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Hairstyles for Women Over 60 with Fine Hair

By Sixty and Me October 22, 2021 Makeup and Fashion

Hair tends to lose color and thin out naturally as we age. Genetics, lifestyle, and diet are all factors that can lead us to have thinner hair in our 60s.

Some things you can control while others you can’t. Overuse of styling and heating products can also make our hair thin prematurely. Relaxers are great for straightening African hair but can leave you with thinning hair over time.

Or have you always had fine hair, and it is now getting finer?

The life cycle of hair changes over the years to eventually leave us with hair that isn’t as thick and bouncy as it used to be. That’s why we see a lot of women over 60 with short hair. Short and medium hairstyles are recommended when hair is fine. Longer hair can accentuate the thinning hair and make us look older.

The darker the hair, the more contrast and exposure of the scalp will be visible. Lighter tones and highlights can reduce the look of fine hair.

Care for Fine Hair

Hair strengthening products and shampoos can help with thinning and fine hair. Avoid products that weigh down the hair and opt for volumizing ones that can make the hair look thicker and fuller.

Care for Thin Black Hair

According to CurlyNikki, “Even though black hair needs lots of moisture, using too much product or one that’s too heavy, can make fine hair look stringy or sparse.”

Hairstyles for Older Women with Fine Hair

Strawberry Blonde with Volume

Strawberry Blonde with Volume

Use styling products to help add volume to the hair and blow-dry with a round brush to add volume on the crown and on the sides.

Shoulder Length with Fringe

Shoulder Length with Fringe

A fringe can help reduce the look of a receding hairline and make hair look thicker.

Layered Long Pixie

Layered Long Pixie

Try the classic layered longer pixie to give your hair a little more volume and bounce.

Short Natural Black Hair

short natural black hair

Super short textured hair is an easy go-to hairstyle that is simple and quick to care for every day.

Messy Super Light Pixie

Messy Super Light Pixie

Go for a bleached blonde messy pixie if you are a little more on the adventurous and daring side.

Single Length Bob Cut

Single Length Bob Cut

Bobs are a classic, and women with fine hair can sport this cut easily. Make sure to keep the length above your shoulders so as not to weigh your hair down and accentuate how fine it is.

Highlights with Fringe

Highlights with Fringe

This is another bob-type go-to hairstyle for thin hair. Try adding a fringe and some varying highlights. The different colors will add texture and dimension to your fine hair.

Top Volume Pixie Cut

top volume pixie cut

Add some volume at the top and sides to create a full head of hair look.

Short Behind-the-Ears Bob with Fringe

Short Behind-the-Ears Bob with Fringe

A short bob with the hair styled behind the ears can help make your hair look thicker and more structured.

Super Short Salt-and-Pepper Pixie

Super Short Salt-and-Pepper Pixie

A super short pixie with your natural salt & pepper hair is an easy to care for hairstyle for women with thinning hair.

Natural Wave

Natural Wave

This is a feminine and go-to hairstyle if bangs are not your thing and if you still want to have some length. This style tends to grow out easily and requires less maintenance than shorter hairstyles.

Highlights and Lowlights

Add some different tones of highlights to dark thin hair to create texture and a look of volume.

Dark Layered Messy Pixie

Dark Layered Messy Pixie

If you wear your hair dark, add volume to the crown to diminish the look of thin hair.

Front Swept Pixie

Front Swept Pixie

This is another classic pixie that is easy to care for and that can help the look of thinning hair.

Lighten Dark Locks

Lighten Dark Locks

Lighten naturally dark hair to lessen the look of thinning hair.

Natural Grey Short Pixie

Natural Grey Short Pixie

This natural pixie offers a soft side-swept bang that can easily hide a receding hairline.

Do you have thinning or fine hair? What are your tips and tricks for making your hair look thicker? Do you use products? Do you keep your hair short? Tell us about it in the comments below. Let’s have a conversation!

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Sixty and Me is a community of over 500,000 women over 60 founded by Margaret Manning. Our editorial team publishes articles on lifestyle topics including fashion, dating, retirement and money.

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