If you have thin, fine hair, shorter cuts are probably a better styling choice for you. But what’s the best way to style short hair that is fine, thin (or thinning?) Here are a few tips to help you find the best way to style your hair and look your best.
Start with the Right Cut
If you have fine hair, adding strategic layers may reduce weight at the end, giving hair more lift at the roots and providing the appearance of more volume. A short bob can be layered lightly to frame around your face. If you have delicate features, a layered pixie cut may work well for you. Just be careful not to go too short if your hair is thinning – you’ll want to leave enough hair to cover thinning spots.
Work with Texture
Flat ironing hair can make hair appear thinner – steer clear of flat ironing if your hair is thin. If your hair has curl or wave, scrunching gently as you dry it with a diffuser attachment can really add volume and make hair appear thicker and fuller. Whether your hair is straight or curly, drying your hair upside down at the roots can give your hair more lift and a volume boost.
Cleansing and Conditioning
Using the wrong products to clean and condition can really weigh your hair down and make it look limp and weak. It’s important to remove oils from the scalp to allow for more movement. Heavy conditioners can also weigh hair down and make it look thin and flat. Keranique’s Clean and Condition set can provide lift at the roots and weightless conditioning that can give hair body and make it look healthier.
The wrong styling products can also weigh hair down, making your short, thin hair look limp and lifeless. Choose products that are lightweight and can provide lift at the roots. Applying mousse at the roots can really add volume and bounce to your short style. A volumizing mousse like Keranique’s Thickening and Texturizing Mousse can add body without stiffness, protecting hair from styling damage.
Here’s how to apply the Thickening and Texturing Mousse: