If you’ve kept up to date with your haircare routine—massaged your hair with hot oil regularly, and carefully pulled them back in a tight braid hoping for a voluminous appeal—but are still dealing with the troubles of a flat, thin mane, there’s one thing you may have overlooked. Fine hair is more porous and smaller in diameter than other type. If your tresses can be categorised as this hair type, you know that they get greasy faster, which leads to them falling flat on the scalp. This means your hair needs to be washed as often as possible, making a good shampoo the essential haircare product to prevent limpness and a lack of bounce.
While there may be several reasons for your fine or thinning hair (including hormonal imbalance or change in your diet), shampoos can help combat them as the first step in a haircare routine. It’s best to choose a shampoo that can drench your hair in moisture, while still being light enough to not weigh your strands down. Some options contain clay as an ingredient, which makes your hair look thicker. Others come with proteins, antioxidants like Vitamin E and fennel seed, which will give your hair the extra bounce and shine. Most importantly, ingredients like amino acids, ginseng root, menthol, peppermint oil and biotin actively work to thicken your hair and promote hair growth.
There are a number of shampoos available in the market that promise to amp up volume, lift the roots and boost body. To streamline your purchase options, we culled out our top 10 shampoos that moisturise while they treat, leaving hair looking soft, bouncy and healthier than before.
Yves Rocher Volumizing Shampoo, Rs 525
L’Oréal Professionnel Absolut Repair Lipidium Shampoo, Rs 635
Forest Essentials Hair Cleanser – Bhringraj & Shikakai, Rs 325
Wella Professionals Elements Renewing Shampoo, Rs 975
OGX Thick & Full Biotin & Collagen Shampoo, Rs 725
St Botanica Biotin & Collagen Volumizing Shampoo, Rs 599
Kaya Hair Intense Volumizing Shampoo, Rs 890
Biotique Bio Walnut Bark Volumizing Shampoo For Fine & Thinning Hair, Rs 79
Dove Environmental Defence Shampoo, Rs 145
Garnier Ultra Blends Royal Jelly & Lavender Shampoo, Rs 425
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