Published on Jun 28, 2017

Everyone wants what they can't have. People with curly hair want straight hair and those with thin hair want thick hair. Read on and let us know if you are familiar with these thin hair struggles.

Thin-haired girls, unite!

1. This explains how you feel exactly

Thin Hair Frustation

2. Is that even a braid?

Instagram @thinhairproblems

Our braids look tiny! 

Super tiny topknots, itsy bitsy braids — all your hairstyles tend to be borderline invisible.

How do other people do a half-up half-down bun and still have a fuller bun than when I have all my hair in a bun?

3. Your heart breaks each time you see strands of hair falling onto the floor. 

Thin Hair Frustation

Apparently losing 50 strands of hair a day is normal, but how can I afford this when I have so little hair to begin with?! Every strand is precious...

4. Your hair is forever stuck at the same length

We want long hair since we can't have more hair, but our hair doesn't grow past a certain length, and when it does, it isn't healthy! Snip, snip, snip, and we're back to square one - short hair!

5. No matter how much you finger comb...there's no difference

Finger Hair Comb

6. When your friends ask if you've ever tried hair products that add volume

Uh... what do you think? Trust me, I've literally tried everything. 

7. You actually get sunburn on your scalp

It's kinda sad...

8. You know those insta-worthy braids? Forget it...

Thin Hair Meme

Every time a friend of yours share those "10 Ways to Style Your Hair", you just feel sad...cos you know your 20 strands of hair can barely get you any style.

9. Your Google search looks like this

Am I Balding Google Search

10. Your hair looks like this 10 minutes after curling It

Thin hair just doesn't hold curls well...

Tips: How To Make Your Hair Look Voluminous

If thin hair is bothering you, here are some things you can consider to make your hair appear more voluminous...

1. Go for a perm 

Is your thin hair too frizzy for your taste? Rebonding is not an option as it can make your hair volume look even lesser than what you have right now. 

Perm for Thin Hair

Imagine your hair wet... that's how much volume your hair will look if you straighten it. Instead of straightening, why not consider a Volume Perm at Picasso Hair Studio? The smart folks at Picasso have come up with a low-damage perm just for thin curly haired ladies... and we sent Agent JK down to give it a try!

Thin and Limp Hair Before Perm


Voluminous Hair After Perm at Picasso Hair Studio


By volume straightening at certain areas and re-curling at others, the perm made Agent JK's thin hair a lot more manageable. Read more about her experience here.

before chiffon perm


Chiffon Perm by Art Noise Japanese Hair Salon


Even if your hair is not naturally curly, you can consider the Chiffon Perm by Art Noise Japanese Hair Salon. It uses a mixture of Tokio Inkarami and Arimino Perm to achieve lasting curls for thin-haired ladies. Don't you think it adds a lot more texture and volume to her hair?

2. Go for scalp treatments

Thinning hair may result due to a variety of reasons. Stress, aging, lack of proper scalp care are just some of caused of hair loss or thinning hair. If you are suddenly facing thinning hair as an issue, invest in scalp treatments to find out what's wrong and stem the hair loss.

Scalp Treatment for Thinning Hair at 99 Percent

Scalp Treatment by 99 Percent Hair Studio

3. Tease your hair

An instant solution to tricking others into thinking you have voluminous hair is too simply tease your hair. Though be careful not to tease too often as it can cause tangles and if done wrongly can damage your hair, causing your hair to become fragile.

4. Embrace it

Each hair type has its own pros and cons. Just because having thin can seem like a struggle, it's not all that bad. Here's why you should embrace your thin hair...

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