Best Men’s Hairstyles For Thick Hair

Thinning hair is a problem faced by the vast majority of men. However, styling thick hair can present its own unique problems. There are several options available among men’s hairstyles for thick hair. The keys lie in determining the facial shape of the individual and whether the hair is straight or wavy.

Photo of Justin Hartley spiky blonde hairstyle for men with thick hair.
Justin Hartley spiky blonde hairstyle.

For those with straight hair, many of the best hairstyling options are short hairstyles with the sides and back cut very short while the top is left a bit longer. This sets up the option of combing the hair with a severe part on one side or going with the highly popular “bed head” look in which pomade is used to pull the hair up into spikes all over the head. There are also several options that lie between these two extremes.

Picture of Robert Downey Jr. thick hairstyle.
Robert Downey Jr. hairstyle.

If the hair is wavy, this creates a different set of problems. For those with thick, wavy hair, the hairstyle options are quite different. First, one does not want to cut the sides and back as short. The wavy hair opens up a wealth of blending options that do not exist when the hair is straight. Therefore, letting the hair grow out a bit longer and having it styled by a barber who is proficient with a pair of shears becomes preferable.

Photo of Jim Morrison thick wavy hairstyle for men.
Jim Morrison thick wavy hairstyle

Martin Johnson hairstyle.
Martin Johnson hairstyle

Here, it becomes more likely that the person will want to have his hair thinned and cut in layers that go in different directions. This layering creates a vast array of styling options. This is, in fact, the ideal situation because it then becomes possible to choose from hairstyles that flatter one’s facial shape and features.

Thomas Dekker with layered hairstyle.

Men with thick, wavy hair also have more options for wearing long hairstyles. If the hair is straight, it will simply hang there and do nothing. On the other hand, wavy hair that has body to it can be feathered, layered, and brushed or combed into many different styles.

Elvis Presley pompadour hairstyle

Some of the more popular hairstyles for men with thick hair include the pompadour, the duck’s ass, a contemporary, conservative style that has come to be called the college cut, and the spiked up messy style that looks as if no effort is expended on maintaining the hairstyle. Of course, this is an illusion. The spiky, messy look is possibly one of the most high maintenance of all possible men’s hairstyles for thick hair. The choice is entirely up to the individual which style he prefers.

 

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