Do you ever get stuck while searching for thick hairstyles for coarse hair? FYI: 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.
Styles We Love for Thick Coarse Hair
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.
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. Your thick hair will stand out with this coarse bob style. Use a straightener on the strands of hair around your face to accentuate the shape of the 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. Use your fingers to spread the braid apart once you have secured the end to create this 3D look.
4. Curls and Braids
Play around with your curly locks. Mix up your look with braids. These two simple three-strand braids meet in the back to create a more intricate looking style that actually requires minimal effort!
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. Layers like these are a great way to wear thick hair in a shorter style that won’t puff up and overwhelm your face.
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. While many consider hot rollers to be an outdate hairstyling practice, these bad boys will actually give you the volume and lift of your dreams.
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. It’s a great way to test out a shorter hairstyle without committing to the big chop.
17. Hydrated Curls
18. Soft Layers
Add some layers to your thick coarse hair to give some more body and texture to your look. These shorter layers that frame your face will give you instant lift and body.
19. Brushed Out Curls
Pump up the volume by brushing out your curls. While brushing your curls is probably something you generally avoid at all costs, with the right precision you can actually create a more intentional style.
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. Use a hair donut to create the perfectly round high ballerina bun.
22. Loose Braid
In a hurry? Go for a loose braid for a quick and effortless style. The key to this style is easy texture, so the messier it is, the better!
You can’t go wrong with a fun fishtail style! Use your fingers to pancake the braid to create a super dramatic 3D look.
24. Tight French Braids
Tame your strands with some tight French braids. You can’t go wrong with this classic style and your thick strands will ensure that the end result will be impactful!
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. Use a hair brush to comb your hair back for a super sleek finished look.
27. Long Bangs
Use your thick coarse hair to your advantage by going for a long bang style. This will add volume to your look and help it feel less heavy.
It may sound simple, but sometimes a straightened style is all you need. Use a hair straightener to create this style and make sure to seal the ends by holding the iron for a few more seconds.
A side part is a great way to change up your look without getting a cut or new color. Use a hair comb to carve out a new part and enjoy the instant volume this look creates!
30. Layered Pixie
Adding layers to your pixie cut will add depth and dimension instantly. Use your fingers to muss up the front of your style and create instant volume!
Thinking about trying out one of these styles? Be sure to snap a picture and tag us @AllThingsHairUS!