Flat Hair? 13 Products That Will Give You a Boost

Amy Lewis

Thicker hair might be one of the most hotly pursued hair goals of all time. There are always new products on the market, such as hair fillers, that can help but what do you do when you want a quicker, less costly solution? 

Even Jessica Alba, who is clearly blessed with a gorgeous head of brunette locks, wants more, as she revealed in a recent interview with Allure. When asked what she would change about her hair, if anything, she replied "more of it!", which came as a surprise to us (because, you know, she's total #hairgoals). But there are ways to help fine or lacking lustre hair. 

If you’re the owner of thin, fine or particularly flat locks, you’re no doubt well-versed in the many tricks of the trade; the volume-boosting blow-dry hacks, the benefits of rough drying, and, of course, the power of volumising products. But, and this is crucial, are you using the right hair products? It really is a make or break in the volume-boosting game, and just like when dealing with skincare concerns, there are certain ingredients, textures and properties you need to be on the lookout for.

The weight of your products is key; a heavy volumising product just won’t work, as your strands will be battling the simple effect of gravity all while carrying more downwards pull. Overly rich products are a key culprit in promoting flatness, so look for lightweight formulations that include ingredients such as phytantriol, an alcohol that enhances moisture retention and the absorption of nutrients, plus panthenol and glycerin. Both of these are humectants, which means their primary function is to attract and retain moisture, thereby swelling the size of individual strands. It’s also a good idea to check for nutrients such as proteins or amino acids, vitamin C, biotin, vitamin B12, zinc and omegas (essential fatty acids), which will all work to nourish and plump your hair from within.

Ready to find your new volume-boosting line-up? Scroll through our round-up of the best products for thicker hair.

Already obsessed with any of these? Let us know in the comments bow below.

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