With the number of bang hair trends we’ve been seeing, we’re guessing you’ve been questioning whether or not you should get some fringe yourself. Curtain bangs, bottleneck bangs, Birkin bangs—fringe is on everyone’s minds and manes these days. But before you make the chop, it’s important to know what works best for your hair type. For those with thick hair, we’ve rounded up a few of the best bangs for your hair type. Discover the best bang styles for your thick tresses below!
Arguably the best bangs for thick hair are blunt bangs. Because you have so much hair, you can afford to go with this severe fringe. Hannah Simone is the ultimate blunt bang muse so be sure to use her hairstyle as a reference. The style is not for the faint of heart, however. Blunt bangs do require an extra bit of styling and upkeep compared to most fringe styles. If you want something low-maintenance, opt for one of the other styles below.
Long, Side-Swept Bangs
Side-swept bangs are classic, we don’t care what the discourse is there. We will always defend this style. Especially for thick hair, a long, side-swept bang gives you plenty of styling options. They’re a little more low-maintenance than a blunt bang and can seamlessly blend into face-framing layers as they grow out.
Think Kris Jenner fringe when going with piecey bangs for thick hair. They offer a bit more movement to thick hair, adding some airiness for those with more hair than they know what to do with. To create more movement, style them with a pomade of your choice to keep them extra piecey.
You could go with curtain bangs (they’re always in!), but might we suggest an alternative? Parted bangs allow you to have somewhat blunt bangs with a minor part in the center. We always think of Jameela Jamil’s signature fringe and her soft center part. They’re bold and daring, yet offer a bit of mystery to her overall demeanor.
Birkin bangs are a classic style and one of the best options for thick hair. Inspired by ’60s icon, Jane Birkin, her fringe was all about piecey texture and length. Again, we love a piecey look for thick hair to give it some additional movement and release any heaviness. And longer styles really lend themselves to thick hair because there’s more to work with.
If you want to stick to the blunt route but don’t want to have a face overloaded with fringe, go with razored bangs. A stylist will use a razor to take out any unnecessary weight, offering some movement in your bang style of choice. You can even go a bit choppy in the execution to give your bangs some extra dimension.
Layered bangs allow for plenty of versatility. This is definitely one of the best bang styles for those who can’t quite make up their mind about the type of fringe they want. With layers, you can style it to be short one day, and a bit longer the next. Plus, they’re easier to hide when you can’t be bothered by hair on your face.
This style might not be for everyone, but they’re the ultimate option for those who want to play up thickness. Rather than removing weight, they highlight how thick your hair really is. Rounded bangs will require an extra bit of styling to maintain their shape and regular trims to keep them in shape. So if you have the time and patience, give these bangs for thick hair a try.
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