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Styling Tips: Hairstyles for Thin Hair

Your first priority when dealing with thin or thinning hair is to figure out the cause. Whether it’s naturally thin due to hair loss, the solution is the same: to find the most flattering thin hair styles that might work for you. Below are our styling tips.

Hairstyles for Women with Thinning Hair
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Straight cut bobs with a quiff or long slanted bangs can be the ideal solution for thin hair, adding body to an otherwise flat look.

Short haircuts for thin hair are not off-limits. Thick hair is not a requirement for pulling off short styles or bobs, with or without quiff. These short hairstyles are for thin hair particularly appealing. Although there are also some great medium hairstyles for thin hair, since thin hair is not as bouncy as thick hair – as it tends to stay closer to the scalp – the longer that you keep your hair, the more weighed down it will look, which can end up looking flat. Short hairstyles for thin hair are optimal because the hair is light and unencumbered. Of course close to the scalp is good, particularly if you have straight thin hair, for trying out sleek thin hairstyles; you have a particular advantage for achieving a fantastic sleek look with minimal effort. Whether your hair is naturally thin or you are experiencing thinning through hair loss, it’s important to embrace your hair type and play it out to its strengths.

The Trick to Thin Hairstyle Success is to Keep Experimenting!

Hairstyles for Women with Thinning Hair
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Chignons are among the most popular styling options for thin hair

Of course some of the best hairstyles for thin hair are the ones that you discover yourself through experimentation. It’s important not to get frustrated and to keep on looking for the hairstyles that are most flattering for you. Through experimentation, you will eventually find the thin hair styles that suit you best. If you have medium or long hair, you may want to gather your hair low at the neckline for a symmetrically or asymmetrically placed chignon or ponytail. Long bangs can cover a receding hairline while also looking incredibly chic. If bangs aren’t really your style, try slanting your hair across your forehead and pulling it behind your opposite ear; this will achieve a similar look as bangs, without the bold cut. You can also try braiding your hair very loosely, which will make your hair appear thicker than with a tight braid. Create an illusion of volume by working bobby pins and other hair accessories into your thin hairstyle. It can prove to be quite fun selecting the most appealing accessories among the Alice bands, bows, scrunchies or bobby pins with plain or glittering adornments.


Aside from styling, products can also go a long way to achieving a desirable thin hairstyle look. Extra-gloss hairspray can help you style your thin hair into luscious, smooth and shimmering strands, while a leave-in conditioner can help prevent a dry scalp. You can also use volumizing powder to create more bounce and body. Using shampoo with a natural caffeine extract can strengthen your hair, making it less susceptible to damage or loss, and caffeine can also stimulate new hair growth. With a little experimentation you will find both the best thin hairstyles and hair care products to achieve your perfect look.

10 Ways To Make Thin Hair Appear Fuller

  1. Part your hair on the opposite side. If you normally part your hair on the left side, blow dry it like normal, but part it on the right. Your hair gets used to your part, so flipping it in the other direction will make your roots stand up.
  2. Back-comb your hair. Use a teasing comb to tease your roots. Comb strands over it and use Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME® Biotin+ Volume Hairspray to keep the pumped-up look in place.
  3. Get short layers. A blunt cut can weigh your hair down. Adding light layers will give your hair shape and movement.
  4. Blow-dry your hair upside down. Flip your head upside down when it's still wet and blow dry. When you get to your roots, use your fingers to softy tousle – this will help them to stand up, creating even more volume.
  5. Sprinkle your roots with Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME® Biotin+ Volume Magic Volume Powder. This is a great texturizer, adding grip and tons of volume to your hair.
  6. Rock a lob. Long hair is heavy, so it will lie flatter against your head. Try a trendy crop for more texture and volume.
  7. Skip the serum. Serum makes your hair sleek and frizz-free, which also makes it lay flat. While that might be ideal for an up-do, if you're wearing you're hair down you want to keep all the natural texture you have.
  8. Get highlights and lowlights. When your hair is all the same color, it appears thinner. Adding multiple hues to your 'do not only looks more natural but will also give you dimension, making limp locks appear fuller.
  9. Swap your paddle for a round brush. Paddle brushes are great for getting a sleek, straight look. But to amp-up your hair, use a round brush while blow-drying. It makes it easier to grip hair and create more tension so you can get more lift.
  10. Apply Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME® Biotin+ Volume Root Lift Spray to your roots before blow-drying. This will help keep your roots upright, which will stop your 'do from falling flat after 10 minutes.