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5 Short Hairstyles for Women Over 60 with Fine Hair

By Sandra Roussy September 28, 2022 Makeup and Fashion

Do you have fine hair? Fine hair is different from thin or thinning hair and means that the diameter of your hair strand is small. You were born with fine hair as opposed to thinning hair, which you can acquire as you get older. You can have a lot or a little fine hair on your scalp. We often refer to fine hair as “baby hair.”

Are you interested in short hairstyles for women over 60 with fine hair? We’ve put together a list of short hairstyle advice for older women with fine short hair.

  1. All About Color – Match your scalp color.
  2. Straighten Your Curls – Make your hair look thicker.
  3. Style High – Create some top volume.
  4. Go Messy – Create a bold, trendy look.
  5. Layer Softly – Longer layers work best on thin hair.

Having fine hair can slightly limit you to what hairstyles you can adopt. Some styles simply look and hold better on women with thicker hair. Also, some hairstyles suit fine haired beauties better than thick haired ones. It’s always best to work with what you’ve got.

Products That Visually Improve Fine Hair

That being said, many products have been introduced to help make fine hair feel and look thicker. There are now shampoos, mousses, creams, sprays, and gels to help thicken fine hair for styling. It may be a trial-and-error product test-run before you find the products that are right for your hair.

Here is a list of a few of our favorite hair products to help give volume and fullness to fine hair.

Kerastase Densifique Densimorphose Thickening Treatment Mousse

Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray

Living Proof Full Thickening Cream

Dove Dry Shampoo Volume and Fullness

BondiBoost Hair Thickening Therapy Shampoo

5 Short Hairstyles for Fine Hair

Many fine-haired women prefer to wear their hair short as they get older. This is, of course, a personal preference, and there is nothing wrong with wearing your thin hair long if you wish.

All About Color

Having fine and thinning hair at the same time can often leave your scalp looking bare. One way to take the attention away from your scalp is to color your hair a similar color to your scalp and to keep the hair short. This way there won’t be a heavy contrast between your hair and your scalp.

Straighten Your Curls

Another way to cover more scalp area and to make curly fine hair look thicker is to straighten natural curls. You can also style a side-part to bring more cover to the top of your scalp.

Style High

A great way to style your short and fine hair is to use a hot air brush to create volume at the top. Spray your hair with a strong-hold hairspray to keep your style fresh all day.

Go Messy

Feeling bold and trendy? Opt for a messy and choppy look for your fine hair. Use a thickening and texturizing product to achieve the look. Be careful not to use an oily texturizer as this can weigh your fine hair down. You can also take it a step further and add a fun color, like red or purple.

Layer Softly

You have to go easy on the layering when you have fine hair. Layers can take away volume from fine hair – and definitely stay away from the feathered layers. Go for longer layers that still provide movement but won’t make your hair look thinner.

Let’s Have a Conversation:

Do you have fine hair? How do you style your hair? Do you have any advice for our community? Let us know in the comments below.

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I’ve always had very fine hair. When I was young (in my 20s) I always had short, short hair, which suited me well. Now that I’m much older, I keep my hair short. In order to give it volume, I use a good mousse and rollers to curl it. It always looks great with very little effort to keep it voluminous…otherwise my very fine hair would be flying allover the place, like those of someone who is being electrocuted…lol


What mousse do u recommend please


One length with asymmetrical cut longer in front with points and shorter in the back looks great. Wear in a pony tail.


Wear a wig! That way you don’t have to do all these things. You can kook however you want new person each day!! So much fun


Fine, thinning, white hair. Nothing works. Tried short, messy funky hair cut but it’s like looking through a thin wooded area. Side part to chin looks flat. Lifeless hair without body.I’m 72 and keep longer but pulled up and back. Not a happy hairstyle. I look much younger, not coloring my hair!

Elspeth Bland

Have you tried a good strong hair mousse eg Wella. I find the cheaper ones are useless. You’ll maybe need a large amount. Hope this helps.


Organic corn starch sprinkled thru white/gray hair really adds body and the look of thicker hair – just don’t overdue it, a little is all it takes.


I’m over 60 and over 70 but my thin blonde hair has always been a priority for me. I find that a little curl in my hair gives me the lift I require. I have worn my hair short most of my life and now I’m older it renders my need for “easy”. I use a light moouse after using volume shampoo. Blow dry with a curling brush . I also find putting my head down and blow drying adds volume. I then use a 3/4 inch curling iron to add loose curls and use my fingers to comb through the curls
I slightly back comb and style. It doesn’t take as much time as it sounds. This routine works for me.

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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