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Telling someone that they're “thick” usually isn't a compliment - but if you're talking about their hair, it just might be.
Thick hair has an incredible amount of body and volume, making it appear full and lush and the envy of guys with thinning and fine locks. Still, if you have thick hair, all that volume can mean problems with frizz and fly-aways.
The good news is that you maximize the benefits of having thick hair and diminish the drawbacks with the right hair care products.
In this guide, you’ll learn:
- Do you have thick hair?
- How to choose shampoo if you have thick hair
- How to choose conditioner if you have thick hair
- How to choose hair styling products if you have thick hair
Let’s dive in.
How to Choose: Hair Products for Men with Thick Hair
Do You Have Thick Hair?
First off, you need to make sure that you actually have what's considered to be thick hair! Otherwise, the following advice won't do you much good. :)
Thick hair either consists of many smaller hair strands with dense growth or fewer wide hair strands. If your hair tends to stick up and stands up close to your scalp rather than lying flat against your head, you likely have thick hair.
Thick hair can also take more time to blow dry than thin and fine hair.
How to Choose Shampoo for Men with Thick Hair
The best shampoos for thick hair are generally moisturizing formulas that hydrate the strands while they remove dirt and oils.
The extra hydration that these products provide can reduce the risk of frizz. You see, frizz occurs when your hair absorbs moisture from the air. The drier your hair is, the more likely it is to suck up the droplets of water around you when you find yourself in humid conditions.
Because thick hair can give oils and residues plenty of places to hide, you should shampoo 5 or 6 days a week.
You may want to use a clarifying shampoo every other week or once per month to remove build up that your moisturizing shampoo may miss.
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How to Choose Conditioner for Men with Thick Hair
To meet your thick hair's moisture needs, follow your shampoo with a rinse-out moisturizing conditioner every time you wash.
On the days that you skip the shampoo, you may want to work a little leave-in conditioner through your hair starting about 1/4 inch away from your scalp and pulling the product through to your ends.
If frizz has become a very frequent occurrence, use a moisturizing deep conditioner once or twice per week until your hair is well hydrated and easier to manage.
How to Choose Hair Styling Products for Men with Thick Hair
Thick hair will put styling products to the ultimate test, as it can be very hard to hold in place.
To keep your hair secured just where you want it, you'll need styling aids with high or super hold properties.
For the highest amount of hold and creating spiky or sculpted styles, use an alcohol-free gel.
For a more pliable hold, you can opt for a pomade like the Old School Pomade from Brooklyn Grooming:
When frizz arises, try working in a smoothing serum, spray or lotion to tame your thick hair. These products seal the strands and help to keep them from absorbing humidity.
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