10 Haircuts and Hairstyles for Men with Thick Hair

Thick hairstyles abound!

For many guys, thick hair can be both a blessing and a curse. The blessing: Luscious hairstyles like a full man bun. The curse: Most men find thick hair hard to style. Guys, we feel your pain and styling your hair shouldn’t be a hassle. Once you have a statement style or some styles you dig in rotation, dealing with your hair becomes much easier. And, we know you love a no-fuss hairstyle! Looking to make a statement or a hairstyle that’s more low-key? Here are 10 awesome haircuts and hairstyles for men with thick hair.

1. Curly Bowl Undercut

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What happens when you mix a bowl cut with a fade? This cool creation! Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Do you have curly or wavy thick hair and looking for a cool update? Try the undercut. To style your thick and textured strands you can opt for pomade. Rake Dove Men+Care Defining Pomade through your hair for a sleek style with a light hold.

2. Coily Afro

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Got a highly textured ‘fro? Try out this cool hairstyle. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

This hairstyle takes shape the moment you dry your hair. If your strands need a little stretching, hold the hair taut and blow-dry. Once your hair is dry, coil the very ends of your hair around your fingers and leave it be. If desired, you can also use an afro pick to give your roots a tug for added lift and volume.

3. Half-Up Half-Down Dreadlocks

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Pulling your dreadlocks up into a half-up is a classic look to try.

Some men opt for a thick or chunky set of locs while some can try out thinner locs such as these. Whichever you choose, you can try a new style with your dreads by gathering the top section into a half-up ponytail and letting the rest of your dreads hang loose.

4. Cut a Fringe

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Give your think hair a bang with a cool fringe. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Want to try something new to your thick hair? Why not try a fringe? Go for a super short set of piecey bangs or keep them long enough to swoop on over, comb-over style. Use a pomade like AXE Smooth Look: Shine Pomade to smoothen your hair down and keep cowlicks in check!

5. Single Braids

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Braids for men are a great way to style thick hair. Don’t want them to hang down? Pull them up into a top knot. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Man braids can add some visual appeal to a regular textured hairstyle. Keeping them evenly spaced out adds to the overall look.

6. Cropped Afro

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Cool low afro hairstyle for men with thick hair. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Keeping things short with a low afro cut is a seasonless classic. All you have to do is wash and go! You also have to get a trim from time to time to maintain your length, but other than that, this look is pretty low maintenance.

7. Medium Length Curls

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Keep your thick curls in check with this handsome style. Photo credit: Dvora

Wash and coil your hair into big finger curls, then use a blow-dryer with a diffuser attachment, or let air-dry. Once your hair is completely dry, undo the coils and reveal your defined ringlets.

8. High Top Fade

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High top fades have a fun and youthful edge. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Feel like paying a little homage to the ’90s? Try a high top fade haircut. Keep it on the modern side with a medium-length high top. To style, simply comb the top of your hair with a fine-toothed comb and get weekly shape-ups to maintain your fade.

9. Long Airy Locks

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Thick and long hairstyle idea. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

When all else fails with your long thick hair, just let it hang loose. This hairstyle begins in the shower. Your hair should be super clean to maintain that airy feel. Wash hair with AXE Dual 2-in-1 Shampoo + Conditioner, then blow-dry straight with a boar-bristled brush.

10. Man Pony with Undercut

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Man buns aren’t the only cool updo hairstyles for men. Try a man ponytail. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Slick your long thick hair back into a ponytail. This hairstyle is also low maintenance, as you would only need to see a barber to sharpen up your undercut every few weeks.


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