If you are a female with thin or thinning hair you are not alone. There are over 30 Million women just in the United States alone with thinning hair and even more with thin hair. This can be very frustrating for women but there are certain hairstyles you can go with to improve the appearance of thin and thinning hair.
This article will go into a few base hairstyles that can be employed to help camouflage fine, thin and thinning hair.
Utilize Curls and Waviness –
Curls are a very effective way to create volume. Styling with curls and waves will allow you to arrange those curls to cover thinning areas. Curls should be as close together as possible to cover problem areas. Add curls from the top to back and then sides to complete the look. Pull and scrunch your curled hair to create even more fullness.
Utilize Your Blow Dryer –
Apply a light weight mousse while your hair is wet. Flip your head upside down and blow dry using your fingers to scrunch volume. You will be amazed at how much volume this simple well known trick can manufacturer.
Layering and Texture –
Layering your hair in to close cut layers can be an easy trick to disguise thin and thinning areas. Layers are cut horizontally and then trimmed vertically to create a nice blended look. Having you stylist Texture the ends will also work to create the appearance of more volume.
Shorter Hairstyles for Thin Hair Create Volume De-Emphasize the Appearance of Thin Hair
First a shorter hair style with help de-emphasize thinning. Long stringy straight hair will tend to weigh the hair down and will emphasize and show your thinning a lot more than a shorter hair style. If you currently have long hair going to a shorter hairstyle will add instant volume and fullness. The best short hairstyles for thin hair will be from a short bob to roughly chin length or even slightly longer with textured ends and will naturally help to detract or draw the eye away from the issue.
The Bob Cut
Another short hair option is the Bob cut and it’s many variations. This should be roughly ear lobe length and can be worn with or without bangs.
The Chop Cut
This is basically a modified bob cut with Irregular Ends and can be worn slightly longer. The ends are less blunt and less severe looking.
The Crop Cut
This syle is basically a short cut with tapered ends and, as with the bob, there are several variations of the basic style cut.
Shoulder Length Blunt Cut
If short hair is not an option for you may want to consider a shoulder link cut with light layering. If utilizing a shoulder length cut the ends angled forward to create the illusion of even more fullness. Wearing your hair a bit longer will not create quite as much volume as the short styles above but – combined with other tricks – may give you all the volume and fullness you need to diminish the look of thin hair.
Shoulder Length Shag Cut
An alternative to the blunt look is the sexy messy shag style look. This will add great texture and allow your shoulder length hair to look fuller. It is a layered look where the ends are feathered with scissors so they will appear thicker. Shorter layers may reach just to the ear with the longer layers adjusted to your individual length preferences and what will work best with your hair.
For some great ideas go to Google Images and put in some of the various cuts you are considering to get an idea of what they look like. You might also want to do a Google search on the term: free hair style image software. You will find sites where you can upload your photo and try new hairstyles virtually to help you decide on a style before committing to it fully.