Is your fine hair flat and lacking volume? You should avoid certain cuts to avoid making them heavier. You don’t choose your hair type but you can use tips and hairstyles to avoid the flattened effect. Wolf cut, Lob, shag cut or mullet, find below the best mid-length hairstyles to give body to your hair.
Fine and thinning hair: 5 ideas for mid-length cuts to add volume
If you have fine hair and want to give it more volume, it is essential to choose the right cut. The latter will give your mane a great look, with a thicker and less clumpy appearance. Here are the 5 best haircuts to adopt to enhance your hair look:
The Wolf cut:
When we have mid-length hair and want to make it visually for more voluminous , we absolutely must consider the very trendy Wolf cut. Taking inspiration from the rock style of the 70s and 80s, this is the perfect hairstyle for making your hair look fuller. This modern layered cut with bangs is the ultimate ally for fine hair. In addition, it does not require specific maintenance, because it can very well be worn styled and styled, which gives even more depth to this textured cut, explains visually Federico Fascella , Lit Milan director and Schwarzkopf Professional ambassador.
The mid-length bob with bangs:
If you’re wearing a mid-length bob, softening your facial features with bangs is a good option. Curtain bangs for example would be a perfect choice if you have fine hair. And if you don’t have bangs, a section of hair styled to the side and falling gently on your forehead also works well. The most important thing is to choose a style that fits the shape of your face well.
The shag cut:
This trendy cut has countless benefits. First, it is easy to style. In addition, it adapts to all face shapes and gives additional volume to fine hair. This glamorous shaggy style is one of the most popular in the world of hairdressing. The merit of course goes to the gradient which enhances the hair by making it thicker and more airy. In addition, the Shag cut is available to adapt to your personal style. If you’re a rocker at heart, ask your hairdresser to give you an extravagant mixie cut. Combining pixie and shag cuts, it will give you the personalized touch you are looking for. The Shaggy 70s style version is also an interesting choice, if you like softer styles.
The Blunt cut:
The Blunt cut will never rhyme with flat hair. Instead, it will enhance your ends by making them look thicker and creating an illusion of volume. Indeed, this beautiful haircut worked with scissors highlights the texture of the locks and allows for styling versatility. To create an edgy, trendy look, apply a little texturizer to damp hair, let air dry and finish with hairspray.
The mullet cut:
The mullet cut on mid-length hair is a modern and soft take on the classic mullet. With its longer locks and subtle gradient, this version gives you a classy and sophisticated look. Your hair will have more movement and texture plus a modern, versatile style that suits every personality and occasion.
How to style thin mid-length hair?
Want more volume and glam? We offer you these few tips to give movement to your fine, mid-length hair. No more dull, limp hair, texture and shine are yours!
- Play with hair color and care
Coloring and conditioning treatments can also make the difference for enhancing hair and giving it maximum volume and pep.
Expert Fédérico Fascella explains that the importance of these elements should not be underestimated, especially in summer when the weather is hot and dry. By sheathing your hair, it will give it more body while protecting it. So if you have lightened or highlighted a few months before the sun, treat yourself to a gloss treatment to enhance them and give them depth.
- Sea salt spray and braids
Know that to have beautiful, voluminous hair, you also need to use good styling products. These will be your allies to give body to your hair with perfect and rapid drying. Sea salt sprays, for example, act directly on the external structure of the hair to increase its volume, adds Federico Fascella. Apply a little to your damp hair then dry it with a diffuser for a natural look. And if you want to avoid styling and heating tools, consider braided hairstyles, they will give you a very original look and guarantee you a well-groomed appearance.
Fine mid-length hair: Care and maintenance at home
Our last tip, and not least, is to care for and maintain your fine hair to strengthen and nourish it. Below are some things to keep in mind for healthy hair:
- Use products suited to your hair type such as shampoos for delicate hair. These revitalize the hair fiber thanks to specific ingredients such as castor oil, cassia, avocado pulp, etc. ;
- Adopt a diet rich in vitamins, mineral salts and proteins, in order to strengthen the hair;
- Avoid washing your hair with water that is too hot;
- Don’t shampoo too frequently;
- To dry your hair, pat it gently with a towel, and if you intend to blow dry it, let it air dry a little first;
- To detangle your hair, use your fingers or a wide-toothed wooden comb. Proceed delicately so as not to weaken them further.
What colors to play on the volume of fine hair?
To give your fine hair a more voluminous look, choose a color with several shades. The tie and dye technique or highlights will create the illusion of thicker locks thanks to the contrast between light and dark colors. Ask your hairdresser to color the base of your hair a tone darker than your natural color and to lighten a few strands on the surface.
What to do against frizz if you have fine mid-length hair?
Humidity also affected fine hair, and it does not escape frizz, especially when it is a little wavy. When you use styling tools too often, you will have dry hair that absorbs moisture out of necessity in order to hydrate. The solution is therefore to dry them in a more delicate and non-aggressive way, to apply a moisturizing hair mask and to protect them with thermal protectant.
What makes hair thin and thin?
If you have thin, thinning hair, it’s likely that it’s genetic. But certain external factors can also make your hair even more fragile. These include stress, the use of harsh chemicals, poor diet and even hormonal disruption because of menopause.