The main struggle with thick hair is the maintenance! From finding proper clean, paraben free products, to blow drying and styling, it’s a long process and sometimes we just aren’t up for the routine. When we get tired of the maintenance program we begin to cut corners and that makes it all worse or we settle with looks that we really don’t like.
By cutting corners or using sub-par quality products, you are actually creating more work for yourself which then results into a cringe worthy frizzy finish. Not to worry. Take a step back, breathe and let’s talk about the solutions.
Clean beauty is the idea that products should be formulated without the toxic ingredients that are found in the vast majority of hair care or beauty products on the market today. Which can make finding a clean, paraben free shampoo more difficult then you might imagine. With all the talk in the media these days about Clean products you’d assume that quality, clean, paraben free shampoo would be easy to find. Well, you know what they say about assumptions.
Parabens are chemicals that have been used since the 1950s to prevent bacteria and act as a preservative.Studies have shown that some parabens can mimic the activity of the hormone estrogen in the body’s cells, and estrogenic activity is associated with certain forms of breast cancer. Additionally, parabens have been found present in breast tumors. This in not to say that parabens cause cancer, but there's some evidence that suggests that there may be a link with prolonged expusure. But there are alternatives! So, if the quality is the same, why chance it.
So now that we’ve covered the need for clean products for your thick hair let's talk about specific products that treat some of the main issues with thick hair. If you are like the majority of thick hair beauties, you find yourself fighting frizz more than those with thin hair. Investing in a paraben free shampoo and a treatment masque can save you time and money in the long run. A hydrating deep conditioning masque once a week and using a paraben free shampoo in your shower will really help your thick hair stay smooth and keep the frizz away.
When you have thick hair, you have more hairs to actually reach. This means you need to take the time to make sure your shampoo and other products are distributed evenly. Take the extra time to massage the products into the ends of your hair, especially when you’re using the hair oil or treatment masque.
Additionally, be extra careful with “sea salt sprays.” These tend to dry the hair out and can create more frizz than curls. If you’re wanting to get those beachy waves be sure to use a sulfate free spray like the clean wave spray from Reform Beauty to get the look without the crunch or frizz.
Thick hair do care! Take care of that glorious mane.