Thick hair is a hair type dependent on your strands, not your hair as a whole. If you ever wondered how you can tell if you have thick, coarse hair, you can simply look at the size of the strands of your hair and pay attention to the way it reacts when washing and drying. If your hair takes a longer time to dry, it’s definitely on the thick end of the spectrum. While having thick hair has its benefits, like being strong and able to withstand damage longer than finer hair types, many women face drawbacks when it comes to finding hairstyles for thick coarse hair. Looking for a style that helps you embrace your thick coarse hair? We’ve rounded up some hairstyles for thick, coarse hair types for you.
Styles We Love for Thick Coarse Hair
1. Teeny Weeny Afro
If you have thick natural hair and you’re looking for a style that only requires minimal styling, a TWA cut may be the right fit for you. Keep your afro style moisturized by styling with Suave Define & Shine Serum Gel.
2. Coarse Bob
Take advantage of the full looks you can create with thick hair. Start with this coarse bob style.
3. Thick Halo Braid
Who doesn’t love a good thick braided style? With thick, coarse hair you can create this pancaked version of the look.
4. Curls and Braids
Play around with your curly locks. Mix up your look with braids.
5. Crimped Hair
This blast from the past is back in full force. Take advantage of this crimped hairstyle while you can. Back-comb the ends of your hair to create a fuller look.
6. Wash-and-Go Curls
Not into the amount of time it takes to dry your thick and curly hair with a handheld dryer? Try this wash-and-go curly style instead.
7. The Thick Lob
The lob hairstyle is one of those cuts that are really easy to style on a daily basis. We love how much body thick and coarse hair types create on the look.
8. Chunky Body Wave
Want to try hairstyles for thick, coarse hair with flawless body on long hair? This chunky body wave is easier to create than you think. At night, wind your hair into a low bun. In the morning release and set with Dove Style+Care Flexible Hold Hairspray.
9. Pixie for Coarse Hair
Layers create a fluffy finish on this short pixie style.
Use your fingers to twirl your thick curly hair into this ringlet style. A gel, like TRESemmé Flawless Curls Defining Gel will help with definition.
11. Shoulder Length Hair
Take your hairstyle beyond the blowout and set with hot rollers to achieve this bouncy hairstyle.
12. Soft Curls
You may be spoiled for choice by the amount of hairstyles for thick, coarse hair you can create on natural hair types. How about narrowing it down to this soft and fluffy style? Use sponge rollers at night to maintain the look.
13. Tight Curls
Create a little drama in your style with some tighter curls. What’s great about tight curls is that they will last you about 3 days, getting looser everyday.
14. Curly Bangs
If you’ve got seriously curly hair, then you need to try curly bangs! We love how voluminous and healthy this style looks, it’s a great way to play with your curl type.
15. Half Updo
If you’ve got thick coarse hair then getting it out of your face may be a priority. Try a half updo to keep some of your style down but the rest out of your eyes.
16. Tucked In
Tucked in hair is trending so get out your turtlenecks and try out this look.
17. Hydrated Curls
If you’ve got thick coarse hair then it’s key to keep your curls happy and healthy. Don’t forget to use moisturizing products to help maintain your beautiful curl pattern.
18. Soft Layers
Add some layers to your thick coarse hair to give some more body and texture to your look.
19. Brushed Out Curls
Pump up the volume by brushing out your curls.
20. Braided Headband
Feeling overwhelmed by your thick coarse hair? Create a braided headband to use your hair as the accessory!
21. Sock Bun
This style is so easy to create and is the perfect quick updo for any occasion.
22. Loose Braid
In a hurry? Go for a loose braid for a quick and effortless style.
You can’t go wrong with a fun fishtail style!
24. Tight French Braid
Tame your thick coarse hair with some tight French braids.
25. Curled Lob
We highly recommend going for a lob cut if you have particularly thick hair, it’ll lighten your load and give you more volume.
26. Sleek High Ponytail
Create a sleek high pony, it’s always on-trend.
27. Long Bangs
Use your thick coarse hair to your advantage by going for a long bang style.
It may sound simple, but sometimes a straightened style is all you need.
A side part is a great way to change up your look without getting a cut or new color.
30. Layered Pixie
Adding layers to your pixie cut will add depth and dimension instantly.