Cutting Your Own Thin or Fine Hair

Cutting Your Own Thin or Fine Hair

Every hair type comes with its own unique set of challenges, and thin, fine hair is no different. Fortunately, the CreaClip can help you create a hairstyle that keeps your thin hair looking fabulous, whether you’re hoping to try out a new look or just want to make a good haircut last longer.

Caring for Thin or Fine Hair

Since thin and fine hair can easily show signs of damage, it’s especially important to trim your hair regularly. While this might feel a little backwards — why would you want to cut your hair when you already don’t have enough of it? — trimming your hair will allow it to keep growing healthy and strong.

How To Use The CreaClip on Thin or Fine Hair

There are three steps to using the CreaClip to cut your own thin or fine hair.

  1. Simply gather your hair like you would if you were pulling it into a ponytail,
  2. Clip the CreaClip over your hair,
  3. Slide it down to the desired length.

If your hair is too thin to hold the large CreaClip in place, you may have to hold onto it with one hand while you cut, or you can try using the smaller, blue CreaClip instead.

And don’t forget to use the CreaClip prep spray! Not only will it help optimize your hair for trimming, but you can use it every day to keep your hair smooth and nourished. Plus, it’s lightweight enough to keep even fine hair from getting too greasy.

Creating a Haircut that Works for You

Oftentimes, thin or fine hair is especially difficult to style. It doesn’t always hold curl well or respond to certain products. Because of this, you may want to find a haircut that does the work for you.

If you’re interested in trying out a new look, you can use the CreaClip to create one of these three stylish haircuts. They’re easy to achieve and will make even the finest hair look great!

  1. A-Line Bob

A shoulder-length, A-line bob is one of the easiest haircuts to do on thin hair. Simply gather your hair like you’re about to pull it into a ponytail, and clip the CreaClip over it. Slide the clip down to the desired length and make sure that the level is centered.

You can trim straight across or use point cutting — holding the scissors perpendicular to the hair and cutting in small, angled snips — to add some extra texture, but either way, you’ll end up with an even haircut that angles slightly longer at the front of your face and makes your hair look more voluminous.

If the front layers of your hair are too short to stay in the clip, you can cut the rest of your hair normally and then gather the shorter pieces in the front and trim them just slightly.

  1. Blunt Cut Bob

A shoulder-length blunt cut is a fun, modern style that can make thin hair appear thicker. To achieve this look, simply repeat the steps listed above for the A-line bob. Then, gather half of your hair on the left side of your head with the CreaClip, and trim the pieces in the middle to the same length as the front and back pieces. Repeat on the left side of your head to create an even, single-length style.  

  1. Pixie Cut

Short haircuts can take the most work to maintain, simply because you have to trim them so frequently. But the CreaClip makes this process incredibly simple. Just gather the top layer of your hair with the blue CreaClip and trim the tips, then gather the bottom layer and do the same.


We’d love to see how you make your thin hair look great with the CreaClip. Join the VIP Facebook group to share your transformation photos and receive inspiration and advice from other CreaClippers!

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