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If you have gorgeous thick waves, you’re probably the envy of many, but we know all too well just how tough it can be to style those fabulously full locks. Finding the right hairstyles for thick wavy hair means getting cuts that will work well with your distinctive hair texture, in order to create a look that’s both flattering and manageable. Read on to find some great styling suggestions for your thick wavy hair, now.
5 Hairstyles for thick wavy hair
Wavy long bob
If you’re after short to mid-length hairstyles for thick wavy hair, this long bob is super versatile and wonderfully easy. Cropped to just above the shoulders, this longer bob length feels short enough to just wash and go, but with plenty of bounce and body to style it up whenever you want to.
Tip: Ask your stylist to introduce long layers through the cut. These will help remove some of the excess weight without having to compromise on the volume and fullness.
Layered mid-length cut
Opt for subtle layers throughout your cut, keeping the shorter layers at the top to help add volume around the crown and frame your face, and longer layers at the bottom to create an attractive, tapered shape.
Messy side braid
Braids are absolutely stunning and by far one of the most popular hairstyles for thick wavy hair right now. The good news is, the thicker your hair, the prettier the braid!
We especially love this casually textured fishtail braid, which gives off that perfectly undone vibe when worn with a side parting. Or, if you’re a French plait pro, why not try enhancing it by gently teasing some of the sections with your fingers to create a fuller and messier-looking plait.
Tip: Want to know how to get those lived-in textures through your braid? Try sprinkling some Toni&Guy Casual Sculpting Powder (£7.49*) on the lengths of your hair to help create texture, while also keeping those pancaked weaves intact all day long.
Wavy half-up ‘do
Another easy and fabulous way to style thick wavy hair is by creating a half-up ‘do that will help keep loose strands out of your face, while also retaining the length that will help frame your complexion and neck.
Simply pull up a section of your hair on top, twisting it into a messy bun or top knot and fasten into place with as many bobby pins as you need. Let the rest of your hair fall freely in gorgeous, tumbling waves, and add a touch of prettiness with a decorative hair accessory around your half-up bun!
Wavy pixie cut
Thick, wavy hair doesn’t have to be worn long to look stylish; it can also look utterly stunning when cropped into a cool, short pixie! To enhance those naturally wavy textures you’ve been blessed with, it’s best to go for a slightly longer – or grown-out – pixie, which will give you room to really play around when styling.
Tip: Try using a spray gel, like the TRESemmé Runway Collection Make Waves Sculpt & Define Spray Gel (£5.50*), to help you create texture and enhance your waves, before blow-drying. Or, if you’re a wash-and-go kinda gal, just scrunch in some TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Sea Salt Spray (£5.50*) to get that sexy, tousled look and leave to air-dry.
So, which one of these amazing hairstyles for thick wavy hair has taken your fancy?
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