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Styling Tips for Fine, Sparse or Thinning Hair from the experts at Monaco Salon in Tampa

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If you have fine hair, even if you have a LOT of it, you know the daily struggle to create body and volume. Perhaps your hair is naturally sparse or it is visible thinning over time. The pros at Monaco Salon share a few tips and tricks to help you get a fuller look.

  • The right haircut will give thin hair a visible volume boost and conceal problem areas
  • Avoid a middle part which can accentuate sparse hair
  • Adding highlights can give fine, limp hair a root boost. The chemical process adds texture to the hair shaft which makes the hair look fuller.
  • Use styling products that are lightweight so they won’t weigh down your style
  • Dry shampoo is your new best friend, even on clean hair, because it gives hair some ‘grab!’
  • Consider tape in hair extensions.  Even at longer lengths, they add fullness without weighing hair down.

Ideal Haircuts for fine, thin or thinning hair.

The goal is to keep your hair from looking too sparse or stringy at the ends so your stylist may suggest avoiding a blunt bob style.  You may get better results from a style with a bit of layering at the bottom, even if very subtle. Talk to your stylist about a cut that can help camouflage any trouble spots. You may also want to consider a shorter cut, which will allow your hair to look fuller than it actually is by taking weight off of the ends. Avoid styling your hair with a straight part down the middle.  Try a zig-zag part or side swept bangs, which will add volume and help conceal a wide-looking part.

Hair color can boost volume.

Highlights, or a hair color service that uses a lightener, will actually “rough up” the hair cuticle which creates a little volume.  Ask your stylist if highlights are right for your hair.  If your hair damaged, your stylist may suggest incorporating Olaplex into your color service in order to fortify your hair. 

Care for Thinning Hair

Use a gentle touch when washing and drying your hair.  Comb out wet hair gently, with a wide tooth comb instead of a bristle brush. And absorb as much water as possible with a thirsty microfiber towel…no twisting and rubbing. Less moisture means less time under the dryer.  You’ll want to minimize heat styling to keep hair from drying out and breaking off if your hair is thin due to damage.

Styling Tips for Thinning Hair

When it comes to styling products for fine or thinning hair, the last thing you’ll want to do is weigh hair down.  So look for lightweight products, and avoid products containing oil or silicone. Popular ingredients like Argan oil or Moroccan oil are beneficial for dry hair, but may cause fine or thinning hair to look limp.

When hair is wet, add a thickening serum and blow dry hair with a round brush. Adding some wave to the hair during your blowout, or even with a curling iron on a low/medium setting, will add visual volume to the hair.  If your hair is dry and in need of a boost, Dry Shampoo will be your best friend.  Your hair doesn’t have to be “dirty.” You can apply dry shampoo right after a blow dry to add some guts to your style without stickiness. Just spray a little at your roots and massage into hair before styling.

Hair Extensions for Thin Hair

Short or long, depending on the condition of your hair, adding hair extensions could be a great way to add instant volume that lasts for weeks or months. Although this option can be expensive, the price can be well worth it if you are looking for a non-medical solution for fine or thinning hair. From temporary clip-ins to seamless tape in extensions, hair extensions are a great way to boost your confidence and give you that extra hair! For more on hair extension services in Tampa, take a look at our hair extensions at Monaco Hair Salon.

At Monaco Salon, we know a lot about fine and thinning hair and know how to keep you looking your best.  We would love to sit down with you and design the right hairstyle for your fine or thinning hair. Our professionals can meet with you privately, and offer advice on how to achieve more volume and fullness with the right hair style, styling techniques and products.

Trust your hair to Monaco Salon, the best hair salon for thinning hair in Tampa!

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Alice Van Benthem
Rebecca is a rare find as a stylist. She consistently gives me a sharp cut that works equally well coming off a work out and just fluffed and sprayed, as it does when fully styled. Rebecca always comes through with good advice and recommendations of fun things to try. Excellent with short cuts!
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Monica Ibrahim
I cannot recommend Monaco and stylist KJ enough! I came in totally frustrated with my hair and she transformed it! Within 30 minutes of leaving the salon I received a compliment on my new hair! I will be coming back.
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Sabrina Martin
Beeeeautiful color and cut experience with Laura @Monaco. Love the dimensional colors. #moneypiece
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Betsy Tinervin
Charles Cash was an amazing stylist! I'm very picky about my hair and literally an unhappy 90 percent of the time. He literally was perfect. Very nice and has tons of experience! He did a perfect job on my color and actually did great cutting my hair which I have both curly and straight hair so its really hard to give me a good hair cut. The salon is beautiful and has great customer service. I would recommend this place over and over!
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Adjani Shah
Took a chance on this place with the hopes of them fixing a poor balayage jobs I got just a few days ago. I’m so glad I came here! My stylist was honest with me and I value that so much. I told her exactly what I wanted and she delivered and went above and beyond to make sure I left the salon happy! I left with a beautiful color and amazing cut, blowout and style without breaking the bank! I already booked my next appointment! Deff come here, you won’t regret it!
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Liz Fewings
Best highlights I’ve had in years . Best cut and style I’ve ever had . Tanner fixed a really bad cut and turned it into a fabulous style. I’m a repeat customer.
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I cut my long hair when i was younger, since then my hair has been horrible. Ive tried NUMEROUS hair products, salons, you tube videos, etc. I made a last minute appointment with Dillon, he suggested layering my hair...NIGHTMARES flashed back of past attempts to layer. He seemed so professional and honestly into my hair, i said go ahead. WOW! OMG! amazing results. my fine see thru hair looks thick and flows as I walk. I have never had a hair styled so awesome! THANK YOU DILLON!
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Katelyn C
Laura is the best! She is so personable and she’s the only person I trust to give my hair a trim! 5/5 stars for sure
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Rita DiGioacchino DeBate
Marissa is a true artist!!! I wouldn't trust anyone else with my hair.
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