Do you have fine hair? Fine hair is not to be mistaken for thin or thinning hair. Chances are if you have fine hair you have had fine hair your whole life. Fine hair simply means that the diameter of your hair is small and not thick. Thin hair means that you don’t have a lot of hair and this can change throughout your life.
Styling fine hair can sometimes have its set of challenges. Many women choose to wear shorter hairstyles when they have fine hair. It doesn’t mean you can’t have long hair if your hair is fine. You can have long hair and learn to use thickening and styling products.
Pro tip: 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.
Here is a list of great options for short hair:
Read on for photos and more hairstyles for fine hair.
Hair-strengthening products and shampoos can help improve the look of fine hair. Avoid products that weigh down the hair and opt for volumizing ones that can make the hair look thicker and fuller.
Better Not Younger Lift Me Up Hair Thickener Spray is a lightweight hair product designed to add volume and thickness to your hair. It helps lift and boost fine or thinning hair, promoting a fuller and more youthful appearance with easy application.
Tea Tree Lemon Sage Thickening Spray is a hair product that provides lightweight volume and thickness to your hair. Infused with tea tree and lemon sage, it refreshes and invigorates the scalp while adding body to your hair, leaving it looking fuller and refreshed.
Thicker Fuller Hair Duo Set includes a Revitalizing Shampoo and Weightless Conditioner. These products work together to cleanse and condition your hair while promoting thickness and fullness. They leave your hair feeling refreshed, nourished, and with added volume for a healthier, more voluminous look.
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.”
Shea Moisture Strengthen and Restore Shampoo is excellent for Black hair because it addresses common issues faced by those with this hair type, including dryness, breakage, and the need for effective moisture and scalp care. It’s a product that helps nurture and maintain the health and beauty of Black hair.
The Marc Anthony Deep Conditioning Hair Mask is a potent treatment designed for dry and damaged hair. Enriched with nourishing ingredients, it provides intensive hydration and repair, revitalizing hair to a healthier state. This mask restores moisture, smoothness, and shine to your locks, leaving them soft and rejuvenated.
Originals by Africa’s Best Therapy Jamaican Black Castor Oil Stimulating Growth Oil is a hair care product aimed at promoting hair growth and overall hair health. This oil, infused with Jamaican Black Castor Oil, nourishes the scalp and hair follicles, stimulating growth while also strengthening and moisturizing hair. It helps combat dryness and supports the development of thicker, healthier hair.
Light hair color and added volume will give a look of thicker hair. Use styling products to help add volume to this hairstyle and blow-dry with a round brush to add volume at the crown and on the sides.
A fringe can help reduce the look of a receding hairline and make hair look thicker. Make sure to use as little hair as you can to create the fringe and cut it in a curtain style to achieve this look.
Pixies are always a great idea when you have thin hair. Try the classic layered longer pixie to give your hair a little more volume and bounce.
You can cut your hair ultra short if your black hair is super thin. Super short textured hair is an easy go-to hairstyle that is simple and quick to care for every day.
Go for a bleached blonde messy pixie if you are a little more on the adventurous and daring side. Use a texturizing hair product to create the perfect messy pixie look.
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.
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.
A short bob with hair styled behind the ears can help make your hair look thicker and more structured. Use a fixing product to keep strays at bay.
A super short pixie with your natural salt & pepper hair is an easy to care for hairstyle for women with thin hair.
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.
Add some different tones of highlights to dark thin hair to create texture and a look of volume.
If you wear your hair dark, add volume to the crown to diminish the look of thin hair. Use a volumizing product to help with the styling.
This is another classic pixie that is easy to care for and that can help the look of thin hair.
Lighten naturally dark hair to lessen the look of thinning hair.
This natural pixie offers a soft side-swept bang that can easily hide a receding hairline.
Lori, one of our readers, uses Biotin Hair Oil and Biotin vitamins that she says help with hair growth.
Another Sixty & Me reader, Marci, suggests that you can use clip-in hair pieces or extensions to thicken the look of your hair. Talk with your hairdresser about these options to verify if they are right for your hair type.
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!