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Cute Hairstyles for Thin Hair

Kashmira Lad
If you think that just because you have thin hair, you can't have fun with it, you're in for a more than pleasant surprise. Glamorize your locks by using these fantastic ideas and watch as heads turn.

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To manage thin hair, always use a wide-toothed comb. It prevents breakage and further thinning of the hair.
People who have thin hair think there's nothing that can be done to it to make it look better. But that's so not true. All it needs is good care and the perfect hairstyle to bring it to life.
What kind of hairstyles work for thin hair? Anything that makes it look fuller, bouncier and uses the thinness to its advantage. Just because you have thin hair doesn't mean you have to shy away from hairstyles that you're dying to try out.
This story brings to you a few cute hairstyles that thin hair can carry off pretty well. Tweak them according to what you think will work for you and flaunt that gorgeous hair.

Something Short

  • For all short-haired women out there, you can clearly see how simple yet awesome the hairstyles given above look. The first style is an above-the-shoulder, scrunched, with bangs look for women with short and wavy hair. To get this look, you'll have to wash and condition your hair, de-tangle it thoroughly, and use hair mousse to bunch up the hair.
Fasten clips to hold the bunches, let them be for about 40 minutes, take off the clips and use hairspray to keep the scrunches in place.
  • The second option is a rather simple one for women with straight hair. Just get your hairstylist to give you a trendy graduated bob haircut. It's been spotted on celebrities like Keira Knightley, Paris Hilton and the like. That should serve as persuasion enough for you, shouldn't it?

Free and Open

  • Now let's move on to women who have medium to long hair. Given above are two ways you can style open hair. The first option is a remarkably elegant way of making even thin hair appear voluminous. To get this look, you can wash and condition your hair. Once it is almost dry, apply a leave-in serum, and begin twirling it with your fingers.
Bunch it at the top of your head for about 30 to 45 minutes. Once you're completely ready, simply let the hair fall loose and take it all to one side. You can use sparkling clips at the back to hold them in place.
  • For the second style, make a side parting, and twirl the tips of the hair and keep them clipped at the bottom. Once you're ready, open your hair, and show off your glorious tresses which will have a hint of cheerful bounce.

Evergreen Ponytails

  • Ponytails are probably the best hairstyle for thin hair. But they don't have to be boring anymore. As you can see, we have a couple of fabulous styles you can try out. For the first one, tie a low ponytail  leaving enough hair to tie around it like you would a ribbon. Now, tie the remaining hair around the ponytail.
Clip the ends of this hair at the bottom of the ponytail very tightly. You can use transparent clips if you want it to look like an 'only-hair' style. Or you can bling it up with fancy sparkling clips.
  • The second style is a messy side ponytail with bangs, which if done right, can make you look just the right amount of naughty and nice. Make a side parting for your bangs and hair. Now tie all your hair into a ponytail on the side of the parting that you have made.
You can use a band to tie your hair or go for the steps mentioned for the first ponytail. Now, iron your bangs so that they're poker straight and have them fall on either side of your face. Perfect!

Braided Affair

  • If you thought braids were meant only for thick hair, you'll be so glad you were wrong. Here are two amazing styles of braids that you can try even if you have thin hair. The first style is a side braid. Given the types of braids there are, we can't really pin-point a particular one for you.
Just zero in on the style that you want and instead of the conventional method of tying it at the back of the head, make a side parting, gather all your hair to a side and braid it. Use a large accessory to glam it up even more.
  • Another option you can try is multiple braids. You may gawk at the possibility of multiple braids with thin hair, but it is possible. Make a side parting and begin braids at random points at the crown of your head.
Make them converge into a ponytail and fasten them with a band. From the ponytail, again make multiple thin braids. You can either leave these braids as they are or tie them together at the bottom. Whatever you do, they'll look fabulous!

Buns and Updos

  • What does every woman with thin hair want? Her hair to look full, right? What can render this fullness? Waves and twirls! You can make an intricate-looking twirled hair bun like the first image. Just wash and condition your hair.
Towel dry (so it stops dripping) and twirl it right from the top of your head to the tips. Pin up the hair so that it remains in this position till it dries. Once it has dried, gently open it and fold it into a low bun and pin the ends up neatly at your nape (or a bit higher if you prefer). Add some embellishments for a snazzy look.
  • The second option shown here is a low bun with side twirls. Instead of twirling the entire hair, twirl only the sides. So when you tie the bun, its sides will be nice and wavy, and the top and center will be straight. Use bobby pins to fasten stray strands. Pin small flowers into the twirls for a cute and fresh look.
You know what the best part about these hairstyles is? They'll look great on any face shape. So if that was something you were worried about, just throw that concern out the window. Try these hairstyles on yourself and see the wonders they do for your tresses and your self-confidence.