Latin men are well known for their good looks, style, and thick, coarse locks that are beautiful, dark, and luscious.

So, it is no wonder that an average Latin man places a lot of importance on how his hair looks. There are several Puerto Rican hairstyles for the stylish Latin man to choose from. They range from cool and suave cuts to wild and bold ones.

The thick hair texture and density of the average Puerto Rican man also opens up a variety of styling options and haircuts. Most of these Puerto Rican haircuts are short because the hair can be difficult to arrange in any neat way. You will rarely find a Latin man with long tresses, not that there aren’t any cool long hairstyles, but there are few who wear them.

Are you ready to check out which haircut would be the perfect fit for you? Great, but first let’s take a look into how to treat and maintain your thick and coarse hair.

Tips For Dealing With Thick Hair

It is no news that Puerto Rican men are blessed with thick and coarse hair. This is an obvious advantage because there is little to worry about when it comes to thinning hair or baldness. But then, on the flip side, thick hair can be difficult to style and maintain which could be a bother.

Here are some helpful tips to take care of your thick head of hair:

Drying Your Hair

If you have thick hair, there is a right and wrong way to dry your hair. Please pay close attention, you have to try to go against the instinct most men have when they get out of the shower. They just rub their hair vigorously with a towel to dry it out. Don’t do it.

Here is why. Thick hair is prone to damage when wet. Vigorously rubbing your wet hair with a towel causes some hair strands to get caught in the fibers of the towel. The hair then stretches out causing damage and frizziness.

Instead, pat dry your hair after shaking out the excess water. It might look weird shaking your head like a wet dog would after a bath, but your hair will thank you. Let it air out after shaking most of the moisture out. This is the best way to dry Puerto Rican hair.

Too Much Heat Is Bad

Understandably, few things feel better than a hot shower on a cold day. It might feel good, but heat is bad for your thick hair. This is because the heat strips too much of the natural and essential oils from your hair and makes it dry.

This applies to blow dryers too. As mentioned before, the best way to dry your thick hair is to air it out. But there are instances when you do not have time for that. If you have to use a blow dryer, use it at its lowest heat setting.

Keep It Simple With The Hair Products

It is perfectly okay to use hair products like gels, sprays, waxes and so on. But you need to be careful to not overdo it. Using too much hair product makes your already heavy head of hair even heavier.

Wash But Do Not Repeat

There is a myth that when you shampoo your hair, you need to rinse it, then shampoo it again and rinse. Well, that is just a lot of unnecessary washing. Doing this strips your hair of essential oils and makes it dry. One wash is enough.

Puerto Rican Hairstyles To Check Out

Okay, you have read about some really helpful tips for taking care of your thick and coarse hair. Now you get to dive into some of the coolest Puerto Rican haircuts that you can choose from.

The Julius Caesar Haircut

This hairstyle is a great option for you if you have tightly curled Puerto Rican hair. It is also perfect for busy guys that do not want to spend a lot of time styling their hair every day.

This hairstyle features shaved and closely cropped hair. The sides and back are typically shaved but the hair in front is left to grow a little longer. The longer hair in front is then combed forward. This hair is cut in a very straight line, right across the top of the forehead and below the hairline.

Long and Layered

This is another perfect style for you if you have thick, straight, or wavy hair. This cut might need a little bit of styling before it is ready to rock, though. It is a low maintenance haircut. You might also have to wait to grow your hair out a bit before you can pull it off. But it is a haircut that will complement your Puerto Rican locks beautifully.

This is how to create this cool look:

The first step is growing the back of your hair long enough to cover your neck. Then you can have your barber trim the ends of your hair evenly. The sides and front of your hair are then layered to frame your face.

Leave most of your hair length falling down and covering most of your head all around. When you sweep your long mane back or tuck it behind your hair, it gives you a pretty cool natural mane look.

High And Tight

This is a barbershop standard and is typically asked for by men of all cultures. Nowadays, this hairstyle has become a favorite among Latino athletes.

You can have your stylist give you the high and tight cut by shaving the sides and back of your head. The front is left long and then combed to the side. This is a very similar cut to the traditional boy’s haircut. You cannot go wrong with this simple and low maintenance haircut.

Two-Tone Hairstyle

The average Puerto Rican man’s dark hair color provides an opportunity to experiment with different hair colors. The more popular way to take advantage of this is to frost the tips of your locks. This creates a dramatic two-tone style that looks really good.

One popular Puerto Rican that has made this style his own is Pop Star, Ricky Martin. His brown and blonde pompadour hairdo is a favorite among Latino men.

His dark hair has several tiny streaks of blonde on top. The sides keep their dark color and are cut quite close around the back, ears, and sides. For that extra dash of style, you can add a bit of gel or mousse to give a spiky effect.

The Pompadour Haircut

This is one hairstyle that has stood the test of time and has evolved over the years. The pompadour originally gained popularity in the ‘50s and ‘60s with stars like the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis  Presley.

Of course, a haircut that good does not stay in the past for long. It has made a huge comeback in the past few years. Nowadays, the basic pompadour has been tricked up to include several variations that you can choose from. From shiny to matte, messy to slick, pick whichever one does it for you.

You can have your stylist tease your thick and unruly hair into a pompadour. You can start with a good amount of volume on the top. You can give this volume a matte finish and textured style. Then have the sides faded or tapered. The final touch? A side part, or not, whatever floats your boat.

The Undercut

This is a bold cut that has also been around for a long time. It is a versatile haircut that has many expressions. Of course, it is perfect for the average Puerto Rican’s thick and coarse hair.

The basic undercut for men features short-cropped hair at the sides of the head all the way to the temple. Hair is left at the top of the head to style however you want. The short sides can be shaved entirely, buzzed short or cut short.

You can have your fun with this hairstyle and style it how you want. You can keep the hair on top short for a military look. You can also sweep the hair to the side for a neat comb-over. For the ultimate snazzy cut, keep the hair in front long for a disconnected style. The undercut also works for Mohawks, fauxhawks, spikes, and hair worn loose.

Whichever option you choose to go with, this style has got you covered and makes your thick hair easier to manage. You really only have to bother about styling the bit in front.

Puerto Rican Tapered Mohawk

The Mohawk is another style that has been around for ages and has evolved and changed in modern times. This hairstyle is great for Puerto Rican hair and there is one type that works very well with thick hair.

It is a style that is known as the tapered Mohawk. This Puerto Rican haircut has tapered sides, it has a line hair design on one side and a really stylish crest on top. You can add a bit of funkiness to the look by dying your hair blonde or getting highlights.

Fohawk Spikes

A fohawk is a mohawk-like type of hairstyle. The name literally means a false Mohawk. It is made to look like a Mohawk but isn’t actually one. Adding spikes to the traditional fohawk adds another dimension of style to the basic look.

You can find a hairstylist on the Goumin app to help you with this. Have your hairdresser apply some hair gel to the top of your head to create that spiked look. The tapered sides also give you the freedom to add whatever style you want. Parting, fade, undercut, whatever you like.

Neat Curls

Some Puerto Rican men have curly hair, although some don’t like sporting them. But then there is no reason for you not to show off your natural curls.

You can have your stylist create a nice fohawk for you or a high taper fade. Whichever style you go for, make sure to keep the hair in front long to show off those neat curls.

Puerto Rican Shaped-up Military Hairstyle

This is a well-known variation of the popular military hairstyle. It is perfect for Puerto Rican men that don’t want to be bothered with maintaining their hair.

For this low maintenance hairstyle, your hair is left to grow about a quarter of an inch long. Your front hairline is then shaped up to have a neat rectangular shape. It only needs a touch up here and there every other week depending on how fast your hair grows. Put this hairstyle on your favorites list, it really takes a load off of your head, literally.

The Right Products To Use For Your Thick Puerto Rican Hair

With thick Puerto Rican hair, the main problem is that there is usually too much of it to handle. You have learned how to deal with this type of hair and some great hairstyles that you can create with it. But you also need to know which types of products to use.

Generally, you do not want to use any volumizing mousse on your thick hair, there is no point. Thick hair benefits from products that provide a good hold but does nothing for the volume or stickiness.

So, you might want to consider stocking up on pastes and clays. You should also get a good moisturizing shampoo and a decent hair conditioner. This is because it is easy for thick and coarse hair to get really dry and frizzy.

If you have thick hair, the best gift you can give to your hair is keeping it moist, always. This is because when your hair dries up, the cuticles, which are the outermost layer of your hair, open up. When this happens, your hair will look even thicker and straw-like.

Also, conditioners are a good idea because they help keep your thick hair manageable. Using it often will give your hair a sleek and less voluminous look.

Rusk Styling Cream

Styling creams are perfect for taming hair that is prone to frizzing. They also provide great definition for your hair. Styling creams also help to weigh your hair down. This keeps it from flying every which way. They even keep long hair soft and shiny.

Rusk styling cream is a product that provides flexible body and pliable support for your hair. It gives your hair that extra touch of texture that is great for thick Puerto Rican hair. It also lifts and gives your hair a really nice shine. You can apply it to wet or dry air. This product is available on Amazon for $14.

Bed Head Matte Separation Wax

Hair wax provides a lot more hold for your thick hair than hair pomades. You can use hair wax if you want to add some shape and definition to your hair. Hair wax also provides gloss to your hair and makes it way sleeker than normal.

Bed Head Matte Separation Wax contains a mixture of beeswax, cera carnauba and a blend of polymers. This provides that all-important separation for your hair. It also provides humidity resistance and it is perfect for Latino guys that want to hold and style their hair. It is available on Amazon for about $8.

Jane Carter Solution Restore Moisture Mist

As you have read earlier, one of the most important products that you need as a Puerto Rican man is a good moisturizer. This mist from Jane Carter is a great way for you to replenish your hair’s moisture.

This product contains restorative ingredients like rosemary and shea butter that work well to lock in hair moisture. This keeps your hair shiny and prevents dryness. This mist works for all hair types, especially for thick curly hair. It is also natural and paraben-free.


Are you looking for the best hairstylist in your neighborhood to pull off these hairstyles? The easiest way to find the right stylist is looking on the Goumin app. Goumin is a haircut app where you will find experienced and professional hairstylists at reasonable prices. You only need to do a quick search on the Goumin app and you will find different hairstylists, their portfolios and reviews. Then you can select whichever one you consider the most suitable for your needs. You can book an appointment and pay within the app.

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Chapter 1 – The Best Haircuts For Puerto Rican Men To Rock

Chapter 2 – Tips For Dealing With Thick Hair

Chapter 3 – Puerto Rican Hairstyles To Check Out

Chapter 4 – The Right Products To Use For Your Thick Puerto Rican Hair

Chapter 5 – Conclusion

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