Layered hair styles for thick, coarse and curly hair

Updated February 21, 2017

Thick, coarse and curly hair is defined by heavy hair follicles, which are wiry, paired with natural, bouncy curls. While this hair type allows for significant volume and body, it can be difficult to manage. Finding one or two styles that work well for your hair type is an important step to effectively manage your thick, curly hair. Several layered hairstyles in varied lengths accentuate the voluminous appearance of your hair.

Short and layered

Short and layered cuts create a low maintenance hairstyle for thick, coarse and curly hair. Ask your hairdresser to cut your hair at chin length and layer it up to the ear line. This produces a rounded effect, bringing attention to your eyes, mouth and jaw line. This cut is easily styled, and requires simple brushing. To keep the style smooth, follow brushing with a layer of maximum-hold hairspray.

Medium length with layered bangs

Medium-length thick, curly hair works well with layered fringe to frame the face, and allows styling versatility. Tell your hairdresser to layer your hair at shoulder length to create volume. Cut fringe just above chin height to softly frame your face. Wear his style down, smoothed with a brush or pulled back into a ponytail, leaving the fringe to frame the face. To pull the fringe away from your face, use a thick hair clips or small clips.

Long and layered

Long thick, coarse, and curly hair can be difficult to manage if cut incorrectly. Ask your hairdresser to trim your hair to one length before implementing extreme layering techniques. To make long, thick hair more manageable, cut the layers to chin or ear height. This keeps the volume but makes your hair more manageable and easier to style. Wear this style loosely down or pulled back into a ponytail.

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