If you have naturally thick hair, then you know just how time-consuming it can be to achieve the style you want. On the bright side, having thick hair also means you can easily achieve beautiful volume and fullness that many fine-haired women dream about. Not to mention, there are still plenty of cute and trendy hairstyles you can achieve without having to set aside hours of your time. In fact, we’ve got a few recommendations for some adorable and quick hairstyles for thick hair.
The BoHo Braid
The BoHo look is really in style these days, and pulling this look off with your hair is a lot easier (and quicker) than you may think. The BoHo look is all about braids, so for a quick and easy style that’s perfect for thicker hair, start by parting a medium-sized section of hair at one of your temples. Then, simply begin braiding. Use a small rubber band or elastic to hold the braid in place, then flip the entire braid over to the other temple and secure with a bobby pin. You will have created what looks like a sweeping headband of braids across your forehead. Super cute and unique!
The Side Pony
Achieving a bouncy, high ponytail with thick hair isn’t always easy; often times, the sheer weight of your hair will weigh the ponytail down. So instead of a high ponytail, why not try a perky side ponytail? This style is perfect for women with thick hair. Since the ponytail is secured low near the base of the neck, there’s no worry about it being weighed down. Simply grab a small elastic and bring your hair into a full ponytail at one side. Then, use your fingers to strategically pull some strands partially out of the elastic, which will give it an intentionally messy look. Consider curling a few small fly-aways and finishing with hairspray to hold it all in place.
The Headband Twist
Want a quick, easy hairstyle that serves double-duty? With this style, you’ll get a cute updo for the evening, but you can also sleep on this style and take it out next day to reveal beautiful curls and waves! To achieve this style, all you need is a medium-thickness headband and some hairspray. Ideally, you’ll want to begin with damp (but not soaking wet) hair. Comb it out, then don a headband so that your bangs are underneath the headband itself.
Next, begin taking small sections of your hair, twisting it, and tucking/wrapping it around the headband. Repeat this until all of your hair has been tucked around the headband and secure with hairspray for another cute BoHo look. Gently remove the headband the next day to reveal beautiful curls that’ll hold all day long.
The Messy Bun
You can never go wrong with the messy bun, especially on a lazy day! And achieving a messy bun is easy when you have long, thick hair. Begin by loosely combing your hair out with a wide-tooth comb or with your fingers. Then, flip your hair upside down and gather it all into a bun on the top of your head. Use your fingers to pull out some strands and give it a messier look, allowing a few strands to fall around your face and frame it. Finish with a texture spray for an intentionally messy look that’ll last all day!
The Dressed-Up Pony
Finally, consider this cute and elegant take on the traditional ponytail that’s so easy, you may never wear a traditional ponytail again! Simply pull your hair into a ponytail (high, medium, or low…your choice!) as you normally would. Then, take a small section of your ponytail and wrap it around the base to cover up the elastic or hair tie you used. Secure it in place with a bobby pin for a super cute take on the traditional ponytail. If you want to get really fancy, you could even braid the small section before you wrap it around.
As you can see, achieving cute and trendy hairstyles when you have thick hair doesn’t need to be a time-consuming process. All it takes is a little creativity on your part. Be sure to give these styles a try for yourself and see how they turn out!