The Best Volumizing Conditioners
Unless you’ve been naturally blessed by the hair gods with natural volume for days, odds are you’re always on the hunt for ways to add more oomph to your ‘do. Perhaps, you’ve become a bit discouraged with the reality that no matter how many times you try, your locks just won’t do that ‘thing’ that it does at the hands of your stylist. (Frankly, we’re convinced that there’s some sort of magic dust circulating through the vents at the salon, but that’s another story.) We could probably count on one hand the folks that have the time and budget for a fresh blowout daily, and sister, we’re not one of them. Thankfully, there are simple steps you can take at home to increase volume that don’t involve complicated YouTube tutorials or damaging techniques with teasing combs and high-heat tools. And although some in-shower products get a bad rap for weighing down locks, we’re here to shed some light on a few amazing volumizing conditioners that have completely stolen our hearts. Trust us that we don’t use the term ‘miracle formula’ lightly—and these are here to deliver the volume you deserve.
OGX Thick & Full Biotin & Collagen Conditioner
This powerhouse boasts a unique blend of biotin and collagen, both of which are notorious powerhouses for hair and skin. This yummy smelling formula plumps up every strand with collagen while promoting growth by infusing biotin.
Buy It: $7.99; ulta.com
Nexxus Leave-In Conditioning Crème
A different take on conditioner, this salon-crafted crème is meant to be left in post-shower to lock in moisture. It actually helps increase the diameter of each strand of hair by 17%, meaning thicker and fuller hair as soon as you step out of the shower.
Buy It: $38.50; amazon.com
Pantene Sheer Volume Foam Conditioner
We love this formula for its ultra-lightweight foam texture (and ultra-friendly price point!) All hair types can benefit from this foamy, weightless formula that promotes volume without the weight that alternatives often carry.
Buy It: $5.99; target.com
Aveda Invati Thickening Conditioner
A recently released product made by one of our favorite eco-friendly brands, this thickening conditioner has quickly become a household staple by Aveda fanatics. Part of a 3-step system to promote hair growth, this weightless blend is totally worth the splurge to see both immediate and long-term results.
Buy It: $30; amazon.com
Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Lemon Sage Thickening Conditioner
Not only will you fall in love with the spa-like experience that comes from this blend of tea tree and lemon sage oils, but also the lightweight formula that thickens hair as it gives it a much-needed boost of volume and shine.
Buy It: $27; ulta.com