Friday, October 18, 2013

How To Manage Frizzy, Unmanageable, Thick Hair

For those of you who didn't know this, I happen to have extremely unmanageable, frizzy, poofy, dry and thick hair. Which can make it  quite difficult to care for at times.

I've been doing some research on what to do if you have u thick hair, and it was kinda hard to find information however, since most posts were about thin haired people trying to volumize their hair.  But even though I probably have the thickest hair of almost anyone I know, there HAVE to be some people out there who have the same problem as me (that is, at least somewhat unmanageable hair).  Well, I fortunately did find some stuff that I found to be helpful, and I hope it's helpful for you too. Enjoy!

1. Wash your hair every other day.  Over-washing just isn't good for your hair, especially for thick hair.  My hair is quite dry and poofy and it just doesn't look it's best when I wash it more than once in a row.  Give it a try and let me know if it works.

2.  Use a wide-tooth comb.  These are much better for thick hair, and are also designed to help it out.  It's also less damaging than a thinner toothed comb since each pick is farther apart.

3.  Try a leave-in conditioner.  You can purchase these from the store to put in after your shower, or you can make one on your own to leave in before you take a shower.  Mayonaisse and olive oil are both very good for that purpose.  Mayonaisse brings hair amazing shine while olive oil deeply moisturizes your hair, which is just awesome :).

4.  Avoid using heat if possible.  This one is pretty obvious, but let's admit it, we still do it.  But this is especially important for unmanageable hair because it damages even more deeply if your hair is already dry.  This includes: hot showers, heated hair appliances, etc.  Don't worry, because I'll be doing a post on easy heatless hairstyles for thick hair with video!  Stay tuned ;)

5.  Apple cider vinegar as a conditioner.  I recently started doing this, and I've noticed my hair has been A LOT smoother.  What I did was put into a spray bottle 1 part apple cider vinegar and 1 part water into the bottle.  I spritzed it all over my hair after shampooing and usually let it soak for about a minute and then just rinse.  It is literally awesome!  And I was even surprised at the fact that the smell of the apple cider vinegar did not remain in my hair after the shower.  This is my current conditioner and I'm so so so glad I tried it.

6.  Rinse hair with cold water for 20 seconds at the end of the shower.  This was another thing I tried doing.  Make it about as cold as you can manage, and count to 20.  What this does is kind of help the hair follicles (sorry, I forgot the exact science) and it helps to promote shine as well as hair growth.  It feels really good and refreshing and motivates me to get out of the shower (haha).  But yes, I have noticed my hair being way smoother, and I'm definitely going to keep doing this.

Just remember, even though thick hair is sometimes a huge pain, there are also several advantages, which I will be talking about in future blog posts ;).

Hope you enjoyed these tips!  Please leave all your thoughts below.  Also follow me on google plus, google connect and bloglovin for some hairstyle tutorials up ahead. 100 followers in any of those means you have a chance in a future giveaway.  Also please share so others can see :)

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What type of hair do you have?  What do you usually do to manage your hair?

6 comments:

  1. These are great tips, I always do the first three. I have think curly hair and it can be a process.

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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    1. Thanks :) glad to find another person with thick hair!!

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  2. hi so my hair is also really thick and frizzy and annoying all the time. ive been searching for products and techniques and stuff like that for a really long time, but i found nothing :/ hopefully your ideas will help :)))

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    1. You're welcome, I hope they work out for you xo

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  3. Hi,

    Apart from following these tips you can try some home made packs to make you hair soft and smooth.

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  4. Well, I have really thick, curly, annoying hair. XD So I know EXACTLY what you're talking about! When I was younger it was never a problem because my hair was thinner, but as I grew the more my hair grew. I gave up on my hair at 10 and stuck it in pigtails with a hat on top. But once I turned 13, I knew there had to be more to hair than this! So I did my research and bumped into something called the Curly Girl Method. Never using shampoo scared the heck out of me, but I was so desperate that I gave it a shot. I highly suggest this method. I've been doing it for a couple of years now, and it has been life changing! I say go for it!

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