Women with thick and healthy hair have been a potent source of envy for ages. Be it the middle ages or the 21st century, women all over the world have always yearned for voluminous tresses and thick locks. But this type of hair can be very difficult to handle. If the hair is wavy then it is even more of a challenge. But guess what; a good hair stylist can help you tackle all these problems by using styling methods, like layering or thinning, that make the hair more manageable. They can suggest hairstyles that will suit your hair type because straight or wavy hair, lovely though it is, needs to be handled differently. The shape of your face, your age and your lifestyle needs to be considered. If you are a very active person, who enjoys sport, spends a lot of time outdoors, or if you have a demanding job, you may need a short style as you certainly don’t want hair blowing into your face. If you prefer to lounge around at home on a couch reading or watching TV, and are also often going to parties, or even if your job needs you to let your hair down, a slightly longer style could be apt for you. Some specific thick-hair styles given below can offer you all the options you’ve ever wanted.
Pixie or Cropped Hairstyle
This style best suits younger women, especially the petite ones with small faces. If your hair is thick and bulky and difficult to manage, then this is the style for you. In this cut, hair is cropped short and close to the head, making the hair thinner in the process and making it less bulky. The hair is cut to one length and then layered slightly so that it falls well. This cut, being short, makes the hair more manageable and prevents it from becoming messy. Just a brush run through the hair makes it fall into place nicely.
This is another hairstyle that is good for people with thick, unmanageable hair. The style is definitely not recommended for people with curly hair. The shag haircut gets rid of extra bulk in the hair, and gives thick hair the appearance of length. Better worn by younger women, this style gives a youthful and sexy appearance. As this style provides bounce and gives volume to hair, it is considered apt for day as well a night parties. Use of colour as highlights further enhances this style; colour adds a lot of character and is sure to earn you admiring glances from every quarter.
Retro Short Hair
If your hair is thick and has natural waves, the retro Marcel wave is an ideal style for you. This style was first popularized by the “flappers” in the early part of the twentieth century, and is still very much in vogue. It is an easy hairstyle to create and manage, though it looks difficult to achieve. The hair is cut to a short bob and then waves are created using the fingers. Hair spray can be used to hold the waves in place. These waves look very attractive and highlight your face nicely. If you want to exude simple elegance and charm, all the while looking ladylike without being too formal, then this is the style for you.
Short Crop With Bangs
An ideal style for thick hair, that is not too difficult to manage, a short crop suits most face shapes. One can add even more character to this style with bangs or layers. Layering helps in making the hair lighter and you can achieve a slightly messy and relaxed look. Bangs with variations can give you a more refined effect and will help highlight your facial features, making you look very vibrant.
The bob is an all time favorite style and suits all face shapes and hair types. A short bob makes you look smart and sophisticated and is easy to manage. Depending on the shape of your face, the style can be kept simple and uniform or it can be combined with a baby bang. With this style, thick hair usually does not need too much of gel or hair spray to keep it in place. It is different from the retro style in a manner that the hair falls down much straighter here, and makes you look like a person of action.
Close Crop Or Gamin
An ideal style for thick hair with fine texture, a close crop is gaining prominence quite quickly. The hair at the nape of the neck is cut very short but is left longer at the front. This can either be left tousled or parted at the side and combed down to partly hide your face. This gives you a youthful and stylish look. This hairstyle is popular not only with celebrities but also with the average person. Depending on the shape of your face, you can choose the soft textured look or go in for the wispy variation.
If you have thick hair, then a short hairstyle is a good option. A good hair stylist can use your hair and thin it where required. You will look fresh and ready to go. Middle aged or older women should give short hair a try as it helps them look much younger.