No matter how hard we try to convince ourselves otherwise, certain hairstyles are simply not compatible with certain hair types. That said, every hair type has a unique set of haircuts and updos that will be the most flattering and easiest to maintain. We’ve already gone over curly, straight, and wavy–now let’s dive into coily, coarse, and fine! You deserve to feel confident in yourself and in your hair, so check out our uniquely crafted list of women’s hairstyles that will best suit your hair type.
Afros of all lengths are particularly flatting when it comes to coily hair; however, short afros have become increasingly popular in recent years. If you’re having trouble managing your hair but still want to show off your locks, opt for a short afro! It’s fairly low-maintenance when it comes to coily hair management and it’s absolutely stunning. Whether you’re male, female, or something in between, a short afro could be just what you need to bring your looks to the next level.
Asymmetric bobs–popularized in the 1980s–are making a comeback this year! If you have certain features that you wish would stand out more than others, and asymmetric bob is a great way to highlight your “good side” without detracting from the beauty of your other side. Additionally, an asymmetric bob can help your thick, coily hair maintain volume and magnificence with significantly less upkeep than a regular bob.
Messy Top Knot
Coily hair was made for top knots. You’ve already got the natural curls and the natural beauty, so save yourself the hassle of straightening and brushing and go for a top knot instead! Messy top knots are a low-effort hairdo that yield a high-effort look. If you want to look on top of things, put together, and drop-dead gorgeous without dedicating too much time to your hair, a messy top knot is the way to go. Not only will you save time, but you’ll feel more confident about yourself and your stunning curls.
Internal layers are a great way to add movement and character to your hair without adding any extra frizz. If you’re looking for a way to add shape to your haircut, internal layers can help you accomplish that goal. Contrary to external layers, internal layers will not draw attention to hair breakage or uneven hair texture. In fact, they will give your hair a sense of smoothness and health. If you have coarse hair that often gets in the way of styling, internal layers could be just what you need.
Not only will an undercut bob help your face look slimmer, but it will also serve as a great way to keep your coarse hair looking neat and under control! Like asymmetrical bobs, undercut bobs typically frame one side of your face more than another. Additionally, they are usually cut towards the bottom of the scalp in the back, making them easy to wash, manage, and maintain. If you’re looking for a low-maintenance hairstyle for your coarse hair, the undercut bob is for you!
Medium Shag Cut
Medium shag cuts embrace natural frizziness and breakage, transforming what might have started out as a lazy look into a gorgeous, timeless fashion statement. Shag cuts often consist of curtain bangs or regular bangs, feathered layers, and fringed ends. Pioneered by barber Paul McGregor, a medium shag cut could be exactly what you need to make your coarse hair look more intentional and stylish.
Braids are especially great for those with thicker hair. They will provide you with a lot of volume, but they won’t showcase the weight of your hair like a braid updo would. Additionally, braids are easy to secure on your own and they add a sense of polish to your look. Try braiding your hair around once or twice then try it again in an entirely different direction if you want a more unique look.
A transition shag is a cross between a bob cut and a shag cut. Celebrities from Emma Stone to Taylor Swift to Nina Dobrev have all sported the transition shag at some point or another, so maybe it’s time you give it a try! Transition shag cuts are a great way to add volume to fine hair without relying on length. Additionally, transition shag cuts can be adjusted to flatter any face shape or facial features.
If your fine hair seems to fall limp at your sides with little volume or dynamic, a textured bob is a great way to bring it to life. Like transition shag cuts, textured bobs add volume to your hair, illuminating your hair’s best qualities. Textured bobs can help bring out the natural curls in your hair, helping define your hair’s natural shape and movement.
Blunt lobs can help give your fine hair the shape and definition that it needs. Not only is this look easy to manage, but it is particularly trendy this year–not to mention attractive. A blunt lob will give you a clean, intentional look that will help build your confidence in yourself as a person and your looks. If layers and updos aren’t for you, a blunt bob is the way to go.