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How To Style Thin or Fine Hair: Tips and Tricks for Making the Most of Your Tresses

By: Alejandro Buttari |
How To Style Thin or Fine Hair: Tips and Tricks for Making the Most of Your Tresses

Styling thin or fine hair can be a struggle, whether you want to change your everyday look or attend a function and try a new updo.

Worry not!

With so many modern solutions, there is no need to fret over thin or fine hair. Keep reading as we break down some of our best styling tips and tricks for this hair type.


1. Use the Right Products

With the amazing range of shampoos and conditioners on the market, struggling with thin or fine hair is a thing of the past. You can also take supplements that help support healthy hair growth from the roots.

Although these products may take some time to take effect, they promise fantastic results. With a bit of time, you will see a big difference in hair thickness.

But if you’ve got an upcoming event soon, the next trick is what you need.


2. Wash Hair a Day Before Styling

Do you need a fancy new hairdo for an upcoming event?

Wash your hair a day in advance. Washing can strip away oil from your hair, making it hard to hold styling products and stay in place. Giving it a day will restore some of that necessary natural oil to maintain an updo or a new style for a few hours.


3. Blow Dry Your Hair

Blow drying is a must if you want to activate those volumizing products!

Just make sure to use medium heat to avoid damage.

To add even more volume, flip your hair down and blow dry it while brushing. Use a round brush to make the hair on your crown and sides look fuller and thicker.


4. Try Scrunching

If you don’t have time to plan ahead for an event, don’t worry. Just get in the shower and apply conditioner. Scrunch your hair a little while your hair is wet and with the product still in.

This simple technique will add some texture and bounce to fine hair.


5. Use Rollers

Setting up hair in rollers is an easy and quick way of making thin or fine hair appear fuller and create loose wavy curls.

The best part of this technique is it can be done right after a wash and while you’re getting ready. The actual styling only takes about 10 to 15 minutes.

You can try velcro rollers if your hair tends to slip off other rollers.


6. Try Hairstyles for Thin or Fine Hair

Certain hairstyles naturally give the illusion of volume. Find one that suits your face shape and go with it!

One example you can try at home is the beachy wave style. Simply brush your hair away from your face and curl the sections outwards.

You can also get a layered haircut or a textured bob; just tell the hairstylist your expected result.

Here are some more hairstyles you can go for:

  • Blunt cut bob
  • Medium cut with fringe
  • Wavy lob
  • Double French braids
  • Deep side part


7. Tease Hair at the Crown

A stylist-approved way of creating volume in an instant is by teasing hair.

You can try it at home—just take a portion of your hair at the crown and backcomb it slightly. This method works best when you want to create an illusion of volume at the roots on the top of your head.

Tease your hair gently so you don’t create permanent knots or damage.


8. Change Your Hair Part

Wearing hair with the same part for too long can make it fall flat over time. Switching up partitions naturally lifts hair from the roots, so they appear fuller.

But that’s not the only benefit—you’re also creating a new look without doing much at all! You can try a deep part on some days or flip your hair to the opposite side every once in a while.

It’s best to avoid a middle part because it only emphasizes flatness.


9. Consider Adding Color or Highlights

If you don’t want to spend too much time styling your hair every day, this option is perfect for you.

Getting highlights or lowlights is a one-time treatment that will last for several months and won’t require much daily effort on your part.

Make sure you visit an expert hairstylist and tell them that you want to focus on adding volume.


10. Use Dry Shampoo

If you’re finding it hard to maintain volume through the second half of the day, try using a dry shampoo. It absorbs excess oil, which tends to make hair flat and greasy.

It’s also a great saver for days you can’t wash your hair.



Fine or thin hair seems easier to style and manage, but that’s not always the case. Only someone with fine or thin hair can know what a struggle it can be to avoid flat strands and add volume.

We hope with this guide, you’ve found some great ideas to revamp your old hairstyles into something new and exciting.

We wish you great hair days ahead!

This information is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.