FOR FINE HAIR
Boosting thin locks needn’t be a styling trick only achievable in salons. Discover how to get fuller tresses at home, with our guide to voluminous hairstyles for fine hair.
Easy to shape and quick to maintain, thin hair can be a wonderful thing. But creating a voluminous effect isn’t always plain sailing. Arm yourself with the right techniques to curl, tease and tousle your way to lustrous locks.
The key to imitating fuller hair is to create as much movement and texture as possible. From a bouncing wavy ponytail to 70s-inspired disco curls, there are plenty of ways to pump up the volume if you’ve got thin hair. Achieve the illusion of a thick, voluminous mane with our collection of hairstyles for thin hair.
Effortless and elegant, this pretty look creates volume at both the front and back of your head. With a double dose of styling, you’re sure to make a gravity-defying impact. At the heart of this hairdo is backcombing – tease and play with your tresses until you create a fuller effect.
Tip: To create a long-lasting do, apply ghd root lift spray to damp hair before blow-drying.
This popular type of wave has taken over the beauty world, featuring on runways and red carpets alike. But you don’t have to be blessed with thick tresses to rock this style. Simply create big bouncing waves and comb them out lightly using the ghd detangling comb to create the illusion of fullness.
Tip: Lock those waves in with ghd curl hold spray. Simply spritz sections of your hair from root to tip before styling.
Hollywood’s leading ladies have been spotted showing off this beautiful style. Recreate the A-list style yourself, using the ghd curve® creative curl wand. The pretty texture creates an ethereal effect, emulating volume with ease.
Tip: Create the style overnight by sleeping in loose three-strand braids.
This screen siren style radiates glamour and provides a super-thick look thanks to its deep, bold movement. Hollywood waves are easy to recreate using the ghd curve® classic wave wand. Tri-zone® technology in the styler helps lock in those waves, even on fine hair.
Tip: Give your beautiful style a spritz of ghd final fix hairspray to ensure it holds all day and night.
Chunky side fishtail plait
Braids add a touch of effortless beauty to any type of tress and thin hair is no exception. Sweeping your locks into a bulky side fishtail braid can really help create that full effect you’re after.
Tip: Loosen the loops of your plait gently with your fingers to make it seem chunkier.
Bouffant half updo
Pay homage to 60s pin-up Brigitte Bardot, the queen of the full-volume look. Adding a bouffant at your crown creates plenty of height, making fine hair feel bigger and bolder. Pair with flowing waves for the ultimate voluminous half updo.
Tip: Backcombing your hair in sections is integral to this look – use the ghd tail comb to work from the ends upwards.
Layering hair is an effective trick when trying to imitate thicker locks. Build your tresses up beautifully with a romantic crown braid. Simply plait your hair into two pigtails, wrap them around your head and secure with hair pins.
Tip: For a plait with plenty of bulk, prep damp hair with ghd total volume foam.
Double Dutch braids
This hot braid is trending right now thanks to its edgy style. Dutch braids sit on top of your head, weaved underneath to create a bigger, chunkier plait – perfect for creating an illusion of thicker hair.
Tip: Embellish the style with hair rings through the braids for an even bigger statement.
Glamorous volume blow-dry
Get a salon-quality blow-dry without leaving your home. Bouncy locks are easy to style yourself when you’ve got the right tools to hand. Create height at the crown by keeping the ghd ceramic vented radial brush as close to the roots as possible and pulling your hair upwards, following with the ghd air® hairdryer.
Tip: Apply ghd heat protect spray to your tresses before blow-drying to prevent heat damage.
Curly loose bun
Layers of texture are used for this romantic style to create the appearance of bigger hair. Sweep tousled curls into a laidback bun and finish the look by loosening locks at the front of your parting to frame your face.
Blend effortless waves with a teased bouffant to create a big and bouncy ponytail style. With loose waves at the front and back, plus height on top, you’ll find there’s volume and movement from every angle.
Tip: Backcomb the hair at your crown to create added height, using the ghd tail comb.
Take inspiration from the 40s with a sophisticated style. This beautiful vintage look can be easily achieved and gives plenty of height at the front of your head. Plus, perfecting victory roll hairstyles for fine hair can add a whole new dimension to your hairdo repertoire.
Backcombed tousled bun
Pile your locks on top of your head to rock a serious no-effort style. By focusing all the attention at your crown, you’ll give the illusion of a thicker head of hair. Plus, this messy style takes no time at all to create.
Tip: Play with the bun using your fingers, teasing and backcombing to create a perfectly textured effect.
Adding a dose of va-va-voom to thin hair can really shake up your style. Practise these voluminous hairstyles for fine hair and you’ll have a style for every occasion.