Girls all over the world wish to have thick and luscious hair. But having thick hair comes with its own set of responsibilities. From hair care to styling, thick hair tends to be hard to manage because it has a mind of its own.
Fighting frizz, breaking combs and spending hours blow-drying your hair are problems girls with thick hair face on the daily. But the main reason for these hair challenges could be certain hair care mistakes that you are making unknowingly.
Fortunately for you, we have curated a list of some common mistakes and how you could easily avoid them below. Go ahead and read on, but don’t forget to thank us later.
- Mistake #1: Using the wrong brush
- Mistake #2: Chemically straightening your hair
- Mistake #3: Using the wrong shampoo and conditioner
- Mistake #4: Not getting regular trims
- Mistake #5: Washing too often
Mistake #1: Using the wrong brush
Hair care is not a one-brush-fits-all kind of thing. So using the same brush that works well for your BFF with fine hair is a huge mistake. Always use a bar brush as this will help smoothen out your thick hair.
Mistake #2: Chemically straightening your hair
A lot of girls prefer to opt for a chemical straightening treatment in the hope that it will make their thick hair easier to style. But this ruins the natural hair texture, leading to over-processed and unmanageable strands. The best alternative to this is to go for a keratin treatment. This treatment helps to fix the small kinks in your hair and leave it silky smooth.
Mistake #3: Using the wrong shampoo and conditioner
Let’s repeat this together: Using the right kind of shampoo and conditioner makes a world of difference. Using shampoos meant for curly or textured hair prove to be too heavy for your locks and tend to wear them down even more. Always use gentle formulas that help get rid of product build-up and keep your hair looking fresh and healthy.
Mistake #4: Not getting regular trims
One easy way to get your thick hair to behave and get rid of bulkiness is to get regular trims. You need to stop skipping those regular visits to the salon as that will just contribute to your hair feeling and looking unkempt and big.
Mistake #5: Washing too often
No, we are not asking you to skip showers completely, but shampooing your hair every other day is doing more harm than good. If you have thick hair, you should be limiting hair washes to once every three days or even once every week. Anything more than this is going to strip your hair of its natural oils, dry it out further and make it frizz up.
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