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Is thick hair something to celebrate? We say, “It is!” With a full head of hair, it won’t take a lot of effort to make it look bouncy and voluminous. Also, doesn’t it feel good to run your fingers through gloriously thick mane? And let’s not forget how fun it is to experiment with different hairstyles for thick hair. Whether you’re into a clean, simple look or something more adventurous, your ideal hairstyle is out there. Take your pick from this roundup. 

Beach Waves

This hairstyle for thick hair is low-maintenance and great for men with long hair. Is your hair straight? Flip and scrunch it to make it tousled. You can apply hair wax to add texture. But if your hair is naturally wavy, all you need is a good shampoo and conditioner to make sure your hair is soft, then let your mane fall on your shoulders or down your back naturally. 


Want to keep strands away from your face? Go for a slicked-back hairstyle. And with naturally thick hair, your hair won’t look flat, as though it’s tightly pulled back. To create a slicked-back hairstyle, comb your hair backward with a fine-tooth comb. Then, apply to your hair to keep it in place. The product also adds shine to your hair, resulting in a clean and polished look.


With thick hair, it will be easier for you to give your pompadour its signature height. Create this hairstyle by blow-drying your hair while finger-combing it upward. Then, get a round brush and roll your hair backward while blow-drying to mold your pompadour. Scoop a coin-sized amount of pomade and finger-comb your hair to apply the product evenly. Make sure to follow your hair's shape as you add the pomade to maintain your hairstyle's height and volume. 

Side Part

This timeless hairstyle for thick hair looks good on any face shape and works with all kinds of hair textures and lengths. The key to nailing this ‘do is to comb hair immediately while still wet. It allows your hair to air-dry naturally into place. When your hair has dried, you can apply a small amount of hair putty or gel to make your side-parted hairstyle last.

Bro Flow

With a bro flow hairstyle, your hair looks like it’s flowing backward. It often has waves at the neck and by the sides of the face. You can style your hair this way if your hair is medium-length or short and thick. Do the bro flow if your hair is long enough to be brushed back.

Start by twisting and blow-drying small sections of your hair. Then, finger-comb your hair as you blow-dry upward to create volume. Continue blow-drying as you finger-comb your hair backward. Finish by applying hair wax or putty to make your hairstyle last longer.


Another way to keep strands off your face is through a quiff hairstyle. Unlike a pompadour, only the front section of your hair is styled upward. It also doesn’t look as high and voluminous as a pompadour.

The best way to create a quiff hairstyle is to blow-dry the hair into shape after washing it. Then, comb the front section of your hair upward and apply a hair putty or pomade to keep it in place.

These hairstyles for thick hair show that you can work with your hair’s natural volume and bounce to come up with the right ‘do. Always remember to start with clean, strong hair. We recommend using CLEAR Complete Soft Care Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, which addresses urban environmental stressors like dirt and pollution that can get trapped in your scalp and cause dandruff.

If you often see flakes on your hair and scalp, try Dove Men + Care Anti-Dandruff Shampoo. With caffeine and Zinc AD, it helps strengthen your hair while eliminating dandruff. These let you try out hairstyles for thick hair without worrying about thinning, breakage, or flakes.

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