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When you have thick hair, you’re likely used to two things: people constantly complimenting you on your enviable tresses and hair stylists not knowing exactly how to cut your hair. See, when you’re working with thick hair, as gorgeous as it may seem (and, OK, as it truly is), cutting it to look that good is no easy task. Think about it: while those with thin hair can rock a blunt bob like no other to help amp up their volume, when done with your hair type, chances are such a heavy look just won’t work. Ugh, the struggle. Luckily, like many things thought to be impossible, finding the best haircut for your hair type is actually totally doable. All it takes is determining which hairstyle will flatter your hair without making you look like a fluffy poodle. Ready to show off your thick hair? Whether you want to rock short hair or long hair, the following five haircuts for thick hair will allow you to do so.
One of the season’s trendiest hairstyles just so happens to be suited for thick hair. When you try to cut blunt bangs with thin hair, the result can be stringy, separated, and anything but blunt. But with thick hair? It’s like pulling a gorgeous drape across your forehead to top off your personal look. And, if you want to take it up a notch, you can ask your stylist to thin out your fringe ever so slightly to perfect the season’s curtain bang obsession. Whichever you choose, just be sure to avoid ultra-blunt corners, as that can sometimes look a tad too geometric with thick hair.
Bobs are seriously in style, but when paired with thick hair, the result can sometimes be a bit too triangular. To avoid a pyramid hair scheme, consider a choppier bob with razor-cut ends to lighten things up. Not only will this cut give your hair a subtle edge to it, but it will take some much needed weight off your shoulders, too—literally.
Ah, a real crowd pleaser. When it comes to thick hair, opting for long layers can help lighten up your overall mane, while giving it some dimension. It’s best to opt for these layers, as opposed to short layers, because the shorter you go, the bulkier the cut can look—which is the last thing you need when working with a full head of hair.
When it comes to hair, there’s a fine line between thick and bulky. If you want to maintain your length while taking away some of the weight, consider asking your stylist for a super-stylish undercut. The fun part about a close-cropped undercut is that you can keep it plain or you can seek out a professional to detail your shave for a pretty peek-a-boo anytime you pull your hair up.
Sure, bobs are an easy win in the hair world, but there’s nothing like a lob in the land of 2018. Lobs, known for being just a touch longer than a traditional bob, offer a gorgeous way to thin out thick hair for a root-lifting look that fizzles out ever so prettily at the ends. The result? An A-list-worthy hairstyle that goes perfectly with everything from an evening out to a girl’s night in.
Apart from the cut you receive, the way in which you care for your thick hair plays a big role in its everyday look, too. To make the most of your thick hair, consider switching up your hair care routine to implement a smoothing strategy, which can help minimize any added bulk from frizz or flyaways. To test this combo out for yourself, stock your shower with the L’Oréal Paris EverSleek Keratin Caring Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverSleek Keratin Caring Conditioner, as well as the L’Oréal Paris EverSleek Frizz Finish Oil In Serum.
Ready to move onto styling your thick hair? How about trying a trendy half-bun? Here are 7 Half-Bun Hairstyles for Every Hair Type.