Is your fine hair feeling lifeless, limp and flat? Naturally, thin hair needs to be snipped, styled, and shaped to encourage bouncier, more voluminous locks. Without the right cut, no amount of products, curling, or pulling will give it the fuller look you want to achieve. With a few standard hair rules and cutting techniques, your thin hair can be on its way to a voluminous style in no time.
To make things easier, we’ve rounded up the best 5 haircuts that magically add volume to thin hair no matter what length you currently have. So when you go in for your next hair appointment, you can present one of these hairstyles for your thin hair and say goodbye to lifeless locks and hello to mega volume.
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Long, light layers
For longer hair, over-layering can actually do more harm than good if you want more fullness. Stay away from shaggy layers which can make hair look finer than it is. Opt for layering just around the face and highlight lighter in these areas to really highlight and enhance the fullness of your style. Cameron Diaz has perfected the ‘windblown but interesting’ wave look, thanks to the slightly tapered ends of her style.
Use Color Wow for a quick highlight fix.
This is a natural-looking, water-resistant root touch-up powder and can be used to quickly fix up highlights.
Angled lob (long bob)
Blunt cuts are trending, which is great for thinner hair, because they can actually make your hair appear fuller. A lob is a long bob which is excellent for making thin hair seem thicker. At the salon, ask for a cut that’s right above the shoulders like Margot Robbie’s. This cut creates the appearance of extra weight on the ends. To style: go for a deep side part, apply a generous amount of serum, and style straight to enhance that blunt cut.
Paul Mitchell’s hair-thickening gel with flexible hold builds body and controls any hairstyle without flaking out.
Medium and side bangs
Another celeb who nails ‘70s side bangs is Dakota Johnson. These long bangs can be flattering on all face shapes and especially work for gals with thinner hair. With bangs parted in the middle and cut to curve the cheekbones, it’s soft and effortless. Bangs add fullness and serve as a distraction from thin hair, especially at the top. To finish off a look like Johnson’s, just add a few spritzes of powder texturizing spray to encourage volume.
This is a fast-drying, fine-mist hairspray that layers to a firm hold. It can deliver humidity resistance, lasting style retention every day.
This one is for all our super short-styled thin-haired gals. Adding a wave to the middle of your hair will give the illusion of a thicker fuller style. A short wavy bob is a haircut between jaw to shoulder-length that’s styled with waves. Tousled strands are on-trend for their glamorously low-upkeep requirement and everyone’s excited to jump into this perfect hairstyle!
The new swag is everywhere right now, and these easy, flowy bangs will pump up even the finest hair. If you have a lob you could easily transition to the swag. Try longer layers and peek-a-boo bangs designed at different lengths depending on your face shape. The key is lots of razored texture and movement in the hair.
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This Living Proof styling cream can create amplified volume, touchable texture and flexible hold on dry hair for long-lasting revivability. You just have to rub a small dab between hands. Apply to dry hair. Lift and muss and you are done.
This one is another lightweight hair texturizer that adds density and a touchably soft finish that won’t weigh hair down. It’s water soluble and will wash out when shampooed.
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