Entertainment Fashion & Style How to Make Fine Hair Appear Thicker Share PINTEREST Email Print Thomas Barwick/Getty Images Fashion & Style Hair Accessories Tops & Sweaters Dresses Skirts Jeans Pants Outerwear Lingerie & Swimwear Do It Yourself Shoes Skincare Advice Makeup Fragrance Tattoos and Body Piercings Kids and Teens Bumps & Babies Learn More By David Alexander Contributing Writer Georgia Southern University David is a contributing writer and licensed master hair stylist covering grooming for Byrdie. our editorial process David Alexander Updated May 23, 2019 Fine, limp, hair can be a styling problem -- we're not talking about thin hair (which can be either fine or thick). To give fine hair the illusion of volume and thickness, follow these simple tips. Get a Haircut Because longer hair can weigh down fine hair, longer styles normally don't work well as there is too much weight on the hair. Consider a shorter cut with layers will allow the hair to have more volume. Consider a Caesar or Classic Taper. If longer hair is desired, a Shag also works well. Use a Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner A thickening shampoo and conditioner can give fine hair more density and support. For this purpose, I love TIGI's Bed Head for Men Charge Up Thickening Shampoo and Bed Head for Men Charge Up Thickening Conditioner. Avoid Heavy Styling Product The biggest mistake men with fine hair make is using too much styling product or one that's too heavy (or both). Styling products will add weight and separation, so go as light as possible. Redken for Men Bulk Up Thickening Spray is perfect for control without weight. Spray a little at the root for added lift and volume or spray a small amount on damp hair and blow dry for even more volume. A light weight hair spray can be applied to set the style. Fine hair has it's challenges, but with the right haircut and styling product, your fine hair can look fuller, thicker, and healthier.