4 Cuts That Make Thin Hair Look Surprisingly Full
We’ve already discussed the secret reason your thin hair isn’t holding curl. But there’s another culprit that may have happened a long, long time ago: your haircut. You see, naturally thin hair needs to be shaped and snipped to encourage bouncier, more Gisele-like volume—without the right technique, no amount of styling, curling, or pulling will give it the fuller look you want (and Pin excessively).
To make things easier for you, we’ve put together a little guide on the four best cuts that magically add volume to thin hair. We’re not saying you need to bring this to your next hair appointment, but—well, actually yes, we are saying that. Trust us, your hair will thank you. Keep scrolling for four volume-boosting cuts for thin hair!
The enemy of thin hair? Blunt, all-one-length ends (leave it to Gwyneth, trust us). If body and volume are your goals and you prefer your strands long, you can simply ask your hairstylist to add a bit of texture on the ends. Think light, slightly feathered layers that don’t weigh your strands down. Cameron Diaz has perfected windblown waves, thanks to the slightly tapered ends of her cut. Keep scrolling for two more mid-length cuts that add volume to short hair!
Our guest editor Julianne Hough rocks her choppy bob with textured ends (may we suggest a matte finish styling paste?) and a slight side part.
And finally, the Swag. The trendy haircut we pride ourselves on coining is perfect for those with thin strands. Why? The bangs add volume and shape at your crown, while the shaggy layers can easily be manipulated into curls and waves. Our girl Behati Prinsloo just went for the chop a few days ago, and we think she looks amazing. Keep scrolling for two more inspiring celebrity “Swags”!
For a softer, more romantic look, curl only the ends of your Swag haircut, like Suki Waterhouse does.
Which of these cuts is your favorite? Click here for 6 more life-saving cuts for girls with thin hair!