Mistakes people with thick hair always make. While we all dream of having thick and luscious hair, it can be a huge responsibility. The thought of trying a new style technique can be scary as thick hair can have a mind of its own.
To help ease some of this anxiety, here are some of the most common mistakes people with thick hair make and how to avoid them.
Thinning It Out Too Much
While removing some of the bulk may seem like a good idea, in most cases, it can make dealing with thick hair worse. Over-thinning with shears or a razor can cause unwanted volume from the shorter layers. It can also fray the ends of your hair leaving it stringy and unhealthy.
Layer your hair properly will help you ditch the extra bulk without compromising the look of your hair.
Going Super Short
Some people may think that a super short haircut will make their thick har more manageable. This can make more work for you in the long run. Short haircuts require more commitment in the hair-care department. When thick hair is cut too short, sectioning and updos are difficult to do.
If you want a shorter style that works with thick hair, a triangular long bob that is longer in the front may be the way to go. This will make it easier to pull your hair back. It will also distribute your hair in a way that it looks sleeker and thinner.
Many people will choose to chemically straighten their hair in the hopes that it becomes easier to manage. What usually happens is that your hair becomes over-processed and unmanageable.
If you are thinking of straighten your hair, try to go for a keratin treatment. This will fill the divots in your hair that create texture to smooth it out and compress the cuticle. These treatments are not permanent and will wash out over time, eventually restoring your hair’s natural texture.
Using The Wrong Shampoo And Conditioner
A common mistake people with thick hair make is using the wrong products. Many think thick hair is curly or textured and stock up on products that weigh their hair down. Due to the density of the hair strand, thick locks retain oil more. This can lead to buildup, leaving your tresses looking lackluster and dull.
It’s important to cleanse thick hair properly to avoid this buildup. Try a gently clarifying shampoo and light conditioner. Try to look for sulfate-free formulas as these will clean your hair without drying it out.
If you have thick hair, chances are you have a fear of getting a new haircut. Finding the perfect one for you can be stressful as it can take a few tries to get it right. This can cause women to choose a single-length blunt haircut. This can work for some people, but not necessarily for others.
Don’t be afraid of layers. A long layering pattern can not only shed some weight from your hair but give you versatility and a nice shape.
Just try to avoid short layers.
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Mistakes people with thick hair always make