3 Best Hairstyles for Long, Thin Hair (Cute & Low-Maintenance)

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I have fine hair and I know how difficult it can be to style. Fear not, though, because in this tutorial, I'm going to show you three of the best hairstyles for long, thin hair, which make fine hair look more voluminous. These hairstyles are easy, low-maintenance, and cute!

Tools and materials:

  • Comb
  • Hairspray
  • Bobby pins
  • Curling wand
  • Headband
Hairstyles for long, thin hair

Hairstyle 1 - Side Part 2.0

The first style that I wanted to show you is actually more like a little trick that I sometimes do.

1. Part your hair

Start by parting your hair on the opposite side than you usually do. I find that because your hair is so used to being parted on one side that when you switch it, it's kind of like your hair is repelling almost, so it looks a lot fuller. 

Spraying hairspray

2. Spray

Because you don't usually part your hair on the other side, you'll want to use some product to hold it in place. 

Pinning hair at the back

3. Pin at the back

I find that this look can be a little bit funny if you don't pin the other side, so I'm turning this into more of a dramatic side part. What you need to do is take the other half of your hair and just bobby pin it in place around the back. 

Curling the front of the hair

4. Curl the front

When you're finished pinning your hair back, grab your curling wand and curl the front section of your hair away from your face and make sure that all your hair is going in the same direction.

Once you've fixed it all up and styled it how you like it, give it another spritz of hairspray. This hairstyle feels like an Old Hollywood classic style.

Easy hairstyles for long, thin hair

Here's the finished look!

Putting hair into a low ponytail

Hairstyle 2 - Voluminous bun

This next one is actually my go-to hairstyle, and it's just a nice low bun. 

1. Tie and pull

Tie your hair into a low ponytail and then pull out your hair at the top so that it looks a lot bigger. 

Pinning in a low bun

2. Pin

Next, you're going to take your ponytail and just wrap it up and into a bun. I don't need to secure it with a hair elastic, just a few bobby pins tend to work with my hair, and it will stay in place for the whole day. 

Pulling on the bun to make it look bigger

3. Pull the bun

Once the bun is secure in place, I'll just pull at it a little bit to make it look a bit bigger than it actually is.

Low-maintenance hairstyles for thin hair

Here's the finished look!

Wearing a headband

Hairstyle 3 - Twisted chic

For hairstyle number three, I'm going to throw an accessory into the mix. 

1. Put the headband on

Place a headband on the crown of your head, and don't pull your hair over the top of the headband. 

Tucking hair into the headband

2. Tuck hair under

Once your headband is in place on the crown of your head, you're going to start by grabbing a small section of hair from the first half of your head, and you're going to tuck it underneath the headband. I like to leave my bang pieces out for this look, but you could tuck them in if you wanted to as well. 

Best hairstyles for thin hair

3. Continue tucking

Once the first piece is tucked in, you're going to do the exact same thing for the next section and just tuck it under the headband as well. You're just going to repeat this process until all of your hair is tucked in across. 

Cute hairstyles for thin hair

4. Final tuck and pull 

Once it's all tucked in, go through with both hands to make sure it's wrapped up really nice and tight and evenly, and then you can pull out the top section a bit to make it look bigger and more voluminous.

Best hairstyles for long, thin hair tutorial

Here's the finished look!

Those are the three best hairstyles for long, thin hair. I’ve styled my hair each way multiple times and can vouch that each style gave me lots of added volume, added confidence, and stayed in all day. If you have fine hair like me, I hope you’ll give them a go! 

Suggested materials:
  • Comb
  • Hairspray
  • Bobby pins
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