Having thick hair might be a thing of beauty dreams, but in reality, possessing an impressive mane with tons of body can end up translating to unruly locks and frizz. Especially come summer time, thick hair has a way of taking on a life of its own. When it's as hot as a sauna outside, the right hairstyle for thick hair can be the trick to taking your tresses from a frizzy mess to an enviable beauty look.
So for some much-needed hairstyle inspiration specifically tailored to your hair type, we've turned to our favorite cool girls of Instagram for time-saving hairstyles for thick hair. These beauty lovers know a thing about working their thick locks into statement styles. So whether your thick hair is stick straight, wavy, or tightly curled, there's a cool girl–inspired hairstyle we guarantee you'll want to get on board with.
Head below to see how some of our favorite beauty girls style their thick hair.
Sarah Shropshire of House of Shropshire knows a messy bun never fails to look effortlessly cool (and also saves you from the summer heat).
You might recognize Kalysse Anthony from Nike's "The Force Is Female" campaign. The model and stylist also has a treasure trove of hairstyle inspiration for thick hair on her Instagram. Here, she looks elegant with a low bun and the right amount of fallen face-framing layers.
Nadia Fairfax of Fairfax Journal ties back just the top half of her thick, wavy bob into a messy bun to keep strands off her face during sweaty days.
Los Angeles–based beauty vlogger Sabrina Johnson is something of a chameleon when it comes to styling her long, thick hair. Here she does a topknot version of Fairfax's half-up 'do.
Natalie Suarez of Natalie Off Duty knows that on the hottest days, sometimes a bandana or summer scarf can help keep strands off your neck, even when wearing a low bun.
Kayture's Kristina Bazan almost always wears her long raven locks down, but when it comes time to tie up her thick tresses, she opts for a sleek high ponytail.
For another ponytail option, New Darlings' Christina has a more voluminous approach, keeping the wave of her long brunette locks and even working some volume into the crown of the hair.
Youtuber Morgan Brown takes the crown for the cutest heat-friendly summer style, wearing her naturally curly hair half up in two buns.
Though model Nisa Maranda Jones typically works an afro, she'll occasionally tie her hair up. This sleek bun is a chic solution for humid summer days.
Here, Anthony slicks back just the top half of her natural hair in an elegant middle part, letting her curls make a statement in the back.
Beauty and fashion YouTuber Amy Serrano demonstrates that a braid is always a beautiful solution to taming thick hair in the summer heat.
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