Hairstyles for Thin Hair
Let’s be real: thin hair presents more than a few challenges when it comes to rocking the style of your dreams. If you have thin, fine hair, chances are you struggle with a lack of texture, volume and a certain oomph that takes a hairstyle from drab to fab.
Not to fear, all you fine-haired, fierce goddesses out there — the TIY team has compiled our favorite hairstyles for thin hair, and we can’t wait to share them with you!
In this post, we’ll cover products, styles and tips on how TIY hair ties can help support you, no matter your hair goals.
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Good Hair Products for Thin Hair
Thin and fine hair types have a tendency to fall flat before we reach midday. This means us fine-haired gals need all the hair help we can get.
Thin Hair vs. Fine Hair
Before we move on, let’s define the difference between thin hair and fine hair. Thin hair typically refers to the amount, volume or density of your hair, while fine hair points to the actual thickness or diameter of the hair strand. You can have fine hair while having a lot of it, but thin hair means you have less hair in volume.
If you struggle with thinning hair — that is, the amount of hair you have — you’re not alone. Hair loss in women is fairly common, but there are several things you can do about it.
A Healthy Diet for Healthy Hair
A healthy diet rich in protein from foods like quinoa, chickpeas and lentils can help your body replace hair more effectively. Strong, healthy strands also require lots of vitamin C. Luckily, delicious foods like strawberries are chock full of vitamin C and can give your body exactly what it needs to produce protein.
Deficiencies in key nutrients like iron, zinc and biotin can also contribute to thinning hair. Taking these in supplement form can help you get that majestic mane back.
Oils and Shampoos for Thin Hair
Thin and fine hair can easily become coarse and brittle, leading to frequent breakage and unruly flyaways. Coconut oil, avocado oil and almond oil can all help strengthen and moisturize dry hair, adding shine and even stimulating new hair growth.
It’s also worth researching and investing in shampoos and conditioners meant specifically for fine hair types. You’ll want to opt for light-weight products, as heavy creams and conditioners can weigh thin and fine hair down, which is the opposite of what you want.
Another challenge those with thin or fine hair face is that our hair can quickly become greasy or oily at the scalp, yet dry and brittle near the roots. At the same time, washing your hair too often will lead to breakage and can dry it out even further.
This can feel like a catch-22, but there’s a solution: dry shampoo. Applying a good dry shampoo to your hair at the scalp helps your hair look clean, allows you to go longer between washes and, best of all, does wonders to add volume and texture to your hair.
Styles for Fine Hair
When it comes to thin or fine hair, it’s all about the cut. These fabulous haircuts for fine hair will help you make the most out of your locks.
The Flipped-Out Bob
This style is effective and dramatic. The shorter length will help curls stay in longer, while adding waves for texture will spice things up.
A Deep Side-Part on Shoulder-Length Hair
A deep side part instantly gives your hair more volume. To create the perfect deep part, line it up with the highest point of your eyebrow.
Asymmetrical Short Hair
This cut is edgy and helps protect your hair from becoming dry and brittle. Pair it with a deep side part, and you’ll add oodles of natural volume to your mane.
Styles for Thin Hair
Styling thin hair with intention can help you maximize what you’ve got. Check out these gorgeous styles:
Long, Sleek Hair
Slick back long, straight hair and let your face take center stage with this classic, timeless look. For added volume at the roots, blow-dry your hair upside down and experiment with parting on different sides.
There’s nothing quite like a loosely gathered updo with wispy, face-framing strands to add a little mystery and romance to your look. Keep this look in place all night long with no-nonsense TIY hair ties.
If there’s one thing fine hair definitely has going for it, it’s the ability to rock sleek hairstyles like a pro. A sleek bun, pulled back allows you to accentuate accessories like earrings. It’s a chic, timeless look that can be paired with a dramatic side part for extra style points.
Short Styles for Thin Hair
Thin hair lends itself to short styles, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun. We love these gorgeous cuts:
The Chin-Length Bob
Keep your hair lightweight and easy to manage with a chin-length bob. This look accentuates cheekbones and pairs well with a deep side part to add volume.
Half-Up, Half Down
A half-up, half-down bun or ponytail is a fun and stylish look that works for just about any occasion. A shoulder-grazing bob works beautifully for this look, and a few loose, face-framing strands can help accentuate your eyes and jawline.
The Pixie Cut
The pixie cut is a stunning, edgy look that accentuates the eyes, eyebrows and cheekbones. This cut is easy to style and lends itself to pairing with eye-catching accessories, like colorful headbands and jewelry.