Thin hair can be difficult to style. Believe me, I know. I tried to do my natural thin hair looks thicker and more complete since I was in college and my mom let me get my hands on a hot tool. Since then I have traveled full of hairstyles, volumizing products and thickening techniques. Some worked, but most didn’t. It’s good. Somewhere along the way, I learned to live and work with my naturally thin hair (sigh), and the style I choose to wear it in has a lot to do with it. For example, I’ve learned that a sleek, straight style doesn’t do my thin hair a favor, which is why I tend to go for tousled, textured waves instead.
So yes, I had my opinion on the hairstyles that best suit my thinness, shoulder length hair, but I was wondering what the experts would say on the matter. Was I potentially missing a hairstyle that could make my thin hair look thick and full? I decided to find out. Keep scrolling to see the best hairstyles for thin and medium hair, according to expert stylists.
Hairstyle # 1: middle part with tousled waves
Jon reyman is a hairdresser and founder of Spoke & Weal salons. He says that a short, strong style is the best option for people with thin hair. “If the hair is fine and thin, I wouldn’t push it any further than it can go. A stronger, shorter haircut is better because it gives it a stronger setting,” he advises.
This is where a lob comes in. This style offers movement and body, as well as that strong setting that Reyman talks about. Just make sure to style it in tousled, textured waves. According to Alicia Bailey Watts, hair texture expert and gHead of Headline Education at Design Essentials, “loose, textured looks with waves or tousled curls” help “create the illusion of fullness in fine hair.”
T3 1 inch Lucea straightening flat iron (£ 120)
The only way for me to wave my hair is to run a flat iron through it. It creates the perfect lived-in look. This one from T3 is good for volume and shine (and prevents damage).
Sachajuan Shine Serum (£ 26)
A shine serum can make all the difference (especially when styling a sleek, centered lob). This one from Sachajuan leaves a sumptuous shine without film-forming residue.
Hairstyle # 2: Deep side part with tousled waves
Take a center lob and pair it with a deep side part, and you have an instant hairstyle that increases volume. “After shampooing and conditioning the hair, apply a leave-in conditioner and start blow-drying by over-orienting the hair using a round brush to create volume from the roots,” says Bailey. “Use a 1.5 inch flat iron or flat iron set at 300 ° to create waves or large curls. Then style with your fingers to separate the curls or waves to create the tousled look. deal with Design Essentials Training finishing spritz (£ 16) to hold waves or curls in place to help style longevity. “
Design essentials Training finishing spritz (£ 16)
Bailey recommends sealing in the look with this finishing spray from Design Essentials. It keeps “waves or curls in place to help style longevity.”
Oribe Grandiose Plumping Hair Mousse (£ 40)
Hairdresser Evan-joseph recommend using mousse to get a thick, full look. “I think a lot of products designed for thick hair will work on thin hair as long as it’s not heavy or overloaded with oils, butter, or synthetics,” he says. “Natural styling, even on thin, wavy hair, can give it lots of body and life while keeping it healthy.”
Hairstyle # 3: Long, textured layers
“Adding layers to thin hair will definitely help build volume effortlessly,” says Bailey Watts. Just make sure it’s long layers (not short, choppy layers) to ensure the most volume and movement. Use a texturizer to give them the perfect definition.
Moroccan oil Dry texture spray (£ 18)
This is one of my favorite texturizing sprays for fine hair. It adds definition and body without weighing my hair down or leaving it crisp or crisp.
K18 Molecular Repairing Leave-In Hair Mask (£ 55)
“K18 adds support to fine hair because it protects each strand and increases its longevity,” explains Reyman. “It penetrates deep into the hair cortex at the molecular level and strengthens each strand. For fine hair, every strand really matters. After treating the hair, I style it with hold-based products as they will add needed body. and emollients weigh hair down, leaving hair limp and giving it less body and volume. “
Hairstyle # 4: The Shag
Of course, it’s more of a hairto cut rather than a hairstyle. However, Bailey Watts says it’s the perfect option for people with thin hair, as the layers “help effortlessly build volume.” Plus, who doesn’t want to look cool and confident from the ’70s icons that made this look famous? For reference, I’m talking about people like Joan Jett, David Bowie, and Stevie Nicks. Most recently, it has been worn by Billie Eilish, Halle Berry, and Taylor Swift, among others.
Hershesons Almost All Cream (£ 10)
This versatile shaping cream defines natural texture and creates a light, lived-in volume.
Dyson Supersonic hair dryer (£ 300)
The right tools can make all the difference in getting the perfect blowout at home. We love this iconic Dyson tool, which is essentially the Tesla of hairdryers.
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