To look your best, selecting a hairstyle that is right for your hair type is crucial. After all, a cut that appears fashionable and suave on one man might look awkwardly out of place on another. While fine hair can be notoriously difficult to deal with, the right ‘do can quickly make flat and thin strands appear thicker and fuller. So, no matter if your hair is naturally fine or if it’s beginning to thin out, all it takes is the right cut and style to give your locks a new lease on life. Below we show you the best hairstyles for men with fine hair.
1. Buzz Cut
The best way to make thin hair appear thick is to cut it short. While longer locks tend to make fine hair look even thinner, a short cut helps to disguise sparse strands. One such short style which works well for fine hair is a buzz cut. The cut, which is shaved all over, also looks great when paired with a beard. As facial hair pulls attention away from the hair on your head, a beard is a fantastic way to create a balanced look.
A comb-over is a tidy and stylish look for gents with thin hair. Perfect for the office and semi-formal events, the hairstyle is polished without appearing overdone. To create the look, apply a small amount of pomade to clean hair. Then, create a rough side part and comb the sides down and the top across. Be sure to use a pomade or wax product to create the look instead of gel, which can stick strands together and create a balding appearance.
3. Slicked Back with Waves
If you have fine hair that is also wavy hair, consider growing your locks a little longer. Doing so will create more room for waves, which help to achieve the appearance of volume and fill in gaps between strands. Just be careful not to grow your hair too long, or it could end up having the opposite effect. Apply some pomade to your hair and slick it back for a great rockabilly hairstyle.
4. Sleek Side Part
A sleek side part can be an excellent way to make thinning strands appear denser. Just be careful that you don’t use too much hair product or formulas that are too heavy as doing so will weigh down fine strands and make them appear flat and lifeless. A small amount of a lightweight pomade is all you need to be able to create a smooth appearance and lock loose strands into place.
There’s no reason to miss out on trying on-trend hairstyles just because you have thin hair. All you have to do is tailor them to suit your hair type. The pompadour is one such style that can easily be altered to suit thin strands better. Instead of trying to fake a full head of hair, just scale the style down to work for you. A small pompadour can look just as stylish as a large one and is possible to create with fine hair.
6. Textured Crop
One of the reasons why fine hair looks thin and, at times, unappealing is because it sits flat. To remedy this issue, try a short, textured crop. The longer strands become, the heavier they will be, meaning that while longer hairs will sit flat and pull downwards, shorter lengths will be lighter and sit higher. By also adding texture, hairs will point upwards instead of laying flat.
Another great hairstyle is a crew cut. As mentioned, shaved sides are perfect for making hair appear longer and thicker on top. Similarly, texture helps strands to sit up and makes hair appear more voluminous. Combine these two attributes together for a modern and stylish look that’s ideal for fine hair.
8. Faux Hawk
When spread out, fine hair can appear messy and a little bare, which is why it’s good to focus strands in one spot; a faux hawk is the perfect way to achieve this. Not only does the style make thin hair look denser by concentrating strands into one section of hair, but it also draws eyes to that area, meaning that any finer parts will go unnoticed.
9. Soft Spikes
While spiky hair can make fine strands look separated and sparse, soft spikes can create the illusion of volume. Perfect for gents with short hair, this style adds texture to locks that would otherwise sit flat. To create the style, start by rubbing a small amount of pomade in your hands. Then, comb your fingers through your hair, gently pulling upwards on top and outwards on the sides and back.
10. Comb-Over Fade
11. Textured Side Part
Texture and a side part can each help to create the appearance of thicker hair, but you can also wear them together for a stylish look. The modern hairstyle is equal parts relaxed and sophisticated, making it the perfect addition to smart casual looks. If your hair is naturally straight and smooth, you can try adding texture with the help of a texturizing spray.
Hairstyles for Thin Hair FAQs
What is the best haircut for thin hair?
The best haircut for thin hair is a short, neat style, with trimmed back and sides. By doing this, it stops the hair falling flat and makes the top look fuller in comparison. Plus, it's easier to experiment with texture and styling products to create more volume.
How can I thicken my thin hair?
If your hair is thinning, there are lifestyle changes that you can make to help improve the thickness of your hair. However, it's best to try to identify the reason for your hair fall. Start by drinking more water and increasing your intake of protein, Omega 3, and vitamin C. Additionally, there are supplements you can take that can assist hair growth. Exercise also increases blood flow around the body, which can benefit the scalp as well. If your hair is fine, in that the diameter of the strand is tiny, you can wash with thickening shampoos and conditioners, and use styling products such as mousse that can boost the volume. Lastly, for both thinning and fine hair, choose a hairstyle that can help your hair look thicker, such as a side part, crew cut, or quiff.
What haircut makes hair look thicker?
Short hairstyles will be the best choice because there's less weight dragging the hair down, making it look flat. Short hair can also be styled more easily with thickening and texturing products, such as pomades and pastes, which give lift. Opt for short backs and sides, such as crew cuts and fades, as that will add to the illusion of more on top. Additionally, combovers and side parts can take advantage of using the bulk of your hair to create interest. Just remember to keep the sides short, so the focus stays on top.
Does thin hair look better short or long?
Thin hair looks better short, as there's less weight pulling the hair down, making it appear flat. Short hair is also easier to style by adding texture, giving the illusion of more thickness and volume.
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