Hairstyle Ideas for Thin Hair

Fine, thin hair can look flat and lifeless if you don’t style it properly. The trick to styling thin hair is to fool the eye by making it look as though you have more hair than you do. Curling, teasing and applying volumizing sprays to your hair will result in hairstyles that make it hard to believe you have fine hair.


Beach Waves

When you add texture to your hair, you make it look fuller. A great way to add texture is to gently curl your hair into waves, for a carefree-looking style that’s great for a day at the beach or a night at the movies. Give your hair waves by wrapping sections of hair around a wide-barrel curling iron. Don’t press the clamp on the iron down or your curls will be too tight. Once you’ve curled all of your hair, finger-comb your hair to loosen the waves up. Don’t use a brush or comb, as those tools simply undo the curls. Flip your head upside down and tousle your hair at the roots to add a bit more volume. Avoid using styling products, since they will weigh down and flatten your hair.

Teased Ponytail

If you usually avoid a ponytail because the hair you gather into a tail looks limp and lifeless, it’s time to reconsider. Tease the hair in the tail to add a load of volume, which will make others think you have thick, voluminous hair. Pull your hair back over your scalp or behind your ears so that you still have a part showing, then secure your hair into a low ponytail just above the nape of your neck. Use a comb to tease your hair, starting at the top of the ponytail and working in small sections at a time. After you tease a few sections of hair, spritz with hairspray to hold the style. Continue teasing and spritzing until you do the entire tail.

Blunt Cut Bob

Sometimes, the best option for thin hair is short hair. A blunt cut, such as a chin-length bob, will make your hair seem thicker because layers make hair appear wispy and sparse. If you really don’t want chin-length hair, try a longer bob that falls to the middle of your neck or even to your shoulders. Add more volume to your style by running a straight iron through 1-inch sections of hair. Place the iron near your roots, twist it slightly so that the hair lifts away from the scalp and hold for a few seconds. Repeat with the remaining sections of hair.

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