Being blessed with naturally thick hair is what we call a “champagne” problem for many of our clients – it’s a problem that is nice to have but a problem all the same.
Thick hair comes in a few different variations. Some people have hair where each strand is thicker than usual. Other people may physically have more hair than others. Some people have both of these challenges to deal with. On top of that, thick hair is often also more porous and prone to frizz than finer hair.
Regardless of your specific hair type, it’s generally agreed that it can be difficult to keep thick hair healthy and manageable.
There are, however, some very effective ways to manage thick hair. Here are our top tips and tricks for making the most of your thick hair.
Keep your hair hydrated
It’s a good idea to invest in high-quality shampoo, conditioner and treatment products that replenish moisture and keep your hair hydrated.
Hydration is the key to managing frizz and fly-aways. Using a regular home conditioning treatment can keep your hair looking its best for longer.
For everyday moisture and styling thick hair we love products like Kevin.Murphy Motion.Lotion and Easy.Rider which are specifically designed to combat frizz.
Keeping your hair hydrated isn’t just great for hair health, it can keep frizz at bay and reduce overall hair volume.
Using high-quality products will hydrate your hair without weighing it down and making your hair feel heavy.
Straighten your hair
Straightening irons are an effective way of flattening the hair cuticles, reducing overall volume and giving your hair a smooth and sleek finish.
It’s incredibly important though that you use a heat protectant before using a hairdryer or any irons on your hair.
Once you have finished straightening your hair you may like to use a light finishing spray to hold your style and add shine.
The long and short of it
Getting a haircut that is designed specifically for thick hair can make a world of difference in terms of manageability and the amount of time it takes to style your hair.
Short hair is often easier to deal with and since you will probably have less split ends you are likely to experience less frizz and bulk.
Longer hair-styles are also a popular choice for thick hair as long hair can weigh down unruly locks.
The key to any cut for thick hair is reducing bulk. Hairdressers may use a number of techniques to reduce volume including layering, thinning shears and razor cut hairstyles.
You should speak to a trusted hairdressing professional for advice on the best cut for you.
Tame thick hair with b hair
If you’re not sure what products, hairstyle and colour options will work for your thick hair, reach out to the friendly and highly experienced team at B Hair, one of Brisbane’s leading hairdressers.
We offer obligation-free consultations. Contact us for more information or to book an appointment at our salon in Oxford Street, Bulimba.