Any fine-haired friend out there will know the struggles of finding hairstyles for long thin hair. But instead of admiring all your thick-haired friends because of their voluminous locks, the key is finding the right hairstyle for you.
Find everything from your everyday hair staple to styles that require a little more attention, in our round-up of the top hairstyles for long fine hair, below!
These hairstyles for long fine hair prove having fine tresses isn't such a bad thing
1. Low bun
Editor’s tip: To conceal those greasy roots, spray a generous amount of the TRESemmé Instant Refresh Volumising Dry Shampoo into your hair. It’ll give your hair a fresher look and feel, and won’t leave you with any annoying white powder marks.
2. Half-up ponytail
Get the best of both worlds with this super cute half-up, half-down hairstyle for thin long hair.
Wear this look with straight hair for an Ariana Grande -inspired finish or to give your hair extra bounce and the illusion of fuller strands, curl the ends of your hair. Credit: @lianavasilisinova1
3. Bow bun
Buns, especially messy buns full of texture, will help to give long thin hair a fuller feel. If you find regular buns a bit “meh”, add an on-trend accessory like this cute bow and it’ll look way more put together. Credit: @ginamadeit
4. Braided pigtails
We all have those lazy days where we want to look put together but without the fuss or priming and styling our hair, which is where our love for braided pigtails comes in.
To give your fine strands extra body, try pancaking your braid. This clever hair hack can be used on all braided styles and once you try it, you’ll never do a braided style without it. Credit: @olgasaroka
5. French fishtail
What could be better than a fishtail braid? A French fishtail braid, duh!
While it might take you a couple of tries to get this one right, it’s basically a combination of both the fishtail and French braiding techniques, so if you can do those you’re all set. Credit: @thegoodhairday
Editor’s tip: Fine hair types are more prone to soft, wispy hair, which isn’t the best basis for braiding.
To remedy this, we suggest spritzing a texturising powder or spray, like the VO5 Dry Texturising Spray, through your roots. This will help give you a little bit of extra grip to stop your hard-earned braiding time going to waste.
6. Half-up bun
Of all the long hairstyles for fine hair in the past year, the hun (that is, the half-up bun) has absolutely blown up, especially on Instagram. This is partly thanks to how cute it looks, but it’s also super easy to do, too, which always helps. Credit: @tanya.gubenko
7. Hidden braids
Are you someone who wears your hair down a lot? What about trying out a few hidden braids? This summery style, seen on boho queens the Olsen twins and Drew Barrymore, adds a pretty detail to everyday styles.
If you’ve ever searched ‘fine hair’, then you’ll know that what comes up is basically just pages and pages of layered looks.
It might seem like an obvious one but, as cliche as it is, layered haircuts for fine hair can really transform your mane, giving it more shape and body, so don’t write it off. Credit: @harperpaigesalon
9. High ponytail
Editor’s tip: Want to keep flyaways at bay while on the move? Add the TONI&GUY Hair Cosmetics Flyaway Taming Wand to your handbag and when a frizz emergency presents itself, simply sweep the wand across stray strands, to create a flawless and smooth look.
10. Voluminous pony
This voluminous version of the smooth and sleek ponytail has our pulses racing. By backcombing the roots you’ll add volume at your crown, which will not only boost the height of your style but actually give your hair more hold, so it won’t fall out – clever right? Credit: @emmachenartistry