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16 Stunning Hairstyles For Long Thin Hair

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Hairstyles for Long Thin Hair

Are you one of those people with long thin hair? Do you always wonder about different hairstyles that could suit your type of hair? Then you have nothing to worry about because we are here to provide you with sixteen different hairstyles for your long thin hair.

If you have had long fine hair for more than half of your life, you would have gotten frustrated while styling it a million times.

The common misconception that is attached with long thin hair is that no hairstyle ever suit this type of hair. And this is the reason your hair eventually ends up looking limp and lifeless.

This is definitely NOT true and long thin hair can look beautiful when styled carefully and as per one’s face cut. Here are a variety of hairstyles that will suit your hair type, which are easy to recreate and will make your hair look incredible.

1. Chop Chop

Chop Hair Style for Thin Hair

Long thin hair can look even more beautiful when it has been chopped in layers. It will provide texture to your hair and look voluminous. You just have to go to your hairdresser and ask them to trim your hair in layers or in a feather cut. Your usual long hair will get a new makeover in no time and will look more lively with textures and layers.

This layered hairstyle will definitely add some oomph to your style factor and add to your appeal.

2. Choppy Bangs

Choppy Bangs Hairstyle for Long Thin Hair

If you want to add that extra something to your hair without getting a dramatic haircut, we have something for you.

Bangs! Bangs are something that are classic and can suit any hair type. So, you don’t have to worry about your thin hair.

Just ask your hairdresser to give you some cool bangs to get an altogether new look.

Are you hesitant to cut your beautiful locks? And just looking for some cool hairstyles that can be recreated on your long thin hair. No worries, we have got you covered. The next hairstyles don’t need any help of hairdressers or scissors and you can do them totally by yourself.

3. Curl your Tresses

Curl Your Tresses Hairstyle for Thin Hair

This next hairstyle is an extremely easy and effective way to add volume to your hair without getting a haircut or following any elaborate method.

You just need:

  • A curling iron
  • A Hairbrush

Method:

  1. Divide your hair into four parts. Brush your hair and get rid of any tangles.
  2. Now, as your curling iron heats up, take small sections of your hair, wrap it around the curling iron, hold for at least 15-20 seconds and then release it gently. Repeat the same steps for all the other sections for your hair.
  3. Gently separate the curls by running your fingers through your hair.
  4. Be careful not to do this step rapidly and ruin your curls. Go slow and be gentle to maintain the shape of the curls.
  5. And Voila! There you go. A simple yet effective way to add curls to your fine hair is all done.

4. Messy Top knot

Messy Top Knot Hairstyle for Long Hair

It’s a very common myth that thin hair cannot be styled into a bun. Long thin hair can look incredible in a messy top knot.

The messy top knot is that hairstyle which will give you a really cheerful and lively vibe. Going out with friends? Going to a family brunch? No issues, turn your hair into a messy top knot and rock any look which suits you.
This look doesn’t require any extraordinary skills and is actually very easy to master.

You just need:

  • A hairbrush
  • Two hair elastics/hair ties
  • Few bobby pins

Method:

  1. Detangle your hair and brush it out smoothly. Gather your hair on the top of your head and tie it into a high ponytail situated right on the top and middle of your head.
  2. Twist the ponytail and form it into a bun. Secure it with another hair elastic. Also, put and insert some bobby pins to ensure that the bun doesn’t fall apart.
  3. Pull out some loose tiny hair to frame your face and for a more casual and messy look.
  4. There you go, your messy top knot is ready!

5. Classic ponytail

Classic Ponytail Hairstyle for Long Thin Hair

Whatever may be your hair type, you can never go wrong with a classic low ponytail. Ponytails always look so chic, classic and are easy to create. Ponytails have always been so easy to carry and can be effortlessly styled with any occasion or style.

You just need:

  • A Hairbrush
  • A Hair elastic / Hair tie
  • Few bobby pins

Method:

  1. Brush your hair to get rid of any tangles. Pull your hair back, smooth it back on the top of your head and secure it with some bobby pins for a clean look.
  2. Gather your hair and pull it up to form a ponytail. Tie it with a hair elastic / hair tie.
  3. You can also use some bobby pins to secure the hair under your ponytail.
  4. And it’s done. Your classic chic ponytail is ready.

6. Half up – ponytail

Half Up Ponytail hairstyle for Long Thin curly hair

A half up – ponytail seems very complicated when you first hear its name. But it is actually really easy to create and looks really elegant with any outfit or accessories.

You just need:

  • A Hairbrush
  • A Hair elastic/hair tie

Method:

  1. Brush your hair to get rid of any tangles.
  2. Gather a section of hair from the top of your head as if forming a puff on your head. But instead of forming a puff, convert it into a ponytail and tie it with a hair elastic / hair tie.
  3. Brush the remaining free hair.
  4. And you are done with your half-up – ponytail. It adds volume to your hair and quirks up a boring hairstyle.

7. Braid it up

Braid Up Hairstyle for Long hair

Braids are the easiest way to add texture and volume to your hair while looking very neat and stylish.

This type of braid is different from the typical regular braid and will help you look effortlessly stylish and will also make your thin hair look absolutely amazing.

You just need:

  • A Hairbrush
  • Two Hair elastic / hair tie

Method:

  1. Detangle your hair and brush it down to smoothen it.
  2. Pull back your hair and put it into a ponytail. Secure it with a hair elastic / hair tie.
  3. Then divide your ponytail into three sections. Smoothen them out.
  4. Start braiding your hair and keep it going till you reach the end of your hair. Right at the end of your hair, tie a hair elastic / hair tie to keep it secure.
  5. Gently pull out your braid to fluff it up and add some volume.
  6. There you go, your braid hairstyle is ready to go!

8. Sleeked back ponytail

Sleeked Back Ponytail HairstyleA sleeked back ponytail looks extremely professional and sophisticated which goes both with casual and formal attire.

This hairstyle will do wonders for your thin long hair and is different from your regular ponytail. This will look slick with any style.

You just need:

  • A Hair straightener
  • A Hairbrush
  • A Hair elastic/hair tie
  • Hairspray (optional)

Method:

  1. Brush your hair to remove any tangles and smooth it down.
  2. Divide your hair into four sections which make it easier and faster to straighten your hair.
  3. Take a section of your hair, place it between the hair straightener and go downwards towards the point where your hair ends. Keep repeating this step for the rest of your hair.
  4. Make sure to be careful while handling the hair straightener as it becomes very hot. Also, make sure to keep your hair between the hair straightener for not more than 10-15 seconds.
  5. Keep sliding the hair straightener quickly down your hair to straighten your hair effectively.
  6. Once all of your hair is totally straightened, carefully part your hair into two sections on your head and pull your hair to the back.
  7. Brush down your hair and put your hair into a low sleeked back ponytail.
  8. Smooth down any flyaway hair or messy hair and you may spray some hairspray to set it down for a longer time.
  9. The use of hair spray is totally optional and depends upon you if you need it or not. And you are done with your nifty and slick back ponytail.

9. Low Bun

Low Bun Hairstyle for thin hair and round face

You have already mastered the messy top knot bun hairstyle. Now it’s time for the more chic and classic low bun hairstyle.

The classic low bun hairstyle looks really good with any style.

Whether you have a party to attend or when you are late for work or when you are chilling alone at home. This hairstyle fits perfectly with any style or time.

You just need:

  • A Hairbrush
  • Two Hair elastics/hair ties

Method:

  1. Detangle your hair and brush it down to smoothen any rough areas of your hair.
  2. Pull your hair back and tie it into a low ponytail.
  3. Now, twist the ponytail into a bun and secure it with another hair elastic / hair tie. Don’t be too perfect. It’s totally fine if there are some loose strands of hair. The messy look shall also be fine with this type of hairstyle.
  4. You are done with the low bun hairstyle and ready to rock any style with it.

10. Puffed back

Best Puffed Back hairstyle for Medium thin Long Hair

The puffed back hairstyle is another elegant hairstyle which will suit your fine long hair and add personality to your hair.

This hairstyle is effortless to recreate, looks absolutely ravishing and gives a bit of a vintage touch to the overall look.This is one hairstyle that normally goes well with any occasion that needs you to look glamorous and fashionable.

You just need:

  • A Hairbrush
  • A Teasing Comb
  • Few Bobby Pins

Method:

  1. Brush your hair to remove any tangles from your hair and smooth it down.
  2. Take a section of your hair from the top of your head, as if forming it into a puff, raise the section of your hair and use your teasing comb to tease that section of the hair.
  3. Teasing the hair will make it puffed up and make it look perky and voluminous instead of looking dull and limp.
  4. After teasing the section of the hair, place it down and secure it with bobby pins to ensure that it doesn’t move out and stays at its place.
  5. Brush your remaining hair and Voila! You are ready with your puffed up hairstyle to make you look absolutely splendid and glamorous.

11. Side Part

Side Part Hairstyle for Thin Hair

The side part is a very popular hairstyle and has been present for ages.

It not only makes you look voguish but also additionally gives you an edgy look. Thin hair can very well be managed to convert into a side part hairstyle as thin hair is quite manageable in comparison to thick hair and stays in place when styled properly.

You just need:

  • A Hairbrush
  • Few Bobby Pins

Method:

  1. Detangle your hair and brush it down to smoothen any rough areas of your hair.
  2. Part your hair carefully from any side and divide into two parts.
  3. After dividing, you’ll have two sections of hair, one section with a lot of hair and the other section with comparatively less hair.
  4. Take two bobby pins and pin down the hair on the section which has comparatively less hair and let the other major section of your hair free.
  5. Brush the pinned down section of your hair and place it behind and bring the major section of your hair forward, gracing your neck.
  6. Voila! The side part hairstyle is now mastered by you.

13. Tie up your bandana

Bandana Hairstyle for Long Thin HairStyling your thin long hair with a bandana is probably one of the easiest and least expensive ways to look snazzy and trendy.

A bandana manages to look effortlessly hip and cool and also gives some elevation to your hair.
If you don’t own a bandana, you can also use a cloth head band.

You just need:

  • A Hairbrush
  • A Bandana

Method:

  1. Brush your hair to remove any tangles from your hair and smooth it down.
  2. Straighten out the bandana, hold the two ends and tie them firmly.
  3. Now slip the bandana down your head so that it becomes a necklace and rests on your neck.
  4. Pull back all the hair from under the bandana and pull the bandana up on to your head, so that it looks like a crown fitting your head.
  5. And it’s done. The bandana look is complete! Get ready to rock it with any cool outfit to complete the whole look.

14. Braid half-crown

Braid Half Crown Hairstyle for Long Thin hair

A braid half-crown looks absolutely angelic and graceful when created with thin long hair.

Thin long hair gives this hairstyle the perfect volume of hair and stands out even more on your head.

You can also accessorize this hairstyle using different kinds of hairbands or flower crowns or bandanas but it even looks good by itself and without any accessories.

You just need:

  • A Hairbrush
  • A Hair elastic/hair tie
  • Few Bobby Pins
  • A Flower Crown / Hairbands / Bandanas (Optional)

Method:

  1. Brush your hair to remove any tangles from your hair and smooth it down.
  2. Take a section of your hair from the top of your head. This hairstyle can be done in both middle hair parting and side hair parting. (It totally depends on you.)
  3. Now divide the section of the hair into three parts and start braiding it.
  4. Keep braiding till you reach the end of your hair.
  5. Now attach the braid between the free strands of your hair, with the help of bobby pins. Use the bobby pins between the strands of the hair so that it gets hidden between the tresses.
  6. Your braid half – crown is done. You either leave just like this or you can style or accessorize it using flower crowns, hair bands or bandanas.

15. Half up Half down Bun

Half Up down Bun Hairstyle for thin natural hair

The Half up half down bun is a very popular hairstyle which can help you fake voluminous tresses and look absolutely amazing at the same time.

The Half up half down bun is a hairstyle which goes best with hippy or bohemian kind off outfits and gives off a very carefree, jazzy and happy vibe off you.

It’s not very difficult to recreate and looks really amazing when styled with matching accessories and outfits.

You just need:

  • A Hairbrush
  • Two Hair elastics/hair ties
  • Few Bobby Pins

Method:

  1. Brush your hair to remove any tangles from your hair and smooth it down.
  2. Gather a section of hair from the top of your head as if forming a puff on your head. But instead of forming a puff, form a high ponytail and tie it with a hair elastic or tie.
  3. Now twist your high ponytail into a high messy bun on the top of your head and secure it with a hair elastic / hair tie.
  4. You may also add bobby pins to keep it firmly in its place.
  5. Pull a few loose strands of hair to frame your face and rock the messy half up half down bun.

16. Hair bands or Fashion statement Clips

Hair Bands Clips for Hairstyle

The last hairstyle is more of a trick or tip to master any hairstyle using your thin long hair. Using hair bands or huge statement clips can make your hair look more beautiful.

You can either do the braid crown or the side part hairstyle and grace it with huge statement clips. (Like shown in the picture.)

The advantage of such hair bands and statement clips is that they go well with almost any hairstyle and suit your hair type and look good at the same time.

Concluding Words

Not all are born with thick hair and that’s absolutely fine. Being blessed with thin hair has advantages and beauty of its own. You shouldn’t be distressed because of your tresses and always remember that there are many hairstyles that will suit your hair type and make you stand out.

So there you go, this compilation with sixteen effective, easy yet trendy hairstyles is here to solve all your thin hair problems.

I hope that people with long thin hair will find it a bit less difficult to deal with their hair and will be successful in recreating the hairstyles suiting their hair type.

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