Thin hair can be a pain to style. It's hard to find a look that works without showing patches and holds its form throughout the day. These challenges can make it frustrating to try to look and feel your best.

Fortunately, with the right products and styling techniques, you can find great everyday styles for thin hair. Here are a few helpful tips and tricks for making your locks look luscious and full.

Get Comfortable with Mousse

Don't make the mistake of thinking that mousse is a bygone styling product that's better left in the 1980s and 1990s. When applied to thin hair properly, it can make a big impact on your overall volume and dimension. 

Invest in a high-quality mousse that offers hold without the crunch that made this product so notorious in the past. When it comes to using mousse, less is more. Start with a quarter-sized dab, rub it into your hands, and work it through your hair from the roots to the ends. 

Dry Against the Grain

Rather than going straight to the round brush, start by drying your hair against the grain. In other words, flip your head over and begin drying upside down. Then, flip your hair to one side and dry the roots, then the other. This creates volume in the roots that will hold throughout the day.

Once the roots are mostly dry, use the round brush to dry the rest. This approach also works really well when using a volumizing mousse or whip in your damp hair.


Try a Stylish Wig or Extensions

Bring out your inner diva and wear a stylish human hair wig (this ultimate guide to lace wigs could help you with useful tips). Celebrities like the Kardashians have made wigs fashionable again, and they're a great way to change your look without damaging your fragile hair.

If you aren't ready for a wig, try some tape-in extensions. These were crafted specifically for people with thin hair to add thickness throughout. You can crop them to your preferred length and reuse them once they grow out.

Find a Volumizing Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo is a must-have for modern women. For people with thin hair, however, dry shampoo is an absolute lifesaver. The natural oils and sweat your hair endures throughout the day will start to weigh it down. If you have thin hair, it will likely go down without much of a fight.

A quick spray of dry shampoo can revitalize and pump up your locks throughout the day. For a pro trick that creates lasting volume, spray your roots before bedtime, giving your hair lots of time to absorb the product while you sleep.

Add Texturizing Layers

Layers aren't just for people with thick hair. Putting the right texturizing layers in place can add dimension to your locks and frame your face. If you have a high forehead, consider adding layered bangs or wispy bangs to create the illusion of fullness.

Be sure to work with an experienced stylist when adding layers to your hair, and tell them your goals. They'll be able to make suggestions and cuts that will help your hair look fuller for longer.

Avoid Over Shampooing and Conditioning

While using the occasional clarifying shampoo can reduce build-up and breathe life back into your locks, be careful not to overdo it. Using products every day tends to dehydrate your hair, causing your scalp to overproduce oils. By shampooing less, you can regulate that oil production (this is where dry shampoo comes in).

When conditioning, be sure to avoid the roots. Conditioner on the roots can weigh them down. Instead, start applying about an inch below the roots and focus on hydrating the ends. This is especially important if you have a layered hairstyle.

With these simple tips and tricks, you can find the best everyday styles for thin hair. Combine your efforts and find a look that you love.