3 Pro Hairstylist Tips to Help Revive Your Thick Hair
Plus, the products to help get your hair back on track.
The post-summer state for thick hair
The hearty nature of thick hair doesn’t make it impermeable to the effects of warm weather. Dry ends, tangles and lack of protein are often experienced by this hair type, says Joico artist Melissa Duguay, from the Eccentric Hair Studio in Moncton, N.B. The result? “You may be feeling like frizzies are a permanent feature!” says Olivia Colacci, hairstylist and founder of TwentySeven Toronto. Learn how to embrace your hair type with our stylist tips.
- Getting thick hair back in shape requires going back to basics. “If hair is unmanageable and too full of volume, a consistent regimen of shampoo and conditioner will revive and strengthen it,” says Hill. A nourishing line, like GLISS Ultimate Repair, addresses these issues by adding back moisture and keratin to over-processed hair.
- Make NNC (Never Not Conditioning) your new mantra. “A good at-home treatment is key. This can either be in the form of deep conditioning hair masks or leave-in treatments to repair and nourish dry ends,” says Duguay. Her fave, Joico K-Pak Luster Lock Treatment, works in three to five minutes to provide deep repair and illuminating shine instantly.
- When treating thick hair with product, summon Julia Child’s approach to butter: don’t be stingy. “Thick hair has the largest diameter and usually drinks product right up like a sponge,” says Colacci, “Use a generous amount when smoothing an oil or leave-in conditioner through your ends. You’ll need more than one pump.” Read on to find out the right products to help bring your locks back to life.
Best shine-boosting spray for thick hair
Shelters hair while enhancing vibrancy, strength and moisture. Plus, find out if you’re doing enough to protect your hair against pollution.
Joico K-Pak Color Therapy Luster Lock Multi-Perfector Daily Shine & Protect Spray, $26 at salons.
Best conditioning spray for thick hair
A lightweight spritz works inside and out to strengthen and soften. (Stop believing these conditioner myths STAT if you want healthy hair.)
Gliss Ultra + Moisture Express Repair Conditioner Spray, $10 at mass retailers.