Compelling Reviews: People Swear These Products Transform Their Flat, Thin Hair

Emili Sindlev hair



Similar to many people, I wasn’t born with thick and voluminous hair—it’s pretty fine and thin, to say the least. While I love my natural hair, I’m always on the hunt for the best volumizing hair products to give my strands more height and dimension. Now, I’m not trying to look like a popular reality television personality (you know who I’m talking about), but I want my hair to have some lift and simply zhuzh it up just a bit. And similar to most of my shopping needs, I turn to popular retailers like Amazon, Target, and Ulta to look for products that may fit the bill, especially when it comes to haircare. However, not every product lives up to its advertised standards, which is why looking at the reviews is critical to making an informed purchase.  

To help you find the best volumizing hair products, I’ve scoured through many brands and retailers to find some of the best products like sprays and shampoos that reviewers swear have transformed their flat, thin hair. And the best part? There are volumizing products for all hair types whether you have fine, flat, curly, thick, thin, or wavy hair. And they are available at all ends of the price spectrum so you don’t have to break the bank trying to achieve the desired style, or if you want to splurge, there are options for you too. Keep on reading to see the picks you’ll want to add to your cart to transform your mane into the hair of your dreams. 

Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars 

Review Highlight: I have used this product for years, and even though I no longer color my hair, I rely on this mousse for styling my fine, limp gray hair; it gives my hair the boost it needs, and helps keep my 'do' all day long.” — Amazon reviewer

We Say: This is a weightless mousse that conditions, offers heat protection, and provides weightless volume to hair with just a golf ball–size amount of product.

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars 

Review Highlight: It's my favorite mousse. I switched to it after my previously favorite mousse changed its formula, and I was very surprised by the results. I have fine hair, and it gives me very nice volume and hold.” — Amazon reviewer 

We Say: Made with aloe vera and vitamin E, this mousse works to shape curls and create volume without adding extra unwanted crunch. 

Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars 

Review Highlight: My hair was being difficult, and as it is thin and fine that can be frustrating. I bought this shampoo and my hair is squeaky clean and really does have volume!” — Amazon reviewer

We Say: This shampoo uses a combination of green tea antioxidants, citrus juices, and lemongrass to remove product buildup and enhance volume. 

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars 

Review Highlight: I love using this Verb volume spray! It is lightweight and adds great volume to my hair! It doesn’t have a scent to it, which works for me because I don’t like strong scents competing with my perfume or body lotion… Well worth trying if you’re looking for volume!” — Amazon reviewer

We Say: Made from sunflower seed extract, the weightless formula easily sprays on hair and enhances volume from root to tip without unwanted weight.

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars 

Review Highlight: Wow does this product deliver results! Although my hair is fine, there is a lot of it, and it tends to be quite flat. I spray this on the root area, blow dry, and wow, volume and style galore. During the day I can use my fingers to refresh and keep the style for the day. Doesn’t weigh down my hair, and it isn’t heavy at all.” — Amazon reviewer 

We Say: This volumizer adds body and volume to fine and limp hair types starting at the root without leaving behind traces of residue. 

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars 

Review Highlight: This volumizing mousse is amazing and smells delicious (soft, not overbearing). The mousse is not sticky, it’s light and fluffy. The whole Davines line is wonderful.” — Amazon reviewer

We Say: This mousse adds natural-looking body and volume to fine and thin strands whether worn up or down by applying to towel-dried hair. 

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars 

Review Highlight: I have very fine hair and need that extra volume of a texture spray, but hate that so many are sticky to the touch even hours after you spray them onto your hair… I’m not sure why it took me so long to try their texture spray, but I’m glad I finally did as it is the only one I have tried that doesn’t give me that sticky-to-touch result with the volume I want.” — Amazon reviewer

We Say: Made with argan oil and wheat proteins, this texture spray helps to style and add volume to hair without leaving residue.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars 

Review Highlight: I love this for creating a '50s movie star look for my hair. It gives me the right amount of volume, without weighing down nor drying out my hair.” — Amazon reviewer

We Say: Not only does this foam enhance volume, but it also works to tame frizz and unwanted flyaways with its formulation of soy protein, hydrolyzed quinoa, and organic acacia senegal gum. 

Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars 

Review Highlight: Tons of volume that's easy to work with and holds all day. If I want the rest of my hair to hold a curl, I put it in a bun overnight and it works like a charm! I get my hair done in three minutes in the morning.” — Amazon reviewer

We Say: Adding volume to strands is just one of many benefits of this spray made with sunflower seed extract and chamomile extract. It also works to hold hair styles, add shine, and provide UV protection.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars 

Review Highlight: “I have very straight, fine, and limp hair. Nothing ever gives me volume. This stuff does!!! It doesn’t create volume like crazy, but it is just enough, and I LOVE it!” — Amazon reviewer

We Say: Made for all hair types, this vegan spray adds volume and shine to strands for optimal styling and daily wear. 

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars 

Review Highlight: After one use, I can tell it does exactly what I was hoping for. It added volume and texture to the dry hair on top of my head to match the volume and body of the rest of my hair. We’ll see if it lasts throughout the day or for days to come, but so far I’m very happy!” — Amazon reviewer

We Say: Whether you’re looking to create an intricate hairstyle or add some volume to your daily down look, this silicone-free spray does it all. 

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars 

Review Highlight: Does not weigh hair down, and I love that you do not have to use a lot of it (just extra water and lather all over). Still leaves hair soft, just adds volume.” — Target reviewer 

We Say: This sulfate-free shampoo adds shine and volume to those with straight and wavy hair types. 

Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars

Review Highlight:I was very surprised that as I lathered my hair (two pumps on thoroughly wet hair is plenty) it felt fuller. I know that sounds impossible (and maybe it is a placebo effect), but I swear my hair feels fuller even when wet. Combined with the Nurture conditioner my hair feels fuller, has nice volume, and falls really well.”

What We Say: This sulfate-free shampoo adds body and volume to your strands without drying out your hair thanks to its formula of hemi-squalane, squalane, caffeine, and aloe leaf juice.

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars 

Review Highlight: I wash my hair at night, put in the mousse, and let air dry overnight. In the morning I brush through the 'stiffness' and then use a curling iron to style. This mousse gives great volume and holds my style nicely. I get lots of compliments on the bounce and volume of my hair.” — Amazon reviewer 

We Say: This is a long-lasting mousse that will give hair volume for up to 24 hours while offering heat protection and a soft finish. 

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars 

Review Highlight: This stuff is magic… Not only did it help me on my way back to pre-pandemic volume, I also noticed that my hair has stopped it's stress-induced thinning. It smells great, is lightweight, and I'm convinced it contains fairy dust because WOW. It definitely helped me achieve my big hair goals!” — Amazon reviewer

We Say: With a physician-developed formula, this foam enhances volume for thin strands thanks to its BioPeptin Complex.

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars 

Review Highlight: “It is important to spray into wet hair, rub a bit, and blow dry normally. The result is just great! Even the next morning, the hair still has volume.” — Amazon reviewer

We Say: Use this spray before styling for a mane with enhanced volume that’s left with a sweet fruity fragrance of pineapple and blackberry.

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars 

Review Highlight: “Lots of volume, my hair doesn’t feel like there is any product weighing it down. It’s very natural feeling.” — Amazon reviewer

We Say: This best-selling foam is made for those with fine hair to provide extra body and enhance volume by evenly distributing product from root to tip.

Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars 

Review Highlight: “Great for my super thin hair. It isn't sticky like a lot of the volume builders, but gives my hair a nice volume that still looks great on day two. Best I have found so far.” — Ulta reviewer

We Say: An ideal spray for those with fine and thin hair who want to secure a voluminous finish after a complete blow-dry. 

Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars 

Review Highlight: “This is the best product I’ve used to add volume to my hair. It isn’t crunchy or sticky. The smell is very nice. I will be using this exclusively from now on.” — Amazon reviewer

We Say: This spray gives strands a sun-kissed finish that looks like you left the beach while adding volume with a lightweight hold. 

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars 

Review Highlight: “Perfect volume on my fine, but dense hair. Also lasts a very long time. I have used it every day for six months, and it is still going!” — Amazon reviewer

We Say: This styling foam provides volume without unwanted frizz and gives strands a shiny finish ideal for any style. 

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars 

Review Highlight: “This product does not weigh hair down like gels can. Adds volume and smells wonderful! At [the] hair salon this bottle is $42/bottle.” — Amazon reviewer 

We Say: Not only does this spray give volume to limp and fine hair, but it also prevents unwanted loss and breakage along the way.