Thick Hair Style
Having thick hair can be a blessing and a curse. You can learn how to deal with your thick hair so that it is more blessing than curse. Follow this advice and you can avoid the frustration that comes with spending hours in front of the mirror and ending up with Marge Simpson hair.
First off you need to seek out professional advice on the kind of cut you should maintain. Go to a well established salon and remember you really do get what you pay for. You can however, see a lower priced stylist for subsequent visits. This stylist can follow the higher priced cut. If you have thick and coarse hair never allow a stylist to use thinning, or razor shears. They are trying to help you with all your thick hair but it will just make it worse.
The daily blow dry is the hardest part of dealing with thick hair. Rule number one, stop washing your hair every day. It's not good for it. Your hair needs a certain amount of natural oil to remain healthy and supple. Too much blow drying and heat styling also damages the cuticle. Try to only wash your hair every three days. This will cut down on time spent dealing with your thick hair and make it more healthy and manageable. Color treated hair will also fade less. When you do wash your hair ensure that a proper job is done. You may need to lather with shampoo and rinse twice. Investing in a hand held shower head is also advisable. This will allow you to control the spray and rinse out any product completely. After you apply and rinse a deep conditioning treatment, also apply a light, leave in detangling conditioner. Use a wide tooth comb to work it through the hair. Wrap hair in a towel and allow the towel to soak up the water for around ten minutes. When you begin the blow dry process you don't need to use a brush until the hair is almost dry. Then use a round brush with boar bristles and blow dry by sections as you brush it straight. It you have naturally curly or wavy hair you can apply a curling cream before you blow dry and gently cradle the curls as you dry them. You will also need to use a diffuser attachment.
Thick Hair Style
Styling thick hair in a straight style requires a flat iron. Invest in a high end ceramic plated iron. Thick hair requires an even high heat. Separate your hair into sections with clips and iron in quarter inch sections from the roots to the ends. Use a heat styling guard to prevent damage to your hair. Finish with a shine and anti frizzing serum.
To style your thick curly hair you will need a curling wand. This is like a curling iron but without the clamp. This allows you to follow the natural shape of your curl. Gently wrap your curl around the wand and hold for fifteen seconds. Finish with an anti frizzing spray that also offers hold.
Daily maintenance can be cut in half by using a miracle product called dry shampoo. It may sound strange models and actresses have been using it for years. It's available in a mousse, powder, and an aerosol spray and can be purchased at beauty supply stores, drug stores and some salons. You simply spray at the roots and either brush or towel through your hair. If you have curly hair then you will prefer the mousse as you only need to gently spread the product through your hair and no brushing is needed. This product is very useful if you have invested in a professional blowout. You can extend the life of your blowout by at least two days. Just apply the dry shampoo according to the manufactures instructions, hit the roots with your hair dryer and then apply a smoothing serum (if your hair is straight) or an anti frizzing product (for curly hair).