Having thin hair can sometimes be a pain because of how flat and dull it can look. Two words: volume and texture. These are the key to faking thick, vavavoom hair (well, hair extensions too, but we’re guessing you want to tone down the fake part a little bit). The problem with thin hair is that it tends to fall flat and look limp. The best hairstyles for thin hair are all about making the most of what you’ve got.
So what can you do? Simple. Cut and style thin hair to thicken its appearance is the easiest solution to the problem. Here are hairstyles that effectively give the illusion of thickness so you get bouncy-looking, enviable locks.
Hairstyles for Short Thin Hair
Messy Textured Pixie Cut
Who says you can’t have short hair when your locks are thin? Just like other hair lengths, you can rock short, thin hair as long as you play with texture. A messy textured pixie cut is the answer. You just need to create random C-shapes on your pixie cut using a flat iron to give your short hair a boost on the volume department. Then, finish with a hairspray to let the hairstyle hold for hours. Very easy, right?
Looking for a haircut for thin hair that’s a bit edgy? An angled bob ought to do the trick with its elongated sides. To add more volume to this haircut, you can also blow-dry the back part a bit to give it more lift and body.
Editor’s Tip: Keep the frizz away and add more polish to your hair using Cream Silk Standout Straight Leave-On Cream. Apply a drop of this cream especially on the longer sides to add more definition to your angled bob.
Messy layered bob
Just like the messy textured pixie cut, a messy layered bob can keep your short hair from looking flat. It’s also the perfect hairstyle to rock second-day hair in a super chic way.
Another trick in adding more vivacity to your fine hair is by getting full bangs. Regardless of how fine or thin your hair is, having thicker bangs that fall across your forehead can create the illusion of having fuller-looking hair.
Hairstyles for Mid Length Thin Hair
Blunt Wavy Lob
The wavy lob has become an obsession for women in the past year, making it one of the popular haircuts in the last couple of years. Not only does this hairstyle provide a certain level of edge and flair, but it’s also perfect in adding volume and texture to your thin hair.
Curly side ponytail
If you need to glam up for a special event like a daytime wedding or a birthday luncheon, let the curly ponytail be your go-to hairstyle. It’s chic and dainty, and the curls will help add volume to your hair. Make the side ponytail a little loose so your hair looks full.
Editor’s tip: Wash your hair with DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo and DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Conditioner. These products can help boost your natural hair volume by up to 95 percent. They also keep your hair soft, manageable, and healthy.
Shoulder-length Blunt Cut
Short and medium-length blunt haircuts can naturally make your hair look fuller by giving your mane a more defined shape. But do make sure to keep it at shoulder-length at most because having longer hair can possibly weigh down your tresses and make them look flat.
Mess is a thin-haired girl’s best friend. If you love putting your hair up, a messy bun is your best friend. The mess conceals the fact that you have thin hair. With loose strands acting as tendrils, the focus will be on your pretty face. The messy bun is also a practical ‘do for busy days and a hairstyle that’s fit for commuting.
Sometimes, all it takes to add volume to your hair are some blow dryer tricks. Make your hair bouncy using a round brush and a blow dryer, and you won’t need hair extensions to get thicker-looking hair.
Hairstyles for Long Thin Hair
The side flip
Create a deep side part using a tail comb. If you don’t have one, just use your fingers. You don’t have to create a perfect side part. Just flip all of your hair from one side to the other and voila! Say hello to thick and bouncy hair.
If you have thin hair, your ultimate goal is texture, and this tousled look is all that and more. You can also create beach waves, which give your hair that much-needed oomph. They breathe life to your strands, and because the waves are all over the place, it looks like there’s a lot going on underneath all the mess even if there’s really none.
Editor’s tip: Create long lasting beach waves by spritzing TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray on your hair.
Vintage retro ponytail
That extra volume at the crown can make your hair look thicker than it actually is. A vintage retro ponytail is also a versatile, day-to-night hairstyle that you can wear at the office or at parties.
Asteria hair or mermaid curls is another trendy hairstyle for thin hair. This is another way of curling your hair to add volume. But instead of using a regular curling iron, you use a crimper to create tighter, more uniform curls.
Long Layered Hair
Not into edgy layers? Go for something more feminine with soft layering. When styling, we recommend going for a blowout hairstyle or adding some soft waves, which could give your hair more volume but in a more natural way.
Add a bit of rock ‘n roll to your look with the long shag. A shag basically gives you uneven layers that are properly styled. Having these uneven layers can add more volume and texture to longer hair instead of having a simple blunt cut.
With these simple but gorgeous hairstyles for thin hair, you can bid flat and lifeless locks goodbye. This goes to show that with the right products and a couple of hairstyling know-how, you can solve any hair problem.