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19 Easy Hairstyles You Can Do with Thin Hair

Okay, we’re taking all our hair cues from Brie Larson from now on.
19 Easy Hairstyles You Can Do with Thin Hair
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Okay, we’re taking all our hair cues from Brie Larson from now on.

Feel like you don’t have too many hair options because of your thin strands or lack of volume? Whether you’re just hitting the gym or enjoying a glam night out, Brie Larson—all-around cool girl and Marvel’s newest superhero—proves that it’s totally easy to rock thin texture with a variety of supercool styles. 

Air-Dried Waves

We love that you totally can get this look without using any hot tools at home. While your strands are damp, just spritz them with a wave-enhancing spray, twist one-inch sections into a coil, and pin them up. Once they’re dry, just release them, fingercomb through, and mist a little sea salt spray to set.

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Pushed Back & Sexy

When your hair is brushed away from your face, it shows off your confidence and strength. Forego your part just like Brie did and use a roller brush at the crown of your head to add more volume and lift.

The Ballerina Bun

A classic that will never go out of style and that’s great for second- (or third!) day hair. And guess what? It’s one of the styles that Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, loves playing around with, too. 

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Straightened Out

We love that Brie’s wearing her hair super straight here—sans volume—because it shows that there’s really no shame in having fine, thin hair. Use your straightener to cop this look (just flick your wrists inwards to get a little curve at the end) and apply some serum for a shine boost.

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'90s Curls

Creating defined curls that aren’t too loose or too tight can be a challenge. But you can channel this look and make it a little more current by using a curling iron with a one-inch barrel and brushing it out with a wide-tooth comb. Don’t forget the deep-side part for a little extra height! 

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The Laidback Half-Up

It’s perfect for lazy days and playful afternoons! Just remember to mist a toothbrush with a little hair spray to keep those baby strands in place, so you can retain a little more volume and texture without too unkempt. 

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The Business Half-Up

It’s another take on the half-up, except this time, it’s more sleek. The easiest way to do this is by applying a water-based gel with the strongest hold possible on damp strands and using a fine-tooth comb to slick it back. After that, just tame the lower half of your strands with a quick blowdry. 

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Hollywood Waves

Soft, sexy, and super perfect for gals who have wedding entourage duties. It’s a little more work, but the key is to blowdry your hair before you curl it (this will make the texture a lot smoother) and to go over out your waves with a boar-bristle brush before misting it with a light hairspray.

 
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Low Pony

Is it errands day? Grab a pair of co-ords and pull your strands back into a low ponytail, so you won’t get stressed when you bump into someone you know. 

Accessorize It

The jury is still out on scrunchies, but bows made of rich fabrics are definitely in. It’s an easy (and inexpensive!) way to step up your hair game and look effortlessly chic.

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Travel-Friendly Bends

Brie is definitely the master when it comes to wearing different types of wave textures. You can get this look by using a flat iron to create subtle creases in your hair (see tutorial here) that’ll look totally cute when you take your #travelgrams. 

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Flipped Out

Sometimes, you want to go for a tried-and-tested, no-fail hairstyle. A simple blowdry that’s flipped out at the ends is totally photogenic and totally perfect for those who are also growing out their hair.

Sweet Ringlets 

They’re playful, they’re fun, and they’re perfect for a girl’s night sleepover or staycation, because you’ll wake up to looser waves in the morning. Tip: Avoid using mousse to prep your strands, so you don’t end up with a flaky mess after a few hours.

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A High Pony

Take your gym game up a notch with a high ponytail (it can help lift your face and make your cheekbones look even higher, too). To make sure that it doesn’t plop down while you’re moving around, make sure you follow this two-step process:

1. Divide your hair into two parts—top and bottom. Then, take the top half of your hair and pull it upwards (make sure it’s just above your ears). Secure this with an elastic.

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2. Gather the bottom half of your hair and pull it towards the existing ponytail. Once you’ve merged both halves, secure them with another elastic.

The Center Part

Changing your ’do doesn’t always have to be a complicated process. Sometimes, all it takes is a change of…well, part. If you always part your hair on the side, try a center part. If you always separate your hair in the middle, then try a side part instead. Bonus: Changing it up will also help add volume to your strands.

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Join The Headband Trend

When you’re having a chill weekend with the fam, you want to make sure your hair doesn’t get in the way of the fun. One way to do that is by wearing a supercute headband and a braid.

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Pigtail Braids

Speaking of braids, cop Brie’s Cali brunch vibe by pairing a white tea and jeans with plaited pigtails. We’re thinking this will be a good look for weekend markets or roadtrips outside of the city. 

Accessorize It—Part 2

Bad hair days happen and if you’re getting exasperated with your hair, don’t stress out about it! Instead, just throw on a boater hat (or your headwear of choice) and be on your merry way.

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Au Naturale

Show off your natural texture by allowing ditching the brush (this will only flatten your strands) and allowing your hair to airdry. To get more volume, use your fingers to shake up your roots and try flipping your head upside down once your strands are completely dry. 

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