Lots of girls have thick, unruly hair that takes forever to dry and is challenging to style. If this applies to you, then you probably know first-hand how frustrating it can be to have such thick hair. On the bright side, remember that there are lots of girls out there with thin, limp locks who would love to have hair like yours! It's all about knowing how to manage thick hair and keep it healthy.
DO Thin it Out (Without Losing Length)
If you're feeling completely weighed down by your thick hair and want a little more manageability without sacrificing a lot of length in the process, ask your hair stylist to thin your hair out the next time you get your hair cut. He or she will use thinning shears to reduce the volume of your hair without affecting the overall length. This can make a huge difference and will make your hair quicker to dry and style.
DON'T Leave it All One Length
Layers are your friend when you've got thick hair; they add dimension while also making your hair a little more manageable in the process. When you have thick hair and keep it all at one length, it can look extremely heavy and unflattering. This is especially true if you have shorter hair, where the thickness will be even more noticeable. If you're worried about the layers being too short or drastic, just ask your stylist for long, subtle layers.
DO Work in Sections While Styling
Any girl with thick hair knows just how much of a workout it can be to get those locks dry after a shower, let alone styling them! The best way to tackle thick hair when styling is usually to work in sections. Many women, for example, prefer to dry the bottom layer of their hair first and then work their way up to the top layer. The same can apply when straightening or curling your hair, as working in sections will help ensure that everything gets dried/styled properly and that you don't miss any pieces.
DON'T Use the Wrong Products
Last but definitely not least, be sure to experiment with different products until you find the ones that work best for your hair. Specifically, be careful to avoid any volumizing products (such as shampoos or mousse); if your hair is prone to being oily, you may also want to consider a weekly clarifying shampoo to keep your hair looking healthy and clean.