10 Stylish Men’s Haircuts for Thick Wavy Hair in 2023

Stylish looks for thick-haired types.

While thick hair types tend to be blessed with natural volume and texture, finding the right haircut can be a bit tricky. Men with thick hair types should be encouraged to try styles that are light and weightless. They should also select cuts that show off their natural texture easily. If you still aren’t exactly sure what cut to choose, here are ten different haircuts for thick hair types to inspire you.

10 Men Haircuts for Thick Wavy Hair

1. Cropped

haircuts for thick hair
Cropped and cool.

Crop your afro and pair it with a fade haircut for a super sharp look. Keep your curls bouncy with a leave-in conditioner such as Suave Almond + Shea Butter Moisture Mask to embrace healthy hair growth as your fro grows out its fade.

2. Long and Curly

Haircuts For Thick Hair include thick and curly styles.
A center part can change up your naturally curly style.

If you are blessed with long, thick curls, there’s nothing wrong with showing off your natural texture. But if you are growing bored of wearing the same hairstyle daily, changing up your part gives a fun and easy twist to the look. Trying out a center part, for example, gives your look a polished and uncomplicated form of styling.

3. Floppy Undercut

Haircuts For Thick Hair include floppy undercuts
A floppy undercut is daring and unexpected. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

An undercut can even work on medium-thick hair types, as a floppy undercut with buzzed sides can really take your hair to the next level. Like pompadours, this style can be worn textured and straight. Just make sure you have a good styling product on hand to achieve any kind of finish you choose.

4. Quiff

Haircuts For Thick Hair include quiffs
An edgy quiff is perfect for thick hair types that want some breathing room.

Like undercuts and pompadours, quiffs make a great style for those with thick hair. It easily takes the bulk off the back of your head. However, quiffs are all about fade. Be sure to ask your stylist to buzz the back and sides of the head carefully. Styling your quiff is all about texture, so you’ll want to use a good volumizing product or gel that can give the top part of your style some lift. To get those playful spikes, use the Axe Spiked-Up Look: Extreme Hold Gel to carefully mold your style into place.

5. Edgy Shag

Haircuts For Thick Hair include shaggy styles.
Shags give thick curls some beachy edge. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Shags are another great style for thick curly types, as they give hair a beachy vibe. To get the look, make sure and ask your stylist to layer your cut, adding in some bangs for maximum impact. And while this look usually requires next to no styling, feel free to use some mousse to help enhance your look. Finish off with a mist of TRESEemmé Total Volume Hair Spray to add more volume to your curls.


6. Classic Fade

mens haircut for thick hair brunette fade
Try this classic fade.

You can’t go wrong with a classic fade and we love the way it looks with thicker hair. The shaved sides take off some weight while still highlighting the top for an effortlessly stylish look.

7. Wear it Long

mens haircut for thick hair brunette
Wear it long.

Grow your hair out and wear it long and shaggy. Grow your beard just a little for some slight scruff. mbrace the effortlessly cool look, letting your natural style reflect a laid-back and confident attitude.

8. Flat Top

mens haircut for thick hair flat top
We love this classic flat top fade.

The flat top is a great choice to show off your natural thick hair. Make sure you always have a pomade like SheaMoisture Men Argan Oil & Shea Butter Waves Pomade at hand to keep them styled.

9. Side Shave

mens haircut for thick hair side shave
We love this combination style.

Wear your hair long on top and pair it with a side shave for a little bit of edge. Experiment with subtle highlights to elevate your style and make a statement that uniquely defines you.

10. Textured Pompadour

a textured pompadour is a great example of Haircuts For Thick Hair
A pumped-up pompadour shows off your thick texture easily. Photo credit: Dvora

If your thick hair is full of volume, opting for a textured pompadour can help show off your natural texture easily. This funky look is ideal for someone with longer hair length, so if you are interested in this cut, ask your stylist to buzz the sides, keeping a good amount of hair on top. To style your pompadour, feel free to wear it sleek and styled. However, wearing it textured and wavy always makes for an on-trend look. To get a naturally undone feel, use the Bed Head For Men by Tigi Pure Texture Molding Paste on clean and damp hair to sculpt some imperfect waves. Finish with some hairspray to help seal your look.

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