U-shape haircut for thin hair: the best way to make your hair look thicker!

by Anjelina

Voluminous hair has always been considered an indicator of beauty and good health. I doubt there is a woman who has never searched for ways to make her hair look thicker and shinier. Unfortunately, when your hair is naturally thin, you happen to face more problems in finding ways to reach your most desired look! Luckily, I have a solution, and it’s called “U-shape haircut for thin hair”! Read on to find out what exactly it is and how to style it so that your hair looks thicker in an instant!

What is the U-shape haircut?

U shape haircut for thin hair before and after long dark hair

A one-length haircut was probably the most popular haircut throughout the last decade. However, we have been noticing a return to older trends recently, the U-shape haircut in particular, as it went viral on social media, and it is also hairdressers’ best technique to give texture, depth and an overall stunning look to the hair! But what exactly is the U-shape haircut?

As you may have already assumed, the U-shaped haircut is a cut that creates a U-shape when looked from behind: the middle section of the hair is the longest, and the sides are the shortest. It’s not only framing the face in a beautiful way, but it also makes the hair ends look light and soft, generating a lot of movement and dimension.

Who is the U-shape haircut for?

u shaped haircut with long layers dark brown hair curled ends


Basically, this haircut looks great on all hair types, especially on thin hair. That is why more and more people are opting for it. If it is done in the right way, your hair will look way more lively no matter if it is thick or thin, long or short.

Long and thick hair may sound like the perfect combination, however, it still needs shaping and a good amount of care to shine! The u-shape along with layers at the bottom will help reduce the sense of heaviness and will make the hair look more bouncy and healthy.

Is U cut good for thin hair?

As I already mentioned, this haircut is suitable for everyone. It is so versatile that it is not a surprise that stylists choose it all the time.

If you haven’t been blessed with a naturally thick hair, you should not worry! The U-shape layered haircut for thin hair is the perfect solution to all of your problems and concerns: shorter layers over longer ones give density and volume to the hair. Actually, if it is done properly, it doesn’t require much styling, which is very practical. But if you are curious to know how to maintain and style it at home, what other methods to making your hair voluptuous there are, keep on reading!

How is the U-shape haircut maintained?

u shape hair for middle hair thin highlighted layers

As with any other style, the layered U-shape one requires frequent trims so that no split ends occur. Make sure you visit a hair salon almost every 2 months.
What is more, you can add even more layers to your hair each time you visit, if you wish – the more, the better!

Ways to style your U-shape hair?


Credit: jennychohair

The U-shape haircut for thin hair can be styled in many ways so that at the end the hair will look healthy, thick and gorgeous. Here are some tips on how to treat your thin hair and achieve amazing results with just a few simple tricks and tools:

A Bouncy Blow-Dry

u shape haircut with layers blow dry hairstyle blown hair

A blow-dry technique is definitely a must-try when it comes to volume. Along with the U-shape haircut, it is one of the best ways to achieve your most desired look!
Getting the perfect blowout at home takes a little practice but, I promise, it gets easier with time. First, you need to make sure your hair is prepped – wash it with shampoo and conditioner that are suitable for your hair type. After that, use a quality heat protection spray, as the blow-dryer produces a lot of heat. Then it’s time for the blowout – lift a section of your hair and only blow dry from underneath, starting from the roots and down the lengths of your hair. Don’t forget to use a round brush so that you get the perfect voluminous curls!

Curl your hair


Whether you choose a curling wand, a flat iron or a no-heat curl technique, curling is always a good choice when you aim for thicker hair. Once it is curled, you can try different hairstyles that would look good on you, depending on your needs – whether you’re attending a formal event soon, or you’re going for a cute casual look! My suggestion is to try the half-up, half-down hairstyle as it is a nice feminine way to wear your hair!

Experiment with colors


If you are considering a change of color, go ahead and do it! The U-shape haircut looks great with all hair colors. However, there are a few tricks that can take your hairstyle to another level!
I’m talking about experimenting with more than just one color. You can try the balayage or ombre techniques as they will further accentuate on the layers. The gradual transitioning from dark to bright is perfect for the haircut and will definitely catch the eye of every passer-by!

U-shape haircut for thin hair – photo gallery


Curly voluminous formal hairstyle – half-up, half-down


Hairstyle for women over 50 with thin hair, U-shaped layered haircut

hairstyles for women over 50 with thin hair u shaped layered haircut

Long layered hairstyle in U-shape, balayage technique

long layered hairstyle in u shape balayage technique

U-shaped layered hairstyle, wavy grayish hair

u shaped layered hairstyle grey wavy hair

U-shape haircut for thin hair, brown middle-length hair


Reddish brown straight hair in U-shape

reddish brown straight hair

U-shape haircut for thin hair, slightly layered at the ends

U shape haircut for thin hair slightly layered

Soft and silky-looking U-shape haircut – before and after


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