Having thin hair is a blessing—it’s quite easy to manage because your hair is naturally straight. But because it’s so fine, it also tends to fall flat, and it isn’t so good at holding up curls either. If ever you feel like your hair lacks a bit of “oomph," one of the things you can try is to get a short haircut. Because the longer your hair is, the more it weighs itself down.
To guide you, we tapped local celebrity hairstylist and owner of MarQed Salon Mark Rosales to give us a lowdown on some of the volumizing short hairstyles you can try on your next salon visit.
1. Get a bob cut!
For his clients with fine hair, Mark says he would typically recommend a "bob cut," a short haircut where the ends are cut into one straight line. "This one-length cut creates the illusion of volume," explains the hairstylist, as it makes the ends of the hair appear thicker.
Pro tip: To maintain any short 'do, Mark suggests having your hair "trimmed every three weeks to remove the damaged area, which is mostly found on the ends of our strands due to a lack of protein."
2. Your safest bet is a blunt lob.
If you're not ready to go that short, Mark says a "shoulder-length haircut" will also do the trick. With this hair length, "I would also recommend getting a blunt cut. A layered cut is [more flattering] for those who have thicker hair [as this will] lessen the thickness and weight [of their mane.]"
3. Give bangs a go.
That said, you might want to avoid a full, heavy set of bangs as it will emphasize how thin your hair is on the sides. "Curtain bangs will look good on those with thin hair," Mark recommends. Like a curtain, this light, wispy type of bangs is parted down the middle. As it frames the face on each side, it adds a bit of volume to fine hair!
*This story originally appeared on FemaleNetwork.com. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.