Some girls are just #bornthisway when it comes to thick hair, but having voluptuous strands can be overwhelming at times. If you feel like toning down your mane check out these easy hair hacks for a more manageable 'do.
1. Ask your hairstylist to "take the weight out" of your hair. Hair dressers can trim your hair to take out a lot of weight. According to celeb hair stylist Sarah Potempa "adding long layers gives thick hair movement, while blending these layers with texturizing shears helps to lighten the hair."
2. Use serum. Serums and hair oils will reduce frizziness, making your strands lay flatter. This will make your lock silkier and much easier to tame.
3. Ask your hairstylist for an undercut. Kylie Jenner has rocked this edgy look, but it turns out it's good for lightening hair, too! J.B. Shelton, a Bosley Professional Strength Specialist says, "The undercut is a great way to remove a great deal of hair so the hair will lay smoother and sleeker. You can use this style by removing hair at the nape [of the neck] just under the occipital bone."
4. Use your flat iron. Texture gives hair extra volume. After drying strands, use your flat iron to get a sleek look.
5. Use a rubber hair tie. Those pretty knotted hair ties might look great on your wrist, but they won't hold up your thick hair. try a thick rubber hair tie. They hold their shape and grip your hair firmly to keep your thick hair in place.
6. Try a half-up 'do. Thick hair is perfect for a half-up hairstyle. Your bun will look full and volumized, while also taking some of the thickness out of your bottom layer.
7. Grow your hair out. Longer hair is heavier, which helps it to lay flat and reduce volume.
8. Comb your hair with a paddle brush while you're in the shower. Potempa says you should brush out your hair after you've conditioned to eliminate knots, then again with a wide tooth comb once you get out of the shower to delete tangles for good.
9. Rock a center part. A side part makes hair appear thicker, at least on one side. A center part evenly distributes your hair, which will help to take some of the volume out.
10. Use a clarifying shampoo. Potempa says this will keep your thick mane from being weighed down with excess product and grease.
11. Never leave the house with wet hair. Wind and humidity can all make your hair a wild mess, especially if it's already damp. Potempa says you should "wait for your hair to dry all the way before leaving the house." This will prevent frizz because dry hair holds its sleek shape much better than damp hair.
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