The Best Volumizing Shampoos and Conditioner Sets
Fuller hair starts in the shower.
If you find yourself wishing your ponytail were a little fuller or your curls more voluminous, you aren't alone. We understand why you pick up a round brush and blow dryer when styling—it often seems as if this is the only way to give hair a boost. But we'd actually encourage you to avoid using heat every day. Doing so causes unnecessary damage—a safe blowout requires a level of coordination and skill that only professionals can repeat—and is ultimately only a temporary fix. By lunch, hair is often limp and lifeless, and you're back to square one.
If this scenario sounds familiar, we'd encourage to evaluate your current hair routine, starting with your shampoos and conditioners. The reason? More often than not, fuller hair begins in the shower. A lightweight haircare arsenal is critical to achieving body that lasts for a substantial amount of time—which means heavy shampoos and conditioners could be sabotaging volume before your hair even dries.
A hairstyle with more body starts with the best-possible shower products. To help you determine which formulas are ideal for your specific hair type, we went ahead and culled several of our favorites. These tried-and-true shampoos and conditioners are great on their own—but when paired together, they breathe new life into limp, lank hair. As for why they work? They're formulated with body-building polymers and essential plant extracts that promote fullness. But remember that application is just as important as formulation: Use too much conditioner, and you'll weigh down your roots, even if the product itself is designed to lift them. Here, our favorite volumizing shampoo and conditioner sets to revitalize your routine—and your hair.
This shampoo works to remove product buildup and residue, preparing hair for maximum fullness; the conditioner detangles and helps repel dirt and oil (which means your hair stays cleaner for longer).
Looking for a natural option? These 98 percent naturally-derived formulas encourage thickness, thanks to follicle-stimulating ginger and ginseng—plus they're sulfate-free.
Bumble & Bumble
This lightweight pair—both products are rich in vitamin B—works across a myriad of hair types. It's especially effective on fine hair, leaving it nourished and bouncy.