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8 Products for thin hair that don't weigh it down

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Products that don't make thin hair a nightmare to style

Having fine or thin hair can be a challenge when you're dreaming of luscious locks, a la, oh, my personal hair obsession, Kate Middleton. But, luckily there are so many great products out there just for us non-Kate Middletons. Here are a few of the best treatments and products for getting a full-body look even when you're working with thinner or more fine hair.

Products that don't make thin hair a nightmare to style

1 & 2. Shampoo and Conditioner to max out your shower benefits

Products that don't make thin hair a nightmare to style

This powerful combo uses an Ayurvedic blend containing turmeric and ginseng to help reduce hair loss up to 33 percent. It keeps your scalp healthy to prevent hair loss, and thickens your hair strands. The shampoo removes build-up that can clog pores (thus blocking hair follicles!) and renews your scalp with wintergreen-derived salicylic acid. Meanwhile, the thickening conditioner contains soy protein and naturally derived amino acids that mimic your hair's building blocks to help weightlessly thicken hair from within. You can check out a trial kit, which also includes a scalp revitalizer, for just $8. (Aveda.com)

3. Hair oil to sleeken and tame the frizzies without extra weight

Products that don't make thin hair a nightmare to style

Dry Bar 100 Proof Treatment Oil: Girls with thin or fine hair know the dilemma — you want smooth and shiny, but you don't want to use a product that will weigh your hair down even more. If your hair is dry, frizzy or just dull, this virtually weightless product will help bring it to life without any heavy side effects. 100 Proof treatment oil can be applied to both dry and wet hair, creating shine and sealing ends to eliminate frizz and flyaways on all hair types. (Sephora, $35)

4. Treatment for daily strengthening

Products that don't make thin hair a nightmare to style

Pantene Pro-V Power Up Daily Treatment: The Power UP collection from Pantene contains Histidine, a powerful antioxidant that can penetrate into the fiber core to reduce existing mineral impurities and repair damage from the inside. Best part: The formulas are lightweight to avoid weighing hair down, while also adding fullness from root to tip. The daily treatment offers a dose of intense moisture that renews your hair’s surface by helping to seal damaged cuticles. The result is hair that looks healthy, strong and full. (P&G, $7)

5. Hair spritz for an instant volume boost

Products that don't make thin hair a nightmare to style

O&M Atonic Thickening Spritz: Give some bang to your blowout with this spritz, which contains Lilly Pilly, a native Australian antioxidant that thickens hair shafts to increase body. Plus, aloe vera adds shine without weighing your hair down. (OriginalMineral.com, $26)

6. When you need a dry shampoo

Products that don't make thin hair a nightmare to style

Herbal Essences Body Envy Dry Shampoo: Dry shampoos are great, but it's important to know they aren't all made the same. Body Envy dry shampoo utilizes tapioca, while most other dry shampoos contain talc. Herbal Essences celeb hairstylist Charles Baker Strahan explains it: "Tapioca expands as it works and coats the hair to literally make it thicker — it's not just a second-day hair product but an amazing styling tool to build body that lasts as it effectively absorbs oil." (Drugstore.com, $7)

7. For a hold that volumizes

Products that don't make thin hair a nightmare to style

Chi Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray: To set a great style, Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray gives hold and volume while still keeping hair manageable. Plus, it adds some pretty shine. (Ulta, $18)

8. For a root boost that's lightweight

Products that don't make thin hair a nightmare to style

Bumble and bumble Thickening Full Form Mousse: Getting some height at your roots goes a long way toward a lush, full-bodied look. Thickening Full Form Mousse is a creamy mousse formula that's designed to give your hair volume without crunch — lightweight conditioners keep hair soft and supple. (Sephora, $30)

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