27 Popular Thick Haircuts Every Man Should Consider
- 27 Stunning Haircuts for Men with Thick Hair
- 1. Thick Hair + Low Fade
- 2. Thick Hair + High Fade
- 3. Thick Hair + High Skin Fade
- 4.Thick Hair + Mid Fade + Design
- 5. Thick Hair + Taper Haircut
- 6. Thick Hair + Taper Fade
- 7. Thick Hair + Classic Loose Sweep
- 8. Thick Hair + French Crop
- 9. Thick Hair + Full Wavy Hair
- 10. Thick Hair + Textured Crop
- 11. Thick Hair + Mid Bald Fade
- 12. Thick Hair + Skin Fade
- 13. Thick Hair + Quiff
- 14. Thick Hair + Afro
- 15. Thick Hair + Mohawk
- 16. Thick Hair + Slick Back
- 17. Short Thick Hair + Short Fringe
- 18. Thick Hair + Shag
- 19. Thick Hair + Ivy League
- 20. Thick Hair + Bowl Cut
- 21. Long Thick Hair + Man Bun
- 22. Thick Hair + Textured Mullet
- 23. Thick Hair + Temple Fade
- 24. Thick Hair + Surfer Hair
- 25. Thick Hair + Faux Hawk
- 26. Thick Hair + Pompadour
- 27. Thick Hair + Short Curls
Alright, here's the deal:
As barber Mike, I've encountered countless clients with thick locks over the years. Some see it as a blessing, while others view it as a challenge. But from my chair, thick hair opens up a world of styling opportunities.
Having thick hair is like holding a golden ticket in the world of hairstyling. And if you’re not sure how to make the most of it, don't sweat it.
I’ve curated a list of top-notch haircuts for men with thick hair based on my firsthand experiences.
Let's get down to business.
27 Stunning Haircuts for Men with Thick Hair
1. Thick Hair + Low Fade
The fade is a timeless haircut with an endless variety of styles.
To pull off the low fade, keep the hair at the top and center of your head full. Then, taper off the hair from your ear region to the back and the sides.
- If you have at least 2-3 inches of hair, use a wide-toothed comb to keep it smooth and tidy.
- Keep your hair healthy and moisturized with a good leave-in conditioner.
- Since your hair is thick, it's advisable to use a clipper with a short clipper guard to set the fade.
2. Thick Hair + High Fade
If you want to rock your thick hair with minimum disturbance, the high fade is here to save the day.
To achieve this hairstyle, taper off the hair from the back and sides of your head up to the forehead level.
While doing so, gradually increase the length as you ascend to blend into a full, thick top.
- Apply hair cream occasionally to prevent dryness and irritation on your scalp.
- You can dye your hair at the top to make your style more daring.
- Keeping the top short is advisable if you have an oblong or oval face.
3. Thick Hair + High Skin Fade
If you want to rock your thick hair and try something a bit bold, this one's for you.
The high skin fade shaves your hair to the skin from the center of your head to the back.
Then, it gradually increases the length from the forehead level to blend into thick hair at the top.
- Use an unguarded clipper for a neat skin cut.
- Get a trim every week or two to keep the skin fade defined and fresh.
- Apply sunscreen frequently to avoid sunburns on your scalp.
4.Thick Hair + Mid Fade + Design
The mid fade is the right balance between the high and low fades. It involves full hair at the top and tapers off the hair from your temple region to the back and the sides.
This haircut is great for rocking your thick hair without doing too much.
Plus, you can add a daring design for extra swagger.
- Apply sea salt spray to boost your hair's natural texture and volume.
- Refrain from over-brushing your hair to prevent weakening the strands and getting split ends.
- You can keep the top curly or wavy to enhance your look.
5. Thick Hair + Taper Haircut
The taper haircut features the hair at the back, the sides tapered off to the minimum length, and a full bed of hair at the top.
The taper and the fade may look similar, but they differ in various ways, including the barbering method and the amount of hair shed.
- Wash your hair and use a blow dryer before styling.
- Apply hair gel to give your haircut a smooth and textured look.
- Taper your hair with clippers and scissors for a neat and sharp cut.
6. Thick Hair + Taper Fade
This haircut combines two timeless hairstyles—the taper and the fade.
To pull it off, keep the hair at the top full. Then, taper off the hair at the sides and the back to the minimum length.
- Blow dry your hair before styling.
- It's advisable to use an electric clipper for a smooth taper.
- If the top is full and long, you can pair your taper fade with a quiff, slick back, or keep it spiky.
7. Thick Hair + Classic Loose Sweep
If you want a haircut that gives off chill and effortless vibes, you'd be interested in this one.
To begin with, grow your thick hair long and ask your barber to give it some layers.
Afterward, use a paddle brush or comb to sweep your hair back and hold it in place with a good styling product.
It could be hair gel, pomade, paste, or wax, depending on which works best for your hair.
- Style your hair while it's still damp.
- Use a good pair of barber shears to create your layers.
- Apply styling products occasionally to keep your loose sweep intact and fresh.
8. Thick Hair + French Crop
To achieve this look, taper off your hair at the sides and the back and leave the top fuller and longer.
Afterward, blow dry your hair at the top and brush it down to form a fringe. You can use a paddle brush or a comb to do this, and you can brush your hair forward or sideways.
The French crop is often paired with a fade or a taper haircut.
- Use a good pair of barber shears to get a precise and well-proportioned fringe cut.
- Wash your hair regularly to prevent products and oils from your fringe from seeping into your face.
- Trim your hair regularly to keep the sides short.
9. Thick Hair + Full Wavy Hair
This is the ideal haircut for those with thick, wavy hair who want to show it off.
To start with, let your hair grow out a bit. Then, ask your barber to add layers in a way that will frame your face nicely.
This haircut doesn't just make you more attractive; it also helps to get rid of damaged and dry ends.
- Deep condition your hair to retain moisture and keep it healthy.
- Trim your hair occasionally to prevent split ends.
- If you have curls, you can use a round brush to define them and add volume to your hair.
10. Thick Hair + Textured Crop
The textured crop is an attractive haircut that gives you a sleek look.
To pull it off, ask your barber to cut the back and sides with scissors only and leave the top full with well-proportioned and textured layers.
The textured crop is usually paired with a taper or an undercut to showcase a clean contrast between the sides and the top.
- If your hair needs adjusting but is not tangled, you can run your hands through it instead of using a comb.
- Apply hair pomade to give your hair texture and shine.
- If you apply hair products often, wash your hair regularly to prevent product buildup and greasy hair.
11. Thick Hair + Mid Bald Fade
As you'd guess from the name, this haircut combines the mid fade with a bald haircut at the sides.
To execute this:
Fade the sides and the back of your head to the skin up to your temple region.
Then, gradually increase your skin hair length from your temple region as you go up to achieve a full top.
- Since you have dense hair, keeping the top at a length you can maintain is advisable.
- Apply hair cream occasionally to soothe your scalp's natural oils.
- Apply sea salt spray after styling to prevent irritations on your scalp.
12. Thick Hair + Skin Fade
The skin fade involves fading the hair at the sides and the back to the skin, leaving the top full.
This hairstyle has different varieties, and your fade could begin at different levels on your head, depending on your choice.
- Trim your hair weekly to maintain the skin fade.
- Getting a good barber with a steady hand is advisable to help you achieve this haircut.
- Whenever you wash your hair, opt for towel drying instead of using a hair dryer.
13. Thick Hair + Quiff
This haircut features short hair at the sides and back with full and long hair at the top.
Then, the quiff is achieved by sweeping the top up and backward in thick, lengthy waves.
- The hair at the top needs to be about 4 inches long for the quiff.
- Use a blowdryer after styling to keep your quiff firm.
- You can pair your haircut with a fade or an undercut to accentuate it.
14. Thick Hair + Afro
Getting an afro haircut is a great choice if you'd like to embrace your thick hair and show off its volume.
To do this, grow your hair full and thick, comb it out, and use good hair products to define your afro and keep its shape.
Growing an afro often requires patience, depending on the length and volume you want and how fast your hair grows.
Also, you may need the help of a good barber to style it in a way that suits you.
- When you wash your hair, opt for air drying rather than blow drying.
- Deep condition your hair every week or two to keep it soft and healthy.
- Apply a leave-in conditioner and hair cream to keep your hair moisturized.
15. Thick Hair + Mohawk
The mohawk is a striking way to showcase your thick hair if you're into cool and daring hairstyles.
With that said:
The Mohawk is achieved by shaving your hair at the sides and leaving the center full and thick from the front to the back.
- Get a trim every few weeks to get rid of split ends.
- Ensure your hair is always combed neatly to maintain the Mohawk style.
- Wearing a hair bonnet is advisable to prevent your hair from tangling and thinning.
16. Thick Hair + Slick Back
The slick back haircut is always a top choice for a fancy look.
To create a slick back:
Wash your hair first and leave it damp. Then, apply your preferred styling product all over your hair, making sure to rub it in well. You can use a hair pomade or hair paste.
Afterward, comb your hair and use your hands to brush it back, and hold it firm with the styling gel.
- Don't comb your hair from the roots; always start from the ends.
- After styling, you can apply a good hairspray for a firm and long-lasting hold.
- Avoid applying excess amounts of styling gel when slicking your hair back.
17. Short Thick Hair + Short Fringe
This haircut is great for fringe lovers. It's also a safe option for first-timers who just want to cover their foreheads a bit.
To achieve this look:
Let your hair grow to your preferred length but long enough for the fringe.
Then, brush a section of the top forward and let it frame your forehead in a stylish way.
- The length of your fringe may depend on what frames your forehead nicely.
- Always blow dry your fringe immediately after washing.
- You can opt for an angular fringe if your thick hair makes straight bangs feel bulky.
18. Thick Hair + Shag
The shag haircut offers another way to show off your thick hair with style.
This cool haircut usually involves layers of medium-length hair with unequal bangs that showcase texture and volume.
You can style your shag in various ways, but ensure that your layers are given a textured cut that enhances your thick hair.
- You can pair your shag with a handlebar mustache to elevate your appearance.
- Add more volume to your layers with a good texturized spray.
- You can use a curling iron to get curtain bangs or a flat iron to create wavy bangs.
19. Thick Hair + Ivy League
The Ivy league haircut is one of the different variations of the crew cut. It involves close-cropped hair at the sides and the back of the head.
Then, the hair at the top is kept full and long enough to be styled in a nice side parting.
- You can use a fine or wide-toothed comb for a well-defined side parting.
- Apply a moderate amount of hair clay to keep your side part firm and sleek.
- Touch up your side part frequently to keep it neat and defined.
20. Thick Hair + Bowl Cut
The bowl cut is an edgy and fun haircut with a contrasting look on both sides of your head.
From the center of your head to the front, a parting is cut in a round shape to form a circle of full hair at the top with a fringe.
On the other side, the hair from the center to the back and the sides is kept short and trimmed.
- Use a flat iron on your bowl cut if you want it to look straight and sharp.
- You can add highlights to your fringe to make it edgier.
- Use a good pair of barber shears for a precise bowl cut.
21. Long Thick Hair + Man Bun
If you've got full and long hair and you want something appealing but low maintenance, try wearing it in a man bun.
The man bun is characterized by long hair combed or brushed down and tied in a bun at the back of the head.
- You need at least ten to twelve inches of hair for this hairstyle.
- Refrain from using a blow dryer as much as you can after washing.
- Shampoo your hair regularly to avoid a dirty and greasy man bun.
22. Thick Hair + Textured Mullet
The mullet is characterized by hair tapered off at the sides and kept short at the front.
Then, your hair is gradually increased in length and volume from the front to the back of your head.
Afterward, use styling gel to brush your hair down and enhance the texture and volume of your layers.
- You'll need at least eight to ten inches of hair to pull off this haircut.
- You can pair your mullet with bangs that frame your face nicely.
- Have a hair wash routine to keep it clean and healthy.
23. Thick Hair + Temple Fade
As you can guess from the name, the temple fade tapers off the hair at the sides and the back up to the temple region.
Then, the hair at the top and center is kept full and thick.
- Keep the top at a length you can maintain easily.
- It's preferable to detangle your hair with your hands to enhance its volume.
- Use a straight razor for a sharp and precise cut at the edges.
24. Thick Hair + Surfer Hair
The surfer hair is an attractive haircut for those who like a good casual look.
This hairstyle is characterized by full, thick hair, voluminous layers, and a naturally bleached and textured look.
To pull it off, let your hair grow to your preferred length, and ask your barber to create layers with a textured or choppy cut.
- You can leave your hair exposed to the sun as much as possible for natural bleach.
- For our actual surfers, always wash the salt out of your hair immediately after surfing.
- Apply sea salt spray and hair clay to amp up the surfer vibe.
25. Thick Hair + Faux Hawk
The faux hawk is a great choice if you like the edgy and daring mohawk but want something calmer.
Normally, the mohawk features a sharp contrast between the short hair on the sides and the full center.
However, the faux hawk incorporates a fade that gradually increases the length on the clipped sides to blend into full hair at the center.
- The faux hawk requires at least 4 inches of hair at the center.
- Trim your hair regularly to keep your faux hawk tidy and well-groomed.
- Apply hair balm to keep your hair's texture smooth and shiny.
26. Thick Hair + Pompadour
When you're talking about elegant haircuts, the pompadour is a classic. This sleek hairstyle features full, lengthy hair with the top brushed up and slicked back to form the pompadour.
To set your pompadour, blow dry your hair after washing, then comb the top up before brushing it back with a good styling gel.
- You need long hair at the top to form your pompadour.
- After styling, apply hair pomade to make your pompadour sleek and firm.
- Use a blow dryer and a round brush to give your pompadour more volume
27. Thick Hair + Short Curls
If you want to showcase your luscious curls, get in here!
To begin with, you’ll need to grow about four to six inches of hair.
Then, ask your barber to cut and shape it as you’d like. Afterward, use a brush and a styling gel to enhance the texture and volume of your curls, and you’re good to go!
- Detangle your hair with a soft brush or wide-toothed comb
- Apply hairspray after styling to enhance the volume of your curls
- Avoid using too much styling gel.
To round off:
People generally think thick hair is stressful to maintain and has limited styling options because of its volume.
But the truth is, having rich and luscious thick hair is a blessing!
And with the right hair treatment products, styling tools, and proper care, many haircuts will look great on you.
We have compiled some of the best haircuts for men with thick hair in this article. Whether you have curly, wavy, or straight thick hair, Wisebarber's got you covered.
Let us know what you think about these haircuts by leaving questions and comments in the section below. We'd love to hear from you!