Do you have fine, thin, limp, and aging hair? (Like me!) I used to spend so much time styling my hair, only to have it fall flat within minutes. I can’t tell you why it took me years to figure out – it’s all in the products you use! Here are my favorite volumizing products for fine, flat hair for 2023. (This is an update of an old post)
I realize I have not shared many of my favorite hair and skin products in some time – and my list has gone through some pretty big changes recently.
Products make all the difference between a flat head and a full, flattering ‘do. Proper styling helps – but ultimately, if you have fine hair and you want volume, you’ve got to apply products to it.
This took me a long time to learn. Don’t make my mistakes.
If you are blessed with a thick, full, curly head of hair, I can’t really recommend a thing (but I’m a bit jealous, to be honest!). I wouldn’t know where to begin with products for lustrous locks.
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My hair is also color-treated and has been for years, and is considered “aging” at 50+. Just so you know where I’m coming from with these recommendations.
Many of these products are available at your local Target, Ulta, Sephora, and drug stores, or at any of those retailers’ online shops.
I’ve posted links to Amazon if you’re into shopping ease – or just want to do a little more research on anything I’ve listed. Feel free to click on over for product details, additional reviews, and to order if you wish.
The Best Products I’ve Found for Fine, Flat Hair
I switched to this shampoo and conditioner on the recommendation of another over-fifty blogger.
She’s got really beautiful hair that always looks great. And when she described it as thin and fine (like mine!), I just had to try it.
I’m quite pleased with the results, as my hair has noticeably more life and bounce to it these days.
The prices are really good, too!
- Specifically formulated to be safe for color-treated and aging hair.
- Weightless cleansing and hydration to bring back fullness to fine, thin, or flat hair.
- Made with biotin and free of paraben and dyes. Biotin is known to support healthy-looking hair.
I have not tried the thickening treatment or Deep Hydration Mask from this brand because I already have too many of those types of products – but when I use up my existing inventory, I’ll be trying them out for sure.
UNITE Elevate Mousse Volume Foam
Who knows your hair better than your stylist?
Erin’s been doing my hair for four years now, so it’s safe to say she knows it well. And when Erin told me to use this mousse, I listened.
Here’s the trick with mousse – when you rub it into your hair, it should feel STICKY!
I didn’t know that, but I guess it makes sense. Anything that makes your hair feel soft and smooth isn’t going to help out with volume! Now that I know, I’m so much more aware of good mousse and bad mousse – and this is good mousse!
This is not your 80’s, crunchy mousse, but an innovative, weightless foam that will ELEVATE your hair for a full-bodied, frizz-free style that is soft, shiny, and moveable.
With argan oil, added thermal and UV protection and an incredible memory, this mousse will keep your hair healthy and lifted with lasting shine.
I’m also happy to see that Amazon’s price is a bit less than when I bought it at the salon.
Did I mention that I have very fine, thin hair? (How many times now?) The Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast is a styling and finishing spray you use after you have dried and styled your hair.
You know, to preserve all that volume you’ve worked so hard to get.
To use this product, shake the can before every spray, lift a section of hair and spray underneath, from roots to tips. You will feel the “blast”, and you will see the extra volume!
In full disclosure, I don’t use this product all the time, because I feel like it leaves a bit of build-up on my hair. That’s the volumizer in it!
For date nights, special occasions, or anytime I really want to enjoy my hair at its best, I always reach for the Volume Blast.
Before I switched to Hair Biology shampoo and conditioner, Living Proof was my brand of choice, and their “full” shampoo and conditioner are fantastic. Hair Biology was just a bit more budget-friendly and gave me nearly the same results.
Sure, there are loads of dry shampoos on the market, and you may even have a couple stashed under the bathroom sink or in your travel bag. I always seem to have two or three hanging around.
I think you should give Beach Babe a try. It’s unique because it’s textured.
You know I’m all about gaining volume wherever I can find it.
In addition to absorbing excess oils from your scalp (which is the essential job of dry shampoo), Beach Babe adds a lightly tousled texture to your hair. I can go three days between shampoos when I use this on the “off” days.
Oh, and it’s got just a hint of toasted coconut scent, too….it smells so beachy in the best way possible!
The Beach Babe line also includes a texturizing sea salt spray, butter masque, texturizing hair cream, and of course, moisturizing shampoo. I haven’t tried any of them yet, but I’m providing the links in case you’d like to check any of them out!
Read More About My Favorite Products:
Final Thoughts on My Favorite Volumizing Hair Products For Flat, Limp, Aging Hair
If you have thin, fine hair – including color-treated and aging hair – you’ll want to give these products a try:
- Hair Biology Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner Set
- UNITE Elevate Mousse Volume Foam
- Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast
- Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Dry Shampoo
Be sure to drop me a note in the comments below and let me know your experiences with these products. I love them, and I think you will, too!
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Lori is a happily 50+ woman striving to live her best life through self-awareness and self-care. She writes from experience, inspired by her own journey toward confidence, self-love, and positivity.
Holding degrees in Psychology, Education, and Nonprofit Management, Lori’s varied career has covered education administration, counseling, teaching, conference planning, and full-time motherhood. What do these roles all have in common? Caring for other people.
Today, Lori cares for others by promoting the benefits of self-care for mature women. She stands firm in her belief that through self-care, all women over 50 can feel confident, capable, and happy.