40 Top Hairstyles For Women With Thick Hair June 14, 2016

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!

40 Best Hairstyles For Thick Hair

  1. The Twisted Updo
  2. The Super Fast Messy Bun
  3. The Braided Hair Updo
  4. The Three Ply Twisted Ponytail
  5. The Braided Chignon
  6. The Knotted Bun
  7. The Bow Half Hairtie
  8. High Fishtail Braid
  9. The Fancy Ponytail
  10. The Braided Ponytail
  11. Curly Twisted Bun
  12. Casual High Updo with Headband
  13. Twisted Braided Bun
  14. Sleek Chignon Bun
  15. Bohemian Chignon Bun
  16. Pinwheel Braided Hairdo
  17. Curly Fishtail Bun
  18. Cascading Curls Hairdo
  19. Chignon With Fishtail Braids
  20. The Classic Chignon
  21. The Vintage Ponytail
  22. Face-framing Braid
  23. Braided Pinwheel Ballerina Bun
  24. The Fishtail Low Ponytail
  25. The Waterfall Half-tie
  26. Coiled Top Knot
  27. Bohemian Side Braid
  28. Stylized Twisted Ponytail
  29. Three Braided Chignon
  30. The Side Rope Braid
  31. Chignon With Headband
  32. Bohemian Triple Twist
  33. Side Braided Bun
  34. Twisted High Knot With A Quiff
  35. Elaborate Braided Bun
  36. Criss Cross High Bun
  37. Knotted French Updo
  38. Fancy Inverted Dutch Braid
  39. Ballerina Bun With Side Braid
  40. Bow-tie Bun

1. The Twisted Updo

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

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2. The Super Fast Messy Bun

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

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3. The Braided Hair Updo

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

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4. The Three Ply Twisted Ponytail

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

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5. The Braided Chignon

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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.
  1. Make a central partition.
  1. 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.
  1. Separate all the four sections using sectioning clips.
  1. Take a thick section, divide it into three equal sections and braid it into a regular braid.
  1. Do the same with the other thick section.
  1. Make sure you secure the ends of both braids using hair elastics.
  1. Loosen the regular braids to give the chignon an airy look.
  1. Start rolling one of the braids and pin it onto the back of your head using bobby pins.
  1. Repeat the same with the second braid, but make sure your braids overlap each other at the back of your head.
  1. Now coming to the thin side sections, braid them into regular braids that can frame your face.
  1. Secure the ends with hair elastics.
  1. Now wrap the thin braids around the chignon and secure with U-pins.
  1. Secure flyaways with bobby pins.
  1. Pull out a few thin loose strands for a more demure look.

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6. The Knotted Bun

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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.
  1. Make a central partition and divide the length of your hair into two halves.
  1. Take both the sections and tie them into a simple knot.
  1. Twist one of the sections and wrap it around the knot.
  1. Take the other section and wrap it around the first one to create the bun.
  1. Tuck in the stray ends into the bun with U-pins.

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7. The Bow Half Hairtie

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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.
  1. Take two thin sections for either side of the crown.
  1. Tie the two sections together in a half pony.
  1. Separate the half pony into two sections for the bow.
  1. Now, take a very thin section for the tail of the half pony.
  1. Wrap it over the middle of the bow and secure it with U-pins.
  1. Finish the look by spritzing on a light-hold hairspray.

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8. High Fishtail Braid

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

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9. The Fancy Ponytail

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

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10. The Braided Ponytail

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

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11. Curly Twisted Bun

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Curls have always been a great way to style thick hair. Teaming up curls with a bun results in very feminine and beautiful hairdos. This curly twisted bun is elegant and graceful, and can be styled in a bohemian way for a stylish look.

What You Need

  • Wide-toothed comb
  • Hair curlers
  • U-pins
  • Bobby Pins

How To Style

  1. Start off by brushing your hair to remove any knots
  1. Curl your tresses.
  1. Once your hair is curled, use the paddle brush to slightly straighten the hair at the crown.
  1. Start taking sections from each side and slightly twist and pin them with bobby pins
  1. Repeat this step on both sides till you reach the nape of your neck.
  1. Wrap your hair into a bun and secure it with U-pins
  1. Slightly tousle the crown.
  1. Pull out a few face-framing strands to make the hairdo look more graceful.

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12. Casual High Updo With Headband

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Isn’t accessorizing fun? Absolutely! There’s so much you can do with your hair by adding one simple hair accessory to it. Decorative and stylish, the casual high updo is also hassle-free. And the headband only adds to the style quotient of the hairstyle.

What You Need

  • Paddle Brush
  • U-pins
  • Headband

How To Style

  1. Tease the crown for volume.
  1. Tie your hair into a ponytail.
  1. Put on a headband to accessorize your hairdo.
  1. Take two sections from each side of the pony and pass them through the hair elastic.
  1. Do the same for the upper and lower sections of the ponytail.
  1. Slightly tousle the updo.
  1. Tuck in the stray strands into the updo with U-pins.
  1. Finish the look with a light-hold hairspray and voila! Your high updo is ready!

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13. Twisted Braided Bun

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Another fun and totally Boho chic hairdo to sport. With summer at its peak, this hairdo comes as a savior. Very trendy and glamorous, this zero hassle is definitely going to be your best buddy real soon.

What You Need

  • Fine comb
  • Hair elastics
  • U-pins

How To Style

  1. Thoroughly comb your hair to even it out.
  1. Divide your hair into three sections; a thick middle section and two thin sections on each side.
  1. Work the lengths of the side sections into braids.
  1. Tie the middle section into a ponytail at the nape.
  1. Braid the ponytail.
  1. Wrap the central braid around itself as a bun.
  1. Take one side braid and wrap it around the bun. Then secure the ends of the braid by tucking them into the bun with U-pins
  1. Repeat the same with the other side braid and your twisted braided bun is ready!

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14. Sleek Chignon Bun

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Chignons are simple and classy. This sleek hairdo can lend an aura of sophistication to the wearer. A chignon is an apt summer hairdo that can be paired up with almost anything in your wardrobe.

What You Need

  • Fine comb
  • Bobby pins
  • U-pins

How To Style

  1. Thoroughly comb your tresses for removing any entanglements
  1. Take two thin sections, one from each side and fashion them into a reef knot.
  1. Secure the sections with bobby pins.
  1. Roll the rest of your hair into a chignon.
  1. Secure the chignon where the thin sections are knotted using bobby pins.
  1. Spray a light-hold hairspray to finish the look.

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15. Bohemian Chignon Bun

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Yet another chignon style for your thick locks. Inspired by the Bohemian buns, this simple chignon bun is stylish and whimsical. Very summery and light, this hassle free hairdo is sure to take your style up a notch.

What You Need

  • Paddle brush
  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins

How To Style

  1. Brush your hair for removing knots.
  1. Leaving the face-framing strands, start braiding the lengths of this sections on each side.
  1. Once you reach the nape of your neck, loosely braid your hair till midway.
  1. Roll your hair into a chignon and secure it with bobby pins.

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16. Pinwheel Braided Hairdo

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A stylish, avant-garde hairdo, this is very offbeat and perfect for occasions like weddings and theme parties. Though a tad bit tough to get right, once you achieve creating it, you’d have made a niche for yourself in terms of personal style! If you have long, straight tresses, this hairstyle is just perfect for you.

What You Need

  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Hair elastics

How To Style

  1. Separate a circular section of hair at the crown, at the back of your head.
  1. Secure it with a hair elastic.
  1. Now create a middle partition in the front section of your hair.
  1. Start braiding your hair by taking two sections of hair from a side of the front hair and one strand from the ponytail at the crown, as shown in the picture.
  1. Keep braiding your hair till you reach the nape.
  1. Do the same on the other side.
  1. At the nape, divide all the hair into three sections, as you would do for a regular braid.
  1. Work the length of your hair into a regular braid.
  1. Secure the end of the braid with a hair elastic and your pinwheel braided hairdo is ready!

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17. Curly Fishtail Bun

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If you have nice and long silky hair, the curly fishtail bun is perfect for you. It can accentuate your face and appearance and add a vibe of grace and serenity to your persona.

What You Need

  • Hair curler
  • Wide-toothed comb
  • U-pins
  • Light-hold hairspray

How To Style

  1. Start by curling your hair to prep it for the hairdo.
  1. Tease your hair at the back of your crown for volume.
  1. Braid the length of your hair into a fishtail braid.
  1. Loosen the braid for a casual appearance.
  1. Wrap the braid around itself to create the bun.
  1. Spray a little light-hold hairspray to make sure the hairdo stays put.

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18. Cascading Curls Hairdo

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There’s nothing more beautiful than lush curls-framing your frame. If you have thick hair, curls are one of the best hairstyles you can opt for. Although a little demanding when it comes to maintenance, curls are one of most sought after hairdos for women. They can be worn on so many occasions – like a date night!

What You Need

  • Wide-toothed comb
  • Heat rollers
  • Hair serum
  • Paddle brush
  • Hairspray

How To Style

  1. With the wide-toothed comb, evenly and thoroughly comb your hair to make sure that there are no knots.
  1. Prep your hair with serum, since curling requires heat treatment, which, if not done right, may damage your hair.
  1. After applying ample amount of serum, divide your hair into thin sections and start curling each section with the heat rollers.
  1. Once your entire hair is curled, take the paddle brush and gently brush through your tresses to make them look cascading and wavy. This will also give you a sleek crown, which can further accentuate your face.
  1. Spritz a little hairspray to ensure your curls stay tamed.

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19. Chignon With Fishtail Braids

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Demure and classy, this hairdo is definitely worth a try, ladies! It has a slightly dreamy air to it and at the same time is as classy as it can get! This hairdo is a non-messy one, letting you accentuate your facial features. A slightly bolder way to style it would be to pair it up with a backless dress to give you that glam edge!

What You Need

  • A fine comb
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair elastic
  • Hairspray

How To Style

  1. Firstly, comb your hair neatly down.
  1. Divide your tresses into three sections, a thick middle section and two thin side sections.
  1. Braid both the side sections into fishtail braids and tie the ends with small hair elastics.
  1. Secure the midsection with a hair elastic, towards the edge.
  1. Now, roll up the midsection neatly for a chignon and secure it with bobby pins.
  1. Bring one of the side braids over the chignon and tuck the end of the braid into the chignon.
  1. Do the same with the other braid.
  1. Your chignon with fishtail is almost ready, just spritz some hairspray on to make it stay, and you’re all set!

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20. The Classic Chignon

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Back to the basics, since the basics can just never go wrong. The classic chignon is a perfect example of this. This hairstyle is elegant, classy, and sophisticated. This summery hairdo is also comfortable and imparts a lady-like charm to the one sporting it.

What You Need

  • Paddle brush
  • Hair elastic
  • U-pins

How To Style

  1. Start with brushing your hair downwards with the paddle brush.
  1. Take one face-framing section from each side of your face.
  1. Twist the length of these sections till the nape of the neck.
  1. Gather all your hair at the nape and tie it with a hair elastic to get a ponytail.
  1. Now, loop the ponytail through itself, as shown in the picture.
  1. Roll up the pony to create a chignon bun and pin it down with U-pins.
  1. Finish the hairdo with a light-hold hairspray.

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21. The Vintage Ponytail

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Vintage styles never go out of trend. They are timeless, classy, and have a nostalgic air about them. The ponytail is a chic style statement of the day. Adding a vintage vibe to it only increases its style quotient.

What You Need

  • Hair elastic
  • Fine comb
  • Bobby pins

How To Style

  1. Start by combing your hair thoroughly to remove any knots and entanglements.
  1. Take a thick section from the top of the crown and tease it with the fine comb for extra volume.
  1. Once you’re don teasing, tie your hair into a ponytail with a hair elastic.
  1. Slightly pull out the strands of the top part of the crown to create a pouf.
  1. Secure the pouf by pinning the strands just above the pony with bobby pins.
  1. Now take a thin section from the lower part of the ponytail and wrap it around the ponytail.
  1. Once done, secure the ends of the section with bobby pins and your vintage pony is ready to rock!

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22. Face-framing Braid

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Ladies with thick hair can experiment with all sorts of hairstyles where you can let your tresses fall loose. All the volume only adds to the charm of letting your hair loose! But sometimes, locks falling on the face can be a pain. In such cases, a face-framing braid can be your savior. So, why the wait? Let’s check it out!

What You Need

  • A fine comb
  • Hair serum
  • Bobby pins
  • Light/medium-hold hairspray

How To Style

  1. Since this is a hairdo where you let your hair loose, prep your hair by applying an optimum amount of hair serum before you style your hair.
  1. Now comb the length of your hair with the fine comb.
  1. With the tail of the comb, separate two thin sections from the front, only on one side. But leave the face-framing strands
  1. Now, start working a braid using the face-framing hair as well as the two separated sections.
  1. Braid till you reach your earlobe.
  1. Then, take a strand from beneath the braid and wrap it around the braid like you would do for a ponytail.
  1. Pin this braided section to the scalp using bobby pins.
  1. Depending on your hair type, spritz on a little light or medium-hold hairspray to ensure the hairdo doesn’t get spoiled.

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23. Braided Pinwheel Ballerina Bun

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Who doesn’t love a well-made ballerina bun? Although, mostly sported by ballet dancers, the ballerina bun has come around to become a strong and enchanting fashion statement. The bun imparts a certain poise to the persona of the wearer.

What You Need

  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Hair elastic
  • U-pins

How To Style

  1. This hairdo requires your hair to be straight. So start by prepping your hair for straightening by applying hair serum onto it.
  1. Using a hair straightener, straighten the length of your hair.
  1. Leaving a thin section at the front, gather all your hair at the back of your head and tie it into a neat ponytail.
  1. Divide the front section into two thin sections for the braid.
  1. Start braiding your hair in a pinwheel style by using the two front section and a section from the ponytail.
  1. Once the entire ponytail has been braided in the aforesaid fashion, your hair should look like a pinwheel bun.
  1. Wrap the remainder of the braid around the bun and secure the hairdo with U-pins.
  1. Finish with a light-hold hairspray to avoid flyaways.

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24. The Fishtail Low Ponytail

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Ponytails and braids have been women’s best friends for a long time. Combining both these styles can result in numerous chic ways to style your hair. This is one such style. Fashionable to say the least, the fishtail low ponytail is a hassle-free hairdo that looks incredibly sophisticated.

What You Need

  • Fine comb
  • Hair-tie
  • Hair straightener
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair serum

How To Style

  1. Prep your hair with hair serum prior to styling.
  1. Straighten your hair using a hair straightener.
  1. Back brush your tresses.
  1. Take two thin sections from the crown and two sections from the sides.
  1. Start working the sections into a fishtail braid.
  1. Continue braiding by adding side sections till you reach the nape of your neck.
  1. Once at the nape, gather all your hair together and secure it with a hair-tie.
  1. Brush the length of the ponytail for a smooth finish.

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25. The Waterfall Half-tie

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What You Need

  • Curling iron
  • Styling mousse
  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Bobby pins

How To Style

  1. Apply styling mousse onto your tresses to prevent damage due to heat styling.
  1. Get loose curls in your hair using the curling iron.
  1. Start working sections from the crown and face-framing strands into a waterfall braid.
  1. Work the entire crown area from one side to the other.
  1. Once done, secure the hairdo with bobby pins.

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26. Coiled Top Knot

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Very urbane and sophisticated, this hairdo can be sported for any occasion. Be it a formal meeting or a fancy dinner, this updo is only gonna add to the charm of your personal style.

What You Need

  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • U-pins

How To Style

  1. Apply optimum amount for hair serum to ensure heat styling doesn’t damage your hair.
  1. Straighten the length of your hair.
  1. Finely comb through your hair to attain a sleek and smooth finish.
  1. Make a side partition and separate a thick bang.
  1. Gather all the hair at the back of your head and secure into a ponytail.
  1. Now take the side bang and with a U pin, secure it alongside the ponytail.
  1. Start twisting your hair and wrapping it to get a high bun.
  1. Continue this till you have wrapped the entire length of the ponytail into the bun.
  1. Secure the ends by tucking them into the buns using U-pins.
  1. Finish with a light-hold hairspray to ensure there are no flyaways.

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27. Bohemian Side Braid

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Boho chic styles never go out of trend. There’s something about the whimsical bohemian charm that makes us girls go gaga over it. This boho-style side braid is one such hairdo. Cool and casual, you can sport this hairstyle for a date or on a trip to the seashore!

What You Need

  • U-pins
  • Fine comb
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair serum
  • Hair elastic

How To Style

  1. Prep your hair for styling with hair serum.
  1. Make a side partition.
  1. Start making a side braid on the larger side.
  1. Continue braiding till you reach the nape of your neck.
  1. Then, start twisting the smaller side.
    Once you reach the nape of the neck, divide the entire volume of your hair into sections and braid them into a fishtail braid.
  1. Secure the end with a hair elastic.
  1. Finish the look with a hairspray to hold the hairdo in place.

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28. Stylized Twisted Ponytail

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The classic ponytail gets a new makeover. A cheerful summer style that can be paired up with any wardrobe staple. Neat and hassle free, this hairdo is perfect for a sunny day out!

What You Need

  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins
  • Paddle brush
  • Light-hold hairspray

How To Style

  1. Back brush your hair.
  1. Secure your hair into a ponytail using a hair-tie.
  1. Create a small gap in the ponytail at the back of your head and pass the ponytail through it.
  1. Repeat again to get the stylized twisted ponytail.
  1. Finish with the light-hold hairspray.

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29. Three Braided Chignon

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Another stylized version of the classic chignon. Needless to say, this hairdo is as classy and elegant as the chignon, but with a more personal touch. This hairdo will look the best when paired up with breezy maxi dresses.

What You Need

  • Teasing comb
  • Paddle brush
  • Small hair elastics
  • Bobby pins
  • U-pins
  • Hair serum

How To Style

  1. Prep your hair with hair serum.
  1. Back brush your hair using a paddle brush.
  1. Use the teasing comb to tease the crown for added volume.
  1. Divide the hair into three sections.
  1. Tie the midsection into a loose ponytail using a hair elastic.
  1. After securing the section into a ponytail, tie it into a regular braid.
  1. Secure the end of the braid with another hair elastic.
  1. Braid both the side sections into regular braids as well.
  1. Secure the ends of the braid with hair elastics.
  1. Start rolling the central braid into a bun and tuck it with U-pins at the scalp.
  1. Do the same with the side braids, ensuring that the three braids slightly overlap each other, creating the chignon.
  1. Secure flyaways with bobby pins.

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30. The Side Rope Braid

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What You Need

  • Paddle brush
  • U-pins
  • Hair elastic
  • Decorative hairpin
  • Bobby pins
  • Light-hold hairspray

How To Style

  1. Start by brushing your hair down with a paddle brush to get rid of the knots.
  1. Make a side partition and start making a waterfall braid on the larger side.
  1. Just below the crown level, secure the waterfall braid with a decorative pin.
  1. Twist the section and start working the length of your hair into a rope braid by constantly adding sections form the rest of your hair.
  1. Once you’re done braiding the length of your tresses, secure it with a hair-tie.
  1. Tuck in flyaways using bobby pins.
  1. Finish the hairdo with some light-hold hairspray.

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31. Chignon With Headband

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Who doesn’t love to accessorize? Adding a bit of novelty to your hairstyle only enhances it and takes your style up a notch. Accessorizing the classy chignon bun with a headband further beautifies the elegant hairdo.

What You Need

  • A headband
  • Bobby pins
  • U-pins
  • Fine comb

How To Style

  1. Run the fine comb through your tresses to remove any knots.
  1. Leave a few face-framing strands free.
  1. Place the headband at the crown of your head.
  1. Tease the crown with your fingers for a little extra volume.
  1. Start looping the face-framing strands through the elastic of the headband.
  1. Continue this till all your hair has been looped through the headband, creating a chignon.
  1. Tuck in the stray strands using U-pins.
  1. Secure those flyaways with bobby pins.

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32. Bohemian Triple Twist

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A very offbeat and chic hairstyle, the bohemian triple twist is truly a treat! Beautifully unconventional and extremely stylish, this hairdo is sure to make heads turn!

What You Need

  • Small hair elastics
  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Bobby pins
  • Paddle brush

How To Style

  1. Back brush your hair with the paddle brush.
  1. Slightly tease the crown for volume.
  1. Make three sections and tie each into a ponytail.
  1. By looping the length of each ponytail through its hair elastic, create twisted ponytails.
  1. Once done, gather all the hair at the nape of your neck and scrunch it up together with a hair-tie.
  1. Secure flyaways with bobby pins.
  1. With the fine comb, pull out a few face-framing strands.

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33. Side Braided Bun

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You can never miss out braids and buns, if you are in search of easy hairstyles for thick hair! This hairdo fuses them together for a spectacular new style. It’s very feminine and is perfect for occasions like weddings and receptions. It also earns extra brownie points for being manageable and hassle-free.

What You Need

  • Fine comb
  • U-pins
  • Light-hold hairspray

How To Style

  1. Start by working your hair into a side braid on one side.
  1. Gradually cover the crown with the braid in the waterfall style.
  1. Once done, gather the rest of your hair and twist it into a bun at the back of your head.
  1. Wrap the length of the braid around the bun.
  1. Secure the bun with U-pins.
  1. Finish with some light-hold hairspray.

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34. Twisted High Knot With A Quiff

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The quiff is a high fashion statement hairstyle. It’s chic, sophisticated, and gives an air of confidence and power to the one sporting it. Pairing it with a knot only adds to its charm.

What You Need

  • U-pins
  • Fine comb
  • Hair curling iron
  • Styling mousse
  • Medium hold hairspray

How To Style

  1. Prep your hair with styling mousse.
  1. Curl your hair.
  1. With the fine comb, comb through the length of your hair.
  1. At the top of the crown, take a section of hair and style it into a quiff.
  1. Twist the rest of your hair in a French knot.
  1. Secure the hairdo with U-pins.
  1. Finish the look off with a medium hold hairspray.

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35. Elaborate Braided Bun

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Perfect for a wedding or reception, this elaborate hairstyle is as beautiful as it can get! With braided hair across the crown and a bun to pair it up with, this sure is a show stealer.

What You Need

  • Fine comb
  • U-pins
  • Curling iron
  • Styling mousse

How To Style

  1. Apply styling mousse onto your hair to prep it for styling.
  1. Start working a waterfall braid at the crown area.
  1. Braid the length of the sections and let it fall to one side.
  1. Curl your tresses to form ringlets.
  1. Start looping the ringlets through the waterfall braid to create a bun.
  1. Once done looping, wrap the braid around the bun.
  1. Secure the bun with U-pins.

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36. Criss Cross High Bun

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Sleek and neat, needless to say, the ballerina bun is one of the best hairstyles for thick hair. To add a touch of style to the classic hairdo, you can convert it into a criss cross ballerina bun. This hairstyle is perfect for accentuating the features of your face and body, while retaining its charm all the while!

What You Need

  • Fine comb
  • Foam hair donut
  • U-pins
  • Hair elastic

How To Style

  1. Thoroughly comb your hair down.
  1. Divide your hair into top and bottom sections.
  1. The top section should consist of all the hair at the crown, and the hair beneath it should be the bottom section.
  1. Scrunch the top section into a neat ponytail with the hair elastic.
  1. Using the foam hair donut, fashion the ponytail into a classic ballerina bun.
  1. Tuck flyaways in with the help of U-pins.
  1. Now, divide the lower section in the middle to create two side sections.
  1. Neatly comb one section and wrap it over the ballerina bun diagonally, i.e., the left section goes over the bun from the right side.
  1. Repeat the same step with the other side section to get a criss cross ballerina bun.
  1. To give the hairdo a neat appearance, tuck stray ends into the bun using U-pins and – voila! Your criss cross ballerina bun is ready to make heads turn!

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37. Knotted French Updo

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It’s time to pump up the style quotient a bit. The knotted French updo is extremely offbeat and stylish to say the least. Fairly simple to create, this no fuss style is absolutely chic. You can don the knotted updo for an evening party and rest assured that the limelight will be all yours!

What You Need

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

How To Style

  1. Comb through your hair to disentangle knots.
  1. Take a section from the front of your hair and create a pouf.
  1. Secure the pouf at the crown using bobby pins
  1. Start taking out thin strands from both sides of the head and work them into simple knots.
  1. Keep repeating the process till you reach the nape of your neck.
  1. After the last knot, twist your hair into an updo at the nape.
  1. Secure the updo with U-pins.
  1. Secure all the loose ends and flyaways with bobby pins to give the hairdo a neat appearance.

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38. Fancy Inverted Dutch Braid

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A breezy braided hairdo, perfect for a day-out. The Inverted Dutch braid is cool, casual, and summery! Apt for styling with an airy summer outfit for a stroll at the seashore. You can also sport this hairdo on a date night and leave your guy floored!

What You Need

  • Comb
  • Light hold hairspray
  • hair elastic

How To Style

  1. Comb your hair down to remove any knots.
  1. Tease the hair at the crown a bit for volume.
  1. Divide the hair into three sections as you would do for a regular braid.
  1. Twist the lengths of the side sections.
  1. Work your hair into a regular side braid from the nape of your neck.
  1. Slightly loosen the braid for a casual look.
  1. Finish the look with a light-hold hairspray.

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39. Ballerina Bun With A Side Braid

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Who doesn’t love a ballerina bun? And it’s all the more interesting if we can spice things up a bit! Add a touch of elegance to the classic ballerina bun by incorporating a side braid into the hairdo. This hairdo oozes grace and elegance!

What You Need

  • A fine comb
  • Foam hair donut
  • Bobby pins and U-pins
  • Small hair elastics

How To Style

  1. Comb the hair thoroughly to get rid of knots.
  1. Make a side partition.
  1. On one side, leaving a face-framing side bang, start working the front strands around the crown into a side braid.
  1. Once done with the braid, gather the rest of the hair and secure it into a ponytail using a hair elastic.
  1. Use a foam hair donut for getting the perfect shape for the ballerina bun.
  1. Work the ponytail into a ballerina bun and secure the loose ends in with U-pins.
  1. Once you’re done with the bun, take the side braid and wrap it around the bun.
  1. Secure the end of the braid by tucking it in with U-pins and bobby pins – and voila, your stylish ballerina bun is all ready!

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40. Bow-tie Bun

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Unconventional to say the least, the bow tie bun is a fun hairstyle to don! Fashionable and easy to manage at the same time, this can be your next go-to hairstyle for partying! Adding to the charm of this hairdo is the fact that it gives off a super girly vibe!

What You Need

  • Hair brush
  • U-pins
  • Hair elastic

How To Style

  1. Brush your tresses down to make sure there are no entanglements and knots.
  1. Start by working your hair into a ponytail.
  1. Pull half the hair through the hair elastic.
  1. Part the secured section into two for the bow.
  1. Turn the sections so as to make them look like the sides of the bow.
  1. Wrap the loose ends of the ponytail over the midsection of the bow.
  1. Tuck the loose ends into the hair elastic.
  1. Secure the hairdo with U-pins!

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There you go! Forty super chic hairstyles for women with thick hair. Which one caught your fancy? Do let us know by commenting below.

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