Creating updos for thin hair can be a serious battle. They tend to lack volume and texture and just don’t look right. But with the proper tips and techniques, you don’t have to worry about any of the above! Check out our post on 23 step-by-step updos for thin hair, whether you have short, shoulder length or long hair!
5 Tips and Hacks for Thin Haired Gals
1. Add waves to your hair
Using a curling iron or curling wand, add waves to your hair. This will add volume and texture to your strands, making your hair look fuller and more voluminous.
2. Spray your roots with dry shampoo
Another great way to add volume to your thin hair is spraying dry shampoo on your roots. It’s a great texturizer, and also adds grip, making it easier to do updos and elegant hairstyles.
3. Air dry your hair
Using a blow dryer on your hair can make it more prone to breakage and when you already have thin hair, this definitely isn’t ideal. The healthier your hair is, the fuller it will be, so let your hair air dry as much as you can.
4. Don’t over process your hair
Dyeing and bleaching your hair isn’t the best idea for thin haired gals. Processing your hair too often can cause serious breakage and damage. It can thin out your hair even more, so it’s best to stay away from doing too much to your hair if you already have thin strands.
5. Flip your part to the opposite side
If you’re used to parting your hair to the left, flip it to the right, and change it up constantly. When you part your hair to one side for years, the hair is trained to lay flat on that side. Flipping it to the opposite side adds instant volume to thin hair!
6 Updos for Short Thin Hair
Twisted Updo | Thin and Short Hair | Susu Kloony
This twisted hairstyle is so incredibly simple, yet looks so elegant. It’s perfect for any special occasion, from an anniversary date night to a wedding. Follow her step by step tutorial as she breaks down the updo so you can easily do it on yourself!
Current Fave Go-To Hairstyles for Short Thin Hair | Tricia Lake
There are 6 hairstyles for short thin hair in this video and 4 of them are updos! They’re simple to create by following her step by step guides, so you’re not kept guessing! You can wear some of these updos to a fun party, and others to a more formal event!
How to Get a Big Bun for Short, Thin Hair | Kassy Marie
It may seem like a daunting task to create a big bun when you have short, thin hair, but this tutorial takes you through exactly how to do it. She gives you her best tips and steps for creating a top bun for when you can’t figure out how to make your buns bigger than a golf ball!
10 Updos for Shoulder Length Thin Hair
3 Quick and Easy Hairstyles for Fine Hair | Erin Elizabeth
In this tutorial, she shows you how to do 3 quick hairstyles for fine or thin hair. The ‘dos are super quick, and will only take you about a minute each! They all look super elegant, even though they’re so simple, which is a huge plus!
How to Style a Bun With Fine Hair | Living by Lynette
Ever wondered how to make a top bun stay in when you have fine hair? This tutorial shows you how to do it! She gives you her best tips for how to style a bun with fine hair and emphasizes that it doesn’t need to be perfect. A messy bun works just as well for a casual day! You’ll need a bun maker kit for this look.
Cute and Easy Hairstyles for Medium Thin Hair | Tricia Lake
These 6 hairstyles are all gorgeous and easy to do! She lets you in on her secret to making them all work for fine hair – use the Aussie Total Miracle Dry Shampoo to give your hair texture and volume! The hairstyles are super versatile and can be worn to the office or for a night out.
7 Updos for Long Thin Hair
How to Huge Top Knot Messy Bun with Thin Fine Hair | Kate’s Ordinary Life
Have you always wanted to know how to do a huge top knot bun with thin long hair? Today’s your lucky day! She shows you how to prep your hair before putting it in a bun and then how to get the perfect top knot messy bun from there. She recommends using dry shampoo to give your hair a lot of texture and make it easier to work with!
3 Easy To Do Hairstyles for Thin Hair | POPxo Beauty
Looking for elegant updos for thin, long hair? This is the tutorial for you! She demonstrates how to get 3 gorgeous hairstyles as well as how to create loose waves with a curling iron. This will help add volume to thin hair and make it easier to style!
Holiday Inspired Hairstyles: Perfect for Thin or Fine Hair | Erin Elizabeth
The title may say holiday hairstyles, but you can wear these elegant hairstyles for any occasion, from holiday parties to weddings to a night at the ballet. She uses the Joser Eber curling wand and gem barrett clips for some of the hairstyles!
There you have it, 23 quick and elegant updos for thin hair! You’ll never have to worry about creating updos again!