Curly Hairstyles for Thin Hair: 10 Easy, Chic Looks to Try

Some easy-peasy looks to try.

Styling thin, curly hair may seem challenging, but there are easy ways to feign that fuller, voluminous look without subjecting your hair to damaging heat styling tools. To pump up your hairstyles without the unwanted breakage, here are some curly hairstyles for thin hair to try, just in time for the new season:

Fun Curly Hairstyles for Thin Hair

1. Add Layered Bangs

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Add some layered bangs. Photo credit:

Layered bangs are one of the best curly hairstyles for thin hair, as they give strands the natural body and movement they may be lacking. To get the look, ask your stylist for dramatic layered full bangs that sit right below the brow. This look helps your hair appear a lot thicker and fuller. While you can style your bangs straight, wearing them naturally curly gives your look a tough and edgy vibe. To help define your bangs, use Emerge Style Goals Gel to get that bohemian-chic look.

2. Rock Tousled Tresses

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Effortless waves can be achieved without heat!

If you don’t want to subject your fine hair to any heat damage, trying a windswept wavy look can give your curls that trendy feel. To make your curly hair wavy, it’s important to start off with clean and detangled hair. Then, to get a beachy wave, you’ll want to use some rollers to help set your look. Smaller rollers tend to give a tighter curl look, so if you want more of a loose wave, you’ll want to pick up larger rollers to get that natural, beachy look. Let your rollers sit in your hair until they are completely dry, and then remove to reveal loose effortless waves. Finish with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Texture Hold Level 1 Hair Spray to help set your style into place.

3. Try Layered Bobs

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Go for a layered bob.

Like layered bangs, adding layers to your cut can help give it some texture and volume. Beveled layers look great on thin and curly hair types, as it gives the hair some natural movement. To get this trendy style, ask your stylist to get wispy layers throughout the hair for that trademark graduation. To take your look a step further, add some dramatic bangs below the brow to help enhance your look. 

4. Wear Effortless Updos

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Clips and scrunchies are perfect for an effortless updo.

If you want something more elegant, an easy and effortless updo can help pump up your hair in minutes. But even if your updo is fairly easy, you’ll still want to invest in a good styling product to help style your look into place. To create your updo, use a brush and some bobby pins to pin your hair on top of your head. It doesn’t matter if your hair is perfectly pinned, as a disheveled updo always gives off a romantic and sexy vibe. To finish your look, lightly mist some hairspray onto the hair to provide some necessary hold. 

5. Cut Your Hair Short

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There’s so much personality in a short and curly cut!

There’s nothing chicer than a short curly bob. It’s a great way to show off your curls and add extra volume to your style! The shorter your hair is the more weightless your strands become. The results? This voluminous short bob.

6. Tousled Bob

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Tousle your strands.

Tousle your curls and set them with Love Beauty and Planet Light Hold & Frizz Control Coconut Milk & White Jasmine Hair Spray for a perfectly tousled look.

7. Teased Ponytail

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Tease your ponytail for the illusion of thicker hair.

Throw your curls up into a ponytail and tease away for the illusion of thicker strands!

8. Half Up

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Pull half up.

When in doubt, grab a scrunchie and pull your up into a classic half-up style.

9. Low Bun

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Gather your hair up into a low bun.

Does it get any chicer than this classic low bun?

10. Brushed-Out Bob

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Comb through your curls.

Ideal for day two or three hair, this brushed-out bob helps you embrace the messy look in a totally chic way.

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