Styling thinning hair can be intimidating but it really not that difficult. Most people are concerned with disguising thinning spots or bald spots, which can make the hairstyle look unnatural. The best way to create a flattering look while disguising undesirable spots is to work with what you have and shape the style carefully.
At Hair 2.0, we also recommend using products like keratin hair fibers to mask troublesome areas and improve the style. Here's a look at some of the best layered hair styles for thinning hair:
1. Curling and Side Waves
Nothing adds volume and disguises thinning areas quite like curls. Messy curls with side waves work especially well with layered hair because that adds a little more texture to the style. This will make your hair look full and healthy while disguising thinning spots easily. Many are reluctant to heat style their thin hair because they fear it will cause more damage. You can add curls without heat by using hair curlers. If you intend to use curling irons, make sure you also use a good quality heat protection solution.
2. Messy Waves
Waves are easier, quicker, and more manageable than curls. They add a considerable amount of volume and work well with layered hair. You don't even need to use a flat or curling iron to create loose waves; just add a few braids in your hair and set it overnight. That will give you natural waves without heat. We recommend adding a side part as that will ensure the hair has some volume on the top of your head. Use a hairspray to ensure the waves and style stay in place. We also recommend cutting your hair short to showcase this style perfectly.
3. Messy Bun
This is perfect for your three-day hair and it can look effortlessly elegant if you use the right products. A messy bun work in both casual and formal situations, which makes it a great hairstyle. Apply some dry shampoo or texturizer to remove oils and add more volume before tying the hair up. A layered cut will give you natural messy bangs and that will make the hair look fuller.
4. Clean High Ponytail
Low ponytails look sleek and sophisticated, but they're not entirely suitable for thinning hair. High ponytails are the perfect alternative and are very versatile. If you want a sleek and edgy look, use gel to carefully smooth the hair and lay it flat on the scalp. Tie the tail at the top of your head and let it fall down. The contract between the sleekness of the scalp and the full body of the high ponytail will give an illusion of volume.
5. Messy High Ponytail
If your hair has very visible thinning spots that can't be disguised by the slick back look, consider a messy high ponytail. This is a playful hairstyle and is ideal for casual or party events. You can backcomb hair near the scalp to add volume at the top before messily tying the high ponytail. The layers in your hair will add texture to the tail and make it look fuller. You can add a thin section of the hair around the band for a more dramatic effect. Secure the tail with bobby pins to ensure it doesn't slip down during the day.
6. Half Up Do
This is the perfect way to cover up thinning hair and it works well with a layered haircut. You can braid the top section of your hair or simply add a small ponytail. Use a texturizing mousse or backcomb your hair to increase the volume up top. This style works for both formal and casual occasions, which makes the half up to very versatile. You can add a few curls or waves to your hair to make this style look a little more voluminous.
7. Messy Braid
Braids are a great way to disguise thinning hair and they work wonderfully with layers. You won't get a perfectly sleek braid, but the messier style is more flattering in most cases. If you have particularly fine hair, add some texturizing mousse for volume before tying the hair in a braid. You can pull the braid on both sides to loosen it and make it messy, which will give an illusion of volume.
If you're worried about thinning hair on your head, we at Hair 2.0 recommend our natural keratin fiber solution. Want to know more? Contact our customer care for queries or browse through our website for information on different products.