Thick Hair Hairstyles: 7 Updos To Try

These updos are hot and super easy to do on thick hair.

For many, having thick hair is a both blessing and a curse. There are so many thick-haired girls out there who want to find ways to thin their thick hair to make it less full in appearance, while there are those who find ways to embrace their hair’s thickness. Whatever reasons you love or don’t love your thick hair, it’s best to find hairstyles you love to wear that are easy to create. Read on for some of the cutest updo thick hair hairstyles you can try on your thick hair:

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A pair of space buns look fabulous on thicker hair.

1. Space Buns

No matter the density of your hair, you should have fun with styling. Believe it or not, space buns are in this season. To get in on this trend, part your hair down the center, create two ponytails, then coil it neatly into two buns. How easy is that? Try this out as one of your go-to weekend looks.

Can’t stand to think of braiding your thick hair? That’s no excuse for not trying out a French braid inspired hairstyle.

2. French Braid-Inspired Updo

Having thick hair is no excuse not to try some of the fanciest and trendiest styles out there. And maybe braiding your hair takes so much time, you’ve forgone trying braided hairstyles. How about this faux braided updo? It’s very simple to do! Check out our French braid inspired updo tutorial.

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Try out thick hairstyles that embrace the texture. Photo credit: Dvora

3. Mid-Crown Bun

A good midday updo hairstyle when your hair is getting the best of you is the messy bun. Gather your hair up and wrap a hair tie around it. Pull out some pieces to give it the messy and effortless feel.

On thick hair, braided updos come out full and juicy looking.

4. Thick French Braid Bun

If you don’t know how to braid, take this braided hairstyle straight to your nearest braid bar, or try out one of our hair tutorials to help you out. French braid your hair, then braid all the way down to the ends. Wrap the remaining pieces of hair into a thick bun and use hairpins to secure.

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Sexy curly updo on thick hair.

5. Thick and Curly Chignon

To get a full, volume packed updo, most gals have to add in a few extensions to get the look. While there’s definitely nothing wrong with that, luckily you may not have this issue. Updos should be used to your advantage, like this fancy curly bun. Curl your hair, creating tight ringlet-like curls then wrap them up into this sophisticated chignon inspired bun. Secure with hairpins and set it all in place with TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Non-Aerosol Hairspray.


Dreadlock bun updo.

6. Dreadlock Bun Updo

Some women with dreads opt for thinner locs, while some opt for thicker versions. Try out this cool dreadlock updo during days when you want to switch up your dreadlocked style. Coat locs with a hair oil like Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil for added shine, give your hair a chic upside down braid at the back, then coil the rest of the hair into a high bun.

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Bow bun half-updo on thick hair.

7. Bow Bun Half-Updo

Having thick hair should be used to your advantage. You get to try out styles most girls wouldn’t dare to because they feel that they just don’t have enough hair to fulfill the look. Try out this fun bow bun half-updo! On thick hair, the bow bun comes out looking so full and fluffy! Add some texture to the back section of your hair with a sea salt spray like Suave Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray, which will help you to enhance the waves in your hair.


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