Shaggy hairstyles are back in a big way, and not just for 20-somethings. We love shag haircuts for older women because they have a modern vibe and they amp up the volume for fine or thinning hair. Keep reading to learn more about the best shaggy hairstyles for fine hair over 50!
A shag is a layered hairstyle with textured ends, usually with a fringe. The hairstylist uses a razor to cut away heavy bulk from the ends, which gives this hairstyle its sexy, voluminous look. As opposed to the 70s shag, the modern shag is more layered in the back than in the front, which creates a flattering frame for the face.
A shag haircut for fine hair is completely customizable. The shag can be dramatic or subtle, short or long – whichever you prefer!
Hint: Shag haircuts for older women work best on hair that has some wave or curl to it. If you have straight hair, a blunt bob or lob may be more flattering for your tresses.
Step One: Start by washing hair with Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner. This duo works together to gently cleanse and lightly condition hair with Ana:TelTM complex plus the key nutrients biotin, keratin, and zinc to leave hair looking naturally thicker and fuller.
Step Two: Apply Viviscal Hair Thickening Serum throughout damp hair. This lightweight body-boosting treatment helps create thicker-looking hair.
Step Three: Use your fingers to gently twist sections of hair to promote body and waves.
Step Four: Leave hair to air dry, or blow-dry on a low setting with a diffuser (make sure to apply a heat protectant first!).
Step Five: Once hair is completely dry, use your fingers to gently tousle the shaggy hairstyle and then set with hairspray for all-day volume.
Besides opting for a shag haircut, we have a few more tips for making fine hair look thicker.
Would you try a shag haircut for fine hair? Let us know in the comment section below!
† Existing hair growth
+Ablon, G.; Dermatol Res Pract., 2015