A head full of extensions isn't the only way to fight flat, thinning hair. The look of thin hair can change dramatically with the right haircut. A new cut has the ability to lift volume and transform your flat strands, making thin hair look fuller. So if your locks are looking limp and lifeless, it may be time to see your stylist. We’re breaking down the six best haircuts for thin hair.
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Angled Lob with a Deep Side Part
Shorter cuts are always a good idea if your thin hair seems to be falling flat. A lob creates a defined shape for fine hair to fall into. An angled lob is longer in the front, building up the weight in one place, which makes your hair look fuller. With a deep side part, you’re essentially lumping all your hair together on one side, creating the most volume. It also create lift at the roots. For a perfectly tousled lob, style your angled lob with This Is A Sea Salt Spray.
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Thick Bangs and Layers
Whatever your style may be, incorporating a front fringe never fails to bump up thin hair. Just make sure your bangs are thick and blunt. Heavy bangs add density, bringing body to the front. Light layers throughout the cut add movement giving the illusion of fuller hair. Ask your stylist to keep the ends of your layers blunt rather than feathered. Use This Is A Dry Texturizer to style and see our previous post "The Modern Shag is Having A(nother?) Moment" about how hot this cut is right now.
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Layered Asymmetrical Bob
An asymmetrical cut means one side is cut shorter than the other, resulting in hair that seems fuller than it really is. This cut works well on just about any type of hair, but it can do wonders for creating volume on pin- straight fine hair. Ask your stylist to strategically place subtle layers throughout your asymmetrical bob and stack it in the back. To style, flip your head over when blow-drying to create lift the root, and blow it straight forward with a vent brush. Then massage This Is A Texturizing Dust into your scalp to create volume that lasts all day.
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A pixie cut can add some fullness to already-thin strands. Shorter hair is stronger than longer strands, so even very fine hair can benefit from a super-short cropped cut. Try a pixie with choppy layers to add volume. Ask your stylist to leave the top section a bit longer around the hairline (especially the ears) to create a softer, more feminine appearance. Work This Is A Strong Dry Wax through your hair to give your pixie definition.
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Mid-Length with Long Layers
Choppy layers create movement, but the key to this cut is keeping those layers to a minimum, preserving fullness and body. This cut holds shape and allows for volume to be emphasized by the various lengths. Ask your stylist to start your layers at the midway point between the crown and ends. For piecey, defined texture and hold, style your layers with This Is A Dry Texturizer for an instant full-bodied and tousled look without weighing your strands down.
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One of the easiest ways to add texture to fine hair is with a short blunt cut. Since all the hair at the bottom gets cut off, a blunt bob gives the illusion of density and instant volume. For the bluntest of cuts ask your stylist not to use a razor unless it’s a straight edge. Perfect your bob with This Is A Volume Boosting Mousse. Apply it from your roots to ends with a comb for an instant boost without the weight.
For an overall fuller effect with your new cut, be sure to stock up on products from The Naturaltech Energizing line to treat thinning and breakage-prone hair.
Jaclyn LaBadia, Feature Contributor
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