Long Hairstyles for Thin Hair

If you have long hair that is thin and fine, it will need a lot of care. Thin hair is a little difficult to fashion, and requires some hair styling products to set it. This article provides some simple hairstyles that are ideal for long hair with a fine texture.
Thin, fine hair is difficult to style, and most hairstyles become flat and floppy within a few hours. Since the natural texture of the hair cannot be changed, the best way to make it appear fuller and thicker is by styling it in certain hairstyles. The biggest problem with thin hair is that it becomes limp and greasy very soon, and is also prone to split ends. To combat this, you need to choose a good hair styling product like a texturizing serum, or a volumizing mousse. Given below are some hairstyles for thin, long hair, that you can try out.

Pouf Hairstyle
First, wash and condition your hair with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner. While it is still wet, take a coin sized amount of volumizing mousse and apply it through your hair strands. Next, blow dry it straight, using a paddle brush and blow dryer. When you reach the end of your hair, flip it outwards. This will give it a fuller look. Next, apply a bit of texturizing cream to the hair at the front of your head. Take a 4 inch section of hair from the front, and backcomb it with a fine toothed comb. Once you have the sufficient height, lightly smooth the hair out and pin it back with bobby pins or hair clips. Leave the rest of the hair as it is. This is a half-up-half-down hairstyle, which is suitable for both casual and formal occasions.

Twisted Updo Hairstyle
A twist hairstyle does not require you to backcomb your hair or use volumizing hair products. First, shampoo and condition the hair with an anti-fizz shampoo and shine-enhancing conditioner. Apply a bit of shine serum or gel to your hair, and then create an extreme side part. Brush it back with a fine-toothed comb, and gather it into a ponytail at the center of your head, at the back. Next, separate the ponytail into two equal sections and twist them around each other in the upward direction. Tuck the ends of the twisted sections inwards, and secure the hairstyle with bobby pins. Spritz it with a strong-hold hairspray to set the style.

Wavy Hairstyle
This is the best hairstyle to make thin hair appear thick and full. To create it, first shampoo and condition your hair with a volumizing shampoo and anti-fizz conditioner. Let it dry naturally, and then, run a small amount of shine-enhancing serum through its length. After this, part it at the center and apply a bit of volumizing mousse on the front. Now, wrap a one inch section of the hair around a medium-barreled curling iron, holding the iron vertically. Once the hair is curled, unwrap it from the iron, and allow it to cool. Curl the rest of it in a similar way and run your fingers through it to separate the curls. Do not brush or comb it after you are done with the curling, or your curls will flatten.

Messy Ponytail
This is an easy hairstyle that can be created in a matter of minutes. You do not need to wash your hair beforehand. For creating it, first brush your hair to get rid of any knots and tangles. Next, apply a bit of texturizing cream at the roots, and blow dry only the front of your head with a paddle brush and blow dryer. Gather the hair into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck, and secure it with an elastic band. Next, backcomb the tail of the ponytail so that its texture looks a bit rough and messy. Rake your fingers through the front of your head to create volume at the crown. Spritz it with a hairspray so that the style sets.

Thin hair should be styled in such a way that it enhances the bone structure of your face and makes your hair appear fuller and thicker. Haircuts like long layers work well to give the hair a thicker appearance. Avoid very short layers around your face as this will make your hair look thinner at the bottom.
By Rimlee Bhuyan
Last Updated: 9/23/2011
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