6 Long hairstyles for men with thick hair

Aussy | 27 March 2018

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.

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Grow your curly hair out. Credit: Raquel Brust
A layered style works perfectly with medium-length hair. Credit: iStock

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.

Dove Men + Care Strengthening Shampoo

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!

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The man bun trend will never completely go away. Credit: iStock

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.

Best haircut for men on the go: Brushed back Brushed back. Credit: iStock

quiff professional hairstyles for men Go for a quiff hairstyle for an effortless yet stylish look.

quiff hairstyle for men 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.

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Hairstyle for men: The fade. Credit: indigitalimages.com
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Go from very long to long, then short to very short with the taper fade haircut. Credit: Shutterstock

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.

Clear Complete Soft Care Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

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.

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Combine your fade cut with a trendy man bun. Credit: Dvora
Male with undercut hair
Brushed-up textured undercut. Credit: Dvora.

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.

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The pompadour fade is a versatile look great for both work and casual days or nights out. Credit: iStock

Want to learn how to create a pompadour hairstyle? With some hair products for men and a modern pompadour how-to guide, we’ve got you!

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.

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Quiff + mohawk. Credit: Shutterstock
Brushed back mohawk
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Flat top mohawk hairsytle. Credit: indigitalimages.com

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.

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Slick side part. Credit: indigitalimages.com
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A slicked back side part look will never go out of style. Credit: IMAXtree

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.

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Slick it all back for a polished, perfectly put-together look. Credit: Raquel Brust

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.

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The Ivy league haircut starts with a short sides and back, with the top long enough to be styled with a side part. Credit: indigitalimages.com
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Preppy casual hairstyle. Credit: iStock
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Hairstyle for men: Ivy League haircut. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Thick long hair can be styled in various ways. Make sure you keep your hair healthy so you can keep on styling!

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