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What are the best hairstyles for very thin hair?

2. Haircuts for Very Thin Hair. As a rule, the most appropriate female haircuts for super thin hair are those that have layers and texture. This approach visually gives hair lightness and volume.

“I have very thin hair. No, I have VERY VERY thin hair, so the majority of hairstyles seen on the Internet don’t fit me. What to do? Can you suggest really working haircuts and hairstyles for super thin hair? Or it is hopeless?”

Quite often, some women have to put up with fine and thin hair that can be caused by both heredity and acquired problems. Although these two characteristics may seem quite similar, there is a difference between fine and thin hair, which is important to understand when choosing the right hairstyle or cut.

Fine hair means that each individual strand is small in diameter; it’s too soft, has a lack of volume and quickly loses its shape.

Thin hair (or sparse hair) means that there are fewer follicles on the head, and, if it’s not fixed properly, the scalp can be seen in some places.

The first wake-up call is that you can’t style your hair and you realize that there is no previous density: it seems that the hair has become finer. And in fact, it has become thinner.

Possible Causes of Very Thin Hair

Very thin hair may be caused by:

  • aging;
  • stressed-out nervous system;
  • improper hair care routine;
  • bad habits, such as smoking and alcohol;
  • unhealthy diet;
  • great weight loss;
  • very thin hair after giving birth – postpartum changes in hormone levels;
  • mechanical damage (e.g., head injuries);
  • internal diseases that exhaust the body and deprive strands of vitality;
  • very thin hair after chemo, certain medications, etc.

Does Thin Hair Mean Balding?

If hair started falling out, it doesn’t necessarily mean that baldness begins – after all, it’s known that there is a definite norm, an amount of hair that should fall out daily or seasonally. In any case, the best solution would be to visit a trichologist who can professionally assess the condition of the hairline and help solve this issue.

1. Short vs. Long. Is it better to have short or long thin hair? Cuts for thin hair are performed on both long and very short hair. So, if you like long hairstyles, it’s not always necessary to make a short cut – you can keep the length. Consult your hairstylist for more tips as each case is unique.

2. Haircuts for Very Thin Hair. As a rule, the most appropriate female haircuts for super thin hair are those that have layers and texture. This approach visually gives hair lightness and volume.

3. Bob Haircut. Classic or asymmetrical – anything suits thin shoulder-length hair and above, as long as the edge is straight.

4. Pixie Haircut. This daring ragged haircut will magically transform thin strands, and it’s easy to style – just use a little mousse or spray to mess up the locks.

5. Very Thin Curly Hair. Curls themselves make the hair voluminous and lush. You can give very thin curly hair the necessary shape and style with layered cuts.

6. Very Thin Hair in the Front. Side-swept, choppy or straight-across, see-through bangs will solve this problem and visually add some volume.

7. Very Thin Hair at the Temples. Asymmetrical, graduated haircuts with bangs angled towards the temples will help hide the lack of hair density in this area.

8. Hair Loss Concealers & Hair Fibers. To hide thinning gaps you may use products with natural cotton fibers, the result will be more than satisfactory!

9. Hair Color for Super Thin Hair. Remember that blonde hair looks thicker than dark hair. Use techniques such as bronde and balayage coloring or highlights to add dimension to thin strands.

10. Hairstyles for Very Thin Hair. Light waves, curls, a voluminous braid, and a crimped bun – these are wonderful hairstyles for super thin hair.

11. Updos for Very Thin Hair. Women’s combovers are also a great trick to make hair look more voluminous.

12. Scarves for Thinning Hair on Top. Learn several new ways to wear headbands, hair scarves and caps.

13. Wigs and Toppers for Very Thin Hair. Sometimes your hair is so thin, that hairstyles and haircuts won’t help. For example, if you have bald patches. So one more solution is wigs and different hair extensions for very fine thin hair, especially toppers and wiglets.

14. Wigs for Women with Thinning Hair. Wigs and toppers have many variations and are used for hair styling or increasing the volume of thin strands in those parts of the head where it’s necessary.

15. Toppers for Thinning Hair. A right silk base topper will create a perfect amount of coverage for your hair loss.

16. Toppers for the Part Line. A well-constructed hair topper or wig looks very realistic, so don’t be afraid of using one for your everyday and formal looks. It’s normal!

Topper for Really Thin Hair
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17. Bun for Very Thin Hair. Like messy buns but think they are impossible with your super-thin tresses? Buy a human hair wrap that reminds a scrunchie. Add some fibers where needed and voila, you wear your beloved bun!

18. Hair Extensions for Super Thin Hair. Yes, it’s not always about the length. A lot of women add extensions just to make their hair look a bit thicker.

19. Hair Extensions for Thickness and Volume. Hair extensions are a fantastic way of letting you hair grow underneath. If they are applied correctly no damage will occur to your natural locks.

20. Very Thin Hair Treatments. And, of course, don’t forget about various growth-stimulating treatments and cosmetic procedures that you can do at home (masks, massages, vitamins, etc.) or in a salon (such as mesotherapy, cryotherapy, ampoule treatment).

Have more tips and tricks for really thin hair? Share with us in the comments section below!

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by Donna Sullivan
Donna is a hairstylist with 8 years of experience. Ask her about any hair-related problem (haircuts, hairstyles, colorings, hair care) and get a pro advice!
  • Susan Turi

    Giving fine hair blunt ends will only look good if there is no thinning around temples or forehead. Otherwise there is too much contrast between volume at ends and lack of volume at roots ( sparse bangs).. If you leave your hair to taper slightly it will not accentuate the thinner roots and be balanced ..
    I always read this recommendation to give fine hair blunt ends to create volume but it depends on the person and their level of thinning at the roots.

    • Barbara

      I completely agree with this comment! Adding layers as apprised to blunt ends also lightens the load on the hair and gives it more bounce on top.

  • Makenna Shipilov

    I hate my extremely thin frail hair. It doesn’t grow much. N its so thin u can barely style it bc my scalp shows in the wrong hair styles

  • Shelly

    I used to have thick heavy hair it grew fast and was long. Those days are gone. I started getting a Dracula hairline. Then it got real thin about 3/4 of the volume is gone. Now it doesn’t grow anymore I have not cut my hair in 2 years and it’s just not growing and it falls out a lot

    • CS

      Have your thyroid checked!!

      • janet sheehan

        Did that and it’s fine!

        • Hi

          Hey hun, are you anemic by chance? I’ve lost literally 75% of my hair . My looks and self esteem has had a major blow. I’ve been some anemic all my life, but I’ve gotten to the point that regular “normal iron” infusions dont work for me anymore. Just left the hematologist last week, in which I was told that being severely anemic can definitely cause hair loss.

    • Summer

      I believe I’m extremely lucky as I have really thin hair and it’s easy to style and hardly falls out!

    • Kat

      This exact same thing happened to me and my thyroid is fine! It’s so stressful

  • Charlie Male

    I would appreciate some advice also I have the same issue as you and will follow the post. Best wishes for healthy manageable hair. All us women can dream

  • Jackie

    I have the same problem and would like to hear suggestions to cope with this problem

  • Tamber Hepner

    Wow it would be great not to have nearly half of the suggestions be fake hair.

  • Pauline

    I usually have a perm to make my style appear thicker and give me more height. I have a small head and my hair is naturally ‘dead’ straight and flat – not very flattering – can you give me any advice as to what style would suit me best – I am 70 years of age but like to look my best at all times

  • Natasha

    My hair fine and thin naturally. I also have huge shedding issue.😿😿😿most of the suggestions are just fake hair. Not every1 can afford that though.

  • Vicky

    Desperately need hairstyle for very fine, very thin & limp hair

  • Kat

    This exact same thing happened to me and my thyroid is fine! It’s so stressful

  • Abby

    I have been told I have “very fine hair, but ALOT OF IT!” I don’t know what to do with this lol I feel like it’s super thin, but in actuality I’m told by stylists it’s not thin at all just fine I want to do layers, but I’m afraid that will make my hair look thin…suggestions!?