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5 Shaggy Hairstyles for Fine Hair Over 50

By Sandra Roussy November 05, 2022 Makeup and Fashion

Remember the shag hairstyles from the 80s? Rockstars like Pat Benatar and Joan Jett were famously known for sporting the shaggy hairstyles back in the day.

Here is our list of shaggy hairstyles for women over 50 with fine hair.

  1. Curl Your Shaggy Cut
  2. Side Part with Curtain Bangs
  3. Short Bob Shaggy Hairstyle
  4. Wash-and-Go Long Shaggy Hairstyle
  5. Brush Out Shaggy Hairstyle

Shaggy hairstyles are making a comeback (did they ever go away?) and we are here for it. There are several ways to wear the shaggy hairstyle – from short to long and everything in between.

What describes the shaggy hairstyle best is a choppy and layered style best worn messy-looking. Shaggy hairstyles look great on most face shapes and hair colors.

You may have shied away from the shaggy hairstyle in the past because you have fine hair. Understandably, layers can make your hair look even thinner than it really is. Layers should not be cut with feathering scissors when you have fine hair.

Styling Products to Thicken Fine Hair

You can use some styling products that help thicken the hair and give volume and fullness to make your shaggy haircut look its best. Here are our favorite products for fine hair.

John Frieda Volume Lift Thickening Spray

Garnier Fructis Style Mega Full Thickening Lotion

Better Not Younger Lift Me Up Hair Thickening Spray

BIOLAGE Volume Bloom Full-Lift Volumizer Spray

Tea Tree Lemon Sage Thickening Spray

Curl Your Shaggy Cut

Add some natural curls or waves to your shaggy haircut to add texture and make it look fuller. An easy way to achieve this look is by using a diffuser on your blow dryer while you scrunch your hair dry. 

Side Part with Curtain Bangs

Fashioning a side part and cutting a longish curtain bang can add some top volume to your shaggy haircut. Add a texturizing spray or gel that is non-oily.

Short Bob Shaggy Hairstyle

You can cut a shaggy style into a bob cut if you have fine hair. The blunt bottom will add some natural fullness to the style. 

Wash-and-Go Long Shaggy Hairstyle

Long hair is surprisingly less maintenance than short hair. A long shaggy hairstyle is perfect for a natural wash-and-go look. Add some texturizing spray when your hair is dry to add more texture.

Brush Out Shaggy Hairstyle

You can also blow dry your shaggy hairstyle and flip the ends to create a less “messy look” style. Dab on some anti-frizz product to help keep the flyaways away. 

Let’s Have a Conversation:

Do you like shaggy hairstyles? Are you thinking of getting your hair cut into a shaggy style? Which is your favorite on our list? What products do you use on your thin hair? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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The Author

Sandra is the middle-aged woman you hear about who sheds everything she owns and sets out into the world to rediscover and redefine herself. After more than twenty years spent in the fashion industry designing collections for brands such as La Senza, Victoria’s Secret, and JACOB Lingerie, she shifted her path and pursued her longtime passion for writing, traveling, and photography. Sandra was published in the NY Times best selling book Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It. A deeply personal essay hand-picked by Elizabeth Gilbert about loss, facing fears, and going after dreams. Visit her website: www.sandraroussy.com

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