So you have thick hair, huh? We’re going to go ahead and assume you’ve felt frustrated with styling your thick hair. It can feel like a lot of hair to try to manage, and that doesn’t exactly scream low maintenance or little time-does it? While it may often feel like you have to spend hours and hours styling your thick locks, we’ve found some great time saving tips for styling very thick hair. Seriously! Naturally, we’re sharing them with you to give a try for yourself. So if you’re a thick hair lady, keep reading!
Get Regular Haircuts
Seem counterproductive? The thing about thick hair is it can get heavy and bulky pretty quickly, and that’s exactly why it’s important to make sure that you’re on a regular routine with your haircuts. Getting a haircut on a consistent basis can help you make sure that you’re eliminating any unnecessary bulk in your hair, your hair stylist can ensure that your hair is maintaining it’s gorgeous thickness but not in a way that’s unmanageable. When you eliminate a lot of the unnecessary bulk your hair will be lighter and much easier to manage-saving you time, energy and frustration.
Invest in a Quality Hair Dryer
Hair dryers are an essential part of any woman’s hair styling routine. Hair dryers are great to speed up the drying process, but when you have thick hair it can still seem like it takes forever to actually get your hair dry. Experts suggest washing your hair the night before to allow your hair to dry (at least mostly) through the night and investing in a quality hair dryer. This will save your time in the morning, majorly. The truth is not all hair dryers are created equally, when you have thick hair you’ll want to invest in a quality hair dryer that allows you to adjust the temperature and the speed of the dryer. Since you have thicker hair you can use a higher temperature setting than most ladies. Doing so is also going to cut down on your styling time.
Don’t Wash Every Day
While we’ve all kind of been trained that we’re supposed to wash our hair every day, that’s just not the case. When you have thick hair washing your hair and going through the whole drying process can be a time consuming thing. Of course, we don’t have to tell you that. One of the best ways to cut down on your styling time AND help keep your hair healthy is to stop washing your hair every day. Those with thick hair typically do best with 2-3 washes a week (maximum). This helps you to save time on styling your hair those days when you’re not washing and make sure that you’re keeping your hair’s natural moisture and hydration locked in. Instead of washing your hair daily, make use of dry shampoo on those days you’re not washing your hair.