Hairstyles for Thin, Fine and Curly Hair

Shorter hair masks thinness and creates volume.

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If you have fine, thin and curly hair, you've probably tried just about everything to get a fuller, voluminous look. With styling creams, conditioning treatments and blow-drying, you're actually weighing your hair down and flattening your curls. Thin, fine hair frequently looks flat, but to get a more voluminous look that enhances the natural texture of your hair, the right hairstyle could be the perfect solution. Whether you want a simple, blunt cut or chunky highlights on your already long hair, there are simple tricks to make your hair look fuller, thicker and healthier.

A Long, Curly Bob

If you've got fine, curly hair, a haircut that's above the shoulders will help make your locks look fuller and won't weight down your curls. Layers can make your hair look thinner than it is, so choose a one length cut that hits at the top of your shoulders. Blunt bangs can also give the illusion of fuller hair, so ask your stylist for long bangs that hit right below your eyebrows. The best part about this cut is that it's low maintenance -- just blow-dry your bangs, apply a styling cream to your hair and let it air-dry.

A Short, Wavy Bob

The longer your hair, the thinner it looks, which is why those with thin hair might want to consider a chin-length bob. This cut, sported by Christina Ricci, who has a thin, fine hair texture, boosts volume but doesn't look frumpy. Ask your stylist for side-swept bangs and longer, face-framing pieces in the front with shorter, stacked layers in the back. This will give the back of your hair more volume while allowing the front to have soft curls.

Perfect Pixie

If you want an easy style that will mask frizzy curls and thin hair, a pixie is stylish, chic and will work with your hair's texture. If you have extra curly hair, you want to stick with a cut that has longer layers around the face so it doesn't look poofy. If you're hair is more wavy than curly, go for a spiky pixie like Halle Berry. This look will enhance the waves of your hair but won't look thin or flat.

Highlights Help Thicken Hair

If you're adamant about having long locks, you're not alone. Many women with thin hair will do anything to avoid a short haircut, even if it's the most flattering style for women with short hair. To make your hair more voluminous without sacrificing length, get some foil highlights. Hair dye helps bulk up your strands and makes thin hair look fuller and shinier. Because women with curly hair tend to have dull, dehydrated locks, this is a great option to remedy shine problems and fix fullness.

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