When it comes to hair, we’re firm believers that the bigger it looks, the better it is. Many people believe that big hair requires painstaking backcombing—but we’re here to tell you there’s an easier way.
Volumizing shampoo preps your dark brown hair from the very beginning of the styling process to help ensure your style will end up bigger and better than ever. Not sure which volumizing shampoo is right for you? We’ve rounded 16 of the best volumizing shampoos around.
Our Best Volumizing Shampoos To Try Now
Kérastase Densifique Bain Densite Shampoo
If you’re experiencing a loss in hair density, it can sometimes feel as though it is nearly impossible to create voluminous hairstyles. Kérastase’s Densifique Bain Densite Shampoo is a bodifying shampoo for hair visibly lacking density. The formula provides additional body and thickness without weighing it down.
Kérastase Densifique Bain Densite Shampoo, $43.00 MSRP
Shu Uemura Muroto Volume Pure Lightness Shampoo
If you have fine hair you need a shampoo that not only gives your hair volume but is also gentle on your precious strands. Shu Uemura’s Muroto Volume Pure Lightness Shampoo is specifically formulated for fine hair. The shampoo, formulated with Himalayan crystal minerals, gently purifies while respecting the balance of the scalp and providing lightweight conditioning. As a result, hair feels fuller, light, and airy.
Shu Uemura Muroto Volume Pure Lightness Shampoo, $48.00 MSRP
Biolage Volume Bloom Shampoo
Cotton doesn’t just create one of the softest fabrics on the planet—it can also help with your hair. Biolage’s Volume Bloom Shampoo is formulated with cotton flower to give fine strands volume.
Biolage Volume Bloom Shampoo, $18.00 MSRP
Matrix Total Results High Amplify Shampoo
If you’re looking for a shampoo that will make sure your big, bad hair lasts all night long you need Redken’s High Amplify Shampoo. The lightweight silicone-free formula infused with protein, helps boost structure of fine, limp hair, for lasting volume. Hair is voluminous and full with lift that lasts.
Matrix Total Results High Amplify Shampoo, $23.00 MSRP
Bumble And Bumble Thickening Volume Shampoo
The Bumble And Bumble Thickening Volume Shampoo formula is a great volume shampoo for instant bodybuilding. The lightweight shampoo instantly preps hair for soft, touchable, movable volume that lasts all day.
Bumble And Bumble Thickening Volume Shampoo, $26.00 MSRP
Briogeo Blossom & Bloom Ginseng + Biotin Volumizing Shampoo
We love products that not only make your hair look good but also feel healthier. The Briogeo Blossom & Bloom Ginseng + Biotin Volumizing Shampoo is fortified with follicle-supporting ginger, ginseng, and biotin to provide immediate visible fullness and long-term hair health benefits.
Briogeo Blossom & Bloom Ginseng + Biotin Volumizing Shampoo, $24.00 MSRP
Living Proof Full Shampoo
If you have fragile strands, you need a shampoo like the Living Proof Full Shampoo. The gentle yet thoroughly cleansing shampoo helps to transform fine, flat hair to look, feel and behave like naturally full, thick hair.
Living Proof Full Shampoo, $27.00 MSRP
Christophe Robin Cleansing Volumizing Paste
This formula is a unique blend of pure rassoul clay with densifying and re-mineralizing benefits, protective rose extracts, and limnanthes extract to help preserve and enhance the hair color. This surprising paste-like texture transforms into a light foam for instant volume at the roots of the hair and density down its length.
Christophe Robin Cleansing Volumizing Paste, $53.00 MSRP
MoroccanOil Extra Volume Shampoo
This sulfate-free, phosphate-free and paraben-free shampoo will transform and volumize fine hair from lifeless to lively! Moroccan Oil Extra Volume Shampoo works weightlessly to gently cleanse and add volume to fine, limp hair. The formula is infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil and revitalizing nutrients—including linden bud extract that naturally plumps up hair—to bring back body, shine, and manageability for healthy-looking hair.
MoroccanOil Extra Volume Shampoo, $24.00 MSRP
IGK 30,000 Feet Volume Shampoo
If larger than life hair is what you’re after, look no further than IGK’s 30,000 Feet Volume Shampoo. This feather-light volumizing shampoo is your ticket to sky-high volume and insane body. Its genius formula detangles, hydrates, and softens while leaving lengths bouncier, fuller, and more supple.
IGK 30,000 Feet Volume Shampoo, $25.00 MSRP
Redken High Rise Volume Lifting Shampoo
If it seems like your thin locks can’t ever hold a voluminous style for more than a few minutes, you need a heavy-duty volumizing shampoo like Redken’s High Rise Volume Lifting Shampoo.
This volumizing shampoo for fine hair builds body and gives hair lift with a polished, silky finish. Full volumizing shampoo for fine or flat hair formulated with a body-boosting blend of filloxane, softening and silicone polymers for a polished, silky finish complete with lift and volume.
Redken High Rise Volume Lifting Shampoo, $19.00 MSRP
Redken Beach Envy Shampoo
If you love the look of beach waves but can never quite recreate the sky-high volume the actual ocean gives your strands, you need this shampoo. Redken’s Beach Envy Shampoo is specifically formulated to prime your hair for out of this world beach waves. Infused with filloxane, minerals, and polymers to create amplified, loose, beachy waves, the shampoo gently cleanses while also delivering a texture-boost and amazing body. The best part? It’s suitable for all hair types from fine to thick.
Redken Beach Envy Shampoo, $34.50 MSRP
Pureology Clean Volume Shampoo
When you’re shopping for hair care products, you want to look for formulas that address all of your hair concerns. If you’re looking for a shampoo that will help you build a style with major volume and protect your color, look no further than Pureology’s Clean Volume Shampoo.
The Clean Volume system will maximize volume and gently cleanse hair with its zero sulfate, silicone-free, and paraben-free formula. Formulated with aloe water and soy protein help nourish and leave hair shiny, airy and lightweight. The shampoo features Pureology’s exclusive AntiFade Complex.
Pureology Clean Volume Shampoo, $28.50 MSRP
L’Oréal Professionnel Volumetry Shampoo
Salicylic acid is best known for its place on acne product packaging, but it turns out it is also great for your hair. L’Oréal Professionnel’s Volumetry Shampoo is an anti-gravity effect volume shampoo. The cleansing formula combines purifying salicylic acid and hydralight for a volume effect. Hair looks volumized, feeling cleansed, and lightly moisturized.
L’Oréal Professionnel Volumentry Shampoo, $25.00 MSRP
Kérastase Specifique Bain Divalent Shampoo
It is notoriously difficult to create voluminous styles with fine hair. Notably, the thickness of your strands isn’t the only thing that can make your locks fall flat. If oily roots are preventing your hair from living its biggest and best life, pick up a shampoo like Kérastase’s Specifique Bain Divalent Shampoo which is formulated to balance oily hair and roots.
Kérastase Specifique Bain Divalent Shampoo, $33.00 MSRP
Biolage R.A.W. Uplift Shampoo
If wholesome products are important to you, we recommend Matrix Biolage R.A.W. Uplift Shampoo. Infused with black sesame and grapefruit, the shampoo is made up of 71 percent natural origin ingredients and is 99 percent biodegradable. This shampoo will purify flat, fine hair without stripping for lightweight body.
Matrix considers an ingredient to be of natural origin if it is unchanged from its natural state or has undergone processing yet still retains greater than 50% of its molecular structure from the original plant or mineral source.
Biolage R.A.W. Uplift Shampoo, $25.00 MSRP
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