Long, thick and voluminous hair seems like a blessing, after all, there are so many different ways to style it. But when it comes to managing and taking care of thick tresses, it’s no easy task. If not styled right, thick hair can look pretty disastrous. You’ve got to use that volume to your advantage or your hair will end up looking like a lion’s mane. Here are some common mistakes to avoid when it comes to styling thick hair.
- Mistake #01: Cutting your hair super short
- Mistake #02: Chemically straightening your hair
- Mistake #03: Avoiding layers in your hair
- Mistake #04: Opting for tight hairstyles
- Mistake #05: Overusing products
Mistake #01: Cutting your hair super short
When you have long, thick and unmanageable hair, the easiest way out seems like cutting your hair super short. But that’s one of the biggest mistakes you can make. In fact, a super short haircut will demand a lot of time and commitment each time you want to style it. With nothing to weigh your hair down, the volume will gather at the crown area and make your hair appear frizzy.
Mistake #02: Chemically straightening your hair
Most women believe getting their thick hair chemically straightened will make styling easier and tame all the unwanted volume. What they don’t realise is that this compromises the natural texture of the hair, making it far more difficult to manage. Keratin treatment is a better alternative for anyone looking for smoother and sleeker hair. It restores the natural texture of your hair as the treatment is not permanent.
Mistake #03: Avoiding layers in your hair
Finding the right haircut for thick hair can be a challenge. But one style that’ll never disappoint thick-haired beauties is long layers. Haircuts that include layers help slim down your face and distribute the volume more evenly.
Mistake #04: Opting for tight hairstyles
Long and thick hair can be quite annoying to deal with, especially when you’re working out or when the temperature soars. But pulling your hair back into a tight hairstyle is a big no-no. Opt for a low ponytail or loose bun to prevent causing tension on your hair follicles that often leads to hair loss.
Mistake #05: Overusing products
Yes, we understand you got to use several products to control the volume and frizz in your hair. But overuse of serums, styling creams, hair sprays and hair mousse is never a good idea. They cause product build-up in your scalp and result in greasiness and dandruff.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on May 18, 2020
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.