It dries fast, but our list of thin-hair pros pretty much ends there. When you've got it, you've got to get creative if you want that bombshell volume. And we do. So, we rely on these tricks. Thin-haired girls, scroll through for the best beauty editor–approved hacks!
Using a short, flat eye shadow brush, lightly fill in your part and your hairline with a matte powder that matches your roots to fake the appearance of more hair. You’re guaranteed to find a color that’s right for you if you spend a little time perusing neutral eye shadows (we love Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow, $19 in Naked for blondes). Or your brow powder is usually a good match, too. Whatever you use, make sure it’s matte—shimmery roots ruin the illusion.
Every movement you make when styling thin hair should be an upward one. When drying your hair, brush your roots up and away from your scalp—the same applies to flat-ironing. Better yet, style your hair up and over. Blow-dry and straighten your hair to the opposite side you usually part. Flip it back how you want it for extra volume.
The tools you use also make a difference. You can create more tension with a round brush, which will deliver better lift. Just be careful not to pull, which can stretch out whatever natural volume you have in your hair.
Pictured: T3 SinglePass Straightening & Styling Iron ($160)
Always choose a dry shampoo that boasts volumizing benefits, like one of our favorites Elizabeth & James’s Nirvana Black Shampoo ($28). But apply it at night for better results. While you sleep (and toss and turn), you’ll work the dry shampoo into your roots—without depositing your finger’s natural oils, which weigh your hair down.
Technique matters, too. While your thick-haired friends may be able to spritz their hairline, part, and be good to go, thin-haired girls need to apply their dry shampoo in layers. Start at the top of your head, lift a small section, spray, grab another small section directly below it, spray, and continue all the way around your head. Then, let your pillow do the rest of the work.
A limp, flimsy ponytail is a sad ponytail. To fake the look of a fuller pony, crisscross a pair of bobby pins underneath your ponytail, right at the base. It’ll instantly give your ponytail a boost and prevent it from falling flat later in the day.
A propped-up pony is good. A propped-up and thicker pony is better. All you need to perk up the top of your ponytail is a mini claw clip. Split your pony horizontally into thirds, and add a clip under the top third of your ponytail. The top section of hair will fall over the clip, and no one will see it, but they will see a nice, full ponytail.
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