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Best haircut for fine hair: layered bob for thin hair


Of all the hair woes that women face, fine hair that tends to lie flat on the head could easily make it to the top of the list. 

Every girl out there wants hair that is voluminous, bouncy, and full of life. But having fine or thin hair naturally makes it difficult to achieve this. 

Thankfully, a lot depends on how you style your hair as well. There are several haircuts for fine hair that exclusively address this problem.

Besides your haircut, the hair care products you use will also determine how voluminous your hair looks. We’ll get to that later. First, let us find out how to rock the best haircuts for fine hair.

Table of Contents:

  • What is fine hair and thin hair?
  • Best haircuts for fine and thin hair
  • The layered bob
  • The choppy short bob
  • The chin-length bob with fringes
  • The angled bob
  • The long pixie cut with face-framing layers
  • Caring for thin or fine hair
  • Use a clarifying shampoo and a nourishing conditioner
  • Use leave-in treatments to revitalize your thin hair

What is fine hair and thin hair?

Although often used interchangeably, fine hair and thin hair define two different characteristics of hair. 

Fine hair is when the diameter of each strand of your hair is too small, meaning your strands are extremely fine. As a result, the overall volume of your hair is lesser, making your hair look flat and limp.

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Thin hair, on the other hand, refers to the density of hair on your scalp. The quantity of hair on your scalp depends on the follicle density. 

So, fewer follicles mean fewer counts of hair. Your hair is less dense, and that again results in lower volume and bounce.

Both fine hair and thin hair can be made to look voluminous and thick with the right haircut. We’ve listed a few of the best ones for you below.

Best haircuts for fine and thin hair

When you have particularly fine or thin hair, the aim of a haircut is to always make the hair look fuller. 

If you love long flowing tresses, though, you would be a little disappointed to know that volume is better achieved with short haircuts. 

Short to shoulder-length bobs are the best styles to add more bounce to your hair.

Here’s what you should ask your hairstylist for.

The layered bob

A layered bob is by far one of the most popular choices of hairstylists when it comes to adding volume. 

The length for this is usually shorter than shoulder-length. It ends at your jawline or a little lower than that. 

The layered bob can be kept sleek or tousled, depending on how you like it. A sleek layered bob will also make your hair look fuller, but nothing works better than a messy look. 

So, keep your curling iron handy.

The choppy short bob

Gone are the days when your haircut had to have razor-sharp edges. Today, hairstyles are all about texture. 

The more organic your haircut looks, the trendier it is. A choppy bob that ends just below your ears will not only make your hair look fuller it will also take years off your face. 

A layered bob with choppy ends styled well can make you look younger and cuter.

If you are donning a choppy bob, we would recommend keeping it wavy or messy. It enhances the carefree look of the choppy haircut.

The chin-length bob with fringes

When you are adding volume to your hair, the stylist mostly concentrates on the back of your head. But if you would like your hair to look fuller on the front as well, try adding fringes with your bob.

A chin-length bob with full fringes can make your hair look sufficiently voluminous both at the front and the back. You can choose to wear it straight or messy, depending on your mood. It looks equally stunning both ways.

The angled bob

The angled bob has gained immense popularity among the ladies lately, and for a good reason. This stylish, chic haircut adds the illusion of volume throughout your hair.

 A short bob angled towards the front makes your hair look fuller both near your face and at the back of your head.

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The length is kept very short at the back and gradually cut at an angle towards the front, the layers framing your face being the longest. 

The short hair at the back pumps up the volume while the hair framing your face fall naturally at the front. The angled bob has to be worn straight to achieve that smart, suave look that it imparts.

The long pixie cut with face-framing layers

If you think you can pull off a very short haircut confidently, a long pixie cut could do wonders for your thin hair. A pixie is usually very short, with hardly any length at the back. 

You can modify it a bit and ask your stylist to keep it a little longer than usual and add a few longer layers framing your face. You can wear these longer layers swept to one side, like side bangs. 

This should be styled straight and sleek for the best outcome.

Caring for thin or fine hair

Apart from the haircut, you don, the products you use on your hair play a very important role in adding volume to your hair. Go for natural volumizing shampoos and conditioners that nourish and add bounce to your hair at the same time. Here are a few tips for you.

Use a clarifying shampoo and a nourishing conditioner

A clarifying shampoo can help clean any product build-up in your hair that may be weighing it down. It cleanses your hair and scalp thoroughly to rid them of all the grime and dirt that make hair look limp. 

It is also important to condition your hair after using a clarifying shampoo. Use something organic that hydrates and replenishes your hair after the cleansing.

The best choice here would be the WOW Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo and Coconut Avocado hair conditioner set. The Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo offers intense cleansing and purifies your scalp. 

WOW Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo and Coconut Avocado hair conditioner set

The Coconut Avocado hair conditioner provides intense nourishment to thin hair. Both the products are made of 100% natural active ingredients, which is an added benefit.

Use leave-in treatments to revitalize your thin hair

Leave-in treatments can improve the texture of your hair. Since you wear them in your hair all day long, they can nourish and revitalize your hair for longer and make sure you maintain that bounce. Hydrating treatments also prevent your hairstyle from losing its form on, particularly humid days.

Try the WOW 10-in-1 Hair Revitalizer with super ingredients like Jojoba Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Rosemary, Bhringraj, and more. All of these haircare essentials revitalize frail, thin, and lifeless hair.

Explore our range of natural, plant-powered hair care products that nourish and revitalize all hair types.

Dorothy Clifton

Dorothy Clifton is a beauty blogger specializing in haircare and skincare. She has reviewed hundreds of beauty products as a blogger and a guest writer for other blogs and websites in her domain. Dorothy loves to stay current with the latest trends in the world of beauty and fashion. Her honest reviews and opinions are loved by readers and brands alike.

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