10 Top Hairstyles For Women With Thick Hair

We girls and our hairstyles! They have a lion’s share when it comes to making a style statement. The hairdos that we opt for largely depend on the volume and hair type of our hair. Depending on factors like hair color, whether our hair is thick or thin, or curly or straight, we pick a hairstyle that suits us and makes for an apt fashion expression.

One of the many perks of having thick hair is that we can try out different hairstyles which people of other hair types can’t! Doesn’t that sound amazing? There is hardly anything that can stop us from donning elaborate hairdos and make the others go green with envy. Be it braids, buns, curls or chic short hairdos, there’s nothing we couldn’t possibly flaunt!

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the best hairdos for thick hair!

1. The Twisted Updo

A fine and graceful hairdo for women with long thick hair. This hairstyle reflects elegance and grace. Perfect for occasions like a friend’s wedding or a classy brunch, you can sport this hairdo and steal the limelight!

What You Need

  • Light hold hairspray
  • Hairbrush
  • U-pins

How To Style

  1. Brush your hair down to remove any knots.
  2. Prior to styling, spritz on a little light-hold spray.
  1. Bunch the hair up at the nape of the neck.
  2. Coil the hair vertically.
  1. Once you’re done twisting the entire length of your hair into the bun, secure it with U-pins.
  2. Finish styling with some more set spray.

2. The Super Fast Messy Bun

If you are looking for quick hairstyles for thick hair, then messy bun is what you should be opting for. Totally casual and hassle free, this messy bun hairstyle is as easy as 1, 2, 3! When you don’t have hours to spend on styling your hair, this messy bun is a quick and fashionable fix. This hairdo is very chic and perfect for complementing high street fashion attires.

What You Need

  • Comb
  • Hair elastic
  • U-pins

How To Style

  1. Start by working your hair into a ponytail.
  2. With the second loop, pull half your ponytail through.
  3. Secure the half with another loop of the hair elastic to create a bun.
  4. Wrap the stray ends around the bun and secure them with U-pins.

3. The Braided Hair Updo

Elegance redefined, the braided updo is no fuss, extremely beautiful, and very easy to do. This demure hairdo is again a great choice for occasions like a friend’s wedding or a classy weekend brunch.

What You Need

  • A fine comb
  • Hair elastics
  • U-pins

How To Style

  1. Neatly comb your hair down.
  2. Make sure there are no knots throughout the length of your hair.
  3. Make a side partition.
  4. Gather all the hair at the nape of the neck, and tie it into a ponytail with a hair elastic.
  5. Work your hair into a regular braid from the nape.
  6. After braiding the entire length, secure the braid with another hair elastic.
  7. Now wrap the braid into a knot at the nape.
  8. Tuck in the loose ends with U-pins and – voila! Your hairdo is ready!

4. The Three Ply Twisted Ponytail

To call this hairstyle offbeat would be an understatement. It is beautiful, delicate, and demure. Although seemingly complicated to the eye, it’s very easy to achieve. This hairdo is perfect for daytime parties, brunches, and the like.

What You Need

  • Hair brush
  • Hair elastics
  • Booby pins
  • Hair scrunchy with a flower

How To Style

  1. Gently brush your hair down.
  2. Make a central partition to divide the whole volume of your hair into two parts.
  3. Gather one section and tie it into a side ponytail.
  4. Divide the other side into three sections from the top.
  5. Twist each section individually and gather each section close to the side pony.
  6. Secure all the sections together with the side ponytail using a hair elastic.
  7. Now decorate the stylish hairdo with the floral hair scrunchy.

5. The Braided Chignon

The Chignon is easily one of the most elegant and graceful of hairdos. Very demure and feminine, chignons are perfect for summer day outs. You can also opt for a chignon on occasions like a wedding reception or a fancy, classy dinner!

What You Need

  • Sectioning clips
  • Fine comb
  • U-pins
  • Bobby pins
  • Small hair elastics

How To Style

  1. Comb your hair thoroughly to ensure that there are no knots.
  2. Make a central partition.
  3. Divide your hair into four sections – one thin section at each side of the head and two thick sections at the back of your head.
  4. Separate all the four sections using sectioning clips.
  5. Take a thick section, divide it into three equal sections and braid it into a regular braid.
  6. Do the same with the other thick section.
  7. Make sure you secure the ends of both braids using hair elastics.
  8. Loosen the regular braids to give the chignon an airy look.
  9. Start rolling one of the braids and pin it onto the back of your head using bobby pins.
  10. Repeat the same with the second braid, but make sure your braids overlap each other at the back of your head.
  11. Now coming to the thin side sections, braid them into regular braids that can frame your face.
  12. Secure the ends with hair elastics.
  13. Now wrap the thin braids around the chignon and secure with U-pins.
  14. Secure flyaways with bobby pins.
  15. Pull out a few thin loose strands for a more demure look.

6. The Knotted Bun

Bun hairdos ooze elegance and are very comfortable to don. On top of that, there’s so much you can do to stylize a bun. The knotty bun is fun and trendy. It’s classy, hassle-free, and uber chic!

What You Need

  • Fine comb
  • U-pins

How To Style

  1. Brush your hair down to get rid of knots and entanglements.
  2. Make a central partition and divide the length of your hair into two halves.
  3. Take both the sections and tie them into a simple knot.
  4. Twist one of the sections and wrap it around the knot.
  5. Take the other section and wrap it around the first one to create the bun.
  6. Tuck in the stray ends into the bun with U-pins.

7. The Bow Half Hairtie

Trendy and super pretty, this half up/half down hairdo is one to die for! It has a girly charm and is oh-so-fashionable! Perfect for theme parties, getting this hairdo done is easier than it seems. Ladies with long wavy tresses can don this style for a demure, feminine appeal.

What You Need

  • Paddle brush
  • Fine comb
  • Hair elastic
  • U-pins
  • Light-hold hairspray

How To Style

  1. Using the paddle brush, loosely brush your hair down.
  2. Take two thin sections for either side of the crown.
  3. Tie the two sections together in a half pony.
  4. Separate the half pony into two sections for the bow.
  5. Now, take a very thin section for the tail of the half pony.
  6. Wrap it over the middle of the bow and secure it with U-pins.
  7. Finish the look by spritzing on a light-hold hairspray.

8. High Fishtail Braid

Extremely edgy and sassy, the high fishtail braid is just the thing you need if you want to make a fashion statement. This is a no-fuss hairdo that adds oomph to your persona. This is one amazing way to style your thick hair. If you ask me, every girl should give this hairdo a try at least once!

What You Need

  • Fine comb
  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins

How To Style

  1. Prep your hair by combing it and removing any knots.
  2. Gather all your hair at the back of your head.
  3. Tie it into a ponytail with a hair elastic.
  4. Now, start working your hair into a classic fishtail braid.
  5. Tightly braid the length of your hair.
  6. One done, secure the end with another hair elastic.
  7. Secure any flyaways with bobby pins and – voila! You high fishtail braid is ready to flaunt!

9. The Fancy Ponytail


Yet another high street pony hairdo! It is uber chic and easy to pull off. This hairstyle is the perfect solution if you’re having a bad hair day. This ponytail can be matched with any casual outfit for an extremely fashionable look! So, what are you waiting for? Let’s check out how it’s done.

What You Need

  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Hair serum
  • Hair elastic
  • Light-hold hairspray
  • Lots of bobby pins

How To Style

  1. Apply hair serum onto your hair and remove knots using the fine-toothed comb.
  2. Take the crown section of your hair and tie it with a hair elastic to create a half up/half down hairdo.
  3. Now, take a thin section from one side and secure it with a bobby pin over the half-tie.
  4. Repeat the same with a thin section from the other side. The two sections should be crisscrossed over each other.
  5. Continue taking sections from each side and pinning them over the sections from the other side to get a criss-cross pattern.
  6. Keep doing it till you reach the nape of your neck.
  7. Now take a thin section from underneath and wrap it around all the hair gathered at the nape for a ponytail.
  8. Tuck flyaways in with bobby pins.
  9. Finish the look with a light-hold hairspray.

10. The Braided Ponytail

Braids are fun, so are ponytails! So, why not fuse them together for a stylish hairdo? The braided ponytail is chic, easy to create, and easier to carry. Be it a casual outing trip with friends or a nice lunch with your date, this hairdo can possibly never go wrong.

What You Need

  • Paddle brush
  • Fine comb
  • Hair elastics
  • Bobby pins
  • U-pins

How To Style

  1. Brush your hair down with a paddle brush.
  2. Using the fine comb, separate a section from one side. Leave the face-framing strands out.
  3. Divide the section into three sections for the braid.
  4. Now work your front hair into a French braid using the face-framing strands as well as the three separated sections.
  5. Once you’ve braided the length of the section, secure it with a hair elastic.
  6. Now gather the rest of your hair and tie it into a simple ponytail.
  7. Wrap the braid around the ponytail and secure with U-pins.
  8. Use bobby pins to tame the flyaways.

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