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Im going to a wedding soon and I need to do something with my hair that isnt just laying there dead. But heres the problem, I have thicker hair than anyone Ive ever met. It curls only half the time naturally but its just wavy and a thick mess. I dont
Im going to a wedding soon and I need to do something with my hair that isnt just laying there dead. But heres the problem, I have thicker hair than anyone Ive ever met. It curls only half the time naturally but its just wavy and a thick mess. I dont even brush it because it will just puff out further. Ive had hair stylists tell me they will never cut my hair again countless times, because of how thick it is to manage.
Does anyone have a semi fancy hair style that you would think might work for me for this wedding? A lot of the ones Ive tried out dont seem to work for my hair density.
Oh my. Lol bless your heart. Hmm... Know anybody that can french braid, or is it too thick for that? What about going with curls? You could leave it down and use a thin barrel iron to just curl the ends. That looks lovely. Also try a shampoo like Herbal Essence's smooth with possibly a thick conditioner to weigh it down some and give you less poof. You could do the Smooth shampoo and cond. and then flat iron it. It makes a big diff. for my major poof! Lol. You could always do little spiral twists all over your head while it's damp (use a cond. first to help weigh it down) and bobby pin them while you sleep. Wake up, add hair spray and you have nice, smooth curls. You could test this out on just a few strands before the actual date. Also, those cheap foam hair rollers can work wonders! If you twist your hair tightly and sleep on it, they'll be somewhat sleek and not just seriously poofy. I'm not sure just how poofy your hair is though. If you could handle it, flat ironing the night before could be a big help. Straighten then have someone french braid if you don't like the plain straight look. Or find someone who's willing to cut it and give you some sort of style to your hair and possibly thin it? A nice head of curls sounds like a really good way to go.
TIP: A dryer sheet sometimes helps with static and poof. You can also use a deep cond. treatment (cheap at a pro salon store) and leave it in overnight. My twin sister uses deep cond. treatments overnight with one of those shower caps over her head and it'll stay amazingly smooth and shiny all week. It also cuts her time straightening in half. She sometimes just uses a thick dollar store treatment. I don't do this often because my hair gets dry so easily and it looks greasy SOO easily.
I have a super short cut with a tough-to-maintain style so I have to straighten daily. My hair is very poofy, but I have it thinned and the back is super short so that helps. I spend about an hour straightening after showering at night and then anywhere between 15-45 min straightening the next day. Learning what types of products to use and avoid for your hair type will make things much easier. I understand though, that it's simply unmanagable.
Best of luck! Let us know what you decide. Pics would be awesome too!