Top styling tricks for thin hair you should try now

All Things Hair | 05 May 2016

Wave goodbye to thin looking locks.

Not all of us are blessed with thick, luscious hair but the good news is, with the right techniques and know-how, you can create the impression that you have super-thick hair, even if you don’t! After all, hair that is limp, lifeless, and lacks volume can make styling your hair extremely difficult. So, we’ve created a list of some of our top styling tricks for thin hair that you should try now…

Top styling tricks for thin hair


Blow dry hair upside down to boost your roots.

Boost your roots

When it comes to adding volume and thickness to your hair, it’s all about boosting your roots. And a great way top achieve this is by blasting your hair dry upside down.

Once your hair is dry, a great tip is to tease and lift your hair at the roots using a paddle brush whilst blow-drying. This will uplift your roots and add plenty of volume. Just remember to make sure that your hair is completely dry before you start styling – any moisture in the hair will make it more prone to frizz!

Choose the right haircut for you

If you have thin hair, it’s important that you choose a haircut that will trick the eye, making your hair appear thicker than it actually is.

For example, a long, all-one-length hairstyle that lacks texture and movement will instantly make your hair appear dull, lifeless and flat. Instead, why not get your stylist to incorporate some layers into your cut? This will create movement and add some much-needed texture.

Dry shampoo should become your new best friend

If you have thin hair, try not to wash it everyday. This is not just because washing your hair can remove all those natural oils that are integral for optimising the health of your hair, but washing your hair every day can also make it fragile, particularly if your hair is thin.

Instead, why not try a dry shampoo on those in-between-wash days? This will give you a just-washed feeling without you actually having to wash your hair.

Not sure which dry shampoo to use? See our pick of the best here.

Try a thickening spray

You seriously don’t need to live with thin hair anymore! As well as plenty of tricks and techniques for uplifting your hair, there is also all manner of innovative hair products that will add texture, movement, and density to your thin hair. Try the TIGI Bed Head Superstar Queen For A Day Thickening Spray (£14.95*), which is a favourite with hair stylists!

styling tips for thin hair
Have you tried a ‘reverse’ conditioning system on your thin locks?

Experiment with colour

If your hair is lacking much-needed personality and depth, a colour can be a great way to add a new dimension to your locks, whilst distracting from the fact that your hair is thin.

For example, opting for lowlights and highlights is one of the easiest ways to uplift your locks.


Finally, when it comes to conditioning your locks, try to avoid heavy hair products, as these will make your hair appear thinner. Instead, you should swap your current conditioner for a lighter version, like the Toni&Guy Cleanse & Nourish Conditioner For Fine Hair (£6.49*) or try the TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Pre-Wash Conditioner (500ml, £5.99*). The TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Shampoo (500ml, £5.99*), reverse system’ starts with a pre-wash conditioner, before using the so that your hair doesn’t feel or look weighed down. Smart, right?

And there you have it, some of our top styling tricks for thin hair you should try now!

*RRPs are Unilever suggested retail prices only, it is at the discretion of the individual retailers to set the actual price.

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