9 Stunning Hairstyles for Thick Hair

Serena Norr | 28 April 2016
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Stunning hairstyles for your gorgeous thick locks.

Thick hair is characterized by its strong and sturdy locks. Generally, wavy, coarse or curly, thick hair has a higher density and more hair follicles, that give you the appearance of a luscious and full head of hair. But it is also one that comes with its own unique set of issues: Challenging to dye, difficult to chemically relax and even issues with basic drying are just a few grievances from the thick-haired set. However, having such an incredibly full head of hair means that it’s usually less susceptible to damage and breakage, making it one of the most resilient hair types. That said, finding the right hairstyles for thick hair can be challenging as you search for something that gives you enough hold without weighing hair down. Read on to discover nine of the most stunning hairstyles that we think look stunning on thick hair.

Hairstyles for Thick Hair

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Enhance your thick hair with choppy layers and bangs. Photo credit: Indigitalimages.com

1. Choppy Layered Hair

Women with long, thick hair can benefit by adding some subtle layers to their look. Multi-lengths perform some serious hair magic as they add a unique structure to your face while taking some bulk away from your thick locks.

Hairstyles for thick hair blunt bangs
You can’t ever go wrong with bangs on thick hair. Photo credit: Dvora

2. Blunt Bangs

Another way to add texture is to add some blunt bangs. This style can accentuate your face while adding dimension to your features.

Hairstyles for thick hair curls
Rock those curls when you have thick hair. Photo credit: Indigitalimages.com

3. Long Curls

Great for medium to long hair, women who have long, thick hair can mix up their look with a subtle, yet glamorous change. Use a really wide curling wand to loop around your locks, keeping them low as the focus shifts to your thick and voluminous strands. Lock in the style from your awesome curls using some hairspray like the Bed Head by TIGI Hard Head Hairspray whose formula will give you some serious control. Plus, you’ll love how instantly it dries!

Hairstyles for thick hair low pony
A low pony is a chic way to maintain thick hair. Image credit: Indigitalimages.com

4. Low Pony

If you love length, play with your thick hair by varying your ponytail. This classic look puts the focus on your face as it gets your thick hair out of your eyes.

Hairstyles for thick hair braids
Thick braids are incredible style to try on thick hair. Photo credit: Dvora

5. Thick Braids

Another way to mix up your look is to enhance it with braids. The beauty of thick hair is its incredible hold and density. Use that to your advantage as you play with various braid styles, testing out crows, fishtails and the waterfall trend.

Hairstyles for thick hair half updo
The half updo is an excellent way to get hair out of your eyes while imparting some style.

6. Half Updo

Thick hair will feel heavy and will probably annoy you if you always leave it down. Sweep half of your hair into a half updo with a sturdy clip or barrette to feel weightless all day long.

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The spiky pixie. Photo credit: Indigitalimages.com

7. Spiky Short Cut

Not just for the dudes, an really short and spiky haircuts is another way to get thick locks under control. This edgy look allows you to lose some of your bulk as you experiment with varying degrees of length on your crown. You can also have fun with this look by playing with any length you have by using some hair gel. Try the Nexxus Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel whose formula will give your short hair some serious hold as you create texture and shape to your locks.

Hairstyles for thick hair bob haircut
The bob haircut is super chic on thick hair. Photo credit: Indigitalimages.com

8. Voluminous Bob

For those who don’t want multiple layers, opt for a one-layer bob. You’ll have to play around with this style everyday, but the look will still retain its overall volume. Big hair, don’t care!

Hairstyles for thick hair lob
Style your thick hair as a lob. Photo credit: Indigitalimages.com

 9. Wavy Lob

An wavy lob highlights your breaks up your thick hair, while also highlighting your facial features. This look will also make your hair feel lighter with its bouncy and versatile layers.

What’s your favorite way to style your thick hair?