How to Get the Most Out of your Volumizing Shampoo

Searching for a shampoo to pump up the volume? We've got you covered. 

Whether you have thin hair that needs a little extra boost or thick hair that has just been feeling extra flat lately, volumizing shampoo can do wonders for your luscious locks. Many of us turn to hair care products, hoping they’ll help us achieve new levels of volume. Between volumizing shampoo and conditioner, root lifting mousse, and root boosting sprays, each step of our routine is built to make our hair look healthier and shinier. Oh, and have tons of extra body and bounce.

So, we’ve established that many of us want to achieve new heights with our hair and have less flat-looking strands overall. By incorporating a volumizing shampoo into your routine you can trust that your hair will start off with loads of body from the second you get out of the shower. Keep scrolling to find out how to get the most out of this type of shampoo, plus other products you can use to achieve the voluminous strands you’ve always wanted.

Does volumizing shampoo actually work? The short answer: Yes. Volumizing shampoo really does help impart body and fullness; plus, when it’s paired with coordinating conditioners, you can achieve new levels of volume and moisture while simultaneously cleansing your strands.

The long answer: It sometimes also depends. There are many products that promise volume, but only some actually follow through. We’ve tried and tested a range of these products to point you in the direction of those that are actually effective (more on those later!).

Your Scalp Could Be the Culprit

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Using a scrub is a great way to detox your scalp.

Are you using a volumizing shampoo, but still not seeing the results you want? Your scalp could be the cause of that, who knew? Over time, the use of product—yes, even shampoo and conditioner—can cause build-up on our scalp, leaving us with weighed-down strands. To help take care of this problem, try using Nexxus Scalp Inergy Gentle Exfoliating Scrub before your regular shampoo. This contains a ProteinFusion blend of wheat protein and ginger root, paired with exfoliating sugars and amino acids, that all help get rid of build-up and strengthen your strands.

After scrubbing, follow up with TIGI Copyright Custom Care Volume  Shampoo and Conditioner. This set uses an expert blend of Keratin, Lipids, and coconut oil to help lift the hair.

Wash Out Your Product

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Make sure to wash out all of your product.

We know this sounds obvious, but you’d be surprised how much product residue can be left on your strands after you thought you thoroughly rinsed. To avoid this, we love using TRESemmé Volume Pro Pure Shampoo Foam. This is a quick-rinsing formula, so you don’t need to worry about lingering residue. Plus, the foamy texture and refreshing scent make this product super enjoyable to use. After shampooing, use TRESemmé Pro Pure Light Moisture Conditioner to lock in hydration without weighing your hair down.

Volumizing Spray

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A spray can make a huge difference.

Using a volumizing shampoo and conditioner set can give your strands an instant lift, but sometimes you need a little help from additional products to achieve the volume you desire. Try using TRESemmé Volume Thickening Spray. This product can be this sprayed at your roots for an instant lift or throughout the midlength of your hair for added texture.

Add Mousse

Apply mousse throughout your hair.
Mousse it much needed for an Instagram-worthy look.

Mousse is definitely an underrated product. Often times it gets put on the back burner, but it can help you out so much when you’re looking to achieve voluminous hair. Use Suave Professionals Natural Volume Mousse to achieve all of the volume without the pesky frizz. Start by spraying an egg-sized dollop of product into your hand and then work it into damp hair from the root to tip.

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