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How to help maintain EXTRA thick hair.

Following my recent post Simple Everyday Hairstyles That Anyone Can Achieve I received a message of a lovely lady asking if I have any maintenance tips for her naturally EXTRA thick hair.

So here are a few tips & pointers to make thick hair more manageable and most importantly making you feel confident every day 🙂

  • First of all, thick hair works either really short, where the cut keeps it under control, or long enough that the weight of your hair holds it down. Mid lengths tend to result in sticking out hair.

  • Layers or thinning works well to relieve some of the bulk, but the shorter layers or pieces should not be too short, or they can provide added volume instead which is not what you need.
  • When thinking of a style change with colour bear in mind that permanent colours and bleaches leave the hair slightly swollen and therefore thicker. It maybe better for you to use semi-permanent colours that don’t have the same effect.
  • Curl or wave again adds bulk or thickness so go for styles that are worn straight if your natural hair texture allows


  1. Make sure your hair is always trim to avoid it getting too frizzy
  2. Use a shampoo that is specially designed to keep thick hair looking SLEEK
  3. Try: Pantene Pro-V Normal-Thick Hair Smooth & Sleek Shampoo Fights roughness and controls frizz Leaves your hair beautifully silky smooth Helps lock out humidity and leave your hair manageable (£2.30 in Asda click here)
  4. When in the shower, flip your hair over and comb your scalp to push out the grease and sweat that thick hair easily accumulates
  5. Use a hair dryer as much as you can to help you keep control of your locks! When using the hair dryer, ALWAYS  use your fingers as a comb, not a brush (unless its like 95% dry)
  6. If your thick hair is overwhelming your face, just straighten the hair that frames your face, and create a messy bun or ponytail with the back!
  7. Usually, if you have a fringe, it will get  puffy and overwhelm your face shape, make sure you thin it out regularly (with thinning scissors!)


  1. Cut off all your hair out of frustration
  2. Cry

Hope this helps!

If you have any suggestions or requests, please let me know and I wll help as much as I can 🙂

Much Love xx


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