Summer is officially here, things are heating up outside and in trends for hair. From layered blunt cuts, bobs and under-cut pixies, we are seeing a lot of sleek, cooler looks hitting the runways and red carpets. So how does this translate to a new style for you?
Well, if you are a woman with fine, thin hair, it’s shouldn’t be a surprise that not every look will translate seamlessly with your personality, hair type, hair texture and lifestyle. In this blog we will take a look at some of the best haircuts for those of us with fine hair and thin hair textures & types. Follow along as we provide you with tips & styling tricks as well on how to create density and volume.
YOUR HAIRSTYLIST KNOWS BEST
Before we begin looking at some of the trends this season in haircuts for fine, thin hair women, let’s talk about one of the most important things that is needed in order to really create a haircut that you enjoy, and that is a good hairstylist. It’s a Fact: finding a hairstylist that specializes in fine, thin hair can make a difference in whether you like your haircut vs. love it!
When looking for a hairstylist it’s essential to find someone who understands the best cutting techniques that should be used in order to create natural fullness and thickness. For example, bangs typically do not compliment someone with fine, thin hair that is looking for fullness. Bangs actually take away from the overall appearance of volume rather than adding to it because the hair used to cut into bangs could have actually been used to add volume to the look in the back or on the sides. Having a stylist who understands and can work with these special nuances that go along with your thin hair type is essential to having the right haircut.
Once you’ve found a hairstylist who is a good match, you’re officially ready to take on any cut that works best for fine, thin hair women. Now, let’s take a look at some expert styling tricks to incorporate into your new cut that can help you add depth and volume!
STYLE TRICKS FOR FINE HAIR
Easy and low maintenance is a huge trend in women’s haircuts and styling. Women want to spend less time on styling their hair and still have it look great, so that time can be dedicated to other activities. Along with cutting hair into a style that is low maintenance, there are also small styling tricks can be used to create the appearance of volume. Below are some of them…
Start with the Roots
A quick and easy way to add fullness to hair that is fine and thin is by using products that help boost volume at the root. Toppik’s Hair Fattener is a great option for someone who styles with a blow dryer, it can be used on damp hair from roots to ends to add thickness as it’s being blown out. Another option is to add volume by using a dry spray like Toppik’s Root Volumizing Spray. When sprayed at the root, oil that weighs the hair down is absorbed and hair is volumized and lifted.
Play-up the Part
Did you know the direction in which you part your hair is so important that there is an actual study called the Part Theory that examines this? When it comes to adding volume to your hair however, changing your part line can do wonders to your overall look. For example, a middle part line is great for elongating the face, while a side part highlights the cheeks and forehead, giving the appearance of a fuller-face and more voluminous hair once styled?
In addition to a cut that creates volume, when coloring hair have your stylist use these techniques to help add the appearance of fullness to fine, thin hair. Going deeper and darker with the color at the roots and highlighting in other areas helps enhance hair to look more volumized, especially with longer haircuts.
Now, let’s take a look at the best haircut trends for fine, thin hair this year.
BEST HAIRCUTS FOR FINE & THIN HAIR
Cuts that combine low maintenance when styling are at the top of the trends this year. From blunt cut bobs to longer lengths, here are the haircut trends that look best on fine and thin hair:
The bob is a great way to add density to thin hair and we’re in luck because this 90’s trend is back. From spunky looks that are heavy with volume at the crown, to more reserved chin and shoulder length cuts. The bob is a great way to highlight features of the face and create an effortless appearance of volume and thickness. A bob haircut can be great for both a sophisticated and youthful look depending on the makeup and other attire that is matched with it.
No matter the length, short, medium, or long, a blunt cut is a good option for fine, thin hair women. The strong weight line that is created when a bob is cut actually gives the illusion of volume and length to any style when the ends are blunt. Blunt cuts may require more time to style however, since waves created by a curling iron pair nicely with this cut.
Medium Length Lobs
Continuing to rise in popularity over the past few years is the lob haircut, otherwise known as the “long bob”. Beautiful in almost any texture, lobs are very versatile whether you want a messy, wavy or sleek look. This cut is especially fitting for someone with a more active lifestyle, because the stacked look of a lob creates a ready-to-wear style.
Contrary to many beliefs, longer hair can still look great and add depth to locks on thin, fine hair women. Longer cuts however, will require some layering and a good place to start is in the front framing the face. Adding long, light layers in the front will add movement and give the cut a more alluring look.
After hair is cut into a new style, you may want to change it up and add versatility to your style with the use of hair extensions. Hair extensions are a great option for women with fine and thin hair as they allow you to create volume and density whenever needed. Here are some trendy looks that can be created with hair extensions…
Cheat Sheet for fine/thin haircuts
- Don’t add layers in the back – this can take away from overall volume from the hair
- Do change your part for more dimension
- Do add in colors for depth and volume
- Don’t cut bangs – they take away from the hair’s volume
- Do use Root Volumizing Spray and Stylers to naturally enhance volume of the cut
- Do add layers in the front to long cuts
- Do cut hair into a blunt
- Don’t get cuts that require a lot of heat styling – this is damaging to fine and thin hair
We hope this blog was helpful and gave you some ideas on the best women’s haircuts for fine and thin hair that will work for you.
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In our next blog, we will discuss sudden hair loss in both men and women. Follow along as we take a look at what triggers and causes hair loss and how to manage the side effects. From nutrition, to lifestyle and styling there are many steps that can be taken to help prevent it from happening and help you.