Busy Girls Guide to Thick Hair
Hello Beautiful People,
Hair is every woman’s best accessory…when it behaves, though. At its best, it’s silky, smooth, or softly curled. At its worst, it’s dry, frizzy and – well, pretty much a hot mess. Although we all wish to have Rapunzel’s hair, the reality is with all the stress, heat styling and hair coloring; our hair ends up just giving up on us!
Thick hair is often viewed as the ideal type of hair to have and is known to be more desirable. Having thick hair is both a blessing and a curse, because even though its nice to have a full head of hair and sure having extra volume is great and looks even better, but what about the constant frizz and time it requires to style it? Thick hair can generally be quite tricky to manage
This post goes to all my thick-haired ladies and gents out there. You’re not sure how to keep your thick hair healthy? Well, this guide will help you!
- How to Care for Thick Hair:
- Don’t Wash your Hair Everyday
Since thicker hair tends to lean more on the dry side, washing it everyday will strip the scalp off of its natural oils, making your hair less shiny and dry. Try washing your hair at least twice a week.
- Make Sure you Condition your Hair:
Never skip conditioner as it helps keep your hair hydrated and keeps it from getting dry and splitting. Hair masks are the best way to condition your thick hair, best used once weekly.
- Stimulate your Scalp:
Massage your scalp once a day in addition to brushing your hair. By massaging your scalp, you will help increase the blood flow to the hair follicles, boosting growth.
- Get Some Layers:
Try adding layers to your hair, its one of the best way to help manage your thick hair. Adding layers gives the hair both lightness and movement as well as thins out the hair to help tame it and give it shape.
- Keep Up with the Regular Trims:
Trimming your hair regularly helps the hair look livelier. Just make sure you get a trim every 6-8 weeks.
- Products that Helps Tame Thick Hair:
- Hair Oils:
Hair oils are the best way to help maintain frizz and to keep your hair strands moisturized as well as nourished. There are few different hair oils that can help with that, however, the best types of oils for thick hair are:
- Coconut Oil
- Sweet Almond Oil
- Argan Oil
- Hot Tools:
Even though hot tools are not the best for our hair, however its important to choose the right tools for our hair. Ever wonder why some hot tools cost so much more than others? Not all hot tools are made out of the same materials, some are more expensive then others because they are made out of materials that help prevent the hair from drying out or even burning. The best tools for thick hair are those with Ionic properties. It not only helps cut down the drying/styling time, it also helps control frizz and boost shine.
- DIY Hair Mask:
Experimenting with a DIY hair mask is an inexpensive and convenient way to bring moisture back to your mane. Masks are important for every hair type, especially thick-haired girls! I have been using this hair mask for a few months now and it works wonders to restore shine to your hair, fight frizz, repair any damage and add moisture. The eggs and mayo are rich in Vitamins A, D, and E, proteins and fatty acids, help retain the moisture and shine in your hair while the olive oil draws in moisture from the air, locking it in the hair strands.
You will need:
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
- 5 Tablespoons of Mayonnaise
- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl
- Apply to your hair from the ends to the roots, and put a shower cap on
- Let it sit for 30 mins, then rinse the hair mask off and shampoo and condition as normal.
- Hair Styles:
- Go for Braids:
Braids look amazing on thick hair FYI, so for the days when your hair isn’t looking as good; just braid it!
- Half-Up Hairstyle:
This hairstyle was made for girls with thicker hair; the half-up style can easily be one of your go-to looks when in a hurry. It takes no time to achieve it and plus the outcome is always amazing.
Hope you found my thick hair guide helpful and incorporate some of the tips yourself. Do you have any thick hair care tips? Leave a comment down below!