4 Easy Hairstyles for Fine Straight Hair + Useful Tips

by Loepsie
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Today, I want to show you some easy hairstyles for fine, straight hair.

I will share some tips on how to get the most out of thin hair, as well as some things to be mindful of if you're trying to make your hair look fuller than it is. Let's get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Bobby pins
  • Claw hair clip
  • Bow clip
  • Hair elastics
  • Setting lotion
  • Thick headband
Heatless curls method

Tip 1: Add texture

If you have thin straight hair, you want to give it some texture. I like to curl my hair so it has a bit more body.

Curls have some space between them, so your thin hair wont be as noticeable when it's curled.

2. Use the right curling method

If you want to curl your thin hair, I advise that you use a more hair-friendly curling method than a curling iron.

I am a huge fan of overnight heatless curls because they are very gentle on the hair. You're not applying any heat to strengthen what may already be fragile.

Overnight curls involving braids don’t work very well on thin hair and can create frizzy kinks. My preferred overnight curling methods are the ones where I wrap my hair around something to get the desired curl shape.

So, I will use socks, hair donuts, or some rags, but my favorite method is headband curls.

To do this, I spray my hair with a little bit of water and setting lotion first to make sure my curls last. Then, I wrap my hair around a thick headband and sleep on that.

In the morning, I take it out, and I'm left with curls that give me a little bit of nice volume, especially on the ends of my hair where I need it the most.

Hair care products for fine hair

Tip 3: Use the right hair care

Use hair care that is suitable for your hair. When hair is thin and a little bit weaker, it needs that extra care.

Now onto some actual hairstyles!

Hairstyle 1: Pinned back

One of my favorite hairstyles, especially because my hair in the front is a little bit thinner, is to pull the front hair back and pin it with a bobby pin.

Avoid pulling the hair back too tightly. You want it to be light and airy.

Hairstyle 1: Pinned back

Here you can tell the difference. On this side, it looks a lot more voluminous.

Hairstyle 1: Pinned back

Whereas here, you can even see my scalp in some parts, and the hair looks much thinner than it does on the other side.

So, pull the hair back with more of a swoop. Giving it an angle will help to disguise your scalp more.

Hairstyle 1: Pinned back

Now that my hair is pulled away from my face and concentrated in one place, it makes the hair in the back look fuller and more voluminous. 

Hairstyle 2: Pulled to the side

Hairstyle 2: Pulled to the side

Pull your hair to the side. Try not to make a parting but just swoop your hair over so you don’t show too much of the scalp.

Get it over to one side, pull it over your shoulder, and use a few bobby pins to pin your hair in the back.

If you want, you could give it a little twist. All your hair is pushed to that one side, so you get the full volume of it all in one location.

But it's not pulled into a ponytail, so it does still have some room to show off that volume that we created with the curls.

Hairstyle 2: Pulled to the side

Hairstyle 3: Up-do

Hairstyle 3: Up-do

I wanted to give you an option for wearing your hair up.

Pull your hair back gently away from your face and give it a little twist. Make sure to keep everything nice and loose. You don't want to squish that hair.

Then, take a claw clip, and clip it at the bottom part of the twist. Form a little bun with the curled part at the top.

Just allow that curl to fold up on itself and create a little swirl. 

Hairstyle 3: Up-do

Then pin it down using some bobby pins.

Hairstyle 3: Up-do

The clip gives the hairstyle more body, so it doesn't look so flat, but it still highlights the hair.

Hairstyle 4: Braids

Hairstyle 4: Braids

If you like braids, you can make them look fuller.

Start with a loose braid, don't make it too tight, and leave a little bit of a tail, especially if your ends are thinner.

Then, go back to each braid loop and tug at the side of it so that the braid flattens out and looks bigger.

Hairstyle 4: Braids

Easy hairstyles for fine straight hair

Those are my tips for styling thin hair. There is no shame in having thin hair. It is very common and is not something that needs to be hidden!

I think of hair styling a lot like makeup. It's not something that you need or have to do every day. It's just something that is there as an option.

Which hairstyle is your favorite? Let me know in the comments down below.

Suggested materials:
  • Bobby pins
  • Claw hair clip
  • Bow clip
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