A few days ago, we gave you guys the lowdown and dirty on what to look for in a volumizing conditioner. Well and good, as the importance of a great hair nourisher is not lost on most of us, particularly during this time of the year. But before we run away with ourselves, let’s not forget who the patient zero was before all these cleansing conditioners and pre-poo treatments came about: volume shampoo. Make no mistake: Investing in the best volumizing shampoo you can find will not only save you a lot of styling steps (and precious minutes in the AM), it can also open up a whole new world of hairstyling that you thought was way beyond your hair texture’s pay grade.
Read on for our take on the best volumizing shampoo for fine hair, and what makes the best shampoo for volume a must-have for other hair types as well. Sexy hair should be everyone’s right!
Best volumizing shampoo
Fake thicker, fuller hair with a volumizing shampoo. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com
Volumizing shampoo and conditioner systems typically have formulations that are lighter on the silicones and emollients. This is to minimize the risk of weight down on the strand and to encourage more body and bounce in finer, thinner hair—just like the natural fullness we get from Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo. It also has the benefit of a gentler cleansing experience via a lightweight rinse/less friction, which is always a plus for all hair types looking to preserve the integrity of the strand.
If you’re looking for something that helps give your updos serious airtime, look for a formula that enhances the height of your hair. The best volume shampoo is one that helps plump hair vertically without adding any unnecessary—and potentially detrimental—heft to your strands, whether they be straight, wavy or curly. We love the collagen and proteins in TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Shampoo, which help thicken hair at the root for some weightless volume.
First experienced during the matte-obsessed 1990s, sea salt infusions have been seeing a resurgence in popularity over recent years, this time for their purported bodifying properties. Indeed, the beach does imbibe a certain sex appeal to the frolicker—sexy, messy waves, a golden, sun-kissed tan—and particularly with hair, keeps things loosely texturized, but with a noticeable lift. Even wavy and hard-to-manage hair will be delighted with lightweight, sea-inspired shampoos that help give you that beach-bombshell volume, but without the fuss. Nexxus New York Salon Care Hydra-Light Weightless Moisture Shampoo, which features Deep Sea Mineral, is an editorial staple; another fave, Suave Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Moisturizing Body Shampoo, has no heavy silicones and removes build-up for bodified tresses too.
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