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Hairstyles for Thick Hair

Thick hair can be a blessing and a curse. For some it is the cause of envy and the ones who have it often have a hard time figuring out the best hairstyle for it. The expression “thick hair” is either used for hair that has a wider diameter than the average and also for dense hair, meaning many individual hairs in one square inch. But no matter how you look at it, thick hair always means much bulk and much weight.
 
woman with short thick hair The goal is to find a hairstyle that flatters you and that uses the good aspects of your thick hair to its advantage and lessens the challenges. On the good side you can always be sure that your ears won't poke out when you are wearing sleek and straight looks and your hair will not be strandy and oily looking too quickly as it can happen with fine hair. The challenge is how to cut the hair so that it falls well, is lighter and does not overpower your face.
 
Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair
 
Congratulations, you have the right hair to create some magical hairstyles with! The options are plenty and you can choose almost anything, as long as it works with your face shape. Short thick hair does not need much support and you can wear the fun cuts with textured spikes and don't even need a lot of product to keep the hair from going flat.
 
Short crops with texture keep the weight off and the volume is there all by itself. The same applies to extravagant asymmetrical styles. Thick hair allows you to wear the trendy, heavy bangs and there is still enough hair left to boast a cool texture all around.
 
Clipped looks are very trendy again when the really short hair on the sides or back is combined with longer sections on top. Thick hair is perfect for clipping, because no skin will shine through and there will always be enough substance to keep the look alluring and touchable.
 
Also great are short bobs, but beware the blunt lines. Those could look too rough and distort the shape into a trapeze. It is better to wear a sleek style like a bob with either a slight undercut or some fine layers built in.
 
Medium Long Hairstyles for Thick Hair
 
If you want to get rid of some of the weight and have a lot of movement in your hair, shag styles are perfect for thick hair. One good example for a short to medium long layered look is Lisa Rinna's hair. Her wispy layers frame her face beautifully, have a lot of dimension and so much movement that it just causes a good mood to look at it. This type of haircut can be adjusted in length and works from just below the chin to almost shoulder length. Imagine wearing a great wash and go hairstyle like this!
 
If you are more into the classic and refined looks, then a medium long to long bob could be a good choice. Sleek strands that still have volume can only be done right when the hair has a certain thickness, so make the best of your hair and try out one of the sophisticated hairstyles. And again, avoid a cut that is too blunt, since the cutting line would have a certain width that would not deliver the sleek elegance you are looking for. An undercut can held and also allow the hair to gently curve inward with much ease.
 
Long Hairstyles for Thick Hair
 
girl braiding her thick long hair This is where thick hair really comes into play. The mane. If you have it, go for it. Many women with long and thick hair, cut it into layers. These help to bring out any natural wave that may be in the hair and it also gives straight hair more lightness as well as more movement. Keep the layers long enough so that you can enjoy some of the fabulous up styles that can be done with thick hair.
 
A long hairstyle with a side part looks dramatic and very luxurious. Thick hair gives you the advantage to have a lot of hair on the wider side of the side part but still enough left on the smaller side to make an impact.
 
One of the most wonderful things you can do with long, thick hair are braids. These braids will make a statement and not look like little thin kitten tails. Many of the new up and semi-up hairstyles use braided hairpieces as an adornment. You can just braid your own hair and sling it around as a natural headband and you'll have an easy and very impressive look.
 
Parlez-vous Français? If not, then your hair surely does with a gorgeous French twist, a luscious French braid or a thick chignon. These looks are never out of style and can be done more classy or more casual, depending on your preference and the event. With thick hair you don't even have to bolster up the volume with extensions or damaging teasing techniques.
 
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