If you're one of the many people with thin, fine, straight hair, fret not: there are a handful of flattering hairstyles out there for you. Whether you cut your hair short, jazz it up with some texture or use length to its fullest potential, soon what was limp and thin can be transformed into something simply fine. Read on for some tips that turn up the volume on thin locks.
One of the best options for thin hair is to get rid of it. Cut your hair super-short and allow your beautiful face to speak for itself. Keep some bangs and wispy sideburns for a soft, feminine look or brave something with an edge; either way, the lack of excessive styling and the lighter weight will both prevent you from losing any more hair, and give your body time to grow more hair to fill in. A short hairstyle also makes hair seem thicker, so you’ll maintain the illusion of thick hair while allowing your scalp to produce.
If super-short hair isn’t your thing, try a chin-length cut and add in a little texture. There are a number of texturizing products on the market that do wonders for even the most stick-straight hair. Most mousses will do the trick, or you could consider trying a sea salt spray. You want to use a product that won’t weigh your hair down but will still give you enough control to maintain bounce all day long. Shop around until you find the product that works best for you. Then, use a dime-sized dollop in your wet hair and scrunch your ‘do dry. Avoid heat as best as you can; you want to keep your hair as healthy as possible.
The best way to wear your thin hair long is a blunt, shoulder-length cut. Don’t mess around with layers; instead of adding volume, they’ll just make the fineness of your thin hair more obvious. Instead, opt for a straight; horizontal cut that rests right on your shoulders. As your hair rests on your shoulders and back, it’ll fan out and create the illusion that it’s wider than it is. Plus, the whole weight of your hair won’t strain the roots as much if it’s got something like your shoulders to perch upon.
For men with thin hair, the shorter the better. Sometimes it’s best to accept the variables that nature has provided and try to work within the given parameters. In this spirit, choose a buzz cut, crew cut or just shave it all off. The shorter your hair is cut, the more you’ll disguise any bald spots; which means you’ll look, ultimately, younger (plus, super-short hair is also-super trendy). Whatever you do, don’t fool yourself into thinking you can disguise your thinning hair by growing it longer. That will only emphasize the places where your hair is missing. Remember: comb-overs are never the right fashion choice.