only thing that gives my hair a noticeable lift and fullness. Plus it last ALL day!

nicolew23

The thickening tonic from Aveda is amazingly potent and all natural!!

daphnec46da78b84

Get the texture tonic for $25 and the thickening tonic for $29.

14. Long Sexy Hair Luxe Dry Shampoo

I am a hairstylist and I’ve been through about every dry shampoo to find what works best for me. This one was a surprise as I normally just look for something that smells good and doesn’t turn white in my hair. It is advertised for long hair and extensions but, omg, it makes my hair feel so thick! It works better than any root lifter/thickening spray I’ve ever used. —jennih40e23d0acGet it for $18.95.
tori_wiltrout / Via instagram.com

I am a hairstylist and I’ve been through about every dry shampoo to find what works best for me. This one was a surprise as I normally just look for something that smells good and doesn’t turn white in my hair. It is advertised for long hair and extensions but, omg, it makes my hair feel so thick! It works better than any root lifter/thickening spray I’ve ever used.

jennih40e23d0ac

Get it for $18.95.

15. VERB Ghost Shampoo and Conditioner

The "Ghost" shampoo and conditioner by VERB has done wonders for both volume and oil control! —katiea4824f212aGet the shampoo for $16 and the conditioner for $16.
ashleywoj / Via instagram.com

The "Ghost" shampoo and conditioner by VERB has done wonders for both volume and oil control!

katiea4824f212a

Get the shampoo for $16 and the conditioner for $16.

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16. Kerastase’s Bain Densite

Kerastase’s Bain Densite works wonders on thin hair! I work at a hair salon and clients always rave about how much volume and body it gives to their hair. It’s our best-selling shampoo at the salon for a reason!—vichoeGet is for $25.73.
hairbychristineloryn / Via instagram.com

Kerastase’s Bain Densite works wonders on thin hair! I work at a hair salon and clients always rave about how much volume and body it gives to their hair. It’s our best-selling shampoo at the salon for a reason!

vichoe

Get is for $25.73.

17. Theorie Green Tea Energizing Shampoo and Conditioner

I have fine and oily hair, which certainly makes having bouncy, voluminous hair a challenge. Since switching to Theorie Green Tea Energizing Shampoo and Conditioner, my sebum production is down and my thin hair has bounce and body. My hair is also impossibly soft, which is nothing short of a miracle considering how damaged it was from bleaching and dyeing. It's been a total game changer, and I cannot recommend it enough.—julesibubGet the shampoo for $25.95 and the conditioner for $23.70.
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I have fine and oily hair, which certainly makes having bouncy, voluminous hair a challenge. Since switching to Theorie Green Tea Energizing Shampoo and Conditioner, my sebum production is down and my thin hair has bounce and body. My hair is also impossibly soft, which is nothing short of a miracle considering how damaged it was from bleaching and dyeing. It's been a total game changer, and I cannot recommend it enough.

julesibub

Get the shampoo for $25.95 and the conditioner for $23.70.

18. Rene Furterer RF 80 Scalp Treatments

I love Rene Furterer, specifically their Triphasic/RF 80 scalp treatments. I always prefer a more natural solution if I can find one, and boy does RF deliver! —scottf21Get it for $72.
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I love Rene Furterer, specifically their Triphasic/RF 80 scalp treatments. I always prefer a more natural solution if I can find one, and boy does RF deliver!

scottf21

Get it for $72.

19. Castor Oil

I like doing homemade hair masks once a week and throwing some castor oil in has made a major difference in my hair!—taylorc4f5b952b6Get some from Walmart for $10.95.
goddess_chacha / Via instagram.com

I like doing homemade hair masks once a week and throwing some castor oil in has made a major difference in my hair!

taylorc4f5b952b6

Get some from Walmart for $10.95.

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20. Kenra Thickening Platinum Shampoo and Conditioner

It smells amazing too! —jackieingleeGet the shampoo for $17.77 and the conditioner for $16.98.
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It smells amazing too!

jackieinglee

Get the shampoo for $17.77 and the conditioner for $16.98.

21. Mermaid Hair Texturing Sea Salt Spray

As a guy with pin straight thin hair, it was literally impossible for me to keep my hair styled without LOADS of hair spray, but I discovered texturizing sprays and my life is way more convenient! I really love the Mermaid Hair Texturing Sea Salt Spray from Hoppy and Poppy. It's made of pink Himalayan salt, among other great ingredients, and it helps bring out the layers in my hair. It also helps reduce shine and really just helps my hair hold up and lock into place more. The sea salt spray adds a bit of volume to my typically flat hair, which is nice. Just adds a few spritzes into your hair after you've washed it — or before styling it — and it makes styling SO much easier!—blasticpeachGet some for $15.
hoppyandpoppy.com

As a guy with pin straight thin hair, it was literally impossible for me to keep my hair styled without LOADS of hair spray, but I discovered texturizing sprays and my life is way more convenient! I really love the Mermaid Hair Texturing Sea Salt Spray from Hoppy and Poppy. It's made of pink Himalayan salt, among other great ingredients, and it helps bring out the layers in my hair. It also helps reduce shine and really just helps my hair hold up and lock into place more. The sea salt spray adds a bit of volume to my typically flat hair, which is nice. Just adds a few spritzes into your hair after you've washed it — or before styling it — and it makes styling SO much easier!

blasticpeach

Get some for $15.

22. Rusk Texture Spray

Definitely the texture spray from Rusk. It gives me tons of volume without the goop or hardness of hairsprays and waxes. Spray at the root and BAM! Texas hair. ✌—brittneyg4bd593d85Get it for $18.
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Definitely the texture spray from Rusk. It gives me tons of volume without the goop or hardness of hairsprays and waxes. Spray at the root and BAM! Texas hair. ✌—brittneyg4bd593d85

Get it for $18.

23. Hask Biotin Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner

—sonaliladGet the shampoo for $5.99 and the conditioner for $5.99.
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sonalilad

Get the shampoo for $5.99 and the conditioner for $5.99.

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24. Pureology Fullfyl Shampoo, Conditioner, and Densifying Spray

I LOVE the Pureology Fulfyl line. Shampoo, conditioner, and — best of all — the densifying spray. Two sprays in my hand is all I need and it works WONDERS.—r484ebe434Get the shampoo for $28.50, the conditioner for $16.50, and the spray for $34.
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I LOVE the Pureology Fulfyl line. Shampoo, conditioner, and — best of all — the densifying spray. Two sprays in my hand is all I need and it works WONDERS.

r484ebe434

Get the shampoo for $28.50, the conditioner for $16.50, and the spray for $34.

25. TreeActiv Hair Growth Daily Nourishing Spray

I've been using the TreeActiv Hair Growth Daily Nourishing Spray since November and it has really helped my hair grow. It's a natural leave-in spray made with argon oil, biotin, and keratin. You just spray it all over damp hair, massage it into your scalp for a few seconds, style as normal and go! It doesn't weigh down my hair or make it greasy like most leave-in products do. —karliford223Get it for $19.95.
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I've been using the TreeActiv Hair Growth Daily Nourishing Spray since November and it has really helped my hair grow. It's a natural leave-in spray made with argon oil, biotin, and keratin. You just spray it all over damp hair, massage it into your scalp for a few seconds, style as normal and go! It doesn't weigh down my hair or make it greasy like most leave-in products do.

karliford223

Get it for $19.95.

26. DevaCurl Volumizing Foam

I have fine, low density curly hair and Devacurl Volumizing Foam is a godsend (and nondrying)!—ees902Get it for $18.58.
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I have fine, low density curly hair and Devacurl Volumizing Foam is a godsend (and nondrying)!

ees902

Get it for $18.58.

27. J Beverly Hills Bodifier Thickening Styling Spray

I use it on all of my fine-haired clients and it creates the illusion of thicker and fuller hair.—dreib2Get it for $16.32.
thehapppyflower / Via instagram.com

I use it on all of my fine-haired clients and it creates the illusion of thicker and fuller hair.

dreib2

Get it for $16.32.

28. Kevin Murphy Plumping Wash and Rinse

No other product has made my hair feel thicker and fuller. Added bonus: They don’t test on animals and are sulfate free. —stefanienicolebGet the wash and rinse combo for $84.96.
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No other product has made my hair feel thicker and fuller. Added bonus: They don’t test on animals and are sulfate free.

stefanienicoleb

Get the wash and rinse combo for $84.96.

29. Ouai Volume Spray

I spray it all over my wet hair and then blow-dry it. My flat hair comes out fuller and so smooth. It also smells amazing and is not sticky at all.—sanoa515Get it for $26.
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I spray it all over my wet hair and then blow-dry it. My flat hair comes out fuller and so smooth. It also smells amazing and is not sticky at all.

sanoa515

Get it for $26.

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