Do you have thin hair? Do you always feel a twinge of jealousy when you see someone with thick, luscious locks?
When it comes to hair, it’s not all about how thick it is, it’s also about how you style it. As long as you know the right hairstyles, you can still make your thin hair the talk of the town.
How should you style your hair?
Check out this guide to learn about the top hairstyles for thin hair.
- Shoulder-Length Blunt Cut
The shoulder-length blunt cut has been rocked by a range of celebrities, from Kendall Jenner to Jennifer Lopez. If your hair is thin, the longer it is, the tougher it is to achieve volume.
If you’re sick of dousing your hair with volumizing sprays, a shoulder-length blunt cut can help you get the volume you desire without all of the styling products.
The great thing about a blunt cut is that there are so many different ways you can style it and have it cut. This includes a:
- Rounded blunt bob
- Razored blunt bob
- Razored blunt bob with bangs
- Curled under blunt bob
- Wavy blunt bob
- Wavy blunt bob with bangs
- Curly blunt bob
- Blunt mushroom cut
- Short blunt cut with center part
- Blunt textured cut
- Textured blunt cut
- Angled blunt cut
- Asymmetrical blunt cut
- Lob blunt cut
- Pin straight blunt cut
- Transitional blunt cut
- Face framing blunt cut
As you can see, there are a lot of different ways you can rock a blunt cut if you have thin hair.
- Deep Side Part
Whether your thin hair is long or short, a deep side part can create the illusion of thickness. With this style, you’re essentially lumping as much of your hair together as you can on one side.
Here’s how to create a deep side part:
- Part your hair so it highlights the best side of your face- for example, if your left cheekbone is more defined or your left brow arches at a perfect angle, then you’ll want to part your hair on the left side
- If you want a sharp part, use a rat’s tails comb
- For a softer part, just use your fingers
- To keep the part in place, you can use some smoothing serum or a blowdryer
- To slick down any flyaways, spray a paddle brush with hairspray
If you want, you can also add a few bends to the front pieces of your hair for some added texture. If you really want to step up your deep side part game, you can also add some bedazzled accessories to your part. A few jewels or pearls added to your part can give your hair a red carpet-worthy look.
- Choppy Pixie Cut
Shorter hair is typically stronger than longer strands of hair. Even if you have very fine hair, you can benefit from a short cropped cut. Plus, pixie cuts can make your thin hair appear thicker than it really is.
If you’re looking to add some volume to your hair, we suggest trying a pixie cut with chopped layers. Before you get a pixie cut though, there are some things you need to know, including:
- Your hair will dry in just a couple of minutes
- You’ll need to get haircuts more frequently
- You won’t need to replace your shampoo and conditioner as often
- You may have to deal with some serious bedhead
- You won’t have to deal with brushing out tangles
- Growing out a pixie cut is a process, so be prepared
Before you get a pixie cut, you should also consider your face shape. Here’s what you need to keep in mind according to your face shape:
- Oval: If you have an oval-shaped face, congrats because your face shape was basically made for a pixie cut because there isn’t a need to balance anything
- Heart: With this face shape, you want to focus on highlighting the cheekbones, so go for a long to deep side fringe, but leave the back length as short as possible to create balance
- Long: To balance out your long face shape, opt for a long fringe that reaches your eyebrows to give the illusion of a shorter forehead
- Round: Your goal with this face shape is to make everything look longer, so opt for some volume at the top and keep the sides and back as short as possible
- Diamond: To balance out the sharp angles of your face, go for an asymmetrical pixie cut with textured locks
- Square: Add layers to your pixie cut to soften the angular lines of your face
If you’d like to create the illusion of an elongated neck, you can also opt for a pixie cut with side-swept bangs.
- Add Some Bangs
Whatever your hairstyle might be, adding some bangs to the mixture can make it so your thin hair appears thicker. Here are some of the different types of bangs to consider for your thin hair:
These are bangs that part down the middle and frame your face on each side. Curtain bangs tend to be on the longer side, and they also have wispy ends.
These bangs have a laidback, retro vibe, and they were super popular in the 70s and they’ve since made a major comeback. The great thing about curtain bangs is that they can suit any face shape, from diamond to square to heart.
Another benefit of curtain bangs is that they’re incredibly low maintenance. While most stylists recommend that you trim these bangs every five to six weeks, you can definitely get away with leaving them a bit longer between trims.
Straight Across Bangs
If you have an oval-shaped face, straight across bangs (also known as blunt bangs) are a great choice for you. Here are some tips to keep in mind when styling straight across bangs:
- Blow-dry immediately after getting out of the shower- if you wait too long to blow dry, your bangs will start to frizz
- Make sure you’re mindful about not allowing your moisturizer and other skincare products to transfer to your bangs, as this can cause them to get greasy- pin your bangs back for about 10 minutes so your moisturizer can fully dry before you let your bangs hang on your forehead
- Use dry shampoo to get rid of excess oil on your blunt bangs
- Trim your blunt bangs every six weeks or so
Also, remember to always keep a small comb handy for touchups.
Baby bangs, also known as micro bangs, are much easier to pull off than many people think. Here are some tips to keep in mind when styling baby bangs with thin hair:
- Blow-dry your bangs to ensure they lay flat
- Use a boar bristle brush to help smooth out the bangs
- To help your bangs lay flat, sleep with a silk headband on
- Purchase a mini flat iron so you can straighten out even the tiniest of hairs
- Don’t forget the hairspray
Also, make sure you always have some dry shampoo on hand, as baby bangs can show oil quicker.
- Slicked Back
Slicked back hairstyles are extremely versatile- they can look chic and edgy or polished and sophisticated.
The key to slicking back thin hair is to do it once it’s dry. If you slick back your thin hair when it’s still wet, then this can make your already-thin hair look less dense and separated.
On the other hand, don’t wait until your hair is bone dry to slick it back. This will make it difficult for you to mold your hair into the perfect shape. After stepping out of the shower, allow your hair to get about halfway dry. Then, start adding product to your slightly damp hair to slick it back.
If you’d like to add some volume to your slicked-back hair, add in some texturizing spray. Once you’re finished adding in the product, blowdry your hair at the roots of your crown.
- Shag Haircut
A shag haircut has long-been approved by thin-haired women everywhere as the go-to cut for thin hair. A shag cut is rock n’ roll, mussy, casually, and visually effortless.
The modern shag is choppy with a lot of texture but avoids making you look like you’re in an 80s metal band. Celebrities with shag haircuts include Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello, and Zendaya.
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Hairstyles for Thin Hair: Are You Ready to Change Up Your Hair?
Now that you know about these hairstyles for thin hair, it’s time to decide which look is right for you. Pretty soon, you’ll be rocking a new haircut and your thin hair woes will be a thing of the past.
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