The Best Shampoo for Limp Hair

Even with my thick hair, it sometimes goes limp.  My mother has fine hair, so she's battled limp hair all of her life.  Over time, styling products and conditioning agents in shampoos can build up on your hair, which can weigh down your hair.  Use these best shampoos for limp hair to boost volume for gorgeous hair.

Limp hair is usually caused by product buildup.  Hairspray, heat protection sprays, gel, and even your conditioner can leave behind small amounts of products on your hair.  Over time, they build up and cause your hair to become limp and lifeless.  Once a week, add a tablespoon of baking soda for your favorite shampoo and wash as usual.  The baking soda gently breaks up the product buildup so you can rinse it away.  You can follow by dousing your hair with apple cider vinegar before you rinse to restore the pH balance.  If your hair is thin, you might benefit more from one of the following shampoos for limp hair.

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Garnier Fructis Fortifying Body Boost Shampoo

This is one of the best drug store shampoos for limp hair.  It has natural extracts that add volume to your hair while adding extra moisture.  This shampoo is best for fine hair, and it may not work as well on thick hair.  For best results, use the Body Boost conditioner with it.

Herbal Essences Body Envy Volumizing Shampoo
Shampoos contain conditioners that can weigh down hair, but Body Envy does not.  It uses natural nectarine extract and coral flower extract to nourish hair without causing buildup.

Paul Mitchell Lemon Sage Thickening Shampoo

This shampoo is more expensive, but it has great reviews.  It has hair thickeners, panthenol to strengthen hair, and a great scent.  It not only boosts volume, but it smells great.

Even with the best shampoo for limp hair, you might need a little more oomph.  Try these styling products with your volumizing shampoo:

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