Thick Hair Problems

shitaginokoibito said: hello, names Juliet, i have a question, i have naturally thick curly wavy hair, and due to taking antidepressants my hair has become frail and breaks , i stopped taking the antidepressants long ago. and i am now waiting for my hair to heal. it has started to heal slowly, but i want to know if it till go back to original health in time? next month ill be starting a Jamaican camoel oil. do you have any advice?? for dealign with tress and all

It should, yes. If you’re concerned, talk to your doctor and make sure your hormones are okay and stuff like that, because they can affect your hair growth. Shampoo for dry/brittle hair can help, as well as oil treatments. 

duhk0ttuh said: I have thin hair and want thicker hair. Do you know how I can make this happen? Or were all you people just lucky and born with it? Damn you genes!

Alot of it is your genes, but you can do some things to help. Try a protein wash. You can also use volumizing shampoos/conditioners. A friend of mine also uses volumizing dry shampoo everyday. 

kinokofairy said: I love braids, hair accessories and buns, but my hair seems to be too thick to do any of that stuff without it taking forever. I have too modes: down and ponytail. Not to mention having so much hair causes a bunch of other problems. I like the way long hair looks, but I don't like the hassle. I keep thinking about shorter hair, but not sure what style would look good for me... HALP!

talk to your stylist. Maybe you can find a happy medium. The other thing I found (Because I was a pony tail or down FOREVER) is that practice makes perfect. On days where you’re not pressed for time, practice doing the styles you want to wear. Then you’ll be able to whip ‘em out when you want them daily.

Anonymous said: I recently got my hair cut a little below my shoulders and a very short side bang and although I needed it cut(most of it was stretched and damaged) and the sidebang looks fine, whether I brush through it, it will frizz insanely or look like a rats nest. My hair is thick, wavy, and then curls a little bit at the bottom, and I can't even use any comb(not even the one designed for curly hair) and using too much hair oils and product causes pimples and is rather annoying.

Try finding a good leave in conditioner (usually the brand of shampoo/conditioner you use will have other hair products too) and using that before you style your hair. Do you flat iron your hair? Because if you do the Tressemme 7 day anti frizz works WONDERS. If not, a good anti frizz spray/cream can make a huge difference too. They make some specially for curly hair.

Anonymous said: Since I color my hair regularly, I have to use a certain shampoo/conditioner for it. This particular brand costs $5-6 per bottle for both of them. So I regularly spend $10-12. Luckily, the shampoo lasts about 1-2 months depending on how much I use. Normally though, the conditioner only lasts half that time. Well, the other day, I noticed that I actually had more conditioner than shampoo. Understandablly, I was puzzled by this. Turns out, my dad and brother had been using it as body wash. -__-

I hate when that happens!

Anonymous said: I have thick hair and was thinking of getting a japanese style bob cut but my mother keeps telling me that my hair will look horrible because it's not a layered bob. Any advice? ; 3 ;

Ask your stylist. They’ll be able to give you sound advice on how it would look. And, in the end, it’s your choice!

Anonymous said: Help? My hair very thick and annoying. when down it goes to shoulders but its horrible! It used to be waaaay longer but I cut it due to it always getting tangled like a rat nest. I can't wear it ponytail or bun long because I get migraines from it!

Do you like short hair? Talk to your stylist or browse google for short styles you like, otherwise, Goody spin clips are amazing! They spread out the weight and support. I’d also suggest low pony tails and buns, like right at the base of your skull, it doesn’t throw off the weight of your head as much. For controlling it- condition well in the shower (try mixing coconut or olive oil with your shampoo. 1 tbsp to every cup of shampoo or so- it makes your hair softer and sleeker). and find a good frizz control or leave in conditioner.

Anonymous said: Ever since my stylist layered my hair (meaning she cut 3-4 inches off and thinned it considerably), my hair hasn't stayed clean-looking/feeling for more than 1-2 days after washing. Now, after I wash it, it looks greasy and nasty two days afterwards. Before she cut it, it wouldn't look greasy/nasty until about 4 days after washing it. I used to wash my hair 2-3 times a week (frequent washing dries my hair out BADLY), but now I'm having to wash it 4-5 times weekly. What do I do?

Hmmm, It probably has something to do with when she thinned it- there’s less hair to hold the oil. I’d suggest finding a shampoo and conditioner for dry hair. Also make sure you’re rinsing the conditioner from your scalp good, or it’ll make it look greasy.

Anonymous said: Hi! I have thick and frizzy hair and I want to get curls or waves since it is too hard to straighten it... I have tried all the heatless options and none of them have worked including: rollers, braids, etc. I just want to have gorgeous hair! (My hair when wet goes about four to five inches past my shoulder) please help me!!!

I use hot rollers, usually. My hair is ridiculously stubborn when it comes to curling (and it’s long and heavy, so that doesn’t help) so curling irons don’t really work. If you want to avoid heat, I would suggest pin curls. Do pin curls at night (especially if you shower) and then cover them when you sleep. That way in the morning you can style them with your fingers instead of brushing out the curls.

I have also seen good reviews about the Topstyler by Instyler. It’s hot clips you can use on your hair to curl it. I’ve never tried it because the unit is pretty pricey, but I’ve seen good reviews. 

Anonymous said: I have very thick and wavy hair and i just find it so hard to handle. Products don't tame it and straighteners don't do a thing. I would love to braid it but the hair doesn't seem to separate properly an the braids never stay in. It looks stupid by its own and just like a massive puffball. When i get it thinned it returns to thickness in a couple of days and it gets knotted constantly especially in the heat I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO DO CAN YOU PLEASE HELP WITH ANY OF MY PROBLEMS

Is your hair course or thinner?  Do you flat iron? Do you condition? I would suggest looking for some kind of Sexy hair product- they have quite a few products for different hair needs. I like their big sexy hair because it keeps my hair under control, but they also have a silky sexy hair, and another one for curls.

Anonymous said: my hair usually forms these chunky ends and they usually go in random directions. I'm not sure if it's because my hair is straight or thick. Do you know any tips/tricks/products that can help?

Hmm, it would depend on if your hair is dry, frizzy, etc. I would try finding a product designed for the ends of your hair. Most brands have some type of finishing product or cream for the ends of your hair. 

Do you flat iron? Because if you do, I just tried a sample of the Tressemme 7 day keratin product and HOLY CATS IT’S GREAT!! I was REALLY skeptical after seeing the commercials, but I got a sample with my shampoo last week so I gave it a try.  Not only did it last longer than the 3 washes it said it would last through (it lasted 7), it totally works! It even works a bit without the heat activation. There were a couple days I was feeling lazy and didn’t flat iron my hair and it still had less frizz overall than usual. You can get it for a little less than $7 at Wal-Mart.

aunt-google-official said: Hey! So I am wondering if it is natural to lose a lot of hair when showering and combing it out after showering. I have pretty thick hair and always have and I clog up the drain and when I finish combing it out, it leaves behind a wad or two of hair. Anything I can do?

It’s normal. People lose hair from brushing/showering. If you suddenly start losing more than usual, then it’s cause for concern, but if it’s the same as always, it’s totally normal. (not much you can do about it)

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?