Hairstyles for thin grey hair

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Hairstyles for thin grey hair
Thin, grey hairstyles can be chic and stylish if you have the right cut. (woman in the park image by studio vision 1 from

Grey, thin hair can be hard to manage for some women since it is coarser than pigmented hair, yet there is less to work with. Since this is how the hair usually is, longer grey hairstyles can become easily tangled and look unruly. Shorter hairstyles are best for grey, thin hair, since they not only keep the hair looking tame, but can actually create the illusion that the hair is thicker.

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Defined Short Cut

A great cut for mature women is a shorter hairstyle with layers in the 1- to 2-inch range. The cut is a quick and easy style that always looks great and fashionable. Volume and body will be your friend with this style. You can add wispy fringe if you'd like to cover some of your forehead. This may be a great option if you have an oval-shape face. To really make this style pop, add a little mousse or moulding wax to define the layers and give the overall hairstyle a textured look.

Layered Bob

The key to having any thin hair appear thicker is to have layers. A blunt cut won't work for thin hair because it will weigh down what you have, making it appear like you have less hair than you do. A bob is a great choice. Keeping the hair around chin length and adding layers will not only give you a professional look, but it will give you volume and body.

Shaped Shag

A shag hairsytle is great. The copious layers play to the thinness, allowing it to appear fuller. The average length of the shag, which is about 2 to 3 inches below chin level, works well because it is still appropriate for a mature hairstyle.

Product Tip

Always use a collagen product on thin hair. Collagen products work by the collagen-base attaching itself to individual strands of your hair and actually giving them a "plumping" effect. It will make your hair look much fuller. The best part is that collagen is water-soluable, so it'll wash right off when you're through.

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