The Latest Products That Transform Dry, Flat Hair

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Fine, thin hair is oftentimes dry and in desperate need of added moisture, but not too much, as over-saturating strands can lead to weighed down hair that refuses to stay up no matter how much you tease, texturize or add product for lift. Today’s sophisticated formulas and tools can easily thicken limp locks for a more touchably-soft, voluminous look without the heavy, greasy, overly-styled feel.

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PhytoVolume Volumizing Jelly Mask ($27)

Its luxe amber-colored jelly mask gives ends a boost of hydration without a greasy feel. Bamboo extract and yarrow and tormentil extractions help strengthen strands to increase elasticity, meaning no more brittle breakage.

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Harklinikken Hair Hydrating Mask ($56)

Abyssinian seed oil serves as a base and is blended with ultra-nourishers like quinoa, olive oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, flaxseed extract and more, to create a leave-in or rinse-out mask that brings dry, thirsty hair back from the brink to reveal bouncy, luscious locks.

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Pureology Nanoworks Gold Shampoo and Conditioner Duo ($91)

Are color treatments making your hair weaker and harder to style? Golden marula oil and kermis come together to fortify flat strands and leave hair shiny, healthy and quenched.

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Smoothing and repairing without stripping hair of volume, this starter kit contains everything you need to cleanse, condition and seal to protect hair from heat-induced damage.

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John Frieda Volume Lift Dry Finish Texture Spray ($8)

For touchable texture and sky-high volume for under $10, John Frieda pumps up your ‘do with an Air-Silk technology that guarantees strands are never sticky, greasy or crunchy.

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One ‘n Only Zero Fuss Fine/Medium Hair Primer ($10)

This weightless leave-in spray works like a makeup primer and preps hair before layering on styling products. Formulated for finer hair, it allows strands to better absorb thickening and texturizing sprays.

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IGK No Limit Dry Volume and Thickening Spray ($31)

A thickening spray that doesn’t feel thick? This spray-on hair reviver uses nordic cotton to add body and a plant proteins to deliver soft, fluffy, bouncy hair.

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Joico Rise Up Powder Spray ($22)

Instant volume with just a few pumps, this powder formula works best when used at the roots to elevate hair that doesn’t want to stay up. It also protects against external stressors to help keep hair healthy and fresh.

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VOLOOM Classic Large Volumizing Iron ($139)

Like a crimper for your roots, this genius device lifts hair at the base with strategically placed texture that gives hair that va-va-voom look without the excessive teasing and spraying that can damage hair over time.

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Hairitage Catch the Wave Deep Waver ($40)

Easy to use, affordable and less cumbersome than three barrel mermaid-style tools, this Deep Waver is an instant keeper in the flat-hair toolbox. The ceramic tourmaline barrel and four heat settings allow you to safely make waves without damaging fine strands with too much heat.

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L’ange Siena Argan Oil Brush ($40)

A big, round, bouncy blowout needs a big round brush with a tourmaline ceramic barrel, like this one from L’ange, featuring an argan oil coating conditions and smooths hair with each rotation. Available in 33MM, 43MM and 53MM barrel sizes.

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