10 Hairstyles For Thin Hair That’ll Help Your Mane Appear Thicker, Voluminous

By: Balqis Ariffin / April 27, 2021
Categories : Hair

We know that long textured wave locks that remind us of a mermaid are the ultimate definition of gorgeous hair. If you’re born with naturally luscious thick hair, you have hit the jackpot as you can style up your hair with different kinds of hairstyles. However, if you have fine hair, fret not as there are tricks and various hairstyles for thin hair that can help to create an illusion of voluminous and thicker hair. Indeed, similar to makeup, hairstyles can deliver the right optical illusion and transform your look. Why don’t you give it a try and tell us how it goes? Below, Beauty Insider has listed the best 10 hairstyles for thin hair.

10 Best Hairstyles for Thin Hair

1. Pixie haircut

If you have short and super fine hair, you might want to visit the nearest hair salon for a pixie haircut. Besides, it can help to make your hair appear more volume and thicker. There is a ton of variations for a pixie haircut, from choppy pixie, bangs, and even highlights. Whether you want to opt for the classic Mia Farrow’s haircut in Rosemary’s Baby or even color it purple, it is all up to you. We suggest that you try out the choppy layers as it creates volume and you can use a hair styling product that is balm or paste based to add more definition without weighing your hair down. If you want a bold look, simply apply a pomade or hair wax. Then push the front hair backward for fuller-looking hair.

2.Deep Side Part

A deep side part hair is one of the easiest and quickest hairstyles for thin hair as you only need to lump the hair on one side. Plus, it helps to balance out the thin hair by making it look more full and height. You can even adorn it with a few hair accessories like pearls or jewels of your choice. If your hair started to become limp, you can simply switch the sides of the hair.

3. The Shag

Indeed shag hair has definitely made its comeback this year and more people are choosing the modern version compared to the original 70s haircut. Whether you have long, or short hair, shag is one of the hairstyles that help to add more texture, volume, and depth to your hair. Besides, it gives an impression of rocker and a cool vibe. It is recommended that you style it with layers and even add highlights to add more definition to it. If you’re going for a blonde mane, make sure to dye your roots with dark brown for a perfect combo.

4. Angled Bob

The first thing that pops into our minds when we think about angled bob or lob is Victoria Beckham. Well, such a signature hairstyle is not only chic but it is perfect for those with thin hair as well. Especially considering that angled bob emphasizes geometrical straight lines, which is easier done on thin hair. The best part is that angled bob is super easy to maintain and even style.


A simple slicked-back hairstyle is an ultimate symbol of edgy and chic, so why don’t you try out this look? The pro tip is that you style your hair when it is dry. Although most of us tend to do it while the hair is still wet, you might want to think again as it can make the hair look less volume and dense. Besides, with a slicked-back hairstyle, you will look effortlessly gorgeous. If you prefer the relaxed brush back, you can use a pomade to brush your hair backward.

6. High ponytail

Sometimes all it takes is a scrunchie to make your hair appear more volume than it is. Yes, we’re talking about styling your hair with a super high ponytail or even add your personal tastes to it by going for a messy ponytail. This hairstyle helps to create an illusion of fullness and lift. If you want to take it a little further, we recommend that you wrap the hair instead of tying it with a hairband. On top of that, you can place the hairpins strategically to add subtle height to the front of your hair.


Think of Adele! The stunning bouffant is the perfect choice to add volume and even retro style to your look. If you’re feeling bolder or going for something fancy, the hair-raising bouffant will deliver what you wish for. Whereas the subtle bouffant is suitable for an everyday look. In addition, you can use hair extensions if you want to add more lift to the frontal hair and make sure to balance it out perfectly.

8. Wispy Bangs

If you have bangs, you are lucky and avoid cutting them off. Instead, you can rock wispy bangs for an extra volume and definition to your hair. Besides, wispy bangs are the perfect way to frame and enhance your features. Plus it is low maintenance and only requires hair trims.

9. Braided Headband

If letting down your hair is too boring, perhaps you should try out a braided headband. Besides, it helps to create an ethereal and bohemian look that is absolutely stunning. When you style the hair, remember to put less tension around the hair root as it can damage the hair follicles and lead to thinner hair. You can even opt for the asymmetrical French braid or double French-braided updo for a more elegant look.

10. Messy Topknot

In a hurry? We recommend the messy topknot hairstyle for a go-to look that is perfect regardless of the occasion. If you have thin hair, opt for a messier look and avoid styling your hair near the front. A thicker topknot helps to make your hair appear voluminous and fuller.