If you have thick, curly hair, people with thin, fine hair probably envy your beautiful tresses and tell you so. What they don’t know is that thick, curly hair can be a challenge to maintain. Sometimes, you have no control over it, and you may get conflicting advice from stylists on what to do with it. The good news is that you really do have a variety of options that will present your strands in their best light.
Layering is a style that you can try with thick, curly hair, but it is a matter of taste. Layering thick, curly hair can take off some weight, making it more light and bouncy. Your curls may react well to the layering and lay better. On the other hand, layering can enhance your curls and volume, so if that is not the look you want, do not layer.
Grow It Out
If you feel that you have too much volume in your hair, grow it out some. The length will weigh it down, according to the Fuller Head of Hair website. The longer your hair, the more styling options you will have, such as a messy bun, braids or a half updo, all of which look good with curly hair.
Diagonal Side Part
If you have thick hair, part your hair diagonally, rather than straight back. Start the part above the arch of one eyebrow, and part it toward the opposite side of your head.
If you wear bangs, make sure that they are not too short, because with curly hair they will rise up and look even shorter. Keep your bangs just above your eyelashes. You can straighten just the bangs and leave the rest curly for an interesting and contrasting look.
Wear a Headband
Headbands look better on curly hair than straight because they flatten the hair. Wear the headband any way you like, and it is bound to look good. You can also put it on your hair while it is damp. When you take it off, your hair will be set at the crown. You will still have body, but the hair on top of your head will stay in place.
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