Hairstyles For Thick Hair

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Thick hair? Oh, we care.

Whether long, short, curly or bone straight, having thick hair and finding  new hairstyles or haircuts for your texture can be a lot to comb through. Luckily, all it takes is determining which hairstyles for thick hair will flatter your texture without giving you too much volume and taking too much time to style. Ready to take your thick strands to a new level? Keep reading as we round up 21 of the best short, medium-length, and long hairstyles for thick hair.

Whether long, short, curly or bone straight, having thick hair and finding  new hairstyles or haircuts for your texture can be a lot to comb through. Luckily, all it takes is determining which hairstyles for thick hair will flatter your texture without giving you too much volume and taking too much time to style. Ready to take your thick strands to a new level? Keep reading as we round up 21 of the best short, medium-length, and long hairstyles for thick hair.


How To Take Care Of Thick Hair

Apart from the cut you choose, how you care for your thick hair plays a big role in its everyday look. To make the most of your thick hair, consider switching up your hair care routine to implement a smooth result, which can help minimize added bulk caused by frizz and flyaways. To test this technique out for yourself, stock your shower with the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Frizz Defy Shampoo with Marula Oil and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Frizz-Defy Conditioner, and keep the L’Oréal Paris  Elvive Dream Lengths Frizz Killer Serum Leave-In on hand to work through your strands post-shower.


1. Beachy Waves With Curtain Bangs

Unlike classic bangs, curtain bangs parts your bangs right down the middle to frame your face beautifully. Whether you’re rocking a bob, lob, or a layered mane, these bangs will serve as the perfect finishing touch to any haircut for thick hair.


2. Long Layers

This haircut will let you play with texture while showing off your cascading length, making it one of our favorite haircuts for thick hair. What’s great about the layers is that you don’t have to sacrifice much length to give this look a try.


3. Yarn Braids

This protective style uses yarn instead of classic hair extensions to braid your hair. They can be done in a variety of colors, so you’ll be able to play with any hue you desire. We also love that yarn braids tend to be lightweight, which works in your favor to create less tension on your scalp, especially if you have thick hair.


4. Rounded Bob With Side Bangs

While shorter versions of a bob can take on a triangular shape on thick hair types, this look is a stylish exception. With layers that fall below the ear, strands flipped inward, and side-swept bangs that blend seamlessly with the overall haircut, this simple look is definitely one of our favorite bobs for thick hair. 


5. Undercut

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.


6. Bob Box Braids

Box braids look amazing when paired with a bob because you can style box braids in so many ways. Style them into an updo or curl them一either way they look great and frame your face. Complete your look with a little edge control or a defining gel like L'Oreal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Lock It Clean Style Gel to perfect your baby hairs.


7. Choppy Layers

Just as a choppy bob can lighten things up and give your hair a subtle edge, choppy layers are a great alternative to long layers. You can rock them on any length of hair—short, medium, or long—and get an instant carefree, rocker-chic look.


8. Angled Medium Cut

This is the perfect haircut for those who don’t want to give up their length but want their ‘do to be a little more manageable. The angled cut will give you shoulder-length hair at the back and longer layers at the front.


9. Feathered Bob

This hairstyle frames your face with thick strands that have a light wave for an elegant look, making it one of our favorite short haircuts for thick hair. All you need to pull this look together is a dollop of curl mousse. Apply to damp hair, scrunch your strands, and air dry. 


10. Half-up Top Knot

Half-up hairstyles give you free rein to flaunt your thick hair and keep your strands stylishly pulled back from your face. Part your hair from ear to ear, creating a top and bottom section. Clip the bottom half out of the way. Secure with bobby pins and unclip the bottom section of your hair.


11. Textured Layers

Textured layers are a great way to manage thick hair because they add plenty of movement to your mane and minimize the thickness of your hair. To make this cut work even better for you, you can also ask your stylist to thin out your hair with thinning shears. You can even add subtle balayage highlights to accentuate your layers and take this look to the next level.


12. V-shape Haircut

A V-shape haircut will add lots of long layers into your hair, all of which form a “V” point at the ends of your hair. The cut will create dimension and movement throughout your thick mane—just what you want.


13. U-shape Haircut

A U-shape haircut is similar to a V-shape haircut in that it involves adding plenty of long layers to your mane. The big difference is, it’s a subtler option where the ends of your hair curve into a “U” shape instead of forming a sharp point.


14. Flat-Top

The classic flat top haircut is a great choice for those with all textures of thick hair. The key to keeping this hairstyle with tapered sides intact is by creating a rectangular shape on top of your head without any hairs sticking out. Try using the L'Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Extra Strong Hold Volume  to keep the hair in place.


15. Feathered Bangs

An alternative to blunt bangs, feathered bangs—also known as wispy bangs—are a softer option. Pair them with feathered layers for an overall romantic cut.


16. A-line Haircut

Similar to an asymmetrical lob, an A-line haircut is shorter in the front and longer in the back. This haircut is flattering regardless of length and texture—making it the perfect option for your thick hair.


17. Overgrown Pixie

Want to lose a lot of your length but can’t quite commit to a pixie cut? An overgrown pixie stops at your ears, giving you the short hair you crave without completely parting with your length—a happy medium. This cut is particularly stunning on those who have thick, curly hair.


18. Half-up Cornrows

Cornrows are a classic style that provide tons of styling options. When created in a half-up, half-down style, you can bring attention to your face while also getting fun and creative with your lengths. It’s also versatile because the lengths of your hair can be braided or left loose. This is not a quick, easy style, so for the best results, you might want to go to a professional. 


19. Double Fishtail Braid

The half-up double fishtail braid is the perfect fit for pulling away thick hair. It’s simple to create, but it looks intricate and polished. Simply create two fishtail braids with the front sections of your hair on both sides and fasten them in the back with an elastic. 

 

20. Curly Layers

Curly layers look amazing on naturally thick hair since they can give your locks more shape. To style your curly layers, use the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Cream Leave-In. Apply an egg-sized amount of the hair cream to wet strands, flip your hair over and scrunch it, then let your hair air dry.


21. Lob

A style that suits thicker strands to a tee, this haircut tops the list when it comes to flattering haircuts for thick hair. Whether you decide to flaunt this look just above your shoulders, at shoulder level, or just below, its effortless appearance and versatility make it so appealing.

Next:  6 Tips For Managing Thick Hair


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