The Best Women’s Hairstyles for Thinning Hair

Best womens haircuts for thin hair

Pump up your hair volume

It’s not often talked about, but 50% of women will experience hair thinning at some point. (1) While this can cause a fair amount of stress, there are plenty of things you can do to achieve fuller-looking locks and boost your confidence. In this article, we’ll give you the best hairstyles for concealing thinning hair, along with some styling tips and treatments to enhance hair volume and promote healthy growth.


Womens layered hair cut

Embrace layers

Layered hairstyles are a go-to choice for women with thinning hair. Layers add depth and texture to your hair, making it appear fuller and more voluminous. Opt for long, soft layers that frame your face and create movement. Avoid heavy, blunt cuts, as they can accentuate thinning areas.

Side-swept bangs

Side-swept bangs are a fantastic option for concealing a widening hair part and thinning at the temples. Sweep your bangs to the side to create a flattering, face-framing effect that draws attention away from thinning areas. This style adds volume and complements various hair lengths and textures.

Side Swept Bangs

Textured pixie cut

If you’re considering a shorter hairstyle, a textured pixie cut can work wonders for thinning hair. This edgy yet feminine style adds volume and dimension to your hair, making it look thicker and fuller. Ask your stylist to incorporate layers and texture throughout the cut for added volume and movement.

Textured Pixie Cut

Voluminous ponytail

A voluminous ponytail is a simple yet effective way to create the illusion of thicker hair. Start by teasing the crown of your head to add height and volume, then gather your hair into a high or mid-height ponytail. Use a soft hair tie to secure it in place, and gently tug on sections of hair to create a fuller, more voluminous look. This also helps to hide a widening hair part.

Voluminous Pony Tail

Styling products for volume

In addition to choosing the right hairstyle, using the proper styling products can help boost hair volume and conceal thinning areas. Look for volumising mousses, sprays, and root-lifting powders designed to add lift and fullness to your hair. These products can help create the appearance of thicker, more voluminous locks. Just make sure you check the ingredients to avoid any harsh chemicals that can damage your hair health. This includes staying away from products with parabens, alcohol, formaldehyde, silicones and synthetic fragrances.


Hair treatments

In addition to styling tricks, incorporating hair loss treatments and products into your routine can promote healthy hair growth and increase your hair thickness.


Laser therapy devices

Laser hair growth caps have gained popularity as a drug free solution for hair thinning. The caps work by stimulating blood flow in the scalp. This activates the hair growth cycle, opening up follicles. Just watch out for cheap devices that are built with a few LED lights instead of genuine laser diodes. For a clinic quality laser hair growth device, head to your closest Ashley & Martin hair loss centre.

Natural supplements

Certain natural supplements, like biotin, saw palmetto, and collagen peptides, can support healthy hair growth and combat hair loss. Consult with a hair health professional like those at Ashley & Martin to determine the best supplements for your needs.

Hormone treatments

Hormonal imbalances, such as fluctuations in estrogen and testosterone levels, can contribute to hair loss in women. Androgen blockers prescribed by a healthcare provider may help restore your hormonal balance and stimulate hair growth.

Hair thinning treatment for women

It’s your hair

Thinning is a completely normal and natural process, so you should never feel any less for having less hair. At the same time, there’s nothing stopping you looking however you want.

With the right style or a more intensive hair treatment from Ashley & Matin, you can be yourself and have the hair you want.


1 RACGP – Female pattern hair loss. Published 2019.