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Make hair thinner?

10 comments · save · last comment by Shiori M. almost 4 years ago

Randi  Butler

Randi B.

NEW YORK, NY,
United States

2402 posts

I naturally have extremely thick, dry, fragile, frizzy, curly hair.
I've gotten my hair thinned out from time to time, but it doesn't do much.
I even deep condition my hair.
My hair is already chemically straightened. And it still takes 2.5 hours to straighten.

I see soo many products for maker hair thicker, but i was wondering if anyone knows of any products that thin out hair without being too harmful?

Thanks for reading.

almost 4 years ago

#2
Mara C

Mara C.

LAS LOUIS AND ST. VEGAS,
United States

4925 posts

Get a little bit of layering. Especially if you've already chemically straightened it and intend to keep it like that for a bit, a few LONG layers will make it thinner on the sides and won't cause it to poof up on top.

I've also got bigass hair that basically turns me into a triangle/lampshade-looking thing, and having just a couple long layers did help. If it's also really frizzy and dry, try not shampooing as much or completely cutting out shampoo... I dunno how well that works with chemically straightened hair, but for a lot of girls with curly hair, shampoo is just too much detergent and ends up really stripping away a normal amount of oils, so if you shampoo too frequently, you end up with really brittle hair. The foaming agents/detergent-y things can be particularly harsh as well, and most conditioners already have mild ones in them that can clean hair anyway.

I go three or four days without shampooing, but I condition regularly (and I've noticed since doing this that I don't need as much conditioner), and my hair is easier to keep from getting massive and awful. Plus it's not brittle anymore.

June 20, 2010

#4
Randi  Butler

Randi B.

NEW YORK, NY,
United States

2402 posts

Po-Town, Hudson Valley in Dutchess County.
It's place where i could drive in one direction and be in the city, and drive in the other direction and find cows.

June 21, 2010

#5
Randi  Butler

Randi B.

NEW YORK, NY,
United States

2402 posts

yeah, and i have an ungodly amoutn of split ends. thanks though :[

June 21, 2010

#6
Randi  Butler

Randi B.

NEW YORK, NY,
United States

2402 posts

@Mara C.

That makes so much sense! And yes i think shampoos have those "cone" things in them? I've been reading up some things on this site: naturallycurly.com/.

I'll definitely request that next time i can go to get my hair cut. My hair turns into the whole triangle-looking awfulness too. Thank you!

June 21, 2010

#7
Matt  Cortez

Matt C.

BIKINI BOTTOM,
United States

140 posts

go to the salon and ask to get it thinned. i tried products but they didnt work for me.

June 21, 2010

#8
Sophie J

Sophie J.

WISTERIA LANE,
United States

783 posts

@Randi B.

that's where I live!
Well, specifically I live in Red Hook.
Do you know anyone from Red Hook?

June 21, 2010

#9
Elle Marina

Elle M.

TORONTO,
Canada

542 posts

I know a few cutting techniques that I've personally cut myself on people. My cousin has very very thick, coarse, curly hair and is a pain to manage all this hair. I can't explainse what I did but I'll try (also a technique high-end proffessionals use)

What I did, was seperate her hair into a V: Starting at the temples, going slightly downwards toward the back until both sides meet (the back being the lowest point) and I basically took a 1cm thick of that V I made, and cut it really really really short. Now she has SUPER long SUPER thick coarse hair, so I did that twice, with two seperate sections. I really wish I knew what this technique was called haha. She loved it so so much, and still does it to this day (and it's been almost 3 years now)
I'll try finding it for you haha :)

Oh, and when you get this done, because of the angles you cut it in, the little shorter hair won't show, even when you have your hair half up :)

July 1, 2010

#10
Shiori Mine

Shiori M.

TORONTO,
Canada

623 posts

I have fairly thick hair as well. I found for me, lots and lots of layers didn't help cause it just made my hair top heavy and poof out too much. However, getting gradual long layers did the trick for me. My hair is still thick looking but a lot less weight then usual.

I'd also avoid using heat to straighten ur hair as much as possible. I try to avoid my straightner all together during the summer and just wear it naturally wavy with a bit of product to avoid the frizz.

but ya i'd go to a good salon and just explain ur situation. It's fairly common if you ask me so any experienced stylist should knwo how to tame it (unless u go to places wiht new stylists, they might not have the experience needed to cut it properly)

July 1, 2010

  

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