Does longer hair make you look thinner? 3 haircuts to hide a few extra pounds

  • Long hair won’t always make you look thinner because it all depends on your physical build.
  • If you are tall and have a few extra pounds, long, waist-length locks will slim your face and make you look thinner.
  • Now, if you are short and also have a few extra pounds, then you should go for hair that is not longer than 6 or 7 inches below your shoulders.
  • If you only have a round face and you want to sculpt it, some tricks can help. In a moment, I’ll tell you all about them.


long hair stylizes the body

Scales don’t lie. If you’re 100 pounds overweight, neither long nor short hair will make you look any thinner. You will need to go on a diet because, in that case, health is more important than appearance.  Being that overweight is dangerous and does not help maintain a healthy lifestyle.


 But, if we’re talking about trying to hide a few pounds that you suddenly gained, long hair can come to your rescue. 

After all, hair is almost one more accessory for women.


So, if you’ve tried all the tricks you already know to hide your extra pounds, such as wearing dark colors, choosing dresses with pleats, and avoiding shirts with horizontal stripes, it’s time to use your hair as a tool to add to the change.


However, remember that, in this case, height is also important.  If you’re not very tall, and you’re a few pounds overweight, wearing your hair too long will only make you look shorter and wider because the length of your hair brings you closer to the ground. 

That’s why, in that case, your hair should not be over six inches in length below your shoulders.


Now, if you’re tall and have a few extra pounds, you’ll be able to have long, waist-length locks, just like the best Amazon style.


Do you want to hide a few extra pounds that you can’t get rid of with diet or exercise? Is your weight normal, but you have a chubby face and want to make it look narrower?


Then stay with me, because I’ll tell you about:

  • Long haircuts that will make you look thinner
  • Tricks to disguise a round or chubby face


Today, you’ll have one more tool that will help you look thinner, and I’m not talking about the scale or the measuring tape.


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3 haircuts that will make you look thinner without changing the length of your hair

You can adapt these three haircuts that I will explain below to your needs, depending on your extra pounds and your height.


V-shape haircut

seems taller

This haircut is ideal for both tall and short women with a few extra pounds because it works with hair that is 40 centimeters long or even longer.

If you have shorter hair, I do not recommend it because it will increase the volume of your cheeks and make your face look plump.


This is a haircut that can start at chin height or lower, and increase in length diagonally backward until it reaches a much longer length at the back.

If you look at the hair from behind, you will see a V-shape, and that is exactly what will create a visual effect of styling your figure, in which your shoulders will look thinner


Layered cut

It is another cut that is suitable for both tall and shorter women who wish to conceal a few extra pounds.

It is a hairstyle that is cut in steps. It begins from the upper sections of the head and continues increasing in length towards the nape of the neck.

If we compare the length of the top with the bottom, we will notice a very big difference.

Want to know a stylist’s secret?


When we hairdressers have to perform this haircut, we do it by raising all the hair upwards.

If you want to look thinner, but at the same time wilder and less structured, this cut is ideal for you. It does not follow a neat line but, instead, the hair is left loose and free, which makes it look lighter.


Straight cut

short woman

Do you have little hair and want to look thinner? Then this haircut might be a good alternative for you.


But, firstly, I invite you to do a little test.

Take a rubber band and make a ponytail.

How many turns can you do with the rubber band in your hair?


If you can turn it three times, then you can go for this cut. Otherwise, I don’t recommend it because it will widen your back.

 I also don’t recommend it if you’re short with a few extra pounds.  


It is a haircut to be done without any kind of projection, in natural fall, without raising the hair and giving it a straight shape.

This alternative is very interesting because, as your hair will resemble a vertical line, it will stylize you.


Highlights to sculpt your face

I’m not talking about a haircut here, but, if you have long hair and want to look thinner, highlights are a great option.

If you do some highlights on your hair, you will look thinner and more attractive, while also achieving more luminosity in your face.


Now, what if you’re happy with your weight, but you have a round face and it makes you feel fat? Don’t be depressed, I have some ideas for you too.


Haircuts and tricks to disguise a round face

If you have a round face, you’ll probably want to find a cut that will elongate it.

Luckily for you, you can achieve this effect even with long hair.


  • Long hair, low volume.

If you have a very round face, hair with a lot of volumes can give the impression of being even more overweight.

So, ideally, you should reduce the volume of your hair by thinning it out at the ends.


  • Use a lighter shade on the tips.

Dyeing your tips a lighter shade will make your face look longer and lighter. It doesn’t mean that you should dye your tips blonde, but just a lighter shade than your base color will do the trick.


  • Part your hair to the side.

If your face is round, you can part your hair to the right or left side because hair that hangs down the sides will make your face look longer. It will also add volume to your hair.



As you can see, long hair can make you look thinner, but it also depends on your height and how overweight you are.

  • If you are short, the recommended hair length to make you look thinner is up to six or seven inches below your shoulders.
  • If, on the other hand, you are tall and want to conceal a few extra pounds, you can wear long hair below your waist, just like Pocahontas` style.


Now, tell me, how long will you wear your hair to look thinner?

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