Best hair products for fine hair


If you have fine hair, you need a shampoo that adds thickness, and doesn’t weight down your roots.  Have a look at my post How to choose the shampoo: 2 principles  to find advice on how to choose the right shampoo according to your hair and scalp type. Here, I am going to review some of the best shampoos for fine hair, in  different price ranges.

1) Kerastase Resistance Bain Volumifique Thickening Effect Shampoo

Kerastase Resistance Bain Volumifique Thickening Effect Shampoo fine hair

Size of Container:  8.5 Oz
My Rating: 9 out of 10

Product Overview:

  • The cationic polymer technology works to target vulnerable zones in the hair and add thickness, lightness and a glossy finish;
  • Enhances texture and adds volume and fullness;
  • Works perfectly on  long hair  to give a texturised, long lasting shape.

2) Kiehl’s Rice and Wheat Volumizing Shampoo

Kiehl's Rice and Wheat Volumizing Shampoo fine hair

Size of Container: 8 Oz
My Rating: 9 out of 10

Product Overview:

  • Creates fullness and body without stripping hair of natural lipids;
  • Formulated with naturally-derived proteins and poly-sugar that revive and add body to thin and lifeless hair;
  •  Gives a healthy, thicker appearance, leaving no weighty residue.

3) PHYTO Phytovolume Volumizing Shampoo

PHYTO Phytovolume Volumizing Shampoo fine hair

Size of Container: 6.7 Oz
My Rating: 8.5 out of 10

Product Overview:

  • Antiseptic, sulfate-free formula that uses a blend of plant-based ingredients to thicken hair, purify the scalp, and regulate oil production;
  • Adds body to  even the finest hair;
  •  Good quality/price ratio.

dry shampoos  (for clean second day hair)

Dry shampoos are meant to absorb the sebum in hair, without the need for water. If your hair starts looking greasy on the next day, a good dose of dry shampoo can boost volume, and make your hair look fresher and less oily. Check out the best dry shampoo for greasy hair!

1)  Batiste Dry Shampoo by Batiste Original

Batiste 6.73 fl oz Dry Shampoo by Batiste Original fine hair

Size of Container: 6.73 Oz
My Rating: 8 out of 10

Product Overview:

  • Instant fix by removing excess oil at the roots;
  • The UK’s #1 dry shampoo;
  •  Parabens & sulfate free;
  • Good price/quality ratio.

2) Klorane Dry Shampoo

Klorane Dry Shampoo fine hair

Size of Container: 3.2 Oz
My Rating: 9 out of 10

Product Overview:

  • Ultra-gentle. Botanical based ingredients;
  • It absorbs oil, adds volume & texture,
  • Parabens & sulfate free;
  • Multi-award winner.

3) Kristin Ess Style Reviving Dry Shampoo

Kristin Ess dry shampoo fine hair

Size of Container: 4 Oz
My Rating: 9 out of 10

Product Overview:

  • Probably the best dry shampoo for very greasy hair;
  • Sops up any excess oil  sitting on your scalp;
  • Vitamin enriched to promote hair growth;
  • Parabens free.


texturizing POWDERs

Does your hair look flat a few of hours after a shower?  Here is a product that can absorb oil, and make your hair look instantaneously voluminous– texturizing hair powder! In my opinion, the best hair powder on the market  is “Matrix Style Link Height Volumizing Powder”: check it out!

1) Matrix Style Link Height Riser Volumizing Powder

Matrix Style Link Height Riser Volumizing Powder fine hair volume

Size of Container: 0.25 Oz
My Rating: 9.5 out of 10

Product Overview:

  • Gives instant volume & texture;
  • Adds extra lift  at the roots;
  • Loved by internationally renowned  hairstylists such as Adam Ciaccia (if you don’t know his work, take  a look at this fantastic Pixie cut !);
  • Very good quality/price ratio.


I hope this review will help you choose the right products for your fine hair! If you  have any question, send me an email at, and I’ll be more than happy to help you out!

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16 thoughts on “Best hair products for fine hair

  1. Thank you for your review. I have thick hair, but for those with fine textured hair, this is a handy resource. The botanical volumising shampoo sounds good, and I love the fact it’s lightweight. Often, fine hair can be easily weighed down with some volumising products. The dry shampoos could be very handy for those just wanting to revive their hair in between washes.

    1. Thanks Kathy for stopping by! I have very fine hair, and both dry shampoos and rising powders make a huge difference on my hair. I really recommend the rising powder by Matrix: it gives a fantastic look!

  2. Thanks for the good suggestions. I have fine hair which can also get oily so it ends up flat and stuck to my head… ugh not a great look! lol
    I’m a big fan of batiste and I’ve been using it for years. The only negative I can think of is that it is very powdery and the white powder residue lands on everything so I use it in the shower cubicle to minimise the mess.
    I will try some of the other products you have suggested.

    1. Hi Helen! Yes, i understand what you mean. You won’t have this inconvenience with the Kristin Ess one. I also suggest trying out the rising powder by Matrix: it really makes a difference on my long and fine hair!

  3. Hi,
    I just ask a question for my wife, she has greasy hair and is looking for a suitable shampoo, after reading through your article she prefers the Kristin Ess style reviving dry shampoo but she wants to know does it smell good?
    Thank you

    1. Hi Charles! I really like the smell of the Kristin Ess dry shampoo. It reminds me of a floral fragrance: not very intense, just sweet and fresh.

  4. Thanks admin for such wonderful review. I really did need this because I had to cut my hair due to using some shampoo that really killed it from its roots. I’m looking to grow my fine hair again and I think the Batiste shampoo will be my best pick. I don’t know how long have it’ll take but I’m sure I’ll get my hair back and I’ll be here to drop my experience. Thanks again

    1. Hi! I really like Batiste shampoo: it works pretty well by lifting your roots and creating volume! Price is also really good. Yes, please, do come back to let us know about your experience 🙂

  5. Dry shampoo is amazing, isn’t it? I don’t know what they’ve done to it in recent years but back in the 1980s it was terrible stuff that just weighed your hair down and then flaked off in a really unattractive way. I have thick hair and was persuaded about a year ago to try a Batiste Dry Hair shampoo and was amazed at how effective it was. It really did make my hair seem cleaner without any of the horrible after effects. Are you thinking of creating affiliate links for the products you list? It would be great to be able to read the review and then click to buy from an online store rather than having to search for them separately. 

    1. Hi Lisa! yes, dry shampoo is great! It can really makes a different on the second or third day: it lifts your roots and gives volume to your hair! I really like Batiste Dry hair shampoo: it is a good product, and the price is affordable. Actually, I have already created affiliate links: if you clink on the product title or on the photo, you’ll be redirected to Amazon.

  6. Hi, I’d use PHYTO Shampoo and I was so happy with.Thanks to it I had soft and shiny hair,as my hair is a combination of thickness and dryness. so after shampoo I need to wash my hair with rinse or conditioner and dry it off.Do you think I need to use same material of rinse? I would be appreciated I You could respond my question. any way, I bookmarked your post.
    Thank You

    1. Hi! My suggestion is to use conditioner especially before shampooing: in this way you can nourish and protect your hair, without leaving it greasy. If you have short hair, I’d just put some oil after drying it off.Info about my recommended hair care routine here:

  7. The volumizing powder by Matrix is fenomenal!!! It really lifts your roots and give super volume! I also use the Kerastase shampoo, and it is really good. Definitely worth the price. Thanks for suggesting these good products!

    1. Hi! I agree: the volumizing powder by Matrix is amazing: it creates a lot of volume, giving you that bedroom sexy look 😉 Kerastase shampoo is also one of my favourites. Glad you like the post!

  8. Margherita, for myself, I have thin hair and thus your article was right on target for me. Thanks for reviewing these products. Including the dry shampoo, products is great because I tend to forget about those products. It would be good to have some around. Thanks again for this review. -Shirley

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