Thick Hair Man Bun Ideas

Courtney Leiva | 19 March 2017

Easy, no-brainer styling hacks for this everyday fave.

If your hair is on the long and thick side, you may be searching for styles that can help take the extra bulk and weight off your shoulders. While you could go with an easy effortless pony, a man bun is definitely worth trying out if you are seeking some new styling ideas, especially now that the weather is (finally) heating up. If you are looking for some easy thick hair man bun looks to try, here are ways to wear this trendy style:

Thick Hair Man Bun: 4 Easy Ways To Wear The Look

Thick Hair Man Bun Ideas include half up, half down styles.
Thick Hair Man Bun Looks: A half up, half down style is ideal for thick hair types.

1. Half Up, Half Down Man Bun

A half up, half down man bun can be a great style for thick hair types, as it keeps a good portion of hair off your face. Achieving this style is fairly simple, as you’ll simply need a brush, some styling gel and a good elastic to help secure your look. To actually create your bun, start by applying Dove Men+Care Control Gel onto clean and damp hair. Then, section off a good portion of the hair with a comb, and proceed to fashion the section into a loose and carefree bun. Finish with some styling spray if you need some extra hold.

Thick Hair Man Bun ideas include loose styles that sit on the neck.
Try wearing a loose man bun that sits on the nape of your neck.

2. Low-and-Easy Man Bun

If you want a look that requires you to pull all your hair back, a low and easy man bun takes only minutes to create. To get the look, simply comb clean, dried hair into a low bun that sits on the nape of the look. Secure with an elastic, and your style should be good to go.

Thick hair man bun ideas include top knot styles.
Thick Hair Man Bun Looks: A top knot pulls all your hair off your face.

3. High Sock Man Bun

A high sock man bun also works for those with thick hair types, as it easily pulls all your hair away from the face. However, a good styling product is essential in achieving these looks, as you’ll want a handy product that can help you set your bun into place. For a product that provides long-standing hold, use a wax like Bed Head for Men by TIGI Matte Separation Workable Wax onto clean and damp hair to give your hair some necessary hold. Then using a good comb, carefully sculpt your hair into a high bun that rests on top of your head. Secure with an elastic, and enjoy your on-trend style.

thick hair man bun ideas include mini bun styles
A mini-bun is ideal for those who want a more subtle look. Photo credit: Dvora

4. Mini-Man Bun

If you want a style that is a little more subtle, a tiny man bun that sits on the top of your head is ideal. Again, a styling product is crucial to achieving a flawless mini-bun look, so you’ll want to invest in a wax or gel to help create your style. When it comes time to create your mini-man bun, use a good comb to section a small part of your hair off the top of your head. Then, carefully create your mini-bun on the top of your head, and secure with an elastic.

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