We may all have differing views on politics, tastes in music, and preferences in style, but there is at least one thing we can all agree on: Nobody likes a bad haircut. For fine hair types in particular, the wrong cut can make hair look thinner and less substantial — another thing that nobody ever wants. "The less you do to fine hair, the better," Cristina Bosque, lead stylist at Rita Hazan, tells Refinery29. "But a flattering cut can make your hair appear more thick and full."
There are other quick fixes for adding fullness and body to fine hair — like volumizing powders, sprays, and clip-in extensions. But if you're in the business of changing your look for more than a day or two, we chatted with industry experts about their favorite cuts for fine-haired clients. Ahead, find their favorite ways to give thin hair new life.
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Aveda Volumizing Tonic
The real work happens when it's time to style your hair at home. According to Price, getting a bob will mean committing to upkeep until you're ready to grow it out. "To keep up the shape and lines, schedule an appointment every six to eight weeks," she says. "If that feels too often, your hair should grow nicely into a lob over time."
Price lives by a "less is more" motto when using styling products. "I always tell my clients with fine hair to use less oil and more hold-enhancing products," she says. "Anything that adds weight to your hair will make it look and feel condensed, so avoid using heavy conditioners and creams, too." To style your bob, Price recommends using featherweight volumizing products like Aveda Style Prep or Volumizing Tonic.
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L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Fresh Dust Dry Shampoo
To avoid your layers falling flat and weighing down your face, using products that add extra texture will be vital to maintaining this type of cut. Engelsen loves L'Oreal's Techni.Art to cut down on greasiness and make your strands look more full.
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Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk
Though Heser recommends keeping product usage to a minimum when styling bangs, she does suggest having a dry shampoo handy to add volume without weighing down your fringe (or making your forehead greasy). This formula works overtime to cleanse, lift, and add texture to all hair types with just a few sprays.