To those who think that women with thick hair are the most blessed of the lot, let me tell you, we are not! We have equally annoying problems to deal with, at times far more annoying than those with fine or curly hair. Imagine stocking up on combs and brushes when you go to the store to buy your monthly supplies because getting rid of knots and tangles means sacrificing a comb.
If the above lines hit you a little too hard, welcome to the club. We know exactly how you feel. Here are some common problems faced by girls with thick hair and how to deal with them.
- Running out of conditioner before shampoo
- Blow drying is no less than a workout
- Hairstyles don’t stay in place
- No elastic tie can hold your mighty ponytail
Running out of conditioner before shampoo
Yes, women with thick hair are those weird people who run out of conditioner before shampoo. In fact, we spend more time conditioning our hair than washing it. The obvious solution is buying two bottles of conditioner for every one bottle of shampoo.
But we have a more practical solution here. Instead of applying lots of conditioner to combat dryness, use only the suggested amount. Post shower, run some leave-in conditioner or Dove Elixir Hair Fall Rescue Hair Oil - Rose & Almond Oil through your strands to remove tangles as well as add nourishment.
Blow drying is no less than a workout
If washing those thick strands wasn’t tiring enough, you now have to blow dry it or else wait forever for it to air dry. Here’s a tried and tested blow drying method that works for those with thick hair. Start with blowing drying your bangs and allowing the rest of your hair to air dry for 30 minutes. Then roughly blow dry until it’s almost dry and smooth out with the help of a paddle brush.
Hairstyles don’t stay in place
Another struggle that comes with thick hair is that hairstyles don’t stay in place, because just like the combs, styling products and tools give up too!
If you are using heat styling tools, use smaller sections of hair and don’t forget to use a finishing spray that also offers hold. While using bobby pins, spritz some hair spray on them before tucking it in your hair, this will keep them in place.
No elastic tie can hold your mighty ponytail
Women with thick hair would love to tie their hair into a ponytail or top knot and get some work done but no elastic tie has the capacity to hold it.
The solution is to replace your regular hair ties with spiral ones. They can easily withhold your mighty ponytail and if it stretches out all you got to do is put them in hot water.