Use The Wolf Cut To Thicken Your Hair

before and after image of woman with wolf cut hairstyle


Want a fun and edgy haircut that can make thin hair appear thicker? You should try a wolf cut. Keep reading to learn about this stylish cut and how it can create the illusion of thicker hair.  

What is a Wolf Cut?

A wolf cut is a subtle combination of a mullet and a shag. It has face-framing and choppy textures like a shag, with shorter layers on top and length in the back like a mullet. It also typically features curtain-style bangs. 

This edgy, rock star-like haircut started in South Korea and got its name due to its wild texture.  

Do You Need Thick Hair For a Wolf Cut?

Luckily, you don’t need thick hair to get a wolf cut. It’s a flattering haircut for many hair types, including fine hair. 

Here is why the wolf cut makes thin hair look thicker:

1. The Wolf Cut Adds Volume and Body

The wolf cut has depth and dimension due to the choppy waves and wispy layers. This can make your hair look thicker and more voluminous.

The wolf cut combines short layers on top with longer layers as you go further down your scalp. This creates the illusion of more hair on your head.

2. The Wolf Cut Makes Your Crown Appear Fuller

Bringing hair towards the front of your face makes your hair look thicker and can help conceal sparseness. The face-framing curtain bangs in the wolf cut can help make your hairline appear fuller. 

How Do You Get a Wolf Cut?

The wolf cut is not a haircut you should attempt on your own. It requires different layering techniques and knowledge on how to cut curtain bangs, so it’s best to visit a professional. Bring pictures and be as specific as possible with your hairstylist. 

Thankfully, the wolf cut is extremely versatile. It can be long, short, curly, daring, or subtle. If you want the haircut to be subtle, ask for a long-layered wolf cut with longer curtain bangs. Try a short wolf cut with blunt bangs for a more dramatic look. 

Is a Wolf Cut Hard to Maintain?

Getting the initial cut is the trickiest part of a wolf cut, but it’s easy to maintain.  Since this haircut is layered, it grows out nicely and does not require much maintenance. 

The only maintenance needed for this haircut is regularly trimming your ends and curtain bangs to keep them healthy. Stick to a trimming schedule of about every three to four months.

How Do You Style a Wolf Cut?

Here are the steps for styling your wolf cut for both curly and straight hair. 

1.Thicken with Shampoo + Conditioner

Using a thickening shampoo and conditioner will help add volume to your new cut. Viviscal Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner gently cleanses and lightly conditions with Ana:Tel™ complex and key nutrients like biotin, keratin, and zinc, leaving hair looking naturally thicker and fuller.

2. Blow-Dry

Blow drying your hair will create extra volume, especially at the roots. Wait until your hair is damp. Take a round brush and rotate it while blow-drying your hair in sections to give a subtle curl. Finish off by blow-drying with your head upside-down to boost the volume on your crown. 

3. Curl

This step is specific to those with straight hair. After blow-drying, curl your layers to create big, loose waves. 

4. Volumize

Finish the look by adding volume to your hair. Spray a volumizing spray or hairspray throughout your hair and use your hands to work the product through.

What Haircuts Are Best for Thin Hair?

If you have thin hair but are not as interested in the wolf cut, here are some other options to try for a thicker appearance:

  • Short, blunt bob
  • Layered lob
  • Asymmetrical cut
  • Face-framing layers or bangs
  • Pixie cut

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