Are you tired of your long locks but not yet ready to trade them in for a super short hairstyle? Tired of all that thick hair weighing you down? Medium-length hairstyles are perfect for those who wish to thin out their thicker tresses without chopping off all their hair.
In this article, we will show you some fun medium length hairstyles as well as give you some advice on how to care for your mid-length locks. This way you can decide if one of these looks is right for you!
- It’s different without being too drastic.
- It will always grow back.
- You can still style it with a cute updo. Or half updo!
- Mid-length cuts look super cute with hats, hairbands, bandanas, clips, and other hair accessories.
- Medium length hairstyles are a great way to keep your hair healthy. The longer your thick hair grows, the more it feels weighed down, dull and lifeless.
- There are mid-length cuts to flatter every face shape, age, and personality.
- Mid-length haircuts are easier to style.
- Wash your hair less often
It’s a common myth that washing your hair every day makes it healthier. If you have thicker tresses, you should wash your hair once or twice a week. You can use dry shampoo or a leave-in conditioner between washings. Over-shampooing your hair strips it of its natural oils. Thick hair needs those natural oils to thrive.
*Pro-tip: dry foam shampoos are better for thick hair than dry spray shampoos!
- Do not over-dry your hair
Blow drying thick hair is not only time-consuming, but it isn’t healthy for your hair. According to LoveHairStyles, similar to over-washing, over-drying your hair can deplete your hair of its natural oils.
For thick hair, it is best to let it air dry for a bit until it’s almost dry. This will not only keep it softer but will also make it that much easier to style.
3. Use the right hairbrush
Using the right hairbrush can prevent both static and frizz. The thicker your hair, the more the frizz. Using a boar bristle brush will help evenly distribute the natural oil in your hair making it extra shine while keeping it from frizzing up.
4. Use hair serums to protect your hair
Hair serums are perfect for thick hair. As they are made from amino acids, carbamides, and silence, they will keep your hair looking glossy and soft. As a bonus, they also help control frizz. Additionally, hair serum prevents tangles and helps protect your hair from sun and heat damage.
5. Have your hair trimmed regularly.
Medium length hairstyles do not need to be trimmed as often as shorter cuts (pixie cuts for example). However, it is a good idea to have your hair trimmed every 8 to 10 weeks to get rid of split ends. This is especially true for thick hair and will keep your hair bouncy, healthy, and happy.
Fun and Flirty Looks for Medium Length Hairstyles for Thick Hair
Asymmetrical hairstyles are all the rage! But they don’t have to be drastic. This side-parted asymmetrical bob is super feminine but also super trendy. With one side just a bit shorter than the other, you can rock a shoulder-length bob but still give off a slightly edgy vibe. The soft platinum and ash balayage tones just make this haircut even that more adorable and sexy!
If you have naturally curly tresses and want to thin out your thicker hair, this shaggy bob is just perfect. Razored ends and layers add a ton of volume without weighing down your air. The zig-zag side part is chic and elegant, but also fun and youthful.
Add some soft tones to your darker locks to really make this medium hairstyle pop!
For those women of a certain age who don’t want super short hair, but also don’t want a longer hairstyle, this stacked wavy bob is both youthful and practical. Stacked layers add volume while the longer layers in the front softly frame your face. Finger curls or natural waves only make this flattering cut stand out even more. And don’t be afraid to embrace your graying locks. Gray hair is all the rage right now so if you have it, flaunt it!