Must Try Now: The 5 Best Layered Haircuts for Thin Hair

Having thin hair doesn’t mean that you can’t have great hair. The key is having a hairstyle that works with fine hair, not against it. With the wrong haircut, thin hair can look limp, flat, and lifeless. The right haircut can transform thin hair, adding bouncy volume and healthy fullness. Keep reading to find out our picks for the best layered hairstyles for fine hair.

The 5 Best Layered Haircuts for Thin Hair


1. Choppy Bob

Light layers with waves add ruffled volume to fine hair. Ask for an asymmetrical bob with feathered layers for a modern, trendy look. Wear with a deep part for added volume.


2. Angled Lob

This shoulder-grazing haircut is very flattering for fine or thin hair. Side-swept bangs frame the face, while feathery layers add movement and volume.


3. Long with Light Layers

Fine hair doesn’t necessarily mean short hair! If you long for mermaid lengths, think feathery layers. These lightweight layers will add texture and movement to ends, without weighing down the roots or making thin hair look limp or stringy.


4. Shag with Bangs

We’ve been seeing this layered haircut everywhere lately – and loving it. Shaggy layers with blunt ends are easy to curl or air dry for beachy waves. (Perfect for summer!) The bangs add shape and style to this look.


5. Choppy Pixie

If you’re feeling bold, ask your hairdresser for a choppy pixie. A short and sassy pixie make hair look thicker and fuller, plus it’s easy to style. It’s also a good option to remove damage from overstyling.

Must-Know Tips for Styling Fine Hair

Once you have the right haircut, follow these tips to get the most out of your new look:

Start with Clean Hair

Bouncy, voluminous looks are easiest to create on clean hair. Wash hair with a gentle shampoo like Toppik Hair Building Shampoo, and follow by applying Toppik Hair Building Conditioner to the ends.


Blow Dry Upside Down

Blow drying your hair upside down is one of the best ways to add volume to thin hair. Add a small amount of Toppik Hair Fattener Advanced Thickening Serum to hair and gently comb to distribute. Then, rough blow dry hair with the nozzle pointed down to add volume while avoiding frizz. Rough dry until hair is 90% dry, then smooth hair using a round brush.

Protect Your Hair

Repeat after us: ALWAYS use a heat protectant before applying heat tools to hair. Fine hair is even more prone to breakage, and breakage means thinner hair. Use the lowest heat setting possible for your look, or opt for no-heat styles that embrace your natural hair texture whenever possible.


Improve Your Updo

While it’s fun to wear hair down, sometimes we just want to put it up! If scalp show-through is holding you back from trying a new updo, Toppik fibers have you covered.

Toppik Hair Building Fibers are easy to apply to thin areas around the temples and hairline to create the appearance of thicker, fuller hair. Best of all, no one will know! In fact, Toppik Fibers have long been a secret of Hollywood hairdressers.

Do you have any secrets for styling medium haircuts for thin hair? Let us know in the comments!

Colleen Welsch is a freelance beauty writer and blogger specializing in hair care, hair growth education and beauty.

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  3. April

    Unfortunately, I would kill to have the amount of hair any of these women have. If you are going to do an article about THIN hair, then do one with THIN hair. I’m tired of searching for haircuts with thin hair only to find that the models have fine hair and not thin

  4. Hey Colleen,

    Thanks for your awesome article. I just loved it. From last summer after my first baby born I’m facing hair fall problem. My doc said it okay and it’s a postpartum effect. It will be resolved. But I’m always conscious about my look. Up there those haircuts really nice and I’m going to had one.

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  7. Loved your article. Definitely getting the Toppik shampoo. My sister gave me a thinning hair shampoo but I haven’t yet used it. Can’t remember the name just now. She says it truly works and swore it would help me. My hairdresser was selling me in her salon a product called “Nissum” shampoo. It seemed to be helping but very, very slowly helping. She was getting it from Canada. Then, in 2008 was when it started up again. I quit coloring my hair a few years ago and hate the mousy brown growing back (I miss my auburn hair; I got many, many compliments with my large blue eyes, light complexion and light Auburn/blonde eyebro with pure white hair all around my face. Some days though, my quite short hair looks really nice. It all started right after I had a hip replacement in 2008, very slow growth for a long time. I think it was a side effect of what the anesthesiologist used on me to put me to sleep during the surgery. I was walking all over the recovery floor in the middle of the night and having hallucinations for days but the hospital blew me off… I was scared to death. Again, thank you for the great article. I am going to continue reading Toppik products.

    1. Awwwwww…I’m so sorry I hope your hair grows love and, I hope your hip is ok I couldn’t even imagine that it would be so scary.??My hair is very very very thin…and I hate it I’m getting it cut in a few days… and, I’m so excited I’m getting a layered bob!

    2. Awwwwww…I’m so sorry I hope your hair grows love and, I hope your hip is ok I couldn’t even imagine that it would be so scary.??My hair is very very very thin…and I hate it I’m getting it cut in a few days… and, I’m so excited I’m getting a layered bob!

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