If you have naturally thin hair, you may feel like your style often looks flat and lackluster. Of course volumizing shampoos and sprays can add some body and texture to your hair, but they can only do so much. You also need a haircut that suits your naturally thin hair and helps give it some shape. Here are a few medium-length haircuts that tend to work well for women with thinning hair.
Side Part With Blunt Ends
One option is to have your hair cut to about shoulder length, or just above the shoulders, with blunt ends that are all the same length. While adding layers is often assumed to be the only way to add volume to thin hair, the opposite approach — cutting hair all to one length — can also add body. The eye tends to focus on the ends of the hair, which look like they are stacked on each other. Parting the hair pretty far to one side also adds volume to the top of the head. This is a cut that is simple to style. Just brush your hair, part it, and let it dry.
A long bob is another good choice for thin hair. With this style, the hair usually comes down below the ears, but an inch or two above the shoulders. The hair is then intensely layered, creating lots of texture, especially up the back of the head. A long bob will never look quite as dramatic on someone with thin hair as on someone with thick hair, but it will still have lots of character, and it will add life to the hair. If you do not have perfectly straight hair, though, you will need to style your bob with a blow dryer and potentially a straightening iron.
Light Layers and Curtain Bangs
Another option is to have your stylist cut light layers into your hair, and then also add curtain bangs. These long bangs come down over your forehead and then sweep to either side. The long layers add some body to your hair, but the curtain bangs also draw attention forward so that it's not so obvious when the rest of your hair goes a little flat. This cut works really well on wavy and lightly curled hair.
Hopefully you now have some new ideas for getting your thin hair cut. Ask your stylist for additional recommendations.