You Need to Try These 5 Ridiculously Pretty Thick-Hair Tutorials


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Having thick hair is both a blessing and curse—sure, it looks absolutely lustrous and phenomenal on its own, like a sheet of soliloquy-inspiring magic, but, on the other hand, it also increases your odds of being locked away in a tower and being used as a rope ladder by villains. Ugh.

And that’s not even mentioning the styling frustrations, which, if you’ve got thick hair, you already know about: sore scalps, slipping ponytails, too-puffy buns, and chain-like braids, all of which can leave you swearing off updos and hairstyles all together. Until today. Because below are five ridiculously pretty thick-hair tutorials that are super-simple to follow, no matter your skill level or damsel status.

Multi-Braided Updo

If you’ve ever tried to braid thick hair, you know how quickly it can veer into rope-like territory. But breaking your waves our curls into skinnier braids and pinning them on top of one another results in less bulk and a softer look.

Sag-Free Ponytail

Putting your hair in a ponytail shouldn’t require a tutorial, but then again, you’ve probably never had to deal with the sagging that comes with thick hair and a high pony. Luckily, this tutorial makes it easy with some smoke and mirrors—i.e. some hidden elastic bands.

Ultra-Voluminous Pineapple

A super-thin mixture of coconut oil and styling lotion keeps these pineappled curls from drying out or fuzzing up during the day, while the super-think hair band holds it all in place.

Half-Up Crown Braid

A half-up crown braid on thin hair? Wimpy and sparse. But a half-up crown braid on super-thick hair is all sorts of dreamy. And unlike most halo braids that require the dexterity of a surgeon, this updo can be achieved with just a few pinned twists.

Tucked and Pin Updos

Holy curls, Batman. This bookmark-worthy tutorial shows you pretty much every possible way to roll, tuck, and pin thick sections of your hair into surprisingly easy and definitively pretty updos.

Chloe Metzger
Beauty Editor

Chloe Metzger is the deputy beauty director at Cosmopolitan, overseeing the editorial content and growth strategy of the hair, makeup, and skin space on digital, while also obsessively writing about the best hair products for every hair type (curly girl here; whattup), and the skincare routines that really, truly work (follow her on Instagram to see behind-the-scenes pics of that magazine life). She brings nearly a decade of writing and editing expertise, and her work has appeared in AllureHealthFitnessMarie ClaireStyleCaster, and Parents. She also has an unhealthy adoration for Tom Hanks and would like to please meet him one day, if you could arrange that. Thanks.