If you have thin or thinning hair, you’ve probably tried every volumizing shampoo and mousse on the market. But unless you’re addressing the root cause at — quite literally — the scalp, you’re not preventing future hair loss and the hair you do have will continue to get finer over time.
Fortunately, there’s a brigade of hair treatments currently lining store shelves. Some plump up individual hair strands while others protect your hair from heat and environmental stressors that lead to thinning. But they all have one thing in common. They nourish the scalp and, therefore, treat thinning hair.
Root 66, $54 at VIVI Naturals
Your roots are the key to achieving the thicker hair of your dreams. This vitamin-rich serum relies on naturally-derived DHT blockers, caffeine and green tea to perk up hair follicles and increase blood flow to your scalp.
GRO Hair Serum, $48 at Vegamour
The brand’s proprietary plant-based, cruelty-free formula features powerful phyto-actives. Which means this serum actually extends your hair’s growth phase while protecting and strengthening your roots. The result? Thicker, fuller hair.
Caviar Anti-Aging Multiplying Volume Styling Mist, $30 at Sephora
This light spray contains a marine complex and omega-3 fatty acids to strengthen and thicken each hair strand over time. It also helps preserve hair color while making hair feel unbelievably soft.
Biotin B-Complex Thickening Shampoo, $8.95 at Amazon
If volume is what you are after, meet your new go-to shampoo. Comprised of organic botanicals and essential oils, Avalon Organics’ pH-balanced formula invigorates your scalp and ups volume. Biotin, saw palmetto, quinoa protein and vitamin E work together to deliver stronger, thicker and softer strands.
The Thinning Hair Boar Bristle Brush, $79.95 at Hammacher Schlemmer
Brush your way to stronger, fuller hair. This brush has softer bristles that gently glide through locks without pulling or snagging. Which means less hair on the brush and more left on your head.
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Full Potential Hair Preserving Booster Spray, $60 at Sephora
This spray acts like a “liquid bandage” reinforcing weak spots on each hair strand to reduce breakage. It also refreshes the scalp with menthol and contains UV absorbers to protect hair from the sun — a potential cause of thinning.
Plump ‘N Thick Leave-In Thickening Creme Conditioner, $22 at DermStore
This leave-in treatment smooths strands AND turns up the volume. It’s all thanks to wheat and soy proteins that add moisture along with vitamins A and E that nourish and protect your locks.