Flat lay of shampoos, conditioners and brushes for dry hair

Is your hair flat, fine and far-from-fabulous? We hear you loud and clear. So instead of reaching for a texturising spray to fake volume, target the root of the problem by going back to the haircare essentials. Here are the best shampoos for fine hair:

Flat lay of shampoo for fine hair

Do Volumising Shampoos Really Work?

If you have fine hair, then reaching for a volumising shampoo is a great place to bring that va-va-voom back to your tresses. So, yes - they do work. These types of shampoos are designed to be light and to boost hair from the root while also giving you a deep-clean too.

How do volumising shampoos work?

Now here's the fun part. Contrary to popular belief (and also common sense) these shampoos do not add anything to the roots. No special wonder ingredient. No diffuser-style application necessary. Instead, the reason why they are so great is that most regular shampoos and conditioners leave behind a residue on the hair which can weigh the strands down. The result? Flat-like-a-pancake hair.  Volumising shampoos do not leave behind this snail trail of residue. 

Aussie Aussie Aussome Volume Shampoo For Fine, Flat Hair 500ml £5.99 Buy Now
Superdrug Superdrug Pro Vitamin Volume Shampoo 400ml £2.29 Buy Now
L'Oreal Paris Elvive L'Oreal Elvive Fibrology Thickening Shampoo 250ml £2.99 Buy Now

Best Shampoos for Coloured Hair

If you have dyed fine hair, an extra nourishing and colour-protecting shampoo is going to be your best friend. It’s also worth noting that to preserve the colour, you will need to wash your hair less frequently as shampoos often strip away the colour while cleaning your hair. Going for a gentler, colour protecting option can make all the difference.

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Superdrug Superdrug Pro Vitamin Colour Care Shampoo 400ml £2.29 Buy Now
Mane 'n Tail Mane 'n Tail Colour Protect Shampoo 355ml £4.65 Buy Now

Best Shampoos for Ageing Hair  

As time goes on, you may notice your hair needs an extra dose of TLC. So to care for mature hair, look out for shampoos that have extra invigorating ingredients such as caffeine.

If you’ve noticed any thinning of the hair, you may want to speak to your doctor or Superdrug pharmacist to find out what may be causing this, as you could need a vitamin boost or medication. There can be many reasons why you may find hair thinning once you’ve reached a mature age, menopause can be one of them.

Plantur39 Plantur39 Shampoo Fine&Brittle Hair 250ml £9.75 Buy Now
Plantur39 Plantur39 Shampoo Coloured&Stress Hair250ml £9.75 Buy Now

How to Revive Fine Hair

Weather, pollution, stress – it all shows on our skin. Did you know it can also show on our hair? A great way to help revive damaged fine hair is to start from the basics: trim the split ends, start using a gentle shampoo and commit to applying a hair mask once a fortnight. With the condition of your hair improving, you will see more volume and shine even if your hair is very fine or even dry. 

Look out for ingredients such as coconut oil, almond oil or argan oil to help reduce the appearance of damage, but make sure the formula is light enough as sometimes fine hair can get weighed down if the shampoo’s consistency is too rich.

Woman with hand through her long curly hair

Dry Shampoo For Fine Hair

It’s generally not a good idea to wash your hair every day. But, fine hair can look quite flat in between washes. As a quick boost, use dry shampoo in-between hair wash days. 

Superdrug Superdrug Dry Shampoo Killer Volume 150ml £1.99 Buy Now

To intensify the effects these shampoos have on fine hair, look out for their conditioner buddies – conditioners for fine hair have to be nourishing and completely weightless.