We have often argued that your hairstyle of choice can serve as one of your best accessories during any season. Long hair, in particular, can make quite the statement for both men and women. If you have thicker hair, then you may be a little concerned about growing your hair out into a longer style. Thick hair is already somewhat difficult to manage and opting to grow it long might seem like it will just make your grooming job harder.
We’ve created a collection of long hairstyles for men with thick hair, and each one includes easy instructions on how to achieve the style, with none of them taking more than a few minutes to create. Keep reading to check out our picks:
21 Best Long Hairstyles for Men with Thick Hair
1. Loose Waves
Wearing your hair in loose waves is one of the easiest styling options out there. Simply let your hair air-dry and your natural texture will work its way into a loose wave by itself.
If you aren’t very confident in your strands and their ability to air-dry into a wearable style, then consider working a leave-in conditioner into your hair while it’s damp to help streamline the process. Suave Professionals Avocado+Olive Oil Smoothing Leave-In Conditioning Cream will provide your hair with natural smoothing ingredients to help soften it as it dries.
3. Volumized Roots
Tousle your locks by running your fingers through them and combing them backward. This is an instant way to add volume to your roots.
4. The Mid-Level Man Bun
Pull your hair up into a mid-level man bun and secure it in place with a hair tie.
5. The High Man Bun
Alternatively, consider a style that gives you a little more height. Pull your hair into a man bun up to the top of your head for a summer-ready look.
Keep your hair off your face while still showing off your length by pulling it back into a half-up style.
7. Gelled Curls
Running Dove Men+Care Control Gel through your hair is an easy way to show off your curls and give them some major definition.
8. All Natural
If you’re not thrilled about the prospect of including a hair gel in your hair care routine then simply let your curls run wild. Ask your stylist to cut some subtle layers into your hair to keep a manageable shape.
9. Tease it Up
Add even more volume by teasing your roots and adding lift up on top.
10. Sleek and Straight
On the other side of the hairstyle spectrum is the long thick hair men’s sleek and straight style.
Let your waves take center stage in this easy and effortless windblown look.
12. Knotted Bun
Upgrade your classic man bun by creating a knotted bun instead. Start by pulling your hair up into a ponytail. When securing the ponytail with a hair tie only pull it halfway through on the last round.
13. Thick Curls
Let your thick curls do the talking and give up trying to flatten them out.
14. Play with Texture
Play with texture and definition by running AXE Clean Cut Look: Classic Pomade through your strands.
15. Brushed Back
Comb your longer hair back for a sleek and streamlined look that has more of a grown-up vibe.
16. Leave it Natural
Leave your hair natural and long and rock a classic afro.
17. Added Volume
Let your thick hair do what it does best and use shorter layers to add thickness and volume up on top.
When it doubt you can always fall back on an old favorite. Pull your strands back into a mid-level ponytail on days when you just want it out of your face.
19. Soft and Straight
Let your straight hair hang soft and loose for an easy, laid-back look.
20. Short Layers
Have your stylist add short layers to your style for some extra interest and dimension.
21. Long Curls
Let your curls keep growing and wear them long and brushed out.