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.
While you can do any hairstyle on your hair type, it all depends on what you can tolerate and what you’re looking to achieve. Are you looking for a style you don’t have to redo each day? A short cut could be your answer. Looking for a style that helps you embrace your thick and curly texture? A wash and go style may be up your alley. Whatever you’re in search of, we’ve rounded up some hairstyles for thick, coarse hair types for you. Read on:
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 Dove Absolute Curls Supreme Creme Serum.
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 and naturally frizzy 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.
Here are some hair care tips of thick hair that will help you with maintaining healthy locks.