Take advantage of your thick hair, gentlemen! Style and care for it while you have it.
Beautiful thick hair isn’t just for women. Men with thick hair can count this among their blessings, especially when they can express their gratitude in long hairstyles that can take them from professional to fashionable occasions. Whether your hair is straight or curly, having thick hair allows you to play with lengths and textures to diversify your look. We stuck to some classic, workplace-safe hairstyles that you can just spruce up with some hair products when Happy Hour strikes!
Long hairstyles for men with thick hair
1. Natural and voluminous
Let your long, thick hair down on your shoulders and revel in its natural glory. Wear it loose and tame it with a blow dryer, or simply air dry it properly before you head into the office or a meeting.
Editor’s Tip: Use a shampoo that will enhance your hair’s volume and thickness, like Dove Men + Care Strengthening Shampoo. It’s infused with caffeine and Trichazole Actives, which help the growth of natural thick hair.
What’s a list of long hairstyles for men with thick hair if you can’t tie it up? Keep your hair neat and gather it up in a ponytail. Or, if you trust your chiselled good looks, you can give the man bun hairstyle a try. Here’s a man bun tutorial for you!
How about simply brushing your hair back? Growing your hair to long lengths and making subtle trims here and there allow it to get healthy, and build up its resistance to environmental factors. If you’re sporting a medium to long length, just apply some pomade or hair wax to brush back your hair for a casual but polished quiff.
Brushed back. Credit: iStock
Go for a quiff hairstyle for an effortless yet stylish look.
Hairstyle for men: The quiff. Credit: indigitalimages.com
2. Taper fades and undercuts
The trendy taper fade haircut is essential among long hairstyles for men with thick hair. You’ll recognize the haircut as it gradually gets shorter on the sides and towards the lower back. It is used interchangeably with the classic fade haircut, which just starts out short and then gets shorter. With thick hair, you can play with the taper fade to accentuate the length and thickness of your hair.
Editor’s Tip: With short hair on the sides, you won’t want to bare your scalp and any unsightly dandruff that might be on it, would you? Use Clear Deep Cleanse Anti-Dandruff Shampoo for Men to activate the scalp’s natural protective layer from dandruff.
Here’s a cool trick. When you combine a long hairstyle with a fade haircut, you can end up with an undercut-like hairstyle, too.
3. Classic pomp
Send your kudos to Elvis when you don the pompadour on your crown. The retro hairstyle is characterized by the full volume of a pomp towards the top and front of your head, and has evolved to incorporate a number of modern variations today.
4. Modern mohawk
There’s a lot of potential (and success!) to wearing a mohawk these days without being mistaken for a member of a punk or emo band. Pair it with non-leather accessories and you’ll be surprised to see how fresh the modern mohawk can be.
5. Slicked and polished
Long hairstyles for men with thick hair give a lot of material to work with already, and this may be a good time to whip out some hair wax. Use it to modernize the comb over into a slick side part, or brushed back hairstyle.
Editor’s Tip: Pick up a tub of TONI&GUY Mattifying Putty for Men. It’s got a flexible consistency that doesn’t stiffen the hair, allowing for all-day styling. Use it for a highly texturized look, coating each strand to define the thickness of your hair, no matter which of these hairstyles you choose.
6. Short sides and back
Go for the traditional Filipino haircut, the Barber’s Cut. The hairstyle commonly features 2 inches off the sides and 3 inches off the back, but these days it can also be seen as a variation of the Ivy League haircut, characteristic of the preppy look that university boys would sport.
Thick long hair can be styled in various ways. Make sure you keep your hair healthy so you can keep on styling!