One of the great things about thick hair is that there are always a lot of hairstyles that are very well suited for thick locks. Another is that most styles will stay in your hair long after other hair types have faltered and fallen flat.
While this means that your hairstyling options can be pretty versatile, it can also make finding a style overwhelming. So to help you out, we've put together some great hairstyle ideas for thick hair.
A style that looks great with any hair type or length is salon straight strands. While a thick hair texture may mean it takes more work to get your locks this polished and sleek looking, the result will be worth the effort. Use your hair straightener or blow-dryer to re-create these smooth strands. And don't forget that if done right, a blow-dry can last you days.
Thick hair was just made for big curls and is the perfect hair type to create and hold onto some really great big and beautiful curls. Use large hot hair rollers in thick sections of your hair or a large barrel curling iron to create your curls, and don't forget to use plenty of hairspray to keep your style in place.
Updo with Buns:
An updo that is really easy to style with thick hair and gives a great result is an updo that features buns. While thinner hair types might need backcombing or clip in hair extensions to thicken up and give shape to a bun, thick hair can pull off the look without any extra help. This hairstyle uses two buns. Click the image to see the front view and for more styling info.
Plaits are still a big trend in the world of hair fashion and can be used in lots of versatile ways to add a great touch to your hairstyle. For thick hair, make the most of your strands and create a headband by plaiting a section of your hair and then wrapping it around your head. Another idea is to add a plait through your bangs, or to plait your length and style it to sit over your shoulders.
Our final hairstyle idea for thick hair is to take those lovely thick strands and create a sensational half up half down hairstyle that is naturally packed with body, hair volume and fullness thanks to the thickness of your strands. Click on the image to see the front of this great style and re-create it using hair pins for this stylish end result.