Easy Hairstyle Tips for Thick Hair

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Everyone wants shampoo-commercial-worthy hair — and according to Goody, 40 percent of women are lucky enough to actually have super-sized strands. But all that extra hair means you have to make cut and care choices carefully. These celebrities show off your best options. Here are some tips on how to style thick hair.

Tip #1. Choose The Right Shampoo And Conditioner

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Managing your thick hair starts with the products you’re using. Choose a shampoo and conditioner that will help the hair look and feel smoother. The L’Oréal Paris EverPure Frizz-Defy Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Frizz-Defy Conditioner can help provide long-lasting frizz control thanks to its nourishing ingredients, such as marula oil, which helps to moisturize and hydrate dry, frizzy hair. 

Tip #2. Wash Your Hair In Cool Water

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Hot water is not exactly your hair’s best friend—thick hair or not. For starters, hot water can strip your hair of essential oils, leaving it feeling dry and looking dull. This can lead to the appearance of frizz, which can make thick hair look even bigger. Colder water temperatures will help keep your hair cuticles sealed, in turn making your hair look healthier and stronger. So, the next time you hop into the shower, make sure to do a lukewarm rinse at the end of your hair wash routine. Trust us, your hair will thank you! 

Tip #3. Add A Hair Treatment To Your Routine

If your thick hair tends to feel rough, incorporate a hair treatment, like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive 8 Second Wonder Water Lamellar Hair Treatment, to your weekly hair care routine. Rough hair can look frizzy and poofy, so keep your thick hair nourished with this fast-working hair treatment. Its formula includes wheat proteins that help retain moisture in the hair, making it less prone to dryness. It will leave your strands silkier, shinier, and healthier-looking in just eight seconds. Use two to three times a week on wet hair after shampooing, massaging for eight seconds before rinsing thoroughly. Long hair goals? Try the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths 8 Second Wonder Water Lamellar Rinse Out, to transform long hair in rapid speed..

Tip #4. Apply Hair Cream Before Blow-Drying

You know how your thick hair looks perfect immediately after blow-drying, but then it gets bigger as the day goes on (humidity is a major blowout killer). Well, it’s important to use a hair cream that can help control your hair and keep it in place. Before blow-drying, apply the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Blow Dry It Thermal Smoother Cream, which can help provide long-lasting frizz control and heat protection. Apply it to damp hair, then blow-dry for a sleek look. 

Tip #5. Try Flat Ironing Your Hair

Flat ironing your hair can leave it looking smooth and sleek—and less thick than it really is. To get the best results with your flat iron, always make sure to straighten your hair when it’s fully dry. Your hair is most fragile when it’s wet, and flat ironing wet hair could lead to damage. Make sure you apply a heat protectant, like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Heat Slayer Pre-Iron Spray Leave-In, before reaching for your flat iron and use it on the lowest heat setting to prevent damage.  

If hot tools aren’t your thing,  there are also non-heat intensive solutions you can try, such as keratin treatments or silk presses (for the natural hair gals). 

Tip #6: Get A Haircut 

You can also ask for layers to keep your hair in a more manageable style. A graduated bob or long layers are two of the best haircuts for thick hair. Before your hairstylist starts cutting away, go in for a consultation and express your thick hair concerns so that they can determine which haircut will please you the most and offer you the best results.

Here are some easy hairstyle tips to manage thick hair.

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