Hairstyles for Women Over 40 with Thick Hair

The 40′s women is often very busy either working her career, running a business or running a very busy household with demanding teenagers and time schedules. Through the ages of twenty to forty the woman is settling into and progressing through life with her career and the growth of her family. 40 has always been a tricky age for women.  Not young, and yet not old, occupying an unpleasant middle ground during which they could be seen as either pretending youth or acting old before their time.  40 is an age of flagging confidence and uncertainty, and it’s often reflected in the hairstyles for women over 40.  They begin to give up the long, flowing locks of their youth and opt for shorter, more conservative looks.

Having thick hair is as much of a blessing as it is a curse for women over 40. While thick hair retains body, it may have dried out and acquired split ends. Thicker hair also has a tendency to show signs of graying much sooner than thin hair does. As hair begins to gray, many women disguise it with dye. For those of you who looking for hairstyles for women over 40 with thick hair, below are some ideas presented only for you:

Short Layered Cut

Layered cuts are the best hairstyles for women over 40 with thick hair. With layering you can cut your hair in such a way that they look less in volume. However, hair can be cut into layers in such a way that they can make your hair look thicker too, if you have thin hair then opt for choppy or the mentioned below medium layered cut. To cut your hair into this style, side part your hair and cut them into deep layers. The layers should start from your mid ear level, and the length of the hair should be kept till middle of your neck or a little bit shorter as you prefer. Then flip this hair outwards. Accompany this short haircut with a side sweeping bangs, to make this haircut look even more stylish.

Short Bob

A short bob is an ideal hairstyle for a mature woman because it works well with dry, thick hair. Short hairstyles draw attention away from the health or dryness of your hair and focus attention on your face.

Ask your hairdresser for a layered, short bob cut; layering the hair gives it body and volume for a healthier appearance. Dress up this style by cutting swept bangs or adding highlights to accent your hair’s layers.

Wavy Hairstyles


Wavy hairstyles are best suited for women over 40 with thick hair, be it of medium  or long length. This style gives some extra bounce to thick hair. You can curl up the ends of your locks to make it look more appealing.

Choppy Bob

This haircut can be done on any existing base haircut. A bob is a good choice of base haircut. You can go for a blunt bob haircut or a graduated haircut as a base haircut. To cut your hair choppy on this style, you will need to work on all the hair strands. Take a hair strand, tilt your scissor, and make a cut at 45 degree angle. This way cut all your hair strands choppy into different lengths.

Long Waves and Curls

Long hair with waves and curls at the bottom is also among the most popular hairstyles for women over 40. This is because the elegant curls and waves are suitable for any occasion, be it social or formal and it is also a very simple look to obtain. All it involves is a barreled iron and a bit of hairspray. Long hair can also be left to run down to the shoulders.
Now that you have an idea of what is required for the hairstyles for women over 40 with thick hair to look good on you. And remember, it’s good to keep your hair moisturized. Never let you hair become dry. Dry hair tends to break faster than moisture hair. To moisturize your hair, then you should wash your hair with shampoo regularly and condition it more often. However, the shampoo and the conditioner you use should be the best.

As you can see, provided you think carefully and pick a style that suits your face shape and complexion there’s no reason at all that you can’t look stunning at 40 and beyond.  It may not be quite as simple as it was back when you could get out of bed and look great, but with a little effort you can improve with age.  A little confidence and the right styling is all it takes!





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