The Best Hairstyles for Thin Hair and How to Achieve Them

Thin hair can be difficult to style and hold a curl or volume, but the right cut and products make all the difference. These tips will have your tresses looking thicker and fuller in no time.

Get a Texturizing Haircut

Adding lots of layers removes weight and creates lively, flexible movement. Short pageboys, shags, pixies and bobs work well for fine hair. Avoid blunt cuts which emphasize flatness. Ask your stylist to point cut into the ends for extra body.

Know Your Face Shape

An oval, heart or round face shape can pull off short layers nicely. Square and long face shapes should opt for shoulder length cuts with face-framing layers around the chin area to soften features. Side swept bangs also minimize wide foreheads.

Prep Hair for Styling

Always begin with freshly washed hair to remove residue. Wet hair absorbs products better too. Those with the best hair dryers for thin hair, like the Conair Infiniti Pro, incorporate ions to seal the cuticle, allowing better styling results.

Add Volume at the Roots

Using your hands or a round brush, briskly blow dry while flipping hair upside down. This action creates lots of lift near the crown. Once mostly dry, part hair as desired and set with velcro rollers for extra shape. Allow to fully dry before gently removing rollers.

Use Targeted Styling Products

Volumizing mousse pumped through damp roots adds grit and texture that makes hair more coatable for holding a style. Salt spray also boosts texture and volume. Light hold hairspray (or texture spray) locks in the finished shape.

Smooth Flyaways

Lightly coat hands with serum or oil before smoothing the top and sides of hair. This tames frizz and flyaways for a sleeker look. Use sparingly to avoid flattening.

Set with Hot Rollers

Hot rollers give impressive curl and bounce. Velcro rollers lift at the root but don’t curl the lengths. Allow rollers to fully cool before unwinding. Finish with hairspray for lasting oomph all day.

Refresh Mid-Day

Carry a miniature dry texture spray to reactivate hair. Lightly mist the crown and lengths, scrunch with hands, then finger style into place. This restores volume and shape between washes.
The right tools, products and styling techniques can give fine, limp hair noticeable body and flair. Consult a stylist and invest time determining your best cuts, partings and styles. With some practice, you’ll achieve fabulous, thicker-looking locks.

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