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Thick hair, don't care: the best haircuts for thick hair

For those with beautiful thick hair – is the best haircut for you one that thins it? Not necessarily!

Providing you treat it right and style it well, naturally thick hair is a beautiful quality that should be celebrated, not restricted. The only question you need to ask yourself is: "am I going to embrace the frizz or tame it entirely?" Once you've decided, here are some of the best haircuts for thick hair to help you get inspired...

Short haircuts for thick hair

Thick hair can look great with a blunt bob hairstyle, but you need to embrace the volume. Any blunt lengths/bangs will always draw attention to the thickness of your hair, but this shouldn't always be considered a bad thing! Even uncontrollable flyaways can be celebrated, giving your thick hair an ethereal vibe.

On the other hand, if you want your thick hair to be ultra-manageable and completely controlled, think about trying a pixie cut for thick hair. Just a small amount of a styling gel such as will give weightless hold and natural movement.

Mid-length styles for heavy hair

Smooth blunt bangs are great for thick hair, and the weight from the bangs can actually help the hair fibres to lie flat down the forehead. Wear with layered lengths, so as not to add width to your face, and use a few drops of hair serum or hair oil down the lengths and ends to keep hair glossy, moisturised and frizz-free.

Thick, heavy hair sometimes naturally falls straight down, with no curves to it, making it ideal for a blunt, angular lob. However, if you would like to add some curl to your thick hair, try the thermo-modelling spray . Simply spray onto damp hair and then use your blowdryer and barrel brush to create curls or waves. For really heavy hair that drops within minutes, use a curling iron.

Get the best out of long thick hair

Many people with thick hair worry that a long haircut will look overwhelming, but it's all a question of control and balance. If your roots are lifted and healthy-looking, you can bring as much volume as you like to the rest of the look. Frizzy, tangled lengths and a limp top section, however, make thick hair look uncared-for. Once a week, use a nourishing hair conditioner like the from the Mythic Oil collection, specifically formulated for thick hair types. Hair feels silkier, shinier and more manageable. Remember to also visit your stylist for regular trims to prevent your long thick hair from looking scruffy and frazzled.

Colour can also be a secret weapon for thick long hair. While one tone can make the hair look dull, by carefully playing with highlights and lowlights in shades that flatter your skin tone, you can bring depth and texture to your thick hair.

Styles for controlling thick hair

You don't have time to visit your stylist for a cut, but you need a hairstyle that will instantly tame your thick, verging on frizzy, hair? Try a large messy braid over one shoulder. If you know how to, a fishtail can add extra texture, but if not a regular three-strand braid is just fine.

Struggling with frizzy sections around the front of your head? Braid them into submission and create a couple of cute, hippie plaits. Don't forget a spritz of , and you're ready to go; hair on-trend and under control.

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