Technically speaking, hair thickness refers specifically to the width of a single strand. Generally, the diameter of hispanic and african hair tends to be larger (and therefore thicker) than that of caucasian hair.
However, hair density comes into play, too. If you have fine strands, but loads of them, overall your hair would be considered to be thicker than those with a low hair density of fine strands.
A truth well-known by thick-haired girls, is that it’s not always a walk in the park. Granted, you may have more body and volume than most, but when your shower drain looks like Chewbacca’s armpit and an embarrassing amount of your income goes on conditioner, it’s tempting to chop the lot off.
While the main problem faced by thin-haired girls is flat, pancake strands, a major problem faced by thick and full-haired girls is ‘the pouf’. In fact, the pouf is a big reason why so many thick haired-girls opt for a slightly longer length, as the extra weight can keep the whole lot from pinging up and out of control.
Before we settle for anything less than an utterly phenomenal cut though, it’s important to point out that tactical cuts with considered layers can work incredibly with full hair to enhance and celebrate the texture. Nape-length crops and delicate pixie cuts can help to structure thick hair beautifully.
Curly and loosely waved lobs are a pretty middle ground if you want to retain length while gaining a little more shape. And there’s an endless array of bobs that work beautifully. We love Yara Shahidi’s slick, structural, sliced bob for curly textures, or the cheek-skimming French bob for full, thick, wavy and straight strands.
The ‘modern beehive’ is going to be the next big hair trend (just ask Anya Taylor-Joy) – here’s how to get the look at home
If there’s one hair trend we’re seeing pop up time and time again in 2021, it’s the modern beehive. While we undoubtedly have Amy Winehouse to thank for the ‘60s beehive resurgence of the ’00s, this year, the retro hairstyle has been seen on countless Fashion Week catwalks (think: the likes of Moschino, Christian Cowan and Batsheva), on various awards season red carpets, and more recently, on Anya Taylor-Joy who stars in Edgar Wright’s upcoming psychological horror film Last Night in Soho.
Anya’s blonde beehive hairstyle, featuring a blunt fringe and soft waves, makes sense – the new film is set in the Swinging Sixties in which Anya plays wannabe singer Sandy. The official description reads: “A young girl, passionate about fashion design, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer. But 1960s London is not what it seems, and time seems to fall apart with shady consequences.” Last Night In Soho recently premiered at the Venice Film Festival, and will be released in cinemas on Friday 29th October.
We first saw the style making a welcome comeback at the Brit Awards in May, when Dua Lipa wore dark hair pulled back into a high voluminous bun with long strands framing her face. Then, at the BAFTA TV Awards in June, Aimee Lou Wood’s chic up-do served all the modern beehive drama.
The 26-year-old Sex Education star, who picked up the award for Best Female Performance in a Comedy, wore a flowing floral dress with statement collar by Miu Miu, her signature winged eyeliner, and her hair in a subtle beehive with face-framing bangs.