Have Thin Hair but Want Bangs? These Are the Best Styles for Your Fine Strands

Written by Ashley Locke

Is it just us, or is everyone getting bangs these days? Between curtain bangs and bottleneck bangs, there are so many fun fringe styles we’re eager to try out ourselves. But before you cut some bangs all on your own or make an impromptu trip to the salon, you need to know which type of bangs are right for you. Not every hair type is created equal, which is why some fringe styles look better on certain strands over others. If you happen to have thin hair, we know the best bangs for you. Below, we rounded up the most flattering bang styles for thin hair types.

Sideswept Bangs

Sideswept bangs are a favorite for those with thin strands because they can make hair appear fuller when cut correctly. The key is to opt for a bang that isn’t too thick because the thicker the bang, the more it emphasizes how thin your hair is. Kept your sideswept bangs somewhat wispy and short. Oh, and don’t forget to tease the roots to create extra volume.

Curtain Bangs

The ever-so-popular curtain bangs are another great fringe style for fine strands. They’re not too heavy and do a great job of framing your face. Plus, they work for almost any hair type, texture, and face shape.

Face-Framing Long Bangs

The great thing about curtain bangs is that they can grow out into face-framing long bangs, which is another great bang option for thin hair. This is an especially stellar style for those who aren’t ready to commit to traditional fringe just yet. With face-framing layers, you create more dimension and depth in your otherwise flat hair.

Bottleneck Bangs

Bottleneck bangs are the hot new style on everyone’s hair these days. They’re a bit similar to curtain bangs, though they’re a bit narrower in the middle and meant to mimic the curve between the neck and shoulder of a bottle. These bangs are best for thin hair because they have a face-framing effect that creates volume. Additionally, they pair best with updos. So when your hair is pulled away from your face, you still have some layers left to make it appear thicker.

Wispy Bangs

Wispy bangs are perfect for thin hair because they’re not too heavy. Fuller bangs require more hair, which can make the rest of your head look sparse. With some wispy fringe, you’re able to achieve bangs without loosing density.

Feathered Bangs

Feathered bangs are a bit fuller than wispy bangs, though not too much to where the style will make your hair thinner. In fact, they actually help create the illusion of fuller hair.


Micro-bangs aren’t for everyone, but they are a fun, daring style to try. They’re especially perfect for those who want fuller, blunt bangs. Because they’re so small, they don’t take away any volume or fullness you may have in your fine strands.

Jagged Bangs

Jagged bangs have varying layers and aren’t a one-length, blunt cut. This can create more fullness in fine hair types, especially those with thin straight hair.

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