Having thick hair is, in many ways, good. It’s a sign of health and vitality, and it means that your hair will probably stick around longer, even into old age. The bad news is that managing all that hair can be a real hassle. It creates a lot of problems, some of which seem to be impossible to solve. I asked some of my friends with thick hair to tell me the problems that they face on a daily basis!
Problem #1: Not Enough Conditioner In The Whole World
Women with thick hair always run out of conditioner faster than they do shampoo. Why is this? Well, it’s mostly because shampoo can be worked up into a nice lather, distributing itself over all the hair before getting rinsed off. Conditioner can’t. And since women with thick hair have far more surface area to cover, it can often feel like you’re trying to decorate a wall with a thimble of paint. Thick-haired women often end up using palm-sized gobs of conditioner to work on those dry, matted split ends.
The good news is that there is a solution. According to hairstylist Mia Santiago, it’s not the size of the conditioner bottle that counts, but how concentrated it is that matters. She says that there are conditioners on the market that are so rich, you’ll only need one dollop. She says that it’s a good idea to avoid conditioners that say “volume” on the bottle since these aren’t targeted for women who already have thick hair.
Problem #2: Blow Drying Makes Your Hair Go Frizzy
Thick hair and blow dryers don’t get along very well, especially when the air in your house is humid. Hair quickly gets out of control and goes so frizzy that it’s unmanageable. When you’ve got thick hair, the option of not drying it isn’t a good one either. Thick hair can take hours, if not days to dry by itself, and for most of that time, you have to wear it up, which you might not want to do.
The fix is to buy a good blow dryer for thick hair. Manufactures have started to make blow dryers specifically designed for different hair types. Dryers for thick hair come with special seals that help to repel humidity, avoid frizz and make thick hair shine.
Problem #3: Brushing Gives You 80s Hair
It’s great to have 80s hair when you’re on your way to an 80s party; it’s not so good when you’re trying to do business, pick up the kids from school, or hang out with your friends at a bar on a Friday night. The problem for women with thick hair is that a simple brush can bring out the 80s in them.
The fix is to add a bit of hairspray to the brush before combing it through your hair. Just dampen the brush with a little product says, Santiago. A small amount of hairspray helps to seal up the cuticles, keeping the hair together, rather than sending strands flying off in all different directions.
I hope you enjoyed the post and found it somewhat entertaining!
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