Having thin hair doesn’t mean that you can’t have great hair. The key is having a hairstyle that works with fine hair, not against it. With the wrong haircut, thin hair can look limp, flat, and lifeless. The right haircut can transform thin hair, adding bouncy volume and healthy fullness. Keep reading to find out our picks for the best layered hairstyles for fine hair.
The 5 Best Layered Haircuts for Thin Hair
1. Choppy Bob
Light layers with waves add ruffled volume to fine hair. Ask for an asymmetrical bob with feathered layers for a modern, trendy look. Wear with a deep part for added volume.
2. Angled Lob
This shoulder-grazing haircut is very flattering for fine or thin hair. Side-swept bangs frame the face, while feathery layers add movement and volume.
3. Long with Light Layers
Fine hair doesn’t necessarily mean short hair! If you long for mermaid lengths, think feathery layers. These lightweight layers will add texture and movement to ends, without weighing down the roots or making thin hair look limp or stringy.
4. Shag with Bangs
We’ve been seeing this layered haircut everywhere lately – and loving it. Shaggy layers with blunt ends are easy to curl or air dry for beachy waves. (Perfect for summer!) The bangs add shape and style to this look.
5. Choppy Pixie
If you’re feeling bold, ask your hairdresser for a choppy pixie. A short and sassy pixie make hair look thicker and fuller, plus it’s easy to style. It’s also a good option to remove damage from overstyling.
Must-Know Tips for Styling Fine Hair
Once you have the right haircut, follow these tips to get the most out of your new look:
Start with Clean Hair
Bouncy, voluminous looks are easiest to create on clean hair. Wash hair with a gentle shampoo and follow by applying a conditioner to the ends.
Blow Dry Upside Down
Blow drying your hair upside down is one of the best ways to add volume to thin hair. Add a small amount of Toppik Hair Fattener to hair and gently comb to distribute. Then, rough blow dry hair with the nozzle pointed down to add volume while avoiding frizz. Rough dry until hair is 90% dry, then smooth hair using a round brush.
Protect Your Hair
Repeat after us: ALWAYS use a heat protectant before applying heat tools to hair. Fine hair is even more prone to breakage, and breakage means thinner hair. Use the lowest heat setting possible for your look, or opt for no-heat styles that embrace your natural hair texture whenever possible.
Improve Your Updo
While it’s fun to wear hair down, sometimes we just want to put it up! If scalp show-through is holding you back from trying a new updo, Toppik fibers have you covered.
Toppik Hair Building Fibers are easy to apply to thin areas around the temples and hairline to create the appearance of thicker, fuller hair. Best of all, no one will know! In fact, Toppik Fibers have long been a secret of Hollywood hairdressers.
Do you have any secrets for styling medium haircuts for thin hair? Let us know in the comments!