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The bigger the hair, the harder they stare is the motto, but for some people with thick hair, it’s not all glitz and glam. More hair means more work and thick hair can have the tendency to get poofy and frizzy often, leaving you longing for a sleeker look. Luckily, we’ve got some solutions that can help you manage your thick hair so that you can transform it into various styles you love. From choosing the best hair care products for thick hair to styling your hair in a way that makes your mane more tamed, here’s what you need to know.
Managing your thick hair starts with the products you’re using. Choose a shampoo and conditioner that will help the hair look and feel smoother. The L’Oréal Paris EverPure Frizz-Defy Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Frizz-Defy Conditioner can help provide long-lasting frizz control thanks to its nourishing ingredients, such as marula oil, which helps to moisturize and hydrate dry, frizzy hair.
Editors Tip: Be sure to steer clear of volumizing shampoos and conditioners since these can make your hair look even bigger.
Hot water is not exactly your hair’s best friend—thick hair or not. For starters, hot water can strip your hair of essential oils, leaving it feeling dry and looking dull. This can lead to the appearance of frizz, which can make thick hair look even bigger. Colder water temperatures will help keep your hair cuticles sealed, in turn making your hair look healthier and stronger. So, the next time you hop into the shower, make sure to do a lukewarm rinse at the end of your hair wash routine. Trust us, your hair will thank you!
If your thick hair tends to feel rough, incorporate a hair treatment, like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive 8 Second Wonder Water Lamellar Hair Treatment, to your weekly hair care routine. Rough hair can look frizzy and poofy, so keep your thick hair nourished with this fast-working hair treatment. Its formula includes wheat proteins that help retain moisture in the hair, making it less prone to dryness. It will leave your strands silkier, shinier, and healthier-looking in just eight seconds. Use two to three times a week on wet hair after shampooing, massaging for eight seconds before rinsing thoroughly. Long hair goals? Try the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths 8 Second Wonder Water Lamellar Rinse Out, to transform long hair in rapid speed..
You know how your thick hair looks perfect immediately after blow-drying, but then it gets bigger as the day goes on (humidity is a major blowout killer). Well, it’s important to use a hair cream that can help control your hair and keep it in place. Before blow-drying, apply the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Blow Dry It Thermal Smoother Cream, which can help provide long-lasting frizz control and heat protection. Apply it to damp hair, then blow-dry for a sleek look.
Editors Tip: In general, shop for hairstyling products that can give your hair a sleek finish, since this can help prevent thick hair from looking too voluminous.
Flat ironing your hair can leave it looking smooth and sleek—and less thick than it really is. To get the best results with your flat iron, always make sure to straighten your hair when it’s fully dry. Your hair is most fragile when it’s wet, and flat ironing wet hair could lead to damage. Make sure you apply a heat protectant, like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Heat Slayer Pre-Iron Spray Leave-In, before reaching for your flat iron and use it on the lowest heat setting to prevent damage.
If hot tools aren’t your thing, there are also non-heat intensive solutions you can try, such as keratin treatments or silk presses (for the natural hair gals).
You can also ask for layers to keep your hair in a more manageable style. A graduated bob or long layers are two of the best haircuts for thick hair. Before your hairstylist starts cutting away, go in for a consultation and express your thick hair concerns so that they can determine which haircut will please you the most and offer you the best results.
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