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Top 5 Thickening Products For Fine and Thin Hair

Thicker, fuller looking hair starts here!

I’m going to save you money and I’m going to save you time. These are the best hair thickening products out there!

If you want thicker and fuller hair, it has to happen at the start of your hairstyling routine. Don’t worry too much about the styling product, the thickening process happens in pre-styling.

The products below are all cosmetic and will give you instant results. Your hair will look plumper, fuller and bigger. If you’re looking for more, extreme and permanent measures, there are shampoos, treatments and surgeries. But for now, we’re focusing on products that provide instant gratification!

nioxin-thickening-gel-product-review-man-for-himself Nioxin Thickening Gel

Nioixin Thickening Gel

UK Retail: £10

USA Retail: $15

This is not your standard wet-look, flaky gel from your local chemist. Nioxin Thickening Gel is a great pre-styling treatment to instantly plump and smooth the hair. The result is weightless volume without stickiness or tacky residue.


  • Instant definition and hold.
  • Free from stiffness or stickiness.


Apply Nioxin Thickening Gel to damp or towel-dried hair and blow-dry for added volume.


For those of you with thin, or thinning hair, experiment with different styles and directions of the hair to cover sparse areas on the scalp.

label-men-thickening-tonic-product-review-man-for-himself Label M Thickening Tonic

Label M Thickening Tonic

UK Retail: £12

USA Retail: $18

This was one of the first ever thickening treatments I owned. For the price, it’s so impressive. Perfect for guys who are looking for an instant boost of density and volume to their hair, but without spending a fortune. Totally recommended. Good launch, Label M!


A cashmere texture spray that gives definition, volume as well as bringing a textured matt look to any hair type. Flat or even limp hair that is craving the ultimate volume and texture boost.


Work through – root to tip – through damp or towel-dried hair. Use a hairdryer to activate the product and build in volume.

Prepare Your Skin!

So, you’ve found a product for thicker hair, but what about your skin? It’s important that your face gets some attention too!

Geologie is simple, personalised skincare that really works. Confused about where to start with skincare or not too sure about you really need? Take the skincare diagnostic (a really simple quiz) and find your daily regimen.


How does it work?

After taking the diagnostic quiz (it takes about 30 seconds), Geologie formulates a regimen that provides the benefits that your skin needs the most.

  • Reduce dark and puffy eyes
  • Fight acne and keep oily skin under control
  • Protect your skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles

From there, you can start with a complete 30-day trial set. This includes:

  • Everyday Face Wash
  • Vital Morning Face Cream
  • Repairing Night Cream
  • Nourishing Eye Cream

You then have the choice to leave it there (no pressure from these guys) or continue with 90-day supplies of the products you love most, subscribe and save or go a la carte.

With over 4,000 5-Star honest reviews and a big thumbs up from Man For Himself, trying Geologie is a no brainer.




Aveda Thickening Tonic

Aveda Thickening Tonic

UK Retail: £12

USA Retail: $18

This was my #1 product of 2017 and a firm favourite in my Man For Himself Holy Grail. The product plumps, lifts and adds volume.

Aveda are a fantastic brand that really do invest in good ingredients, sustainable ingredients, and ingredients that are good for your hair.

It smells amazing. It works amazing. It is amazing. Again, weightless volume and thickening properties.


A botanical blend of certified organic amla, wheat and corn helps thicken and hold your fuller hair style.


Spritz through damp or towel-dried hair. Use a hair dryer to activate the product and begin to style your hair. Stop before your hair feels hot or dried out.

bumble-and-bumble-thickening-go-big-treatment-grooming-product-review-man-for-himself Bumble & bumble Go big Thickening Treatment

Bumble and bumble Thickening Go Big Treatment

UK Retail: £24

USA Retail: $30

Big, voluminous hair with just a few sprays.

I work it into towel-dried hair before blasting with a hairdryer (medium heat, fast speed) to build volume and definition. Great as a pre-styler to combine with your favourite clay.


  • Heat protective.
  • Volume.
  • Texture.
  • Softens hair.
  • Cruelty-free.
  • Ideal for fine to medium density hair, and straight to wavy hair.


Shake the bottle before you spray into damp hair. Blow-dry and then use with your usual styling products.

nioxin-intensive-diaboost-product-review-man-for-himself Nioxin Diaboost

Nioixin Diaboost / Nioxin Diamax

UK Retail: £35

USA Retail: $50 

This is one of my favourites from Nioxin. Gives hair an instant boost and coats it with a weightless wrapper (almost like bubble wrap) – making it appear thicker and fuller.


  • Manageable, thicker, fuller-looking hair.
  • Protects against breakage, allowing hair to grow longer.
  • Diameter-boosting.


Apply evenly throughout the scalp. Massage gently at the roots and comb through. Do not rinse off. For the best results, use daily on wet or dry hair.