Rock those curls with some of our favorite looks.
What you’ll need
Have you been thinking about switching up your look? We are here to help! We’ve created a collection of hairstyles for men with thick curly hair to inspire your next hairstyling adventure. Whether you’re looking to make a big change or you’re hoping to find something a little more subtle, there’s something here for everyone. This collection of hairstyles for men with thick curly hair includes some of our all-time favorites. Keep an eye out for product recommendations for all our thick wavy hair men out there, too:
1. Style ‘Em Up
Grab a bit of AXE Spiked-Up Look: Extreme Hold Gel and comb your curls up and away from your face. This brushed-through look will take your curls down a notch but you’ll still be making a major statement.
2. Cropped Short
Keep your curls super short for a streamlined and office-ready look with a short crop.
3. Tuck Your Curls In
When in doubt tuck your curls into a beanie. Everyone is susceptible to bad hair days at one point or another and having a beanie on hand will save you from the worst of them.
4. Comb ‘Em Over
If you’re looking for something a little softer, try combing your curls to the side. You’ll compromise on some of the structure but none of the charm.
5. Chin-Length Surfer Curls
Or how to look like you just walked off the beach (all year round).
6. Tailored Take
Reign in unruly curls with a style that celebrates your texture without going overboard.
7. Go Big or Go Home
Let your curls hang long and loose and brush them out for extra volume.
8. Let ‘Em Loose
Let your hair grow to your shoulders and opt for a hair care routine that requires minimal styling. In this case, the less you do the better your hair will look.
9. Pull it Back
If you let your hair grow longer you’ll quickly learn that long hair can sometimes be pretty overwhelming. Make sure to invest in a headband for those days when you need your hair out of your face.
10. Add Some Color
Add a few strategic highlights to the front of your hair and let your curls hang down over your forehead.
11. Tie it Up
The longer haircuts for men with thick curly hair can be a little overwhelming at times. Learn how to create a man bun for days when you need a breather.
12. Tight Curls
Define your curls with a pump of Dove Style+Care Curls Defining Mousse and wear them super tight.
13. Natural Curls
Wear your hair natural for maximum curl cred.
14. Salt and Pepper Curls
Embrace your natural texture and color for a super soft and easygoing look.
15. Tease it Out
Use any brush or comb to tease your curls out into faux-‘fro perfection.
16. Overgrown Fade
Wear your curls loose on top and more closely shaven on the sides for a softer version of our favorite fade style.
17. The Large Afro
The bigger the hair, the harder they’ll stare. Wear your thick curly hair voluminous and big.
18. Curly Bangs
Want to make your fringe a bit more interesting? Aim for an imperfect finish. You can draw inspiration from styles for men with thick wavy hair if you have loose curls.
19. Brushed Out Afro
Not into the super defined curly afro look? Brush it out!
20. Half Up Man Bun
Want to get your curls out your face? Gather your curls up into a loose bun.
21. Defined Thick Curls
If you want to embrace your curls, try this defined look. Use a styler like Dove Men+Care Control Gel to keep flyaways at bay and to enhance your curl pattern.
22. Loose Curls
There are many hairstyles for men with thick curly hair that allows you to style your curls the way you want. If you’re not into having your curls wild and out, opt for combing them back.
23. The Mop Top
Have a combination of thick, tight and loose curls? Take inspiration from this style to create a cool and disheveled look.
24. Short Blonde Curls
Not sure what else to do with your thick curls? A color change can give you an instant update. If you’re looking for haircuts for men with thick curly hair, this is a cool style to get inspired by!
25. Short Afro
Pair your thick curly afro with a fade on the side.