10 Hairstyles That Will Make Your Hair Look Thicker

Written by Ashley Locke

Frustrated with your fine tresses? Having thin hair isn’t ideal, but lucky for you, there are a number of hairstyles that will make your hair look thicker. No matter how stringy your strands, any of these hairstyles will add tons of volume to your locks. We’re breaking down the top styles that will create extra thickness to your hair below! Which one will you try first?

1. Choppy Pixie

It can feel a bit intimidating to cut your thinning tresses into a short, choppy pixie. The hairstyle isn’t for everyone, though it is a great way to add extra volume into thin hair. Choppy layers can make your hair look thicker than it really is and styling it with some texturizing paste will give your hair an extra bit of edge.

2. The Shag

The shag has become more and more popular. Not only is it super trendy, it also can help those with thin hair fake thicker strands. All the intricate layers in this cut create body and volume, giving the illusion of thicker hair.

3. Angled Lob

Everyone loves a good lob, because everyone can pull the cut off. It’s a great medium-length style that isn’t too short or too long. With an angled cut, you get even more body and shape that isn’t available with other styles. And all that body will make your hair look what? Thicker.

4. Messy Topknot

Messy styles in general are fantastic at making your strands look thicker. The messy topknot in particular is easy to create on a number of different lengths and can give hair some much-needed oomph.

5. Pancake Braids

Most braids are very tight and restrictive, which will only make your fine hair look even thinner. And that’s not what you want. With pancake braids, you gently pull the pieces out to create a more voluminous looking braid.

6. Fluffy Ponytail

This was likely the first hairstyle that came to mind when you read the headline of this piece. That’s because it’s a tried and true way to add some volume and texture to fine hair. Rather than throwing your hair up in any ol’ pony, make it a fluffy one by teasing your tresses a bit.

7. Half-Up Half-Down

Any sort of half-up half-down style will give off the illusion of thicker hair. Whether that’s a half-up half-down topknot or a ponytail, the style will always make it seem as if you have more hair than you do.

8. Low Bun

Sleeker hairstyles aren’t always the best, but the low bun is an exception. When your hair is rolled up at the nape of your neck, it appears fuller. You can also play with texturizing spray and pancake techniques to give your bun some additional volume.

9. Voluminous Curls

Curls are an easy way to fake thickness. You don’t want to create curls that are too coiled, because making them too tight will make your hair look even thinner. Make sure they have plenty of volume.

10. Beach Waves

Finally, we have beach waves. Beach waves are fantastic, because there are so many ways to create them. Whether you use a heating tool or sleep in braids, they add texture and tease to the finest of strands. And they look stunning on everyone. How could you say no?

This isn’t the only advice we have for people with thin hair. Check out THESE five ways to make your thin tresses look thick.