5 Easy, Gorgeous Updos for Thin Hair

Mar 16, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. ET
Image: Tom Medvedich

If you have fine or thinning hair, you know how frustrating it can be to style an updo or even a ponytail without showing off your scalp to the world. And though we’re totally down with scalps, we’re also here for you if you’d rather master a hairstyle that gives the illusion of thicker hair without relying on that tiny clear elastic you’ve used for the last decade.

So we rounded up our favorite updos for fine hair that even beginners can do. If your hair is especially slippery or thin, blast the roots first with thickening texturizer spray, such as Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast, to amp up your hair’s thickness before attempting the style. Then scroll down to see the tutorials below and try them out on yourself today.

Perfectly messy topknot

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Twisted and pinned knots


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Two-strand twisted bun

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Wrapped and rolled curls

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Twirled ponytail

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