Last month we talked about the struggles of styling thin hair and ways we can boost up the volume to give the illusion of thicker, voluptuous hair. Even though thick hair is often yearned for by those with finer hair, it comes with its own styling tricks to avoid a frizzy, unmanageable mane. If you have thicker hair and are looking to add some shine and silkiness to your tresses, keep reading!
More often than not, those with thicker hair notice that their shampoo and conditioner don’t always run out at the same time. Usually, the conditioner goes first. This is especially true if your hair tends to be on the frizzier side. Instead of constantly running out and buying a new bottle of conditioner, you should purchase a one that’s more concentrated, or ‘thicker’. This will give you enough product to work throughout your hair by just using a small amount. Aveda’s Smooth Infusion line is perfect for keeping frizz away, smoothing out your hair and giving you enough product to work with to your ends. If you need something with a little more moisturizing power, Moroccan Oil also carries a smoothing line that will help keep your hair in check. You should always avoid products that promise extra body or volume. Your hair already has enough volume and body; you don’t need to overdo it. When purchasing a shampoo and conditioner, your main focus should be hydration and moisture.
As painful as it is to hear, blow-drying is important when it comes to keeping thick hair manageable. It might take forever, and most of the time we’d rather sleep a little longer than to deal with a sore arm all day, but blow drying really does have its advantages.
When you wash your hair, blot out any access water and grab your products. Products help smooth, tame and hold throughout the day. Aveda’s Smooth Infusion Glossing Straightener or Moroccan Oil’s Smoothing Lotion are great serums for hydrating and smoothing out frizz. Sprays designed to help cut back drying time are great too! They usually contain a conditioning agent like oil and some form of heat protectant to keep damage to a minimum. Stay away from salt sprays or any spray that might dry out your hair. This will only add more frizz. For curly hair, use curl creams to add moisture and use a co-wash when shampooing to avoid over-washing your curls. Aveda’s Be Curly line carries a curl enhancer as well as a co-wash to help you along the way! Moroccan Oil also has an Intense Curl Cream that locks in some extra moisture while bringing extra spring to your hair.
Depending on your texture, those with thick hair don’t have many options that are shorter than shoulder length. Well, you use to not have many options. Nowadays, stylists have ways of thinning up your tresses allowing you to go shorter without sacrificing any movement. Keep in mind that not all shorter cuts work well if your hair is wavy or even curly. If your hair isn’t cut right, thick hair can easily be hard to style the shorter you go.
The best person to talk about what cut will not only give you a great look, but also won’t be difficult to style and lay right is your XEX Stylist. You should always listen to what your stylist has to say. If they don’t recommend a certain length, try going a little longer and decide from there. They’re there to ease you into a style that’s trendy and manageable with your lifestyle. They also want to make sure that you’re comfortable and confident with your appearance.
So, whether you have fine hair or thick hair, all hair requires special maintenance to keep it looking and feeling its best. If you’re unsure about your hair type or want to learn more about how to style your hair, book a consultation with your stylist! They’re here to help!