Fine hair is made of up strands that are smaller in diameter and less porous than those of other hair types, which means it can get greasy fast and show oil at the roots more readily — unless it’s frequently washed. And all that washing makes “a good shampoo an essential” if you’ve got fine hair, according to Fred Connors, the owner and creative director of FRED Salon. Marco Santini, the co-owner of ION Studio agrees, noting that a proper shampoo is actually all you need to keep fine hair looking its finest.
Best affordable shampoo for fine hair
If you don’t want to spend a ton on shampoo you’ll be using for frequent washes, Brit Kenna, celebrity hairstylist and owner of Kennaland Salon, suggests NatureLab Tokyo’s inexpensive, plant-based volumising shampoo. It “uses rice protein to build volume and soy protein to add thickness, and also has moisturising elements which don’t weigh down the hair.” Rio is also a fan of the brand and calls its Repair Shampoo (a cousin of this volumising one) a “near-perfect dupe” for her “fancy Sachajuan shampoo.”