Hairstyles For Thick Hair

How To Easily Manage Thick Hair

Girls with thick hair will share the woes of ponytails that never hold, chignon’s which always drop, and locks which take most of the morning to tame.

Use these simple tips to tame your thick hair, and also look good at the same time!

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Co-washing

Co-washing or conditioning hair just means that no shampoo is used, but rather hair is cleansed with just one product. This is a great alternative for women who have naturally thick, curly, and textured hair which is difficult to tame.

Air-dry

Even though thick hair takes a long time to dry naturally, put down the styling tools and give your hair a break (at least once a week). Apply a nourishing oil to your ends, and allow your locks to air-dry especially on a hot day which should help the overall process.

Accessories

Invest in a few extra-hold clips and elastics which are suited to thicker hair. Sometimes bobby pins and other flimsy hair accessories aren’t suited to thick hair, so don’t waste your money on them!

Organic shampoo

Use organic shampoo and conditioning products which are sulfate-free and won’t leave your hair looking and feeling too frizzy. If you have a sensitive scalp, these products are perfect since they aren’t filled with chemicals which can further irritate damaged skin.

Tools

Use tools and products which are designed specially for girls and guys with thick hair. A boar bristle brush or wide-tooth comb are ideal since they won’t damage your ends, promote frizzy hair.

Hair oils

Tame unruly hair by using a hydrating oil at least once a week while your hair is still damp. Not only does this make it easier to style, but it moisturises hair and keeps it looking and feeling soft and smooth.

How do you manage thick or textured hair?

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December 17, 2014

Thicker Hair in 5 Easy Steps

Thicker hair doesn’t mean succumbing to hair extensions which can cost a small fortune to maintain. It’s all about using the best products for your hair type, mixed in with a few homemade masks which are quick and easy to make. Keep reading below to find out how to achieve thicker hair in just five steps.

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Blow Dry

Sometimes drying your hair in a particular way can cause it to lose volume. One of the best tricks used by hairdressers is to tip your head and dry at a warm temperature (nothing too hot!).

If you have a round brush, you can always use this when drying your hair to achieve a fullness at the roots.

Thicker Hair in 5 Steps

VS Sassoon miniPRO Dryer, $19.99

Thickening products

Use a thickening spray on your roots to create some gentle volume without leaving your hair too sticky afterwards. Perfect for fine or thin hair, all you need to do is mist lightly onto your hair (wet or dry, it doesn’t matter), then style using your fingers.

Thicker Hair in 5 Steps

Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray, $12

Homemade hair mask

Simply combine one ripe banana, one egg, 1/2 cup flat beer, and one tablespoon of honey and mix well. Apply the entire mixture starting from root to tip, then leave in for up to one hour. The beer creates thickness in the hair follicle, and gives the illusion of volume.

Shampoo and conditioner

Did you know that women with blonde hair typically have thinner hair as well? Must have something to do with the peroxide! Use a thickening shampoo and conditioning solution to create some much needed drama in your hair. Make sure to apply conditioner to just your ends, it has a flattening effect when applied (and not properly washed) from the scalp.

Thicker hair in 5 steps

Organix Thick & Full Biotin & Collagen Shampoo, $17.99

Gelatine

Yes, gelatine! Add 4-5 tablespoons into your usual shampoo and shake well. The gelatine adds texture and thickens fine or dull hair after a good blow dry!

How do you achieve thicker hair?

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November 26, 2014

Flattering Hairstyles For Thick Hair

Thick hair is by no means the easiest texture to style; braids never stay in place, buns often feel too heavy, and curls never hold their intended style! If you want to branch out and create a fuss-free hairstyle for your thick hair, then simply try a few hairstyles below.

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No-fuss bun

Rather than combing through all your hair and twisting it in a bun, this is a much easier style which is accommodating to thicker hair.

Divide your hair into two sections, and create a bun on the top part of your head. Divide the middle sections into two, then twist them around the bun and secure with a clear elastic. Super easy and won’t have your hair falling out of place throughout the day!

Flattering Hairstyles For Thick Hair

Voluminous ponytail

Divide your hair into two sections just like the previous hairstyle, but spray some texturising product at the roots for extra lift.

Tie the first ponytail (the upper layer), securely with a hair elastic, then do the same with the bottom. It should blend in seamlessly if your hair is one colour.

Flattering Hairstyles For Thick Hair

Classic bob

Why not get the chop and use your thick hair to pull off a short bob. Not only is this hairstyle really easy to style (especially if you hair is naturally quite straight), but you have enough volume to pull of this look without ageing your face.

Remember to apply a deep-conditioning mask to your ends once a week to keep your hair looking healthy and fresh.

Flattering Hairstyles For Thick Hair

Textured braid

Although this style only suits girls with longer layers, feel free to try it on your thick hair as well! Create a loose braid at the nape of your neck, and progressively make the braid tighter as you finish up with a clear elastic.

Tug at each side to make it more lived-in, then use a dry shampoo to create the illusion of more volume. A fishtail braid also looks really on thick hair as well!

Flattering Hairstyles For Thick Hair

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November 18, 2014

Get The Look: Bombshell Hair

The hair look at the DSquared2 Spring/Summer 2014 show at Milan Fashion Week was a modern interpretation of 1950’s Americana, reminiscent of the tropical enclaves of Miami, Las Vegas, Havana and Hawaii.

“The Dsquared2 designers always favour a glamorous ‘bombshell’ look, and this season the collection has a tropical, sexy ‘50s feeling to it, so I created super volume and a slightly bouffant hair look to support this” said Sam McKnight, Global Ambassador for Pantene.

The resulting ‘retro poolside chic’ look is resonant of a bygone era where manicured looks and perfected style were de riguer at the poolside, and is the perfect summer hairstyle for medium to long hair, whether your hair is straight, wavy or thick. It’s also a fun bridal hairstyle to match with bright lips and a va-va-voom dress.

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1.       Always start with freshly washed and conditioned hair. Pantene Ice Shine Shampoo and Conditioner provides the perfect base for this look.

2.       Apply  Pantene Styling Treatment Foam Soft Curls to damp hair and blow dry the hair section by section using a round brush to create volume, taking the hair up and away from the face.

3.       Then, using a medium –large barrelled tong (depending on length of hair), set the hair (section by section), clip in place and leave to set – for as long as you can.

4.       Remove clips and brush out the hair with a soft bristle brush.

5.       Take the crown section of hair and gently tease (back-comb) the crown area with a tail comb.

6.       Using a very soft brush, brush back the hair over the teased section and brush through the lengths.

7.       Finish with Pantene Stay Smooth Hairspray and apply Pantene All Day Smooth Leave in Crème to smooth the ends.

What do you think of this sexy 50’s hairstyle?

October 3, 2013

Get The Look: Demi Lovato’s Milkmaid Braids Hairstyle

Demi Lovato looks cute as a button in milkmaid braids. L.A.’s first braid bar Assembly Salon shares their tips on how to create this fun summer hairstyle that’s perfect for thick or long hair.

1. Prep hair with Kevin Murphy’s Easy Rider to de-frizz and give hair the best grip to braid. For an undone look, add a 20 cent piece size of Kevin Murphy Hair Resort.

2. Part hair starting right above your left eyebrow. Starting at the part, create a medium rectangular piece and separate into three pieces.

3. Cross the right out-most over the centre then add some hair to what used to me the right out-most strand (now centre).

4. From the right side, cross the left-most over the centre then add some hair to what used to be the left-most strand (now centre).

5. Continue your braid until you wrap around and reach the centre back of your head.

6. Secure braid with a clear elastic. Secure remaining hair in a messy chignon.

7. Mist hair with Kevin Murphy’s Session Spray for a lasting hold.

What do you think of Demi Lovato’s milkmaid braid hairstyle?

July 23, 2013