Taking care of fine hair can be a total hassle! Too much product, and your hair looks greasy and weighed down; too little product, and your locks turn dry and frizzy. Here are some tried and true shampoo options for fine, delicate locks!
(All of the options below are natural and free of sulfates—which stress out, dry out, and weaken your hair. Always make sure to search for a sulfate-free option when shopping for a new shampoo.)
2chic by Giovanni
The key to caring for fine hair lies in getting the right amount of moisturization without any residue that will weigh down your hair. 2chic by Giovanni’s shampoos help to deliver that crucial moisture to your hair through a combination of natural ingredients. These products are famously well-reviewed because, if rinsed out correctly, they don’t leave any gross residue behind.
If you suffer from dry hair, consider 2chic by Giovanni’s Ultra-Moist Shampoo with Avocado and Olive Oil (around $8-16 depending on container size). If you’re looking for boosted volume, go for 2chic by Giovanni’s Ultra-Volume Shampoo with Tangerine and Papaya Butter (around $8-16).
Lush has a focus on natural products, and they’re super transparent about telling their buyers which ingredients are natural and which aren’t. One cult favorite shampoo for volumizing fine hair is Lush’s Big Shampoo . This formula contains sea salt, which helps to volumize hair and strip away excess oils. Big Shampoo also contains a seaweed infusion and coconut oil to nourish your hair, as well as citrus oils to add shine!
Another great Lush option—particularly for those with oily hair—is Lush’s I Love Juicy Shampoo (for $9.95). This formula deep-cleans your hair using a combination of gently acidic fruit juices. It also includes sea salt for that extra dash of volume, and seaweed extract to nourish your hair with minerals.
Kiehl’s uses chemist-approved formulas to take care of your hair the sciency way, taking vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants into account. If you’re seeking voluminous hair, consider Kiehl’s Rice and Wheat Volumizing Shampoo . Specifically developed for fine hair that needs a little “oomph,” this formula uses a blend of honey, proteins, and natural extracts to cleanse hair without leaving a greasy residue or stripping its essential lipids.
If you’re concerned about oiliness, try Kiehl’s Tea Tree Oil Shampoo for a deep clean! This formula was made to restore balance to your hair by eliminating excess oils while soothing your scalp. It uses natural ingredients like burdock root and tea tree oil to gently clean your hair while soothing your scalp, preventing future oil overproduction.
You can also supplement your shampooing regimen with a natural green tea or apple cider vinegar rinse. A green tea rinse will help to strengthen your hair with vitamin C and antioxidants, add shine, and reduce shedding. Just brew a cup of green tea and allow it to cool, apply it to the roots of your hair after washing, rub in gently for a few minutes, then rinse and condition!
An apple cider vinegar rinse will deep-clean your hair, removing excess oil that may be weighing your fine locks down. It’ll also nourish your hair with essential vitamins and minerals. First, dilute two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a large glass of water. Apply the mixture to your hair after washing, rub in gently for up to a minute, then rinse and condition.
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Camille Bond is a freelance writer based in New York City. She has interned in the film industry and the publishing industry, as well as for a political campaign. When it comes to the world of beauty and wellness, she loves researching natural skincare brands, concocting DIY recipes, and discovering new mediation techniques!