If you have fine or thin hair, chances are you’ve tried just about every volumizing shampoo and conditioner, body-building hair mousse, and strong-hold hair spray you could find in an effort to make your hairstyle maintain its shape. But, did you ever take a minute to consider that the fate of your seemingly limp hair could actually lie with your hairstyle and the way your hair is cut? If you want to breathe new life into your thin hair (and of course you do), read on to educate yourself on the best haircuts for thin hair.
HAIRCUT FOR THIN HAIR #1: ASYMMETRICAL BOB
Not only is the bob a classic haircut that’s been around for ages, it proved to be an especially trendy hairstyle in 2018—and we’re expecting it to continue reigning supreme in 2019. When you give this short hairstyle an asymmetrical spin, you help bring attention to the geometry of the look, as opposed to the thickness of it, in turn creating the illusion of a fuller head of hair.
HAIRCUT FOR THIN HAIR #2: BLUNT BOB
Nothing adds a little edge to your beauty look more than a blunt cut, and with fine strands, a bob is the perfect length to add dimension without sacrificing any volume.
HAIRCUT FOR THIN HAIR #3: CHOPPY BOB
Perfect for the girl who’s always on-the-go, a choppy bob is easily styled with a bit of hair mousse or gel, like the L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Clean Style Gel.
HAIRCUT FOR THIN HAIR #4: ANGLED BOB
Take your bob, then put it on a slight angle—you’ve got yourself an angled bob! This cut looks particularly stunning on those with straight strands.
HAIRCUT FOR THIN HAIR #5: STACKED BOB
This is one of the best techniques to help pump up the volume on thin hair.
HAIRCUT FOR THIN HAIR #6: A-LINE BOB
If sophistication is your middle name, and you love sporting pin-straight strands, try an A-line bob cut. A favorite of many actresses, this short hairstyle will add dimension to fine strands that have a tendency to lose their bounce.
HAIRCUT FOR THIN HAIR #7: CLASSIC LOB
You can never go wrong when you stick with the classics, and the lob haircut is no exception. Whether you have naturally straight or wavy strands, all thin-haired women can rock a classic lob (a fancy term for a medium hairstyle that falls just around the shoulders).
HAIRCUT FOR THIN HAIR #8: LOB WITH LIGHT, LONG LAYERS
By now you might be noticing that we’re working our way from short hair to long hair while teaching you about all the best hairstyles and haircuts for thin hair. If you love the idea of a bob but can’t quite come to terms with chopping off all your length, a layered lob is a perfect option for you. By snipping long layers into the mix, you’ll be able to make your mane look fuller overall. Just remember to keep your ends blunt, as layers often come with feathered or razored ends which can end up thinning the appearance of hair.
HAIRCUT FOR THIN HAIR #9: SHOULDER-LENGTH BLUNT lob
The blunt ends of this lob hairstyle will help create a more geometric look that maintains volume without looking too square.
HAIRCUT FOR THIN HAIR #10: SHAGGY LOB
If you’re a carefree sort of woman—or you just want to look that way—a shaggy haircut at any length is the right one for you.
HAIRCUT FOR THIN HAIR #11: ANGLED LOB
A slightly longer option, the angled lob offers just enough length so that you can rock this season’s prettiest braid hairstyles, not to mention updo and bun hairstyles—both of which are very necessary for the low maintenance girl who doesn’t always have time to blow-dry her hair.
HAIRCUT FOR THIN HAIR #12: CHOPPY LOB
Confused about the difference between shaggy and choppy cuts? Choppy haircuts have more of a harsh edge, which can add an instant boost of volume to thin hair. Shaggy haircuts are more loosely cut, which results in a free-flowing look.
HAIRCUT FOR THIN HAIR #13: STACKED LOB
A stacked lob will work just as well on thin hair as a stacked bob, but this way you can maintain a bit more length. Don’t forget to keep every stacked strand in its spot with a spritz of high-hold hairspray, like the L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray.
HAIRCUT FOR THIN HAIR #14: LONG LAYERS WITH THICK BANGS
If you love the look of down-to-there hair, you’re not alone. In fact, extra-long locks are slated to be one of the year’s most notable hairstyle trends. The only problem is, long, thin hair can sometimes look stringy. To help embrace a longer look, ask for long layers to create the illusion of volume. Top your long haircut off with thick bangs for a stylish touch.
HAIRCUT FOR THIN HAIR #15: FACE-FRAMING LAYERS
This romantic cut will keep your gorgeous complexion as the main focus of your beauty look and also add dimension to your fine strands.
HAIRCUT FOR THIN HAIR #16: CHOPPY LAYERS
A jagged cut adds instant edge and volume, but it can easily fall flat without the right products. The solution? Hair mousse. Try the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse. With as little as one pump you’ll be able to create a long-lasting hairstyle that looks bouncy and beautiful.
HAIRCUT FOR THIN HAIR #17: U-SHAPED LAYERS
A less rigid option, U-shaped layers are a great way to add volume to long hair. Use a large-barrel curling iron to twist up the ends of each layer, and you’ve got a romantic hairstyle that’s sure to turn heads.
HAIRCUT FOR THIN HAIR #18: SHAGGY LAYERS
If you can’t already tell, we’re fond of shaggy cuts for fine or thin hair. That’s because each shag, or cut, adds dimension to the hair, which will keep it from falling flat. And isn’t that the ultimate goal?
HAIRCUT FOR THIN HAIR #19: STACKED LAYERS
Another cut that you can never go wrong with: stacked layers.
HAIRCUT FOR THIN HAIR #20: blunt bangs
When you’re dealing with thin hair, bangs can add just the right amount of dimension and create a face-framing effect to give off the appearance of thicker locks. We love the on-trend blunt bang look, which involves a straight-cut of the bangs across the forehead. Keep in mind that this type of bang does involve regular maintenance and upkeep.
Editor’s note: Want to take your blunt bangs to the next level? Super short, cropped bangs are all the rage right now!
HAIRCUT FOR THIN HAIR #21: side-swept bangs
Love the idea of bangs but can’t commit to an edgy, blunt cut? Side-swept bangs are for you!
HAIRCUT FOR THIN HAIR #22: CHOPPY PIXIE
A short crop can be especially eye-catching for thin hair. To get the look, ask your stylist to cut your tresses into choppy layers that will give the impression of a fuller mane.
HAIRCUT FOR THIN HAIR #23: SIDE-SWEPT PIXIE
Side-swept pixies are oh-so-chic, plus, they’re easy to style. All you’ll need is a hair pomade, like the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty. With just a dollop massaged into your hair, you’ll be able to add voluminous definition to your new cropped haircut without weighing it down.
HAIRCUT FOR THIN HAIR #24: ASYMMETRICAL PIXIE
An asymmetrical variation on the traditional pixie will add an extra layer of edge—and volume.
HAIRCUT FOR THIN HAIR #25: STRAIGHT PIXIE
Embrace your inner tomboy with a good ol’ straight pixie cut. Keep every piece in place with a texturizing hair styling product that won’t harden your strands.
THE ULTIMATE HAIR CARE ROUTINE FOR THIN HAIR
When you’re working with thin hair, it’s important to approach your mane from all angles. While the right haircut and hairstyle can make a world of difference, the way you care for your hair matters just as much. To make sure that you’re giving your thin hair the TLC it deserves, commit the following tips to memory.
1. Stock your shower with the right hair care products
Thin hair is known for its lack of volume. To perk up your tresses, stock up on a volumizing hair care system like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Volume Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Volume Conditioner.
2. Get regular trims
Since fine hair looks thinner when paired with feathered ends, it’s very important to keep up with routine trims every six to eight weeks.
Excited to know more about how to make the most of your thin hair? Then you’re going to love our article, 5 Hairstyles That Make Thin Hair Look Thick. Check it out to see for yourself!