The Best Haircuts For Men With Thick Hair

by Liam Jennings August 23, 2017

If you're anything like us and have very thick hair, sometimes it can feel like almost any hairstyle is hard work when not done right. That's why we have paired up with the guys down at Ted's Grooming Room to give you our advice for the best hairstyles for men with thick hair. So you don't have to suffer with worrying about styles for that thick hair any longer!


Best haircuts for men with thick hair

Haircut by @rpb_nq


Advice For Men With Thick Hair

Ted's: "Men with thicker hair have more freedom to play around with various hairstyles as the hair tends to be more malleable and there is sometimes a natural wave to worth with. You need to find a flattering style that looks stylish whilst also meeting the requirements of your lifestyle. You have the freedom to choose from a range of styles; classic, sporty or avant-garde and you can afford to experiment with styles and finishes, but the most important thing is finding the right look for your personal grooming style."

"Keeping it longer on top, but going shorter around the sides is a great look for those with thick hair but you may need to master some blow drying techniques. Either go for a groomed, crisp fade that blends flawlessly into the longer thick hair on top, or opt for a textured, less structured style for a more natural, relaxed finish. Be sure to use a small amount of hair pomade to tame any unwanted frizz."


Hairstyles For Men With Thick Hair - The Quiff

Ted's: "The quiff is classy and well suited to formal occasions but can be adapted for your casual needs as well. To maximise the eye catching appeal of this style, you want around eight weeks worth of growth on top, tapered into short sides to achieve contrast. Make sure your barber leaves the front longer than the rest of the top; this will allow you to achieve whatever variation of the quiff you desire. Sweep it back with the parting for a classic look, or go against the direction of growth and twist at the ends when you're feeling more laid-back. The style works well with medium thickness hair and angular faces. Use extra product on the end of the quiff while pulling and twisting at almost a right angle to add an edge to this traditional style."


The Best Hairstyles For Men With Thick Hair | Quiff Haircut

Haircuts by @nomadbarberldn & @nomadbarberbln


Hairstyles For Men With Thick Hair - Pompadour

RG: "This hairstyle is great for men with all different face shapes. The pompadour is all about height and volume in the front of the hair. To create this with thick hair you want to ensure that the front is longer than the back; this will give the front of the hair something to lay back on and support itself, so that the hair doesn't just full down from the weight of the thick hair."

"The pompadour is going to be won or lost with the blow dryer, so make sure to make this your most important stage of styling. Add a tiny bit of product when the hair is damp, blow dry to add volume and then style with a small amount of pomade to finish."


The Best Hairstyles For Men With Thick Hair | Pompadour Haircut

Haircuts by @blackfishbry


Hairstyles For Men With Thick Hair - Side parting

RG: "The classic side parting will work well with almost any hair type, but thick hair will likely give it a clean, sharper look like the movie stars of old. Keep the sides short and a longer top; for a more modern look add a fade to the back & sides or if you're feeling adventurous add a hart part to make the hair easier to style at home (a la Conor McGregor)"

"Style using a blow dryer, a pomade and a round brush to give the hair height and volume."


The Best Hairstyles For Men With Thick Hair | Side Parting Haircut

Haircuts by @blackfishbry


Short Hairstyles For Men With Thick Hair - Crew Cut

Ted's: "The modern crew cut is a traditional twist on the traditional military style. Ask your barber to buzz the sides down to a grade 1, and leave the top as a 4. Whether or not he should use scissors or clippers is dependent on whether you intend to sweep the hair backwards or leave standing on end; the movement required for a sweep is similar to Brad Pitt's which requires scissors. This style works best with medium to thick hair and square faces."


The Best Hairstyles For Men With Thick Hair | Crew Cut

Top right haircut by @rpb_nq


Textured Hairstyles For Men With Thick Hair

RG: "If you're going for a more modern style like a crop or something messy, then make sure to ask your barber to add texture to the hair. Thick hair will not have the separation needed to make most of these styles work naturally, so your barber will have to add texture to the cut. The barber will usually do this with a razor or by using point cutting with scissors. Ideally don't have them use thinning scissors (personal preference) - this doesn't seem to work as well as the other 2 methods and the hair doesn't grow in as well as without. Styling textured styles with thick hair means using very little product, and potentially a pre-styling product that adds texture. You do not want to use a lot of product and weigh the hair down and ruin all that great, natural texture that your barber has put into it!"


The Best Hairstyles For Men With Thick Hair | Textured Haircuts

Haircuts by @nomadbarberldn & @nomadbarberbln


RG Bonus Advice For Men With Thick Hair

Be sure to ask your barber what will suit your hair before you let them get to work on your thick hair. That's the best advice we can possibly give!



Liam Jennings
Liam Jennings


Hi! I'm Liam, co-founder of Regal Gentleman. I write our blog posts and am the man you'll be communicating with on social media!