While thick hair can certainly come in handy when styling your hair, it also has its share of frustrations. But rather than forcing your hair to be something it’s not, why not try working with your hair characteristics to find a hair length that will suit you and give you a great look every time you style!

The Best Length for Thick Hair

Hair that is coarse or thick needs some level of control to keep it looking good as easily as possible, and the best way to do that is with a hair length that is either long or very short.

Medium length hair tends to look puffy when combined with thick hair, so keeping your locks above your chin or well below your shoulders will help. As will the regular use of hair treatments to keep your strands in tip-top shape.

Short Hair Length Ideas

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A short hairstyle will work well with thick hair because it provides lots of versatility and will certainly cut down on styling time. Depending on the thickness of your hair, it may take hours to blow-dry or straighten your hair if it's long, so something shorter will get you out the door faster. Just remember to get a shorter cut that takes thick hair into consideration (such as the ones shown above) so that you end up with a great finish which only needs a touch of hair styling products to create.

Long Hair Length Ideas

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If short hair is not for you then long hair that falls either just below, or a lot further than your shoulders, is the way to go if you want to make the most of thick hair. This will ensure your locks have plenty of weight to keep your strands in check. Long, thick hair does usually mean longer styling times, but with thick, luscious long locks as the end result, it's worth the effort!

If you'd like to see more short and long hairstyles that will suit thick hair, try our Find Your Perfect Hairstyle Consultation. It will allow you to choose your thick hair texture (as well as other personal attributes) and then recommend hairstyles from our range that will suit you. You can then try the hairstyles on in our virtual hairstyler with your own photo!