The Best Bangs for Thin Hair

by Colleen Welsch on October 24th, 2019
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If you’ve always thought that having thin or fine hair means that you can’t have bangs, think again. In fact, bangs, along with some simple styling tricks and Viviscal Hair Growth Supplements, can go a long way in making your hair look thicker and healthier.* Anyone can rock a fringe, no matter what your hair type. The key is to choose a style of bangs that works
well for fine or thin hair. Keep reading for the best bangs for thin hair!

The Best Bangs for Thin Hair

1. Side Bangs for Thin Hair

Tapered side bangs are a great way to dip your toes into the fringe pool without fully committing. They frame your face, which makes your hair look thicker. Plus, they add dimension and interest to even the simplest of updos!

Woman with side bangs, a bob and glasses smiles

 

2. Thin Wispy Bangs

Wispy bangs soften the face, which means that they are especially flattering to thin or angular faces. Plus, they’re very versatile. You can part them in the middle or wear them to the side, depending on your mood. Ask your hairstylist for a piecey, razor-cut fringe that falls right around your eyebrows.

closeup of a smiling woman with dark short hair and wispy bangs.

 

3. Curtain Bangs

Curtain bangs are split in the middle, like curtains on a window. Curtain bangs make your hair look thicker by bringing more hair to the front. When worn forward, they emphasize your eyes and make your features pop. But they’re versatile! If you ever get tired of them, they’re long enough that you can easily push them behind your ears.

smiling woman on a bus has brown hair, pulled back, and curtain bangs parted in the middle

 

4. Curly or Wavy Bangs

Many women choose not to get bangs because they’re too difficult to style every day. But this modern take on traditional bangs allows you to embrace your natural hair texture, which makes styling a cinch. Whether your naturally curly hair is thin and fine, or thick and kinky, curly bangs will look great.

 

woman tosses her head and short, curly, brown hair and bangs to the right.

 

5. Blunt Bangs

A heavy fringe can also make thin hair look thicker. As with Curtain Bangs, these heavier, blunter bangs bring more hair density to the front, which creates the illusion of thicker hair. This fringe style works especially well for those with round faces, since the blunt edges add some angles. Ask your hairstylist for a blunt fringe that ends just above your eyebrows, which will help to elongate your face.

redhead woman with blunt bangs and long hair stands outside in an orange shirt.

How to Style Bangs for Thin Hair

Bangs typically need to be restyled every day, so plan on spending five extra minutes styling your hair in the morning. But you don’t need to wash your hair every day! You can just wet your bangs and blow dry them with a round brush to give them a little volume. Add a volumizing serum like Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Elixir before you blow dry for extra body. You can also use a dry shampoo to absorb excess oil when you need it. Just spritz your bangs, rub into the roots, and brush out.

On days when you don’t feel like styling your bangs, accessories are your best bet. You can use a headband to sweep your hair off of your forehead. Or use a sparkly clip to pin your bangs to the side.

When you do wash your hair, use a lightweight conditioner like Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Conditioner. Since bangs have more contact with your forehead, they tend to get oilier and a lightweight conditioner may be all they need to stay moisturized.

How to Grow Out Bangs

Done with your bangs? Avoid the dreaded “growing out” phase by following these simple tips:

  • Start taking Viviscal supplements. While Viviscal is always a good choice for maintaining healthy-looking hair, it’s especially helpful when you want to support hair growth. Why? Because the combination of AminoMar™ plus key vitamins and minerals in Viviscal is scientifically proven to nourish thinning hair and promote existing hair growth in as little as three months.*
  • Get a trim. It might sound counter-intuitive, but visiting your hairstylist for frequent trims is actually an important part of the growing out process. Your hairstylist can reshape your bangs at each appointment so they look stylish and decidedly not-awkward as they grow. You’ll keep your bangs looking neat and remove split ends too.

A closeup of a woman getting her bangs cut

Would you ever wear bangs for thin hair? Let us know in the comments!

Existing hair growth