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5 Hairstyles That Look Great with Thin Hair

Thin hair can look a little lackluster if you don’t style it or get the wrong cut. If your hair is straight and thin, it can hang down with very little life and body. Fine hair is not very thick, but thin hair means you don’t have as many locks to style. Here are a few options to help make the most out of every lock.

1. Layered Looks

Layering your hair adds body. If you have thin hair, a lot of small layers give it the impression of added fullness. Each layer helps disguise the amount of hair and creates a visual illusion of a thick carpet. Layers work in short and long hair, giving it visual depth. You can help the illusion along with careful application of color–think low, not highlights.

2. Short Hair Styles

Long, thin hair is often immediately obvious. Choosing a shorter cut can help add natural curls or waves cover the thinnest sections with varying lengths and generally create a look that offers full coverage. Tons of celebrities use short styles to make a difference, including icons like Helen Mirren and Cheryl Baker.

3. Messy Pompadours

One short hairstyle that looks particularly good on those with thin, straight hair is a pompadour. Instead of trying to cover up or disguise the scalp, a pompadour adds height and volume. Keep your hair a little longer than a truly short style and use products like pomade or texturizing cream to give your hair lift. You want something that reaches for the sky without any hard spikes. Pink has sported this look on a number of occasions in a variety of colors.

4. Essential Updos

When you have thin hair, a smooth pile or messy updo can give you a lot of coverage. Make sure the hair close to your scalp is smooth and even then go a little crazy at the crown. This gives you the coverage where you need it most. Sarah Jessica Parker is a master of the messy updo, and your first thought is rarely about her thin hair.

5. Fun with Fringe

A deeper bang is another way to add that essential volume. Michelle Obama and Sally Field both show off the benefits in styles that instantly add the impression of thickness. If your fringe is to make your hair feel thick, don’t just add a few wisps at the front. Make sure your bangs are fuller by pulling in hair from further up on your scalp.

If your hair is thin, the best way to handle it is with a little bit of extra care. Shiny, healthy locks always look good, thin or thick.

These cut and styling tips are great but sometimes thinning hair can lead to hair loss. If you’re concerned about your thinning hair and you feel it’s holding you back Transitions of Wisconsin can help. We offer both surgical and non-surgical hair restoration solutions for men and women. If you’re interested in scheduling a free consultation, contact us today!