Thin-haired ladies: Thick strands may not be in the cards, but that doesn’t mean you can’t fake it. These nine hairstyles to make hair look thicker are all the proof you need.

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Angled Lob
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1. Angled Lob

This shoulder-grazing style is slightly shorter in the back than in the front, adding tons of body and shape to create the illusion of fuller hair. Take it a step further by adding a few loose waves at mid-shaft for even more oomph.

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2. Fluffy Pony

When you want to wear your hair up, a fluffy ponytail can help make everything appear fuller and bouncier. Spritz roots with a volume-boosting dry texture spray and then gather hair into a loose ponytail at the crown of your head, securing it with an elastic. Add some extra thickness by wrapping strands around a wand in chunks and then pulling out a few face-framing pieces.

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3. Long Layers

While a cut that’s all one length can weigh hair down and make it look flat, feathery layers will do just the opposite. Ask for slightly tapered ends to add extra fluff to the middle strands. Then, apply a lightweight mousse or air-dry foam for body.

Tousled Bob
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4. Tousled Bob

One word: volume. Light, short layers and feathered ends make this cut super easy to ruffle up for major lift at the root. Work in a sea salt spray to keep it messy and airy.

Blunt Bob
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5. Blunt Bob

On the other end of the spectrum, a precise chop can be flattering for fine hair, too. The blunter the cut, the denser your locks appear at the bottom, therefore making them seem thicker.

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6. Shag with Curtain Bangs

We know that shaggy layers help with volume and body, but bangs are also a great way to add extra dimension to the front of your face, making your hair look fuller all around.

Choppy Pixie
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7. Choppy Pixie

This style is the perfect no-fuss haircut for thin-haired ladies. Keep it piecey with a texturizing paste that gives your hair some height without weighing strands down.

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8. Textured Half-Up, Half-Down

The best thing about this hairstyle is that you can pull it off at almost any length. The smaller pony up top and the fullness at the bottom create the perfect juxtaposition for a thicker appearance.

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9. Pulled-Apart Braid

There’s actually a term for those uber-thick braids you see all over Instagram: pancaking. Sweep your hair to the side and create a loose braid, tap in some thickening powder and then pull each piece out little by little until you reach your desired thickness. 

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