Fine hair is not a problem if you know how to style it. Thin strands can be fine in density or skinny in width of every hair. Both cases lead to lack of volume and a limp look. There are efficient ways to enhance the volume of your thin locks. The following hairstyles for long thin hair will give you all the right clues. You will sure find here a couple of inspiring versions that will work for you personally.
Best Hairstyles for Long Fine Hair
It’s usually recommended to get a short cut for fine hair. Well, shorter lengths really make your hair looking thicker. However, there are also some efficient solutions for longer fine strands. Layering, textured long cuts, dimensional hair colors, wavy styling and others. Read on to see what hairstyles for fine hair may work best for you!
#1: Long Messy Curly Hairstyle
Fine hair, curly from nature, isn’t a problem at all. A bit of a curl enhancer will do the entire job for you, creating a lush-looking, fairly voluminous mane of messy curls. If your hair texture doesn’t naturally produce a beautiful curl, you may try to enhance the volume with any tousled texture/boho waves product. Even if you achieve very light natural waves, your hair will look more voluminous.
#2: Half Updo with Waterfall Braid for Long Straight Hair
This girl’s long hair is layered and highlighted for added depth. You can style a pretty waterfall braid, to keep all your thin tresses together, swept back to appear thicker. We would only recommend a blunt cut for the ends instead this look of finely chopped edges.
#3: Weave Blonde Hairstyle for Long Hair
Using hair extensions for special occasions will let you get the hairstyle of your dream. You will enjoy the desired feel of “head full of hair” and be able to style some ritzy well-shaped curls and experiment with any gorgeous half up or updo style you’ve always dreamt of.
#4: Formal Messy Half Up Long Hairstyle
Mix a few styling approaches, such as braids and curls to give the illusion of thicker locks. You can fishtail your front section in a sort of half updo and go crazy with messy curls, graciously cascading down your back.
#5: Voluminous Vintage Updo for Medium to Long Hair
Use hair pump inserts to gain the most impressive bouffant for your updos and half up styles. Backcomb your hair slightly to hide the insert securely. Nobody will ever guess it’s not the volume of your own hair!
#6: Easy Half Up Hairstyle for Long Thin Hair
When you gather your fine locks into a pony, it’s obvious that your hair is thin. But when your resort to such tricks as pinning your hair back into a half updo in a few places, it works! Don’t forget a small bouffant to avoid the flat look at front, and some backcombing through the length for added texture and volume boost.
#7: Cute Shag Hairstyle for Long Hair
Long layers, highlights and large bouncy waves on longer hair add at least another 10 volume points to your long hair. Want some more? It’s easy! Backcomb through your locks around the crown. Besides the desired volume, a backcombed effect is going to communicate your hairstyle the trendy messy touch.
#8: Quick Imperfect Bun
The look of outgrown black or dark brown roots and perfectly imperfect top knots are all the rage right now. Backcomb your tresses slightly through the length and make a simple crown bun, leaving the ends sticking out. Don’t use a brush or comb when gathering your hair into the bun.
#9: Simple Straight Hairstyle with Bangs
Straight hairstyles for thin locks are not a taboo, especially if you’ve got a layered haircut. Add light wispy bangs and very subtle highlights to upgrade the style and rock your straight free-flowing tresses proudly.
#10: Very Long Side Braided Hairstyle
Most of us want a chunky braid which is problematic when it comes to thin hair. It is so with a regular braid, but a fishtail always offers you an opportunity to pull at the braid when it’s finished to get the illusion of a thicker braid.
#11: Twisted Updo Hairstyle
When working on thinner locks, hair stylists often resort to intricate, fancy-looking designs to achieve a hairstyle with a fuller body. Here is a cute example. Highlighted hair, effortless twists and lacy flipped ends gathered around the crown cope with the task excellently.
#12: Simple and Pretty Medium to Long Hairstyle
A deep side part is another idea to try with longer fine hair. The flat look on top is compensated by the long layers with shaggy tips and bright accents from mid shaft to ends.
#13: Dutch Braid Headband for Girls with Round Face
There is a question often asked by women with less hair at various hair forums – How to style thin hair for round faces? Well, you may try different hairstyles – long loose waves, straight layered tresses with light wispy side-swept bangs or updos with face-framing locks like in the photo.
#14: Lovely Pin Up Long Hairstyle
Fancy trying a pin up hairstyle? It’s a great idea for long hair. This one features two big rolls up top and a loosely curled long pony clasped at the nape with a crab hair clip.
#15: Long Haircut with Side Bangs
Choppy layers accentuated with very subtle highlights work fabulous for thinner hair. They create the desirable texture and boost the body of your hairstyle, even if you do not do any particular styling. Anyway, blow-drying with a round brush, lifting your locks at the roots is recommended.
#16: Long Grey Hairstyle for Women over 50
Usually we see around older women with shorter hair, but here is a very pleasant and beautiful exception. If you are rocking your silver waves with pleasure and pride like this woman, you are a good example to follow by everyone who can afford and maintain this beauty.
#17: Vintage Rosette Updo
Younger women can also rock silver locks. Now it’s a hot trend. Pair your bold grey hair color with a bright lipstick, or you’ll look like an older woman at some distance.
#18: Layered Long Haircut
When they are layered, thin strands gain a fabulous bounce and wispy texture which look particularly gorgeous in free-flowing hairstyles with a dimensional hair color, like this lovely creamy blonde.
#19: Front Roll Half Up Blonde Hairstyle for Thin Hair
Want something eccentric? Try a front roll with a headband that is a fun alternative to bangs. Highlights work particularly well for thin hair rendering the depth to any hairstyle you want to try.
#20: Long Choppy Haircut for Thin Locks
Due to the special wispy texture of fine hair, even choppy haircuts come out very soft and tender-looking. Layering is a must for longer fine locks. Otherwise, your hair will appear too limp.
#21: A Trick with Backcombing
Hayden Panettiere is a short girl, who needs a hairstyle that makes her locks appear thicker, but not the one with an excessive volume. Otherwise, her head will seem too big for her body. Backcomb your hair at the roots and pull out the locks with flat irons. Fix the hairstyle with medium hold hair spray that, on one hand, maintains the volume, and on the other, doesn’t weigh the hairstyle down.
#22: Updo with a Bouffant and Short Parting for the Bangs
If you opt to style an updo with a bouffant, like Kristen Bell’s, the thickness of your locks isn’t crucial. The hairstyle looks elegant and in harmony with Kristen’s scarlet dress. The slit on her décolleté is supported by the short symmetric parting of the front locks. When choosing a hairstyle for a special occasion, think of how well it’s going to look with the chosen outfit.
#23: Dark Roots, Fluffy Locks and a Statement Headband
Dianna Agron uses an extremely dark root tone to set off the paleness of her platinum blonde locks. This method of a drastic contrast in combination with heavy backcombing creates an illusion of thick fluffy hair. The effect is enhanced by a fancy headband that presses locks off the forehead, boosting their volume even more.
#24: Sleek Updo Hairstyle for Long Fine Hair
If you have a lovely face shape and don’t mind to reveal it, sleek updos for fine hair are another direction for creative hair styling experiments. Such updos feature either sleek ponies or hairstyles on their base, like Amanda Seyfried’s intricate knot. The main rules are neatness and “every hair in its place”.
#25: Light Messy Waves for Long Layered Haircuts
With a professionally performed long layered haircut, your hair will appear much thicker. Add dimensional highlights and a romantic hairstyle with light waves, and you will always look effortlessly ravishing. Check Blake Lively’s image for inspiration.
#26: Subtle Waves to Accentuate the Layers
Keira Knightley’s layered haircut is styled in the subtle wispy waves that define the soft flowing layers around her face. If your face is square, like Keira’s, make an indistinct off-centered parting and add long side bangs. These will make your face even more attractive.
#27: Lob with Layered Ends and Elongated Side Bangs
Taylor Swift’s hairstyle is simple and easy to re-create with flat irons. Pay attention to the long side bangs which blend with the medium length hairstyle and do not cover your eyes. These look mysterious and make your locks appear thicker.
#28: Long Hairstyle for Thin Hair – Low Pony with Horizontal Bangs
Rashida Jones suggests a low pony hairstyle with a wavy texture. With messy waves, your pony will look bulkier. Wrap its base with a streak of your hair, so that the wrap is not too tight. Pair the hairstyle with horizontal or side, forehead-framing bangs.
#29: Bouncy Curls for Elongated Bob
Most of the present-day curly hairstyles feature waves from mid-shaft to ends. But on shorter lengths you can try cute bouncy waves that start right from the roots. Jayma Mays demonstrates a playful bob that will be extremely flattering for fine hair. Use mousse or foam for this hairstyle to maintain the feel of movement and liveliness of your playful waves.
#30: Retro Waves with a Modern Touch
Emma Stone’s stylists go another way. They combine sleek straight texture at the roots with shapely curls from mid-shaft to ends. The hairstyle is reminiscent of the ‘20s, but Emma’s curls are slightly messed up which is a current trend, skillfully linking the past with the present day.
Stylish Haircuts for Long Thin Hair
#31: One-Level Bob with No Bangs
In case your hair is very thin, and you want to choose the most optimal haircut for it, you should know that fine hair looks thicker in short and medium haircuts. If you still want to have a sufficient length to wear different hairstyles, consider a one-level bob, like Kristen Bell’s. Note also that highlights always work as excellent volume-enhancers.
#32: Blunt Shoulder-Length Bob
A blunt-cut lob haircut doesn’t only look extremely stylish, it may fix your problem with fine hair. With a one-level lob you can try both straight and wavy hairstyles, updos and braids. Here is one of Natalie Portman’s latest haircuts.
#33: Asymmetric Bob for Fine Hair
A long asymmetric bob is a good haircut idea even for weak, thin hair. A side parting is a way to introduce an asymmetric twist into your hairstyles and make one side really thicker. As a result, your hairstyle will make a general impression of thicker locks. Emma Roberts’ bob is so inspiring!
#34: Layered Haircut for Long Thin Hair
Christine Taylor’s example of a medium-to-long layered haircut demonstrates a flattering solution for thin hair. Very light face-framing layers and bronding coloring technique noticeably enliven her fine tresses. Stylists do not recommend longer lengths for very fine hair.
#35: All Over Layers and Gorgeous Balayage Highlights
Doutzen Kroes also decides on a layered haircut. Her layering starts at the chin level and goes through the length towards the ends. This way the maximal volume potential of your hair is realized. The lighter tone for the face-framing locks also lets you play with cool dimensional effects.
#36: Blunt Ends and Medium Layers
Anna Camp’s haircut is a new unhackneyed idea you do not come across every day. It includes two layers with the blunt ends for the longest tresses. The other collar-bone layer conveys Anna’s hairstyle a flattering roundness.
#37: Cool Long Haircut for Thin Hair – Blunt Bangs and Angled Layers
Carly Rae Jepsen has always worn beautifully layered haircuts. If the density of your fine hair allows experimenting with layered cuts, try to resort to the contrast of textures and finishes for the ends. The blunt bangs and angled layers are a fairly strong contrast to distract attention from the thinness of your hair.
#38: Long Layers Defined by Color
Beth Ostrosky Stern shines with happiness. And her layered locks shine with the gorgeous complementing blonde hues. The bottom layer and the roots feature the delicate honey blonde, and the shortest layer on top is platinum blonde. Such gradation of hair hues looks very impressively on fine locks.
#39: Elongated Edgy Bob
Jennifer Love Hewitt’s elongated bob with jagged edges will look good on fine hair if you style it in large dimensional waves. You may want to add subtle highlights, like Jennifer’s, and experiment with no-bangs hairstyles if your forehead is not too high.
#40: Popular Haircut for Long Fine Hair with Well-Blended Layers
The subtle layers that are hardly noticeable boost the texture of fine hair and may look nice in long-length haircuts. Eva Green’s long haircut is styled in light messy waves that look pretty voluminous and stylish.
Well, now it’s obvious that every hair type and texture has its benefits. The two most important aspects for fine hair to choose carefully are a quality haircut and a volume-boosting hair color solution. These will let you look effortlessly chic and each time special with different hairstyles.