Styles to suit thick hair

Whilst many women dream of having luscious, thick locks, the reality of creating hair styles suitable for your thick hair can be maddening.

The many products you buy in order to keep your mane under control don’t last half as long as you’d like them to, since you need to use so much. You avoid washing your hair wherever possible, as it takes an age to dry. You take forever to get ready in the mornings as you try in vain to stop your head resembling a bird’s nest.

If any of this sounds familiar to you, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, we’ll give you some great hairstyles for women with thick hair.


Updos for Casual and Formal Events

Arrange your thick hair in an updo styleIf your hair is long as well as thick, updos are your friend. Ladies with thinner or shorter hair just don’t have enough of it to make certain updos work. If you have thicker hair, however, you’ve got plenty material to work with.

Perfect for summer, updos get your hair off your face and keep it tidily in place. From braided buns to fancy ponytails, half up/half down hairstyles to plaits, the styling possibilities are endless. Take a look at YouTube for tutorials on how to master some of the more complicated ones! Practice makes perfect.



Layered with a side-swept fringe

Layer your thick hair and add a side fringeLong, side swept fringes work well for thicker hair. Avoid blunt fringes that are all one length though; layered or choppy fringes will work much better for you. Ask your stylist to add long layers to your hair. It will give it great movement, while blending the layers with texturising shears can help to lighten the weight of thick and unmanageable hair.


Styled undercut

For an edgier look that will really spice up your hairstyle, consider a styled undercut. This is where the hair at the nape of the neck is shaved, causing the remaining hair to lie much more smoothly. When you wear your hair down, it will look totally normal, just without the usual mega volume. The undercut will be revealed only when you choose to wear your hair tied up. This style is great for keeping cool in the summer, but bear in mind that as hair grows fast, it can require a lot of maintenance.

Lastly, if your hair is very thick and heavy, use a clarifying shampoo. This will stop your hair from being weighed down by grease and product build-up.

The Best Brush For Thick Hair

The perfect brush for thick hairWorld-renowned hairbrush specialists Mason Pearson recommend their NU2 hairbrush specifically to sculpt hair styles for thicker hair. Its nylon bristles can easily glide through thick hair, even when wet. To find out which brush would be best for your hair, use our helpful Mason Pearson Brush Selector Tool