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My tips for styling thick hair for men

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Styling thick hair for men can be quite laborious if you don't master the gestures. Here are my tips for styling thick hair for men.


Thick hair in men can be relatively difficult to style due to its type. Relatively thick and dense, it is not only necessary to prepare them well before doing your hair but above all to apply the right styling product.

Here are my tips for properly styling thick hair for men.

My tips for styling thick hair for men


Thin out to style your thick hair

Before giving you my advice for styling your thick hair properly, you will have to go through the hairdresser box. Indeed, the objective here will be to prepare them well and make it easy for you to style them on a daily basis.

Because the main drawback when trying to style thick hair for men lies in their density. They are thick and dense, which can make styling difficult. Also, it is necessary to thin out your thick hair regularly. For this, depending on the density of your hair and its growth, it is advisable to go to the hairdresser every 15 days to 3 weeks.

So if you have a hair clipper, you can try to do it yourself.

Don't over wash your thick man hair

If you have thick hair, it is not recommended to wash your hair too frequently. Normally, you should wash your hair with shampoo between 2 and 3 times a week. But we tend more and more to shampoo every day, and that's not good. Too many shampoos risk making them greasy, and with the use of styling products, this can be bad for the hair.

So, do not hesitate to wash your hair with clean water every day, without necessarily using shampoo. You could reserve the shampoo the day you plan to shower after a workout.

Either way, if you're using a men's styling wax or other styling product, don't use shampoo every night, just rinse with clean water.

Steps to style thick hair for men

Blow dry before styling your thick hair

Before applying a styling product, it will be necessary to dry your thick hair well. It is in fact not recommended to apply a styling product to wet hair, unless you want to have a wet effect hairstyle, Italian style.

To properly dry your thick hair:

  • I advise you not to use a hair dryer which will damage the hair fiber of your thick hair. Especially if you are used to using it every day.

  • prefer instead for thick hair drying with a towel. A micro fiber towel in particular will easily absorb water.

In any case, if you use a hair dryer, be careful to set the heat correctly. And take the opportunity to put the hair in the desired direction so that you can style your hair more easily afterwards.

What product to use to style thick hair in men

To properly style your thick hair for men, you will need to use a styling product that allows you to fix your hair throughout the day.


Wax for styling thick hair


Also, to style your thick hair, I advise you to use a styling wax for men, taking care to choose it with a matte effect. You can of course use a styling wax with a shiny effect if you want to add shine to your hair. The advantage of styling wax for men is that it will style your thick hair while leaving it looking completely natural.

Other products for styling thick hair

Another product you can use is styling clay, which will also nourish your hair.

It is not recommended to use a styling gel because the product will be visible in the hair with a plaque effect that will not be aesthetic at all. Similarly, it is not recommended to use a styling mousse that will give even more volume to your thick hair.

How to style thick hair with a spike

Many men who have thick hair face the problem of spikes. And god knows it's complicated to style your thick hair with a spike. It can even ruin our lives spending hours trying to flatten the cob. To style a cob, here are my tips:

  • it is necessary to wet all of the hair and not necessarily the ear.

  • use a hair dryer to work the cob using the greatest force. This will smooth the cob and thus work it better with a styling product.

Here is my selection of styling products for thick hair:

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