4 Hairstyles for Thin Hair That Give Major Volume
Is your fine hair feeling lifeless? We’ve already discussed the secret reason your thin hair isn’t holding curl, but there’s another volume-threatening culprit that may have happened a long, long time ago: your haircut. You see, naturally thin hair needs to be snipped and shaped 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.
To make things easier, we’ve put together a little guide on the four best haircuts that magically add volume to thin hair. So when you go in for your next hair appointment, you can present one of these hairstyles for thin hair and say buh-bye to lifeless locks and hello to major volume. These cuts and stylings guarantee your thin hair looks thick and full—and no one will be the wiser. Trust us, your hair will thank you. Keep scrolling for four volume-boosting hairstyles for thin hair.
Long, Light Layers
The enemy of thin hair? Blunt, all-one-length ends. 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 subtly tapered ends of her cut. Keep scrolling for two more mid-length cuts that add volume to short hair.
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 or beachy waves like Behati Prinsloo's. 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 six more life-saving cuts for girls with thin hair.
This story was originally published February 3, 2015, and has been updated.