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How to Manage Very Thick Hair

Having very thick hair can sometimes be a headache. However, there are some things you can do to make your hair more easily manageable. Here are some tips to manage very thick hair. Start by avoiding volumizing products. Avoid using blow dryers without flat ironing after. Instead, air-dry your hair. Using the right tools can help you to tame your thick hair.

Avoid Volumizing Products

Volume-boosting shampoos can make your hair look thicker. Many of these products are designed to clean and add body without leaving any buildup. When you are shampoo shopping make sure that you do not accidentally buy the wrong shampoo. If you are new to wearing thick textured hair like a Kinky Curly Weave and you are not sure what type of shampoo you should buy, consult a professional stylist.

Air Dry vs Blow Dry

You may be wondering how to air-dry very thick hair. It seems simple enough, but there are several steps you need to take to do this. First, towel blot as much water out of the hair as possible then use a leave-in conditioner and smoothing crème. Smoothing cream will help to tame the hair and keep the strands under control. 

If your hair is very curly, you can twist it or braid it at this point while it is still damp. This will help to stretch the hair so that when it dries it would be more manageable. If you have straight thick hair which resembles a kinky straight weave, then you can use a heat protectant and blow-dry the hair. After blow-drying, apply some more heat protectant and flat iron the hair. This will debulk the hair and make it appear thinner. It will also make the hair more manageable.

Centre Parting

Centre parting is one of the best styles for thick hair. It creates soft ‘wings’ and is one of the most popular trends. But it is not the only way to go. You can also choose an off-center parting if your face shape isn’t oval or round. Other styles you can try on thick hair include a short center part or long side-swept styles.

If your hair is too thick to work with, you can opt for a center parting to even out the weight. This style will give you the opportunity to add more face-framing layers and achieve a more balanced long hairstyle. A center part will give you a lot of styling options and make it easier to manage. A long side parting will also give you plenty of options when it comes to styling. 

Coconut Oil

If you have very thick hair, you can add coconut oil to your daily hair care routine. This natural hair oil is highly effective in adding moisture and shine. You can apply it on dry hair before styling or use it as a leave-in conditioner. To use this natural hair treatment, you should apply it at the ends of your hair, and very little on the roots. You should not use coconut oil directly on your scalp unless you suffer from dandruff or an itchy scalp. If you do, it may cause buildup on your scalp.

The application of coconut oil can help minimize split ends, tame fly-aways, and tame frizz. It works best when used on damp hair, but you must avoid applying it at the roots of your hair as it will result in a greasy scalp. However, if you have thick and porous strands, you can use more coconut oil to moisturize the hair. For best results, apply coconut oil twice a week and check your hair after each application.

Raw Shea Butter

Many people are concerned about the condition of their very thick hair. Fortunately, raw shea butter is a great product to use as a hair treatment. Not only does it add luster and shine to hair, but it can also prevent breakage and dryness. Adding a few drops to your conditioner each time you wash your hair will help you achieve a healthy scalp and manage your hair’s thickness.

Raw shea butter has many benefits for your skin and hair. It can be used as a hair mask, a hair oil, and a natural moisturizer. It contains nutrients that make your hair softer and smoother. If you have thick, coily hair, shea butter is a great treatment to try. Try it in small amounts for the best results. If you have greasy or oily hair, shea butter may be too heavy and may cause a breakout so use it with caution.

Emma Lewis

I did my graduation in fashion designing and currently working with different beauty and fashions brands to explore my skills.

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