By Tara Bitzan
If you have thick locks, all you have to do to count yourself blessed is learn how to manage your hair. Here are a few quick and easy tips:
Length: Thick hair is most manageable when worn quite short, or shoulder length or longer. In between, it tends to get poufy and is more difficult to style. Layers are also great at helping thick hair lay better – but the layers should be put in near the bottom of your hair. If done higher up it could actually increase volume.
Products: Test different products (shampoo, conditioner, mousse, hairspray, etc.) or ask your stylist for advice. Some products are definitely better for managing thicker hair. This could make a big difference. Also, beware of conditioner, which can make your hair even heavier. Consider using it only on the ends.
Washing: Shampoo your hair every day. One benefit of thick hair is that it tends to be strong, so daily washing won’t cause damage. Instead, it will get rid of product build-up that will thicken hair even more.
Don’t fight it: Thick hair often has a natural wave. Stop fighting it and trying to make it straight. Daily use of a hot iron is hard in your hair. Styling will be much easier if you accentuate what you’ve got – scrunch your hair as you dry or use products that will add to the wave or curl.