20 Chic Low-Maintenance Haircuts for Thick Hair

Having thick hair can be quite difficult to maintain. After all, just drying your strands can feel like a chore if you don’t do it properly. Using quick-drying hair products and blowout-accelerating tools will certainly help simplify the process, but opting for a low-maintenance haircut will simplify your hair care routine more than anything else.

In this vein, Sally Hershberger senior stylist Jacob Schmidt reveals a variety of low-maintenance hairstyles suitable for thick straight, wavy, and curly hair.

Face-Framing Layers

Schmidt suggests taking a cue from Jennifer Anniston’s hair styling. “I’m a big fan of face-framing layers that update your hair instantly,” he says.

Color Wow Cream Coat Supernatural Spray Anti-Frizz Treatment can be spritzed on damp hair, and a round brush blow dryer attachment (such as the Shark FlexStyleTM Hair Blow Dryer & Multi-Styler for Straight & Wavy Hair) can be used to create this look.

Curly Side-Part Bob

Whether you have thick, curly hair or not, consider a bob or lob like Jurnee Smollett’s, above. For a low-maintenance style, wear your hair parted to the side and apply curl cream from roots to ends.

Tousled Bob

Interested in a shorter and low-maintenance style? Schmidt recommends a choppy lob, a la Billie Eilish. “A choppy lob is a great option for thick hair since the extra layers will add dimension to the hair,” he says. “This style is meant to be a little messy, so it’s super low maintenance.”

For a subtle S-wave throughout, try using a curling iron, such as the T3 CurlWrap 1.25″ Automatic Rotating Curling Iron ($200).