Bob haircuts are ideal for adding volume to fine hair. Blunt bobs, where the hair is all one length, can help make individual strands look thicker. Graduated bobs instantly add volume to the crown of the head, if cut properly, and can help to minimize stringy ends. Those with fine, curly hair may want to opt for a slightly layered bob to add shape. Nearly all of these different types of cuts can be modified with the addition of bangs, which can help to soften or emphasize the wearer's profile.
In general, fine hair, whether straight or wavy, looks best when it is all one length. The blunt bob is typically cut right to the chin, or slightly longer depending on the shape of the face, with the hair being all one length around the head. When fine hair is layered, especially if it is thin, the ends of the hair are emphasized, which can make strands look stringy or limp. Keeping all of the hair one length makes each individual strand work together, providing a thicker look.
One of the best bob haircuts for fine hair is a graduated cut. Here, the back of the hair is cut short with very blended layers, which may gradually become longer in the front, on either side of the face. This helps to lift the hair at the crown, adding volume, while still minimizing the look of thin ends in the back as the layers are kept very close together. The bottom layer of hair may be the same all the way around the head, or the front may be slightly longer, making these haircuts capable of working for nearly any face shape.
While most bobs are styled straight, they can also be worn curly, making them ideal for those with fine, curly, or wavy hair. As with most curly styles, these types of haircuts require a small amount of blended layers to prevent the hair from curling into a triangle shape. In most cases, those with fine hair should avoid very choppy layers, as they can emphasize thin strands. Light, long, blended layers typically work best.
Bob haircuts that aim to camouflage fine hair may include bangs. In most cases, light bangs look best, as heavier bangs will typically take too much hair from the sides of the head, making the hair, overall, appear thinner. Depending on the shape of one’s face, blunt, graduated, or slightly layered bob haircuts can include side swept or blunt cut bangs.