Easy hairstyles for thick hair (they’re not an urban legend!)

All Things Hair | 31 August 2016

Tame the beast with these amazingly easy hairstyles!

Despite popular belief, there are a number of easy hairstyles for thick hair that will instantly make your life easier when it comes to taming, detangling and styling your locks. With that in mind, we’ve created a guide outlining 5 easy hairstyles for thick hair that are sure to make your life a whole lot easier from now on. 

So, don’t let the sheer volume of your mane scare you any longer. Just take a look below and find the right hairstyle to help tackle those unruly locks. You’re welcome!

5 of our favourite easy hairstyles for thick hair


Easy hairstyles for thick hair: Tucked behind hairstyle.
Easy hairstyles for thick hair: Tucked behind hairstyle. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

Tucked behind the ears

If you have long, thick locks, you’ll know that when your hair gets too long, it can become completely unmanageable – meaning wearing it down is often not an option. However, there are lots of ways you can show off your long, luscious mane without it overpowering your face (no, really!).

For example, creating a slicked-back centre parting and then tucking your hair behind your ears will keep your hair off your face, while allowing it to flow freely. This style looks amazing when teamed with soft waves for a more undone look – which can be achieved with the help of VO5 Give Me Texture Effortless Wave Creation Foam (£3.99*). See? It’s all about manageable movement!

Easy hairstyles for thick hair: Layers on brown and blonde haired women
Easy hairstyles for thick hair: Layers. Credit: Indigitalimages.com


Layers are a great way to add movement and texture, while also removing excess weight from thick hair. Perfect for framing the complexion, chin-skimming layers are also great for all face types, creating a flattering finish, that will allow you to fall in love with your thick hair all over again!

Easy hairstyles for thick hair: Thick blonde braid.
Easy hairstyles for thick hair: Thick braid. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

The thick braid

Looking for the ultimate summer hairstyle? Then braids are the thing for you! From milkmaid braids to fishtails, this Bohemian-inspired trend is perfect for taming thick locks and showing off plaits of all shapes and sizes. And the best thing about this trend is that it literally works for all occasions!

So, whether you’re in the office or attending a wedding, this versatile trend will keep your locks looking hot, stylish and summer-ready! To add a new dimension to your braid, try intertwining some fresh flowers or ribbons to create a fun and playful look. And if that still isn’t enough, try hair chalks to inject some vibrant (non-permanent) colour to your braid.

Tip: Before braiding, try spritzing some TIGI Bed Head Oh Bee Hive! Dry Shampoo (£14.50) on your hair to give it some texture and grip, making it easier to plait, while also boosting its staying power.

Easy hairstyles for thick hair: Half-up half-down do.
Easy hairstyles for thick hair: Half-up half-down do. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

Half-up, half-down ‘do

A great way of showing off your long, thick hair while also keeping it neat and away from your face is to sport a half-up, half-down look. Simply scoop up half of your hair and create a subtle bouffant on the crown of your head, then clip the rest back with a statement slide!

Not only will this ‘do make your thick hair a thousand times more manageable, but you’ll also be channelling some subtly sexy, vintage vibes a la Brigitte Bardot, too. Just don’t forget to spritz your half updo with TRESemmé Superior Hold Hairspray (500ml, £4.99*) to keep it looking neat and intact all day. 

Easy hairstyles for thick hair: Choppy bob.
Easy hairstyles for thick hair: Choppy bob. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

Choppy bob

In case you hadn’t noticed, this season’s all about the bob. And if you have thick tresses, you’ll be pleased to hear that this cut is perfect for downplaying your hair’s heaviness. Just ask your stylist to thin out your bob with razor cut edges to give it a cool, fashion-forward finish. Above all, when the temperature rises, this hairstyle will be sure to minimise those all too familiar sweaty hair moments we have to endure in the warmer months. 

Want to try more easy hairstyles for thick hair? Then don’t forget to check our hairstyles for thick hair page for everything you need to know!


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