Hairstyles for thick hair to get the most out of that mane

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    While everyone thinks you should feel blessed, sometimes it can be a right ball ache finding hairstyles for thick hair that actually work.

    Thick hair can take ages to style, not every haircut works and sometimes it’s almost impossible to create a ‘do that doesn’t look like it’s straight out of the 80s.

    If you want to create the illusion of thinner hair, you need to section parts off. Diane Kruger is a master of weaving her hair intricately, making it look more delicate, while Kate Middleton often uses the good old half up ‘do to help hers seem less thick.

    For a quick fix, simply tuck your hair behind your ears to create a dual texture look. The sleekness at the top will nicely balance the fullness at the ends. Same goes for pushing your hair back on one side à la Gigi Hadid. Ombre hair also works well, as the lighter shade makes ends look less heavy.

    Short hairstyles for thick hair

    hairstyles for thick hair short Lupita Nyong'o

    Ever-popular bobs and lobs both look great with thick, bouncy hair. Go for a blunt edged bob if you have a round face, or softer tapered layers with a square face to soften your jaw line. If your hair is textured, use it to your advantage for volume on top like Lupita.

    Celebrity inspiration: Lupita Nyong’o and Chrissy Teigen

    Medium length hairstyles for thick hair

    hairstyles for thick hair medium Emma Stone

    If you want to keep the fullness of your style without adding layers, aim for a length just past your shoulders. It’s long enough to style, but won’t take you half day to curl, wave or straighten.

    Keep in mind that chin to shoulder length hair can be hard to work; waves will add an interesting element to mid length hairstyles for thick hair.

    Celebrity inspiration: Kate Middleton and Emma Stone

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    Long hairstyles for thick hair

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    Long, thick hair is great because you can do SO much with it; the world is your oyster when it comes to choosing from intricate braids, bun hairstyles or other hair updos.

    Celebrity inspiration: Blake Lively and Salma Hayek

    Read on for our guide to the top ten hairstyles for thick hair, as demonstrated by our favourite celebrities.

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