Best Volumizing Hair Wax and Gel for Thickening Hair

Best Volumizing Hair Wax and Gel for Thickening Hair

If you’ve used many different types of styling gels and waxes you’ve probably noticed that some products can make your hair look thinner and other products make your hair look thicker and more ‘volumized’. However it seems impossible to tell which ones do which. So, over the last year or so I’ve been personally testing loads of different products to find ones that make your hair look thicker AND have some beneficial ingredients that may help promote hair growth. Here’s what I found.

  • Bumble and Bumble hair thickening wax creme

    Bumble and Bumble Thickening Creme Contour

    Around £20 for 50ml

    • Suitable for all hair types and textures, including dyed, chemically damaged hair
    • Defines and shapes short cuts with a satin finish
    • Provides essential nutrients for your hair, nourishes the hair follicle

    Ingredients

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  • American Crew hair thickening wax

    American Crew Fiber

    Around £7 for 50g

    • Suitable if you prefer strong hold in favour of shine; strengthens and nourishes
    • Ideal for short hair (one to three inches)
    • Keeps your hair from getting dry, brittle or frizzy

    Ingredients

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    Buy online (UK)

  • Thickening spray gel

    Aquage Thickening Spray Gel

    Around $20 for 10oz

    • Strengthens hair for great styling and finishing
    • The algeaplex sea botanicals complex helps repair damaged, brittle hair
    • Easy, but professional styling

    Ingredients

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    Buy online (UK)

  • Firm hold hair gel for thinning hair

    American Crew Firm Hold Styling Gel

    Around £10 for 250ml

    • Firm, long-lasting hold (lasts for an entire day)
    • Contains natural ingredients for added shine – perfect if you want to achieve the “wet” look
    • This product has a low pH, which prevents your hair and scalp from getting dry

    Ingredients

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    Buy online (UK)

  • Hair thickening styling cream

    Go 24-7 Styling Cream

    Around £15 for 57g

    • Long-lasting, natural looking style
    • Moderate, but firm hold – your look can be adjusted throughout the day

    Ingredients

    Buy online (USA)

  • Strong hair gel for thickening hair

    Hardwear 16 Super Strong Hair Gel

    Around $ for

    • Very good quality, doesn’t flake
    • Styling lasts for the entire day
    • Very strong hold with a shiny finish

    Ingredients

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  • Dry wax for volumizing hair

    Paul Mitchell Firm Style Dry Wax

    Around £14 for 50g

    • Contains an active shine blend for an elegant style and natural look; not sticky
    • Its firm hold formula strengthens and nourishes your hair for an entire day without flaking
    • The emollient conditioners and softening agents provide a firm, but adjustable finish

    Ingredients

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  • Loreal Studio Mineral FX paste for thin hair

    L’Oreal Studio Line Mineral FX

    Around $ for

    • Natural ingredients, kind to your hair
    • Contains minerals that nourish the hair shaft, making your hair softer, but stronger
    • Maintains styles without flaking, even for an entire day

    Ingredients

  • Gel wax for thin hair

    KMS California Hair Play Gel Wax

    Around $22 for 100ml

    • Long-lasting styling with a glossy finish
    • Protects and strengthens hair
    • Contains essential minerals that nourish your hair, preventing it from becoming dry and brittle

    Ingredients

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  • Matt wax for separation

    TIGI Bed Head Men Matte Separation Wax

    Around $13 for 2.65oz

    • Natural looking style and finish (matte); ideal for separation
    • Long-lasting hold, no flaking
    • Resistant to humidity

    Ingredients

    Buy online (USA)

    Buy online (UK)

These are some of the styling products I’ve discovered that can help add volume to short thin hair. Over to you now: have you used a hair wax, gel or cream that adds volume to your your hair? If so, let us know in the comments.

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