(Closed) Thin hair styles needed

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 16
1411 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Hi! My hair is thin….as in it’s sparse and wispy and won’t grow evenly. I looked up on weddingbee previously and was amazed how many women with beautiful long thick hair claimed their hair was ‘thin’ !!! It annoyed me as I couldn’t find more than 2 or 3 women who actually had thin hair! I was so worried about my hair I didn’t even book a hairdresser until 3 weeks before the wedding. 

Sorry if this sounds depressing but realistically if your hair really is genuinely thin it won’t be possible to wear it down because any clip in extensions will be visible and the more permanent type will just drag and damage your hair.  My hairdresser tried with brilliant quality clip-in ones but told me it wasn’t happening with all those clips visible. There wasn’t enough hair to hide them under!! She also said it would be a lot of maintenance to keep the hair looking ok during the day. I was so disappointed but ultimately only nice thick hair looks good worn down. 



But you can still have lovely wedding hair, don’t worry.  I’d suggest an updo with clip-in extensions curled and wrapped around a big foam or sponge bun piece. Get them coloured the same colour as your hair or highlighted at the same time. They will look realistic and give the impression you have loads of hair! My hairdressser used about half a bottle of spray in dry shampoo in my hair too which really helped to give volume and body. I had 2 hair trials-a low bun and a high bun. I love big Bardot-ish styles but as my hair is sparse at the front the high bun I wanted didn’t work. My hair just looked flat and sparse at the front.Not good!  As most of your photos are from this angle you do have to make sure the front view is as good as the back and side views.  A very low bun was a great option to make my hair look thicker  but as it wasnt really me as a look,  I went for a mid option which still had volume and that I really liked.  Generally the lower the bun the easier it is to create volume at the front and sides. Luckily low buns are trendy right now! 

Thanks to my hairdresser I thought my hair looked good on my big day. If you have thin hair you do need to accept compromises but you’ll find a style that works if you get a professional you trust.



Good luck!


Post # 17
2098 posts
Buzzing bee

My hair is so fine that I couldn’t get any of the hairstyles I tried for… I went to 3 hair Trials becuase they never went well, there was so much product being used to try and get the look I was going for, but I just hated the feel and look of the product in my hair, I really wanted clean hair. Plus it was never matching the photos I brought in… So in the end I embraced my natural clean, fine hair and did some little twists in the front to create a bit of volume/intrerest (instead of puffing with product) and it went back into a low bun. 

Post # 18
729 posts
Busy bee

clip-in extensions are a game changer! your hair stylist can always cut them to fit with your current hair length. I am obsessed with mine! 

Post # 19
432 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Do you have a hair and/or makeup person? See if they reccomend a certain brand as they will be familiar and worked with the product. Mine were made of Remy hair (I think real hair) but not cheap ($160 for 120 grams). My hair is pretty fine and they blended and looked great. I have some photos in another thread about people growing out their hair.

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