Not everyone can pull off thick blunt bangs, but nor do they have to – a thin bangs haircut can be just as flattering and modern.
The key is all in finding the right thin bangs to suit your face shape and hair type. Here are our favorite haircuts featuring thin bangs!
Thin bangs for long hair
If both your bangs and the rest of your hair are poker straight, you risk creating the impression of flatness. This is why we love slightly wavy bangs and lengths, created using a styling spray such as the Sweetheart Curls by Tecni Art. Simply apply to towel-dried hair and scrunch through while blow drying. Tousled thin bangs have more depth, and are flattering on round and heart-shaped faces.
Bangs for thin hair
What about if thin bangs aren't a choice, but an obligation due to naturally thin hair? No problem! Thin, wispy bangs can actually help balance out the structure of a long-shaped face. You could also create the impression of more voluminous hair with some clever layering. Alternatively, flick your thin hair over to one side and create side bangs to soften an angular face shape.
For the really daring among you, why not try some super short bangs with your thin hair? As well as ensuring you stand out from the crowd, with short bangs you can decide to keep them or let them grow a little longer, and voilà – a whole new look.
Bangs for thick hair
Bangs and thick hair are a more tricky combination, especially if you have thick curly hair that has a life of its own. To smooth out rebellious hair, use a styling product like the Dual Stylers Sleek & Swing gel-cream. Apply a nut-sized amount down the lengths and ends before blow drying (a concentrator nozzle can help smooth down unruly hair).
The best bangs for thick hair are long, even side swept, tapered to slightly reduce their natural volume without affecting the movement or body. Long bangs are ideal for short face shapes and narrow chins (as with heart-shaped faces).
How to fake a fringe
The good news is that you don't necessarily have to get the chop in order to work a hairstyle with bangs, regarding of whether your hair is thin or thick. While blunt, straight-across bangs are impossible to fake, a faux side fringe is easy.
Flick your head forward, and separate the front section of hair from the rest using a comb, and smooth out any tangles. Then, lift your head back up in front of a mirror and use the comb to move the hair over and across the forehead so that the ends tuck behind an ear. Use a bobby pin to secure invisibly behind and complete the look with a quick spritz of natural finish hairspray like L'Oréal Professionnel's Infinium Pure (it's also hypoallergenic!).
Haircuts for thin hair
How can you create the impression of thick, voluminous hair, even if it has a natural tendency to look limp and lackluster? Through choosing the right haircut! Those with naturally thin hair should opt for layers and tousling to create volume. As a general rule, the longer your hair is, the heavier it becomes and the more it is weighed down. Shorter haircuts, therefore, like bobs and pixie cuts, are great for naturally thin hair, and look really good with bangs.
When it comes to washing and styling, make sure you're using products specifically for thin hair types. We recommend the Density Advanced Shampoo from the Serie Expert collection by L'Oréal Professionnel, which cleanses while building volume and encouraging new, healthy hair growth.