“Dear beautyheaven, my poor mum has REALLY thin hair. 

She’s not that into styling products though, so I was wondering if there is a shampoo/conditioner that really works to give hair more volume?

I have no idea myself as my own hair is thick, and I have LOTS of it. So do you have any recommendations? Thanks, swoopingbuzzards.” (check out swoopingbuzzard's forum thread, here...)


Dear swoopingbuzzards, 

Hey there! We feel for your mum! Oh yes we do. Limp strands that are lacking body and movement are a sure fire way to ensure a bad hair day. Luckily, there are products available to assist people who don’t want to spend hours on end trying to ‘bulk up’ their ‘do with styling products. (Though, styling products are great for treating hair with little or no volume, dontchaknow.)

Shampoo and conditioner have come a long away in recent years, with much of our hair treating and styling steps now able to be addressed through simple hair cleansing – thanks to hard working ingredients.

For your mum, I prescribe a hard-working volumising duo that will help to give her strands the boost they need with each wash. Products that contain a collagen complex help to ‘push up’ hair from the root, injecting body and movement into your mane. For extra lift, try products that contain a special blend of proteins, which work to fortify fine, limp and fragile hair – making strands stronger without weighing them down.

Hey, why don’t I show you my top picks for volumising shampoo (which are all available with conditioning counterparts)? They all get the beautyheaven tick of approval – your only battle is choosing which brand to try first!

L’Oreal Paris Elvive Volume Collagen Texturizing Shampoo

Senscience Volume Shampoo

Goldwell Dualsenses Ultra Volume Shampoo

Sebastian Professional Volupt Shampoo

Schwarzkopf Extra Care Push-Up Volume Shampoo 

Morrocanoil Extra Volume Shampoo

Pantene Pro-V Sheer Volume Shampoo

Andrew Collinge Weightless Volume Shampoo

TIGI BED HEAD Styleshots Epic Volume Shampoo

Sexy Hair Extra Big Volume Shampoo

Wella Pro Series Volume Shampoo


How do you inject body and movement into your hair?