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    21 Things You Need If You Have Fine, Flat Hair

    These products will make you say, "Dang, my hair is FINEEEEE." πŸ‘ŒπŸ½

    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 β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo absorbs excess oil to refresh your scalp so you can go for daysss without washing your hair β€” no one will know! It's formulated with rice starch: a strong absorbent that also adds volume and texture to your hair.


    As a cherry on top, all of Amika's products include sea buckthorn berry, aka a super fruit containing LOTS of nutrients like vitamin A, C, E, and omega-7. That's like a multi-vitamin for your hair in a bottle of dry shampoo.

    Promising review: "This is my favorite dry shampoo, hands-down. I have thin hair and anything with any kind of hold or texture makes my hair feel yucky, especially if I don't wash it for a day! I found most dry shampoos that I tried felt like hairspray, were sticky, or had a lot of 'hold' β€” I didn't like them at all. My hair felt like it had a birds nest texture by the end of the day. The Amika dry shampoo seems to really do what it is suppose to do β€” makes my hair feel clean, not sticky, weighed down, or with a hairspray smell. It has a pleasant fragrance (I've gotten complimented on it, and I don't wear perfume). It is enough to get me through a day without shampoo and make my hairstylist happy that I am not washing every day." β€”Elise

    Get it from Amazon for $10+ (available in two sizes).

    See what won best dry shampoo on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    2. John Frieda Luxurious Volume shampoo and conditioner are supercharged with *caffeine vitality complex* to give your hair the kick it needs for long-lasting fullness and volume.

    Promising review: "In my opinion, John Frieda offers the BEST volumizing products, and I should know. I have thin, baby fine hair and it has frustrated me for a verrry long time. Several years ago, I tried John Frieda shampoo and conditioner and have not switched since. They DO make a noticeable difference and make it much easier and more fun to style my hair." β€”Amazon Fan

    Get them from Amazon: the shampoo for $6.12 and the conditioner for $6.25.

    3. Fujiko PonPon Powder is THE afternoon lifesaver when your hair gets greasy and flat. Just a few dabs of this powder will instantly give your hair a much-needed fluffy lift.

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    My hair tends to part in three ways: left, right, and middle. When one side gets flat, I flip my hair to the next side β€” until eventually, all three sides collapse on me. That's where this little PonPon Powder comes in and saves me from looking like I haven't washed my hair in a week. Simply apply wherever your hair could really use a boost. For me, I like to apply extra around my three parting lines. The result is AHH-MAZING.

    Promising review: "It really works! I usually get oily hair on my second day and my bangs stick to my forehead. This PonPon Powder keeps my hair dry and fresh, it creates a natural volume to my hair, and it lasts all day!" β€”Code

    Get it from Amazon for $18.

    4. It's A 10 Leave-In Conditioner claims to be THE *miracle product* and proves it with its nearly perfect rating! Its lightweight formula repairs damaged hair, prevents split-ends, protects hair color, and leaves your hair nothing but soft and bouncy.

    Promising review: "I've used this product for years and I absolutely love it. It smells so good and works wonders even on fine, thin hair. It really helps with hair breakage. Definitely a holy-grail product for me!" β€”Charlotte

    Get it from Walmart for $22.79.

    5. Remington Pro 1–1½” Curling Wand shapes lifeless strands into voluptuous, full-bodied curls. Coated with pearl ceramic technology, it heats up in just 30 seconds to enhance a lasting result.


    Did I mention, this product has over 2,000(!!!) five-star reviews? Please, just scroll through some customer review pictures and you'll find tons of STUNNING hairdos. It also comes with heat protective gloves β€” how thoughtful!

    Promising review: "I don't know why I waited so long to buy a curling wand! I saw this one reviewed by a YouTuber and decided to give it a try. SO GLAD I DID! I recently bleached my hair so it's pretty dry and lifeless. As someone who already has fairly flat hair and really wants voluminous hair, this baby does the trick. I can do my whole head in about 10 mins, run my fingers through it once it's cooled, and I have the volume and waves I've always dreamed of! Much easier and quicker than a curling iron and my fine hair holds the curl which it doesn't do with a curling iron. If I sleep on it, I wake up with lots of body in my hair. Little dry shampoo and ready to go with second-day hair." β€”Lee B

    Get it from Amazon for $24.49.

    To learn more, check out "This Curling Wand Will Give You Perfect Waves Even If You Suck At Doing Hair".

    6. Catwalk by TIGI Root Boost Spray gives you the push that you need to transform your hair from limp and flat to full and piecey. It contains almond oil and lavender to leave your hair nourished and shiny, minus the heaviness!

    Promising review: "This root boost really works, and I'm thrilled! I have very fine hair and it gives my hair incredible body and volume. Now I'm able to style it and it won't flop, even in humid weather." β€”CH

    Get it from Amazon for $12.

    7. Kitsch Fun-Sized Hair Coil comes in an array of mesmerizing colors and can ACTUALLY hold your thin hair without slipping off or feeling bulky. Plus, it won't ever leave an imprint!


    Promising review: "I have super fine and thin hair, and I hate how my ponytails are usually as thick as a pencil. But I love these little hair ties! The base of my ponytail looks two to three times thicker because it doesn't scrunch the hair tightly together and yet it holds beautifully throughout some pretty intense workouts! Best of all, when I take the ponytail down, I don't have the deep creases that I usually get with regular elastics." β€”SoCal Jen

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $7 (available in seven colors; transparent available in a separate listing).

    8. Dovahlia Boar Bristle Brush brings out the shine by evenly distributing your hair's natural oils from root to tip. The brush is gentle enough for fine hair yet highly effective, leaving you with nothing but the silkiest and healthiest hair.

    Promising review: "I have fine, thin, medium-length, wavy hair that gets oily easily, so I have washed my hair every day my whole life. I'm trying to wash my hair less often and have a more natural approach to hair and skincare. This brush works wonders for me! Every night, I comb out the tangles and I've been doing it for almost a month now; my hair feels healthier, stronger, softer, and less oily. I also noticed that the amount of hair loss has decreased dramatically. I 100% recommend this!" β€”Blythe Sullivan

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    9. Rusk Body and Texture Amplifier turns your hair from thin to THICCC in a matter of a few spritzes! Thanks to wheat protein, it also fortifies and moisturizes each and every strand.


    Promising review: "This definitely gives my hair more volume and fullness! I use it every day after washing my hair! It works so well that my little sister had to buy herself some after trying mine out a couple of times!" β€”NotImpressedLately412

    Get it from Amazon for $14.50.

    10. Dove Oxygen Root Lift Spray remains an all-time customer favorite for a reason. It instantly gives flat, fine hair the luxurious, airy VOLUME it's been craving starting from the roots.

    Promising review: "Finally a product that lives up to its claims! After surgery, my hair was thin, dull, and flat. This product has given my hair life again! I now have more lift and volume than I know what to do with! I love my hair again!" β€”Pansies1968

    Get it from Walmart for $11.75.

    11. Toppick Hair Building Fibers blend in with your existing hair to create the appearance of fuller, natural hair. It's available in nine shades that pretty much match any hair color. What if it rains, you ask? Well, not to worry β€” this keratin protein can withstand it!,

    Promising review: "I'm in my mid 30's and my hairline is starting to recede with a bald patch on my crown. I came across this product and decided to try it. To say I was thrilled with the result is an understatement. A few squirts with the pump applicator and my hairline was fully restored with the bald patch replaced with a thick crop of hair. I wept tears of joy." β€”DaveL

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95+ (available in two sizes and nine colors).

    12. Elizavecca CER-100 Treatment can resurrect any dried-out or damaged hair. It's packed with collagen, proteins, and ceramides so ten minutes is all you need to have healthy, shiny strands again!

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    Promising review: "This is a great product for a great price. I put it on after washing my hair (towel-drying the excess water) and leave it on about ten minutes. A little product goes a long way! After I rinse it out, my hair becomes super silky and smooth. For reference, I have really fine hair that tends to get oily and my hair did not feel weighed down as it does with other products. Plus, the cartoon on the tube is adorable." β€”SuzyQ

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    Check out a BuzzFeed editor's full review (#1) in "7 Game-Changing Beauty Products We're Currently Obsessing Over".

    13. Spornette Teasing Brush builds the perfect hairstyle with just a little bit of backcombing and root teasing. As a result, you'll get some jaw-dropping, skyscraper volume.


    Promising review: "If I could, I would give this little brush TEN STARS!!! I typically use a teasing comb which did not really give me a big volume for my fine hair. Then I used this brush and WOW! It focuses on each hair strand, creating mega volume and big hair! I love big hair! Oh yeah, and any teased area can easily be combed through if needed." β€”GrungeGirl314

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49.

    14. Remilia Keratin Hair Serum instantly adds shine, volume, and texture to your hair while nourishing it with vitamin B, natural silk protein, and keratin amino acids. Healthy and glossy hair is only one tiny capsule away, people!, Amazon

    We love these extra because they're cruelty-free and the capsules are biodegradable!

    Promising review: "I have very straight hair and thin hair so I have to be very careful when using certain products, because they might make my hair very greasy. I wanted this particular product because of the amazing-sounding hair nutrients in it. I also think the packaging is super cute. At first, I was afraid that this would make my hair a greasy mess but let me tell you, I threw caution out the window after I used this for the first time. Miraculously, it did not make my hair weighed down or greasy. In fact, it was like it doubled in volume and shine, literally like magic. Plus the scent is absolutely heavenly. I have been using this for about once a week and my hair has been thicker, healthier, shinier, softer, and best of all it has been shedding less!" β€”Lauren

    Get a pack of 30 from Amazon for $22.75.

    15. Kenra Volume Hairspray can keep your updo fresh for 120 hours. Yes, that's THREE DIGITS. Its flake-free formula will give your hairstyle a natural-looking yet strong hold. Through the strongest wind or the nastiest humidity, this hairspray will NOT ~back down~.,

    Promising review: "This is the best hairspray I have found for fine hair. My hair is very thin, fine, and resistant to styling so most products designed for hold either weigh it down or aren't strong enough to hold. I started using this and it held my style in place perfectly with no extra weight. I can lightly spray it throughout my hair and scrunch once or twice to make my curls more springy and defined, but with no weight!" β€”Danielle

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in two sizes).

    16. Ultrax Labs Thickening Serum proves to be a splurge-worthy option to regain a full, plush bed of hair. The powerhouse blend of ingredients: caffeine, keratin, and biotin work together to stimulate hair follicles, which promotes hair growth and helps you achieve Rapunzel's lush tresses. It'll also increase the thickness of every single strand!

    Reviewers claim this has helped them treat hair loss!

    Promising review: "I have tried EVERYTHING out there that promised to fix my thin, fine hair and so far NOTHING has worked. My friend's mom actually suggested I try this serum after she used it for her thinning hair (with great results!!) and even though I was skeptical, I figured I'd give it a shot. WOW. I applied the serum every day whether my hair was wet or dry, and after only two weeks I saw SUCH an improvement in the amount of volume and body my hair has!! My hair used to just lay flat against my head and looked kinda limp and dull but now, I have Disney princess hair!" β€” _____

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    17. The Henna Guys' plant-based hair dye creates beautiful auburn highlights that'll also give your hair some dimension. Or go full on Ariel! Why the heck not?

    Henna creates a natural red pigmentation β€” to enhance the brown, some reviewers add coffee to the henna mix, let it set for a couple of hours, and then apply it to their hair and leave it in for a couple of hours, as well. Adding apple cider vinegar or lemon juice can also help bring out the coloring!

    Promising review: "This henna totally lived up to my expectations. I'm a first time user and I'm allergic to chemical dyes but wanted something that could cover my greys. I was also excited to hear so many people saw the quality of their hair improve. I wasn't interested in a huge change in my brown hair color, and since I don't trust myself mixing indigo and henna, I used cold lemon juice and apple cider vinegar. Left the mix overnight and then put it in my hair for six hours before it washing out. The color changed only a tiny bit darker and left the ends mahogany. I've never had shiny hair, it was always coarse (thanks mom) and brittle. After the henna, it's now shiny and feels thicker. Greys are gone, now just lighter shades of brown. It wasn't messy and the smell was a natural smell, unlike box dye." β€”Megan Scripps

    Get it from Amazon for $14.49+ (available in five sizes).

    18. Conair Mega Velcro Rollers transform your hair from ~flat bedhead~ to elegant, soft curls in just a few minutes! Go on about your morning routine as you let these babies work their magic.

    Promising review: "I have baby-fine, bone straight hair that will rarely grow past my shoulder without looking like a split-end-hot-mess. It took me a few tries to get the placement right, but these add sooooo much body to my hair! As soon as I’m done blow drying my hair, I pop these in, and do my makeup or drink my coffee. I wish I had tried using these years ago. If you have fine hair and are in desperate need for volume β€” try these! You won’t be disappointed!" β€”Allison FTM FTW

    Get a pack of nine from Amazon for $9.29.

    19. GΓ–T2B Fat-tastic Mousse infuses hair with collagen, elasticity, and takes thickening and plumping to a new high. Dull, lifeless hair? I don't know her!,

    Promising review: "This is the best mousse I have ever used for my fine, straight hair. There is no static cling, gives my hair great body, and does not weigh down my hair or make it greasy. I also love the smell of it. I have been using it for years!" β€”Heidi

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

    20. Tifara Flexible Curling Rods molds your hair into gorgeous curls without any heat damage as you catch up on your beauty sleep.

    Promising review: "These curlers are fantastic! They work really well on my fine hair and don't damage the ends of my hair! I'm so happy with how easy they are to use as I am a bit challenged when it comes to styling my hair β€” I am someone who needs no fuss, no muss, and these curlers fit the bill! I can set my hair after my shower, then go about my morning routine and have my coffee, and voila! By the time I'm on my drive to work, my hair has some nice waves to it." β€”NovaMarie

    Get a pack of 42 from Amazon for $12.99.

    21. A trendy cap allows you to fully embrace a lazy hair day. People will think you purposely went for the casual, athleisure look. Go ahead, accept the praise β€” you deserve it!

    Promising review: "I first brought this in lavender print in black and when my cousin visited, she really liked it and bought one in white! It looks way better in person! I'm really happy with the purple contrast with the white/black cap. The flower isn't too big either. These caps are easily adjustable for different head sizes and the material is great. I also bought the rose print in black for my friend's birthday, it made a great gift. I love them all!" β€”Nisa Mohammed

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in 17 colors and patterns).

    You, when you are #hairgoals:

    Cloverway International

    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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