Thick Hair Problems

Anonymous said: I have a problem with my thick hair, and the problem is dandruff .-. Every single time, I think that my scalp is all clean but NOOO, dandruff keeps coming back and and it sucks man. I distinctly remember that I didnt have this problem before around middle school days but when it came around high shool. I CANT WASH IT PROPERLY ANYMORE HELP PLS

I would either try Head and Shoulders, or if it’s REALLY serious, go to your doctor, especially if you have eczema or psoriasis, because they have prescription shampoos to treat that on your scalp.

Anonymous said: I have natural really thick hair but I found a solution; go to your hairdresser and ask them to use a special comb to thin out your hair (don't know if that's the phrase, English isn't my first language). It makes your hair way easier to manage, it'll feel less heavy and you'll love it! Don't know if this is helpfull or if you know this already but yeah :)

Yes, you can have them thin your hair! Alot of athletes I know do that.

But one thing to keep in mind is it’s thin until it grows out (which takes longer than growing out a cut) so if you think you might change your mind after a time, I’d think carefully about this option.

Anonymous said: I have thick, frizzy, dry hair, that's past shoulder length and it's a challenge to deal with it all the time because it looks like a lions mane when its out. Does anyone know any tips to make dry,thick, frizzy hair silky smooth like other people's hair? I recently stopped using shampoo and only using conditioner now but idk what to do? #sickofdryhair

I would recommend finding a shampoo specifically for dry hair. I’d also try a leave in conditioner and avoid using heat if you can, or be REALLY diligent about using heat protecting spray. Tresemme and Garnier have great frizz control products. 

Has anyone used the shampoo/conditioner that Tresemme has that is supposed to be activated by your flat iron?

Anonymous said: I've had Thick, dry, frizzy hair all my life and I want to make it silky smooth, so it feels good, doesn't look dry and more manageable! Any tips?? I recently stopped using shampoo and only use conditioner and after applying conditioner I rinse it with cold water??? Thanks x.

Make sure you’re using a moisturizing conditioner. You might also find a shampoo for dry or dry/brittle hair and use it once or twice a week. Try a leave in conditioner in addition to your regular conditioner. Avoid Mousse if you can, it tends to be drying. Both Garnier and Tresemme have REALLY good anti frizz products. 

Anonymous said: Hello there! Having thick hair has always been a bane to brush and clean. Even after getting a military cut 3 weeks ago, my hair has already become thick again. The local humidity and summer heat has only made it greasier and my thick hair with my somewhat short cut had made my scalp feel slimy and condensed. I've even found several dry, flaky spots on my scalp. Even after washing how some online articles suggest, I still don't feel clean or see improvement. I need some advice :/

Head and Shoulders is GREAT. It helps your scalp and keeps your hair clean. I also LOVE LOVE LOVE Tresemme shampoos and conditioners. they make several different types, so I would find one for flake control. How much do you use? I use way more than the recommended amount because I have ALOT of hair. Do you wash your hair every day? I also keep dry shampoo on hand for days where I know my hair will be super greasy by the time I decide to go out later.

Anonymous said: i have hair thats super thick and its like curly some days, straight some days, and the worst thing is i dont think curling or straightening makes my hair any more manageable. :/

What do you mean? What happens when you straighten it? What products do you use? How do you curl it?

Anonymous said: #topknotforlife

My head weighs a ton when I wear a top knot or a high bun.

kissmeimirish242 said: I have super straight hair. And I hate it. Any ideas of how to change it up?

You can get a perm to have permanently curly hair (and by permanent, a few months) or if you don’t want to do that, I find that hot rollers work better than a curling iron (and go faster because I have ALOT of hair and it doesn’t like to be straight or super curly) you can also try pin or rag curls at night if you don’t like using heat on your hair. 

Anonymous said: For the longest time, I have had long, super thick hair. I always got compliments on how pretty it was. My hair is my baby. I had grown it halfway down my back. Well, today I did something incredibly stupid. I decided to let my stylist layer my hair. I did this because she charges me 1/3 of the usual price since I am her "walking advertisement". I COMPLETELY REGRET IT. My hair feels SO much thinner and only looks a tad longer than shoulder length. I hate it, and now I want to cry. I HATE IT.

UGh I’m sorry! That happened to me once! I went in for a trim and lost over a foot (I could tuck it into my belt but when I left it barely came down to my bra latch.) I don’t know why, but stylists can’t seem to layer long hair (if you know one that can LET ME KNOW!) I tried to explain to mine “just make each layer longer than you normally do” but instead she chopped off over a foot, cut it crooked because she started tapering the ends with out asking, then asked and I said no, and she pretended nothing happened. My bangs were cut all the way to my ear and way too thick. And in the end, my hair wasn’t layered. The whole experience was awful in every way.

I wonder if the thinness is due to the layers? I don’t know- mine wasn’t actually layered, it just felt thinner.

If I were you, I’d go in and explain what you don’t like so that they’re aware. You might get your money back, you might not. As for your hair, I know the feeling of HATING it. When I hated my hair cut, I dyed it (I use the 28 washes dye because my hair is [usually] too long to commit to a color) and that at least gave me something to take the edge off.  It’s a waiting game until it grows out again. 

Anonymous said: My hair really hard to cooperate with, especially with updos. My hair is until the chest area, and I exercise daily and sometimes dance as exercise occasionally. I'd rather not have to put in a low ponytail. I have to put it into a high ponytail and bun, but it always sags to easily. What materials and products do I have to have for a bun or high ponytail?

I brush it up into a high ponytail, I don’t usually use products. But if it’s really hard, I’d find a good leave in conditioner to keep your hair manageable.

Anonymous said: Any tips how to straighten your thick hair and make it easier and quicker to do x

Quicker- I don’t have any tips, but easier- you might already do this: I divide my hair up into sections so that what I’m not working with isn’t in the way. I’ll usually use hair spray or something first, then again when I’m done because my hair doesn’t like to be anything but large and wavy/curly. Has anyone used the Tresemme anti frizz product? The 7 day one?

kvstles said: Thank you so much!

No problem! :)

Anonymous said: I recently cut it shoulder length but now it's starting to grow down my back

It could be the length, but it could also be your hair. Most people’s hair is curlier when wet than dry. You could try using mousse or a curling spray while it’s wet, then crinkle your hair periodically until it air dries.

Anonymous said: I'm mixed (black, native american and white) and I have really really thick hair. When I was my hair, it gets really curly but my natural curls doesn't stay curly. My hair absorb water and my roots thickens up when it air dry. How can I keep my naturally curly hair curly after I wash it?

That’s a good question. How long is your hair? My hair used to be super curly, but then I grew it out to my waist and it’s more wavy than curly unless I curl it. Especially if you have thick hair, length adds weight and can pull out curls when dry.