Aveda Thickening Tonic, $50, available at Robinsons.com.sg or Aveda shops
Designed to instantly thicken hair after just one use, this tonic works by expanding hair from the roots to the ends, leaving hair looking healthy and volumised. We love that the formula is mostly made of naturally derived ingredients and plant botanicals too!
Promising Review: Love, love, LOVE this stuff! My hair is super thin and falls completely flat at the roots. It gets greasy super quick as well. This stuff adds volume for a good day and a half and it doesn’t weight my hair down. I just spray it on my roots and blow dry. THE BEST!
Using a mousse instead of traditional aerosol sprays to give your hair even more volume, this cult favourite dry shampoo neutralises product buildup and absorbs oil to instantly revive your hair without the dreaded white residue.
Promising Review: Love the scent and how clean and fresh it makes my hair. Gets ride of oil pretty well and many people have commented on the extra volume of my hair ever since I started using this! No weird powdery residue either.
Mane ‘N Tail Original Shampoo, $31.90, available at Watsons and Guardian
A longstanding cult favourite, this shampoo contains a micro-enriched protein formula that prevents breakage of fine hair and contains emollients to increase volume, shine and frizz. It lathers super easily and gently cleanses the scalp without stripping it of natural oils.
Promising review: I have super-fine and thin hair and it’s the best shampoo I’ve ever used. My hair is dramatically volumised after every wash and I love how it lasts me forever.
Nioxin 3D Care System Kit, $103, available at Tangs.com
This kit is specially formulated as a hair thickening treatment to help reduce hair loss. It’s a professional-standard kit that amplifies hair texture, provides protection against breakage and cleanses the scalp to remove follicle-clogging sebum and fatty acids. Hair volume is increased over time, with increased fullness of each hair strand.
Promising Review: My hairstylist was blown away by how much my hair changed! I have thin and fine hair that would barely grow but ever since I started using this kit, it’s been getting thicker, fuller and longer!
Lush Sea Salt Shampoo, $49, available at LUSH stores
Live out your mermaid dreams with this volumising shampoo formulated with seaweed and sea salt. The salt lifts your hair for some major volume while added virgin coconut oil and seaweed nourishes and protects each strand.
Promising review: My holy grail shampoo! I love how refreshed my scalp feels after and it’s crazy how voluminous my fine hair is after!
Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray, USD$30, available at bumbleandbumble.com
This cult favourite pre-styling spray is specially designed for fine to medium hair, creating a lasting lift, incredible volume and body. Achieve salon-standard blowouts at home simply by spritzing this on before you style.
Promising Review: This is my second bottle of thickening spray and am still loving it. I use it before styling, after styling and restyling my thin, short, straight hair. Wonderful smell. Can’t do without.
Alterna Haircare Caviar Clinical Daily Root & Scalp Stimulator, USD$38, available at Nordstrom.com
A leave-in treat that stimulates the scalp with an energy mix of vitamins and nutrients that encourages the growth of healthier and thicker hair to surface. It helps the scalp to create a natural defencwe against excess sebum and other residues that clog follicles that cause hair loss and thinning.
Promising Review: I’ve been using this for a few weeks ever since a stressful period in my life caused me to lose a lot of hair. I love the smell and my is already appearing to be thicker! My scalp feels a lot healthier too.
Drybar Triple Sec 3-in-1 Spray, USD$13, available at Nordstrom.com
This fabulous 3-in-1 product acts as a volume booster, texturiser and dry shampoo. A single spritz leaves hair full-boded and soft, with a matte texture that makes styling a breeze. It even contains UV protectors to shield your hair from UV radiation!
Promising Review: It works WONDERS on fine hair by giving it volume and is a great dry shampoo as well! Does everything it claims to do, and more.
Original & Mineral Atonic Thickening Spritz, $12, available at Sephora
Prevention is better than the cure, as they say, so ensure your locks are protected prior to heat styling to prevent even further damage. This volumising spray not only helps to enhance your blowout, but also contains Lilly Pilly, a native Australian antioxidant that thickens the hair shaft and aloe vera to add shine without weighing hair down.
Promising review: Best hair thickening product I’ve ever used. This is perfect for people who have thin hair and have always want a thicker head of hair. Spray on damp hair before blow drying it, and you’ll be amazed at the results.
Christophe Robin Delicate Volumising Shampoo With Rose Extracts, $58, available at Sephora
Created specially for fine, coloured and sensitive hair, this gentle shampoo uses a unique gel formula enriched with antioxidant rose oil and baobab leaves to cleanse your hair and scalp of excess oil and dirt. Restore volume, add softness and shine, and prevent colour loss with every wash!
Promising Review: Beautifully gentle, but effective! This shampoo smells delicately of roses and it’s a pleasure to use. Don’t be put off by the price tag because a little goes a very long way. My hair feels very soft, definitely fuller and it looks shinier and healthier since I’ve been using the shampoo. Love that it’s paraben and silicone free too!