My Hair Is . . . Very Thick
Cubicle Convos, Round Three
Over the next few weeks, I will be running a series called “My Hair Is…”, where I will focus on specific hair types and give recommendations for styling products & general hair fixes. Here is the first post in the series: My Hair Is…Fine & Limp.
If you have super thick hair, I hope you’ve discovered the joy of a blow dry spray that cuts some dry time OR dry shampoo. If you ever feel like your hair is too much to blow dry or style, those two products will help in a great way.
I really like the Matrix Style Link Turbo Dryer Blow Dry Spray or KMS California Free Shape Quick Blow Dry for dramatically cutting time on your blow dry. It’s also best to let your hair air dry as much as possible if you can!
A vented paddle brush, like the Olivia Garden Healthy Hair Eco-Friendly Bamboo Professional Ionic Vented Paddle Brush, will allow the air to flow through the brush as you blow dry, to help speed it up a bit!
If you like to go a few days between washing your hair, I’d highly recommend the BloPro shower cap. It’s the best I’ve used for keeping moisture out!
I thought I’d answer a few general thick hair questions below.
Q: Bobby pins won’t stay in my thick hair, is there anything I can do?
A: Well, you may be putting too much hair in the bobby pin. Next time you go to use one, grab a section that you normally would but then divide it in half. Put the pin in, and see what a difference it makes! (More tips on bobby pins here!)
Q: Ponytails always hurt because my hair is so heavy, any advice?
A: Stack two ponytails, or messy buns, on top of each other! Divide your hair from your ears, all the way to the back of your head. Create one ponytail with the bottom section first, and stack the second pony with the hair from the top directly on top of it!
Q: I can’t get my curls to stay separated. My hair all blends together as one heavy unit. What can I do?
A: Curl each section in a different direction and slightly different size! And use texture spray (one of my favorite texture sprays: Amika Un.Done Texture Spray)!
Have any more questions about thick hair? Leave them below!