What Hairstyle Is Good for Thin Hair?

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While thin hair can be more manageable, it's also more difficult to find the right style to show off your coif instead of your scalp. With the right tips, you can take care of your thin hair, while finding a style to make your hair look fuller.

Dos & Don'ts

Many factors affect the thickness of hair. Even though finding the right haircut and hairstyle is important in making your hair appear fuller, there are other things you can do (and things you must avoid) to pump up the volume.

Use mild, herbal shampoos or baby shampoo. The less chemicals, the less likely your hair is to lose its natural oils. Wash your hair to rid it of dirt and oil. Eat healthy, and exercise.

Don't expose your hair to too much sun. The rays will damage your locks. Wear a sunhat. Don't use hair-dryers, straighteners, or curlers too often. The intense heat from these tools can cause damage and make hair fall out. Don't use harsh shampoos, conditioners or other hair products. Thin hair is more sensitive, and therefore needs special attention.

Avoid junk food, fast food and other fried, fattening foods. Believe it or not, eating these types of foods will lead to less hair growth and brittle, coarse hair.

Styles for Women

Short hair with bangs works best for thin hair; it adds volume and lift. Get a cut that's chin length or a little longer. Bobs or short, layered hair are great for thin hair.

When styling your tresses, do anything that'll bunch up parts of your hair, such as pinning it back or forming big curls. Bunching up hair fakes the appearance of thicker hair. If you have longer hair, use braids or up-dos.

Part your hair on the side or zigzag it, to lessen the appearance of thinning hair.

Styles for Men

Keep hair short. Hair is thicker closer to the roots, because oils that make your hair healthy start from there. The shorter you go, the greater the appearance of thicker hair.

Wear cuts that let hair form more closely together, such as a Caesar-style or crew cut.

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