Are you sick of your thin hair falling flat, looking limp and being difficult? Chances are, you’re just choosing the wrong cuts and styles for your hair type. The right cut and style can make an incredible difference to your look. So, if you want your delicate locks to appear full of life, you need to stop focusing on what you like and start also considering what suits your strands. Luckily, there are plenty of beautiful looks to suit the needs of your fine mane, and we’ve rounded them up right here. From short bobs through to flowing waves, here are the best hairstyles for thin hair.

Short Hairstyles for Thin Hair

Naturally Textured Style

To create a gorgeous naturally textured style on short and thin hair, all you need to do is wash, rough blow-dry, spritz with sea salt spray and scrunch.

1. Naturally Textured Style

Short Messy Spikes

If you rock a pixie cut, short messy spikes are a style worth trying. Not only will they add a dose of edgy attitude to your look, but they’ll also give it a significant volume boost.

2. Short Messy Spikes

Swept-Back Hairstyle

A swept-back hairstyle looks fashionable and keeps thin hair from sitting flat. Best of all, it’s also seriously easy to create on short strands.

3. Swept Back Hairstyle

Straight and Smooth

A gorgeous straight and smooth style is easy to achieve with thin hair. Just blow-dry with a round brush and run a straightener through for a stylishly sleek look.

4. Straight and Smooth

Side Part with Texture

If a flat middle part is leaving your locks looking a little lacklustre, opt for a side part with texture instead.

5. Side Part with Texture

Pinned Updo Style

While it may not be possible to create an intricate bun with short and thin hair, it is possible to achieve a gorgeous pinned updo style. The trick is to tease the middle to add volume and structure.

6. Pinned Updo Style

Pompadour Style for Thin Hair

To nail the perfect pompadour style for thin hair, be sure to use products that provide hold without weighing strands down and opt for a slightly dishevelled finish.

7. Pompadour Style for Thin Hair

Short Messy Curls

Short messy curls look seriously cute and youthful on thin hair. Try the look in summer for a fun, carefree style that’s perfect for both the beach and the bar.

8. Short Messy Curls

Straight with Parted Bangs

To give your chic bob a sexy weekend twist, wear it straight with parted bangs. Then, before you walk out the door, flip your head upside down to add volume and a relaxed finish.

9. Straight with Parted Bangs

Short Wispy Waves

If you’ve got a layered crop, consider adding some texture to your look with a few wispy waves.

10. Short Wispy Waves

Forward Swept Style

For ladies rocking a pixie cut with a longer length on top, a forward swept style can make an exciting choice. The look can also disguise any thin sections of hair at the front.

11. Forward Swept Style

Thin Tousled Bob

By adding tousled waves to your thin bob, you’ll instantly boost its volume. Just remember, the messier and less defined your waves are, the thicker they’ll appear. So, don’t stress about making the look neat or polished.

12. Thin Tousled Bob

Middle Part with Ear Tuck

It may be simple, but a middle part with an ear tuck is a chic style. As well as showing off your face, this look collects your hair behind your ears to make it appear thicker.

13. Middle Part with Ear Tuck

Side-Swept Bob

To give your short haircut more shape, opt for side-swept bob hairstyle. The look will concentrate your hair on one side of your head to make it appear thicker and more voluminous.

14. Side Swept Bob

Wet-Look Half-Up

For those who want to utilise the thinness of their short locks instead of disguising it, a wet-look half-up hairstyle makes a fantastic choice.

15. Wet Look Half-Up

Medium Length Hairstyles for Thin Hair

Lob with Tousled Waves

A lob with tousled waves is the ultimate cool girl hairstyle and a seriously flattering look for ladies with thin hair.

1. Lob with Tousled Waves

Not-So-Straight Style for Thin Hair

Thin locks and a dead straight hairstyle rarely go well together. As such, opting for a not-so-straight style is an excellent alternative for those with fine hair.

2. Not-So-Straight Style for Thin Hair

Low Bun Hairstyle

Stylishly casual, a low bun hairstyle makes the perfect option for lazy days and casual weekend outings.

3. Low Bun Hairstyle

Straight and Sleek Long Bob

Whether you’re off to work or a formal function, a straight and sleek long bob can be an excellent style choice. When creating the look, just remember to use a heat protectant spray as thin hair can be easily damaged.

4. Straight and Sleek Long Bob

Side Part Style

For a simple yet stylish look, try wearing your mid-length hair with a side part. The relaxed look will instantly give you that French “It” girl aesthetic.

5. Side Part Style

Messy Updo Style

To achieve a messy updo style on thin, mid-length hair, start by shampooing your hair twice and skipping the conditioner. Then, blow-dry your hair upside down to boost volume before pinning your hair up and back. If needed, tease your hair for extra thickness.

6. Messy Updo Style

Middle Part with Waves

If you like to rock your mid-length hair with a middle part, consider adding some loose waves to your look for an injection of texture that will keep your hair from looking flat.

7. Middle Part with Waves

Half-Bun Style for Thin Hair

For those looking to achieve a cute and casual look with their thin hair, a half-bun style makes an excellent option. You can even add a scrunchie for a playful retro twist.

8. Half-Bun Style for Thin Hair

Fishtail Side Braid

Don’t rule out braids just because your hair is thin and shoulder-length. A fishtail side braid (or two) is easy to create and will lend your look a fashionable flair.

9. Fishtail Side Braid

Low Ponytail Hairstyle

A low ponytail hairstyle makes a chic and simple choice for fine, medium length locks. The style is also perfect for showing off blunt ends, which can help thin ponytails appear significantly thicker.

10. Low Ponytail Hairstyle

Mid-Length Messy Waves

Mid-length messy waves are perfect for ladies with thin hair who have minimal time to spend styling their hair each morning.

11. Mid-Length Messy Waves

Lob with Top Knot

For an on-trend look that will work for your thin hair, try a lob with top knot style. While the lob cut will give your hair bounce, the top knot will add the appearance of volume on top.

12. Lob with Top Knot

Mid-Length Retro Waves

Mid-length retro waves that are full of bounce and frizz can quickly add the appearance of volume to thin hair.

13. Mid-Length Retro Waves

Boho Hairstyle with Braid

To create a fun and flirty boho hairstyle with braid, messily curl the bottom of your locks and add a thin three-strand plait on one side of your head.

14. Boho Hairstyle with Braid

Wet-Look Hairstyle

When your hair is already thin, parting it can make it look flat and limp. So, for your next special occasion, try losing the part entirely and opt for a sleek, wet-look hairstyle instead.

15. Wet Look Hairstyle

Long Hairstyles for Thin Hair

Long Bedhead Style

One of the best things about thin hair is that it can look utterly stylish when messy. As such, a long, bedhead style appears chic rather than unkempt.

1. Long Bedhead Style

Long Glamour Curls

Long glamour curls can look great on all hair types, including thin. To create the style, just use a wide-barrel curling wand and focus on the mid and ends of your hair. Once finished, use a volumising hairspray to set the hairstyle.

2. Long Glamour Curls

Smooth and Straight

If you want to wear your long and thin hair smooth and straight, you must ensure your locks are clean. While the style will look sleek and chic on freshly washed hair, it’ll appear limp and scraggly with even a hint of grease.

3. Smooth and Straight

Long Wind-Blown Hairstyle

Your hair naturally appears more voluminous after walking in the wind. So, why not recreate that look at home with a long wind-blown hairstyle?

4. Long Wind-Blown Hairstyle

Long Half-Up Style

If you want to show off your face and your long hair, you can choose to wear a long half-up style. The gorgeous style appears seriously stunning with messy waves also added.

5. Long Half-Up Style

Long Hair with Twists

If you find that a half-up style leaves your lower strands looking overly thin and limp, think about pairing your long hair with twists instead. The look will have a similar appearance without reducing your hair’s volume or density.

6. Long Hair with Twists

Messy Waves Hairstyle

A messy waves hairstyle is a gorgeous option for adding texture and the appearance of volume to long and thin locks.

7. Messy Waves Hairstyle

Loose and Low Ponytail

A loose and low ponytail can make thin hair appear thicker by lifting hair up around the face. To nail the style, sweep your hair back into a loose ponytail and secure. Then, use your hands to pull out and loosen your hair at the top before pushing the hair tie up slightly for a bubble effect.

8. Loose and Low Ponytail

Side Part and Messy Texture

For the perfect off-duty look, consider styling your long locks with a side part and messy texture.

9. Side Part and Messy Texture

Long Beach Waves

Not only do long beach waves look great, but they’re also extremely easy to create. To achieve the style, just braid your locks into a loose plait while wet and allow it to dry naturally.

10. Long Beach Waves

Long Sleek Ponytail

Thin hair is fantastic for creating a polished and sharp look. So, if you have lengthy locks, why not opt for a long sleek ponytail for a sophisticated and striking appearance.

11. Long Sleek Ponytail

Pinned Back Curls

Adding curls is a great way make your long hair appear thicker. For a chic twist on the look, try wearing pinned back curls. The lovely style is perfect for proms, weddings, date nights and more.

12. Pinned Back Curls

Straight and Messy

If you want to wear your long and thin hair straight, consider adding a dishevelled touch. The straight and messy look will appear naturally thicker as well as entirely cool.

13. Straight and Messy

Waterfall Braid Hairstyle

Most braids can be challenging to create with thin locks. Luckily, a waterfall braid hairstyle doesn’t require thick hair to look fantastic.

14. Waterfall Braid Hairstyle

Messy Bun Hairstyle

While a tight bun can appear too severe for fine hair, a messy bun hairstyle can look chicly dishevelled with thin locks.

15. Messy Bun Hairstyle


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