So, I've got thick hair. I love it … but I also hate it. It's hot, it's heavy, it's unwieldy, and it's stubborn. Thick hair is gorgeous, don't get me wrong, and I'm thankful for mine. It's just so hard to style – and it's so hard to keep it styled. Do you have that problem? I'm here for you, though. Since thick hair comes in all colors, lengths, and textures, I've got scores of quick but cute hairstyles for my sisters with thick hair. Get your bobby pins ready!
1 Keep It Simple
The simplest solution? Don't style it at all, exactly – just leave your luscious, thick hair looking tousled and elegantly unkempt.
2 Kinky and Curly
Thick hair holds onto natural curl beautifully. Enhance your natural coils and you'll end up with a gorgeous, lush, enviable head of hair.
3 Just a Few Curls
Thick hair can pull the coil right out of your curls, especially if they're not natural. Solve that problem by adding some curl to the ends.
4 Braid It up
A pretty plait is the one style that can successfully tame thick hair. Of course, two braids are better than one and three braids are better than two.
5 Vintage Waves
At the right length, thick hair holds this signature glam look quite well. You have to work for this vintage 'do, but the results are worth the effort.
6 A Longer Bob
A bob is a lovely style for thick hair, but you may need to be careful of going too short or too long. That's why a bob like this is perfect, especially if you add in some subtle layers.
7 A Half up, Half down Crown
A style like this takes away some of the weight, plus – again – a braid is an excellent way to hold your thick locks in place.
8 A Big, Thick Braid
Thick hair can equal out to a thick braid. I love this, but my hair's nowhere near long enough. SOMEDAY.
9 Topknot, Half down
Girls with thick hair have so much of it, we can do something like this and still have an abundance of hair left hanging down.
10 Parted in the Middle
Thick locks look gorgeous with a simple middle part because they create so much natural volume. I'm also loving the hair color. And the lipstick. Damn, girl.
11 Beachy Waves
Simple, effortless, flattering – beachy waves are pretty perfect, as hairstyles go. They're as low-maintenance as you can get.
12 A Braided Crown
See the braid theme happening? This is a fab way to keep your heavy hair from hanging down the back of your neck.
13 Cute Bangs
Just be careful. Your hair is thick. Do you want thick bangs, too, or something wispy?
14 A Waterfall Braid
I can't even dream of doing this, but if you've perfected the technique, get it! Waterfall braids are gorgeous!
15 A Romantic Updo
This is casually elegant and just the right amount of messy. Try it for a laid-back formal look.
16 A High Pony
Just make sure you use a quality hair elastic. You don't want your hair band snapping at a time like this.
17 A Volumized Braid
That is an extreme braid, y'all. And, again, I'm loving the hair color!
I don't know about you, but I'm happy to ditch the bobby pins for some braids. How do you tame your thick hair?