45 Volumizing Haircuts for Thin Long Hair (Layers & Bangs)

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What Are The Most Volumizing Haircuts for Thin Long Hair?

Contrary to the longing for a slim physique, when it comes to our hair, girls pine for thick and full locks, am I right, or am I right ladies! I’m here to tell you that long fine hair can too, be big and beautiful. By styling and cutting in a way that works for fine hair, you can create an illusion that will even fool you into believing you have the tresses you dream of. Very much the same as lipstick can plump up lips and the right bra can give your girls a lift, your hair also has options to create magic.

Don’t let your hair drag you down, if your locks are feeling flat and lifeless, have a look at the wonderful ways we have discovered to add fullness to your life!

1. U shaped Cut with Soft Waves

You will notice the suggestion of waves popping up regularly because they are just fantastic on fine hair! when the hair is cut in a U shape, this means that the length very gradually gets shorter from the back to around the face. This creates some extra movement and fullness providing lift with some subtle waves.

2. Full Bangs with Long Layers

Full bangs are number one for fine hair. Try to keep them bluntly cut for a thicker look. Add some long layers to avoid thinning out the hair more, and tousel them up for some added volume.

3. Pulled back Long Braid

Classic and classy, this hairstyle really relies on length. Most women dream of the perfect, lengthy braid but have trouble with either thickness or length. Fine hair is perfect as the braid doesn’t end up too bulky and heavy, but can be pulled gently to create thickness.

4. U Shape Cut with bouncy Layers

The U shape is very gradual to avoid a sudden contrast in length which could make the ends appear thin. Add some texture and layering just past the mid-lengths toward the ends of the hair, so this is where all the bounce is focused. This cut maintains the attention on the long gorgeous length but adds some personality and volume by adding those soft layers.

5. Artistic Cornrows

If you have the artistic ability and talent to braid your own locks then you need to be rocking this hairstyle. Otherwise, find yourself a stylist with the skills, and have some fun with these epic cornrows. Long, thin hair is ideal to pull this off, as the braids remain thin and tidy and stay close to the scalp. You can enjoy this hairstyle for a couple of days and then rock the voluminous head of curls when you undo them, it’s a win-win!

6. Blunt Cut Edges With No Layers

A simple one-length hair cut, that is cut precisely and bluntly creates the illusion that the hair is denser than what it is in reality. No layers mean all the hair is equal in length and on fine hair that creates fullness and prevents the ends from looking wispy and thin.

7. Curtain Bangs with Short Layers Framing the Face

Add some shorter layers alongside your curtains bangs to really add some shape and texture around the face. It can also create the illusion of shorter hair when the length rests behind the shoulders, without having to commit to a chop. It also keeps your style interesting when you opt to wear it up by maintaining some style around your face.

8. Half Up Fish plait with Waves

Long hair needs to be shown off, so enjoy the best of both worlds with this half-up fish plait. Pull half the hair back into a ponytail, maintaining some height at the crown, and create a fish plait to rest against a backdrop of luscious curls. Fishplaits are great for fine hair and are much simpler than they look using only two sections of hair!

9. Long Layers with a Deep Side Bang

The Asymmetry created by a deep side parting and a sweeping bang is flattering on any face shape. Make it heavy to fake some fullness and add some long soft layers for extra texture and movement.

10. Long U Shape with Soft Long Layers

Graduating the length from the front to the back creates a subtle U shape, which has a lovely effect. It moves away from the classic straight line that is usually created by a blunt cut. Add some very soft, hidden layers on the ends to soften the edges and create some movement when the hair sways.

11. Long Wispy, Bouncy Layers for Long Thin Hair

When your locks are close to Rapunzel vibes, then adding some tapered layers from the mid-lengths and blowaving them with a gradual flick on the ends will create fabulous movement and bounce in your fine mane. You will look like you just climbed out of the latest Vogue magazine flaunting this mane of perfection.

12. Low Ponytail with Twists

To avoid teasing, which is recommended on fine hair, add some twists that feed into your ponytail. Pull and separate the twist gently to make it appear thicker and create some extra lift. Softly curl the ends of the ponytail for some movement and fullness.

13. Side Part with Softly Blended Layers Around the Face.

By parting your hair to the side, you are adding extra hair to one side of the head, creating extra volume. While this will obviously make the side of the part appear thinner, the extra volume created on the other side compensates for this and just works. Add some very soft, blended layers to soften and frame the face and add some lift.

14. Soft Layering with Wispy Bangs

A classic haircut of soft layers to add to your gorgeous lengths is one that you can’t go wrong with. For fine hair ads some wispy bangs to level up your haircut and create some fullness. These layers can also be shown off with a soft and subtle balayage coloring technique.

15. Soft Waves with Fine Wispy Bangs

Perfect for those thin strands, deep waves coupled with some soft wispy bangs can pass for a casual or formal event, making those locks appear fuller and stronger. Speaking of strength, don’t forget that heat-protecting spray! Especially important for fine hair.

16. Sweeping French Braid to Bun

Braids are such an effective and successful way to create fullness for fine hair. Enjoy something different by sweeping a French braid around the head and finishing it off with a well put together but messy bun. Braids really help to show off the different tones in the hair which also help to create the illusion of fuller locks.

17. Ultra Short Blunt Bangs

For the more alternative, these ultra-short bangs have a pin-up girl vibe that is easy to love. They work so well on fine hair as they sit flat against the forehead and can turn long thin strands into an edgy and efficacious hairdo.

18. 50 Shades of Blonde

Blonde tones are brilliant on fine hair to add volume. make sure you visit an experienced stylist who cares about the integrity of your hair. While the process of lifting the hair to blonde helps plump it up, the different golden and buttery hues create a gorgeous pallet of blonde. Add some soft ways to really make them pop!

19. Blunt Bangs with Sleek Cascading Face Framing Layers

This one is mostly about that styling, flawlessly cut layers like these need to be shown off! Take a medium-sized round brush and blow wave inwards towards your face creating a beautiful frame of cascading hair. Blunt Bangs are the perfect compliment for the overall aesthetic of this haircut.

20. Chic Ombre

Ombre done right is so admirable and is a trend that seems to be here to stay. It is low maintenance and highly effective on long strands. The soft blend between tones adds dimension and fullness, and the process of lightening helps to hold volume. Adding texture to your locks with waves or curls is the best way to really showcase this beautiful coloring technique.

21. Choppy Curtains Bangs with Long Waves

Curtain bangs create that symmetry and balance and can bring some focus to the face. It is a great way to add something extra to a head of long gorgeous waves and the contrast in textures between choppy and soft are perfect to create fullness in the hair.

22. Fiery Tight Curls

If you are brave enough to play with some color, warm coppery tones are so on-trend at the moment. It is a healthier color choice, easy to maintain, and is fiery hot! Use a curling wand to amp it up with some tight, ruffled curls, and add a touch of sea salt spray for extra texture and fullness.

23. High Bun

Elegantly perfect for long locks. You can simply wrap your ponytail around the elastic for quick and ease or braid your ponytail before wrapping it around for added texture and detail. Even though your strands are thin, wrapping them around on themselves a few times can create a full and gorgeous bun.

24. Icy Blonde

Icy blonde and fine locks are a match made in heaven! Lighter tones always help finer hair appear thick and the process of getting it to this perfect shade of platinum plumps up your strands and holds volume. This color though is not recommended for previously colored hair and must be achieved in the safest way possible to protect those fine strands.

25. Long Shaggy Cut with Bangs

This grungy shag cut is so on-trend right now! Short layers and texture coupled with wispy, full bangs are bringing that edgy 80’s rock look back and we are loving it! This look is perfect for long thin hair.

26. Long Soft Curls with Sneaky Blonde

These bold pops of blonde sneaking out amongst a head of spiraling curls are a great and creative way to create contrast and enjoy a splash of color without too much commitment. It is easy to maintain and is a fun way of creating some fullness to long fine hair.

27. Low Detailed Ponytail

Turn an average ponytail into something gorgeous by adding some simple detail like these triplet twists. Tousle up your ponytail with some soft waves for volume and movement, and you have the perfect ponytail. There is something so stunning about a long, luscious ponytail that we can not resist.

28. Low Sleek Ponytail

A quick and easy style when on the go. Tease up the crown gently and softly comb the hair back into a ponytail. This teasing creates a subtle bouffant for height and volume. You can add some soft teasing to the underneath of your ponytail too, but do be gentle!

29. Low Teased and Tousled Ponytail

We love a tousled ponytail! and long locks are perfect to get this right. Pull your hair back with some volume at the crown, into a ponytail from just above the nape of your neck, this creates some height and lift. Add a soft curl, tease it gently and ruffle it up for a chic and charming ponytail.

30. Messy Fish plait with Twists

Create this gorgeous bohemian-inspired do by combining some loose twists that feed into a fish plait. Allow some stray hairs to fall loose to soften the look and help the braid appear fuller. Gently loosen up the twists and the braid to thicken and widen it. It is recommended to softly curl your hair beforehand for extra texture, hold, and volume.

31. Micro Bangs with Wispy Side Detail

Here is a fun little detail to give a try! These sweet wispy curls left on either side of the bangs add some spunk and personality. It is a fun way to blend in short bangs and add an interesting contrast between the bangs and mid-lengths. Add a soft curl just on the ends to create some lift.

32. Natural Curls with Bangs and Balayage

A great way to enjoy your natural curls is to add some well-blended balayage. It is most effective on curly hair and makes your curls really stand out while adding some volume. Don’t forget natural curls need some extra moisture, especially with the addition of color.

33. Natural Scrunched Tight Curls

Very few women are blessed with such a tight and defined curl, if you are one of them, we encourage you to embrace them fully! Simply gorgeous, the curl on its own makes your tresses appear fuller. Curls naturally lack moisture and that paired with fine strands can make it very delicate, so the right curling creme and a great scrunching technique is the way to go!

34. Natural Tight Curls with Textured Bangs

If you are fortunate enough to be adorned with a magnificent head of curls, then you should absolutely embrace them! Add some textured bangs to enhance and amplify the bounce and frame the face, and some extra layers to polish and retain the shape of your curls. Diffuse with a curling gel and mousse and add some extra moisture with a polishing serum.

35. One Length with Long Face Framing Layers and Uniform Waves

There are some tricks to making one-length cuts on fine hair look voluminous and thick, one of them being these admiral flowing waves. They make the hair appear thicker and create a movement that is simply gorgeous. Soft layers around the face also add lift without taking away from the length.

36. Shag Cut with Curtain Bangs

Blend in all those gorgeous shaggy layers by adding some curtain bangs. Curtain bangs are created by tapering the length from shortest to longest, flowing into the hair and framing the face. They replicate curtains as they are parted in a center parting and add some personality and versatility to your haircut.

37. Short Textured Bangs with Soft Layers

Short, textured bangs immediately add fullness to long, fine hair. It draws the eye to the bangs, where the hair appears thick. Soft layers pick the weight up to add volume and add to the texture that blends well with the bangs. This style is a fun, shaggy, textured look that showcases volume.

38. Soft Blended Layers with Blunt Bangs

Adding some bangs, as well as some blunt lines to fine hair is a great way to create an illusion of fullness. The soft layers are so seamlessly blended, that the hair appears to be one length. The layering adds some lift and body, while the blunt lines and contrast from the bangs give some thickness to the hair.

39. Soft Bun with Puff

This style looks elegant but can be achieved with very little effort. Rake your hair back with your fingertips, allowing your strands to loosen up to create lift and height. Twist your long ponytail into a bun and secure it with a bobby pin and there you have a simply elegant bun in under 5 minutes!

40. Soft Red Balayage

Any contrasting color pallet is perfect for fine hair to help it appear thicker. Balayage makes for the perfect technique in creating a well-balanced and blended contrast. The vibrancy of red tones looks stunning against a darker base and when flaunted with some flowing soft curls.

41. Sun Kissed Brunette

Adding some golden sun-kissed highlights on a warm, chocolate brown base color can subtly and effectively create some contrast which makes the hair appear thicker. Highlight the soft layers around the face for extra fullness and dimension.

42. The Money piece

A new trend that we love is the money piece! So simple and so satisfying, it makes a statement but is less of a commitment when it comes to coloring. This coloring technique is characterized by a lighter section of hair that frames the face, which is very little effort and saves you money, hence its name. This pop of color enhances your complexion and creates fullness with its contrast to the surrounding color.

43. Tousled Layers with Short Side Bangs

Short side bangs with some soft layering on the ends are a great option for fine hair! They add a lot of texture and volume, as well as softness to the face. Tousle up those layers with a very soft, broken-up curl and your hair will bounce!

44. Tousled Wavy Layers with Bangs

Wavy texture is always a win for fine limp hair, especially on a longer length to add some lift. By adding some blended layers to the hair, as well as some bangs and layers around the face, volume is created by getting rid of some of the length that weighs it down. When adding waves, they set better in hair that has various lengths.

45. Warm Copper Tones

If light tones are not your vibe, then warm, caramel tones can also look great on long thin hair. It is a healthier option for fine strands and again the contrast created with these tones makes the hair appear thicker with the added dimension.

Final Thoughts

I am sure you are feeling ready to have some fun and feeling more confident with trying different hairstyles for your long fine hair. It is so important to look after those fine locks, especially when playing around with techniques like teasing and braiding and the use of heated tools. Fine hair needs some extra care so here are some things to remember!

  • When cleansing fine hair, don’t use vigorous motions, instead gently use your fingertips to massage the scalp and squeeze the shampoo down towards the ends.
  • Opt for lukewarm water if you can handle it, it is much kinder to the hair shaft.
  • Use a wide-tooth comb to detangle, and if you can, it is best to comb dry hair as wet hair stretches.
  • Always use a heat protector when styling your hair with hot tools, this step must not be skipped!
  • Root lifters, mousse, and other volumizing products go a long way! have fun with them!

There you have it, fine hair can be fun too when you know the secrets! Now go out there with full confidence in your full and fabulous locks!

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Author - Lauren Holland

Lauren always knew she needed to work in an industry that would nurture her creative and eccentric personality. She has run her own business for 7 years. After 2 years attending college, Lauren found herself an apprenticeship with one of the top salons in her province. This salon was popular for their more alternative and creative hairstyle ideas, taking part in many international competitions, photoshoots and shows where bright colors and Avant Garde styling were always the theme. She fine-tuned her skills throughout her 5 years there, achieving many awards including national finalist of the Goldwell Color Zoom competition. After qualifying, Lauren stayed on and grew in leaps and bounds in her art, training new apprentices and meeting some local fame and influencers. She got to experience various facets of the industry and built up a strong clientele. Lauren eventually found her way to owning her own salon and, in this time, she specialized in bridal and formal hair. Living in the Midlands meant she was in the hub of the wedding industry and was involved with collaborative shoots and bridal shows.