Volumizing Haircuts for People With Fine Hair

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Thin, fine hair provides many styling challenges, including its tendency to fall flat against your face. To ease your styling routine and amp up the volume of your 'do, invest in a haircut that gives the illusion of thicker strands. A cool chop that plays with texture and dimension can transform your whole look. On a day-to-day basis, maintain your cut by using lightweight hair products that won't weigh down your fine locks.

1 Textured Pixie

Fine hair will appear thicker with a shorter cut, so opt for a pixie to eliminate the headache of long, limp locks. Since this haircut does not have much length, it's low-maintenance and easy to style. To style, use your fingers to apply a lightweight texturizing product to your hair, such as hair wax or pomade. Use a comb to part your hair on the bias or diagonally for a modern look, or comb your pixie forward for an edgy vibe.

2 Mid-Length Locks

A haircut that falls just below the shoulders is very versatile for your thin locks. This length allows you to wear your hair blow-dried straight, while keeping it from looking droopy or stringy. It is also gives you enough length to style your strands into curls or waves using a curling iron -- this trick adds texture and gives the appearance of volume.

3 Angled Bob

A bob that is cut short in the back and becomes progressively longer along your jawline helps to make thin hair appear thicker. The gradation of this A-line style bob adds volume to hair and looks best when styled straight and sleek. Apply an anti-frizz or shine cream to wet hair and dry it straight using a blow dryer. Finish the style by smoothing your hair with a heated flat iron for silky smooth locks.

4 Long With Bangs

If you opt for a longer hairstyle, offset your thin hair with some frontal fringe. Cutting full bangs will draw attention away from your ends and give the illusion that your entire head of hair is as thick as your fringe. To get the most volume out of your bangs, use a round hairbrush to blow dry them smooth with a bit of bend.

Leigh Shan has been writing about beauty, health, fitness, home and small businesses since 2007. Her work has been published in "The Queens Courier," "Queens Business Today" and "The Real Deal" newspapers, as well as "The World Scholar" magazine. Shan holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Fordham University in New York City.