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37 Best Hairstyles for Thin or Fine Hair

Loose Curls

Nothing adds more volume to hair like curls. Loose curls are certainly a trend and adds extra volume to thin hair. You can either curl it using a curling iron, or you can get a perm for an easy style that needs little maintenance.

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Blunt Angled Bob

Blunt hairstyles can be a little tough to pull off, but it can look great with thin hair. It gives your roots a little lift and makes it look like you have thicker hair. This style looks great with bangs or without.

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Short Layered Bob

Bobs are great for thin hair. Since it’s so short, it adds a bit of volume to your hair because it isn't weighted down. Instead, it looks puffy and buoyant. Choosing layers will also make it look a little more voluminous. Just make sure to find a good stylist that can shape it perfectly. 

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Hair Extensions

Hair extensions are a gift from the heavens. They can bulk up your hair to look so much fuller. They take a little bit of work to care for, but you can style them and treat it like actual hair (because it usually is real hair).

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Wild Waves

Wild waves are a great, chic style that can boost the appearance of thin hair. All it takes is a little teasing and hairspray. Of course, you can also use mouse or gel if you prefer those products. 

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Super Short

When in doubt, get a super short haircut. This is a classic cut that will never go out of style. It is lightweight and allows the hair to do what it wants – not to mention, it’s incredibly easy to take care of this type of style.

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Root Lift Spray

Root lift spray is one of the best products on the market and can accompany any hairstyle. It works by stiffening the roots of your hair, almost like a light spray of hairspray. However, unlike hairspray, it will almost feel like you have nothing in your hair at all.

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Claw Clamps

Claw clamps were so ‘90s, but they’re back in style. Claw clamps are great for those lazy days when you don’t want to spend half an hour to an hour curling your hair. Just bunch your hair up and clamp it down!  

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Blowout

Ever wonder how women get those perfect curls in social media photos? A blowout. You can do this style yourself or ask your stylist to give you those Instagram-worthy locks.

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Regular Braid

A regular braid can look great as long as you don’t pull it back slick. Just braid it and let it hang from the base of your head naturally. It can look stylish and beautiful.

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Honey Blonde

Honey blonde has tons of dynamic color through high- and low-lights that catch the light as you move around. This color with a little bit of curl really creates a beautiful look that’s almost specifically designed for thin hair.

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Root Touchup Powder

Root touchup powder is great between dyes, but it’s also fantastic for anyone with a thinning hairline. All you have to do is find the color that matches your hair the best. Then, put the powder on your scalp along the hairline, and voila! You have the appearance of thicker hair.  

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Deep Side Part

Moving your part naturally gives your roots extra elevation. If you haven’t tried a deep side part, you’re missing out. It creates the illusion of thicker, fuller hair in second.

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Subtle Bouffant

You can bring volume to your hair by creating a subtle bouffant. To create this style, you’ll have to tease your hair quite a bit, but the end result is certainly worth it.

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Half-French Braid

Sometimes doing a full French braid is difficult when you have thin hair. This is why we suggest a half-French braid. You can braid a portion of your hair, and then put the rest of it up in a bun or a simple ponytail.

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Cool Blonde

Whether it’s summer or winter, blonde is always in. For thinner hair, cool blonde is a great color. Just make sure to get highlights and lowlights so your hair looks less flat.

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Beach Waves

Like curls, beach waves can give your hair a little bit of volume. It lifts it away from the face to give a more voluminous look.

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Middle Part

A middle part can look great with straight or curly hair. The trick is to train your roots to go to one side for a while, and then switch it up. It’ll create more volume and look thicker. If you’re not a fan of the deep side part, try the middle part.

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Air-Dried Hair

Blow drying and applying heat to your hair can actually slick it down and make it look like you have thinner hair. Allow it to hair dry and let your roots perk up on their own.

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Wispy Collarbone Bob

Wispy layers are great for thin hair because it gives your hair a bit of airiness to it. This makes it appear as though there’s more volume. Not to mention, it’s a hairstyle that works great on a windy day. More wind means more volume! Just be sure to get enough layers to make the wispy look work.

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Framed Bangs

Framed bangs highlight the best part of you – your face! Thin hair allows you to add a few wisps that shape your face without being too bothersome. This style looks great with long or short hair. 

Side-Swept Bangs

Don’t like the wispy or fringe bangs? Go for side swept bangs. Celebs have loved his style for the last few years because it’s so versatile. You can use the bangs to pin back, braid, or use a hairpin to pull them to the side.

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Pixie with Wispy Bangs

A pixie cut is a classic for short hair. You can part it down the middle, braid the longer front portion, or pair it with bangs! No one could every guess whether your hair is thick or thin. 

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Undercut Pixie

An undercut pixie is a little different because it has the back of the head shaved to a much shorter length than the rest of it. The style is cooling during the summer and looks great with thinner hair. You can also choose how short you want it – talk about no hassle hair!

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Fringe Bangs

Fringe bangs frame your face without too much effort, and it doesn’t matter if they’re super full. Longer layers look much better than blunt bangs, which can show off any thinning you may have.

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Balayage

Balayage is a trending style that can be worn by any hair type. For thinner hair, it adds a little flair and makes it look like you have so much more hair, especially when you’re moving around.

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Pinned Bangs

Love bangs but hate growing them out? Just pin them back! Thin hair has the benefit of being able to keep their hair in place with few bobby pins. You may need a little spray for hold, but it’s definitely an easy look.

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Curled Ends

If you don’t want all over curls, you can simply curl the ends of your hair using a curling iron or curlers. For a little extra lift, tease the roots to puff out the part of your hair that isn’t curly.

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Choppy Bob

A choppy bob is another hairstyle that adds volume to your hair by making it lighter. The less weight you put on your hair, the more volume you’ll have. Just ask your stylist for a choppy bob. We’d also suggest getting some products to lift the roots a little.  

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Fishtail Braid

The fishtail braid isn’t an easy one, but with practice, it’ll be your favorite. The style makes it look as though you have more hair than you actually have and highlights any color you have.

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Teased Crown

Nothing adds more volume than a teased crown. It’s a classic look that can be worn with your hair up or down. Our favorite style is a teased crown paired with a messy ponytail.

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Messy Bun

Messy buns are super easy and have been trending for years now. To make things look even more stylish, let a few strands hang down around your ears and forehead to frame your face.

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Half-Up ‘Do

The half-up ‘do is definitely possible even if you have thin hair. The trick is to be careful what style you choose. If you choose a half-up bun, fluff up the bun to give it volume. Half-up can also look beautiful if you pin it back with a beautiful hairpin.

Half Bun

Half buns are certainly possible with thinner hair. Start by putting your hair into a half bun and pull on the edges until it’s a little puffier. For even more volume, you can tease your hair before you put it up. 

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Ombré

Color is your best friend when you have thinning hair. By creating a dynamic style, you’re bringing attention away from the scalp and to the ends.

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Streak of Color

Need a little more fun in your life? Add a streak of color. While this one doesn’t actually make your hair look fuller, it can be a nice little change and draw the eyes away from any spots that may be thinning. It creates a fantastic focal point that others will focus on.

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Hair Combs

Hair accessories are coming back with a vengeance, and that’s great news for anyone with thin hair. By using a hair comb, you’re giving yourself the appearance of having thicker hair. Plus, you can use the combs to accessorize with any outfit! There are tons of designs, so don’t be afraid to play around.

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