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    8 Best Tricks For Thick Hair

    End the Battle With Your Thick Hair With These Tips

    Let’s face it: when it comes to thick hair, few women are content with the beauty that nature handed out at birth. Even if she is a modern-day Rapunzel the average thick haired women will gladly trade in her hair for a thinner version. So what does she do? She fries it, dyes it, irons it, conks it, curls it, perms it, relaxes it, sprays it, frizzes it, sticks it with pins, hacks it off, stretches it with extensions or beats it with a blow-dryer. Then, when it’s breaking off in clumps, she runs to a hair stylist or dashes to a beauty counter in search of that magic elixir to erase all the attack she’s just inflicted upon her locks.

    Some of this dissatisfaction is a simple grass-is-always-greener scenario. Some of it is good old cultural brainwashing, Goldilocks, The Breck Girl. . . Those high fashion magazine photos of glamorous supermodels with, long, flowing hair, never mind that it took a squad of hairdressers, styling products, photographers and a jet engine wind machine to achieve that “nature girl” look.
    Enough is enough, It’s time for a peace agreement between you and your thick hair. And I’m here to help you do it with these tips:

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    Thick Tricks

    Trick 1 ~~ A good haircut that adds layers and removes bulk is a great starting point. Thick hair requires the use of professional tools. Often, it also requires a chemical smoothing treatment to make it more manageable. When your hair is wet, cocktail together Unite Shina Liquid, Unite Liqua Versa-Gel and Unite Lazer Straight. Divide your hair into small sections and blow-dry, using a nozzle attachment to direct air flow down the cuticle. This will help prevent frizz while adding hold.

    Trick 2 ~~ To get the most out of thick hair, add long layers and texturize the ends for a softer finish. I’ve had amazing results on thick hair using Wella Professionals Enrich Straight Leave-In Cream, which softens and controls unruly hair. Avoid using alcohol-based products.

    Trick 3 ~~ Another great way to handle thick locks is to choose a shorter, cropped look. Taper the back and sides, leaving some length on top, then add piecy bangs that can be swept to the sides for a softer feel. Ask your hair stylist to thin out and heavily texturize the length that’s left on top for easy, on-the-go styling.

    Trick 4 ~~ One thick-hair challenge is the increased time it takes to blow-dry. To the rescue: It Factor, Quick Blow Dry Shampoos and Conditioners, which speed the evaporation process and reduce drying time by up to 50%.

    Trick 5 ~~ It’s all about the style. I like a side-swept look that makes the most of what you’ve got. To create it, work a texturizer (try John Masters Organics Bourbon Vanilla & Tangerine Hair Texturizer) through your dry hair with a boar-bristle brush. Then mist a little hairspray onto a vent brush and sweep it through the sides, tucking them behind your ears.

    Trick 6 ~~ Try switching your part once in a while to play with shape and weight lines.

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    Hairstyles for Thick Hair . . . Candace Asks:

    I used to have very thick hair. The last time I got a cut, they thinned it out a lot and I love it. The only thing is, now when I straighten my thick hair, it seems to lie too flat against my head. Any tips to give my thick hair more body when I straighten it? If it matters, I wash my hair at night and run a straightening iron through it in the morning when it’s dry.


    You’re not alone with the problem of over-straightening your thick hair to the point that you don’t look like yourself! A few key hair styling tips for thick hair is all you need to give more body to your thick hair that has been smoothed out.

    Washing your hair at night and going to bed with wet hair will affect your hairstyle for thick hair. If you go to bed with wet hair you won’t be able to work it into the fuller hairstyle you want the next morning. Your hair is not unlike fabric. Picture sleeping in a damp shirt and then trying to iron it out, or fluff it out in the morning!

    You can remedy the problem with a few changes to your routine. When shampooing your thick hair at night leave yourself some time to do a blow-dry styling before going to bed. You’ll have more body to your hair, plus a quick, light use of your flat-iron in the morning will be all you need to get the shine and direction to your hairstyle. Use the lowest heat setting on your flat-iron to create smooth, shiny hair.

    Here’s some thick hair styling steps to create volume and smooth, shiny hair!

    • Prep your hair by using a volumizing shampoo and conditioner.
    • Towel dry and apply a root lifter and a thermal protectant spray to mid-shaft and ends.
    • If able, let hair dry partially before blow-drying.
    • Blow-dry hair partly with paddle brush, lifting and directing heat at roots.
    • Finish blow-drying in sections using a large round brush
    • Use flat-iron sparingly to smooth down the cuticle and add shine.
    • Finish with a light finishing spray.

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