hair hacks for thick hair: woman with medium-length naturally curly hair cut into layers

Hair hacks for thick hair

We can all agree: thick hair is gorgeous. Most people want thick hair, and we have (and have seen!) the extensions and thickening hair products to prove it. But as desirable as thick hair is, it does take time and experience to manage with ease. Which is why we’ve put together a short list of our top 5 hair hacks for thick hair: so you can maintain your beautifully thick tresses easily and quickly. Minimum effort, maximum result.

Keep reading to find out our top hair hacks for thick hair.


Ponytail curling hack

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Anyone with thick hair knows, creating beautiful curls can take a long time… a very long time. So what do you do when you find yourself in a hurry? Well, you still deserve the perfect waves and curls, even if you have only 5 or 10 minutes to spare — which is why we absolutely love time-saving hair hacks for thick hair. All you need is 5 to 10 minutes!

Simply tie your hair up into a super high ponytail, and curl your hair while it’s in the ponytail. You can use a wand or flat iron, and you only need to split the hair into ±8 pieces while curling. When you’re done, remove the hair tie and gently finger-comb through the curls. Done, in 10 minutes or less! Need a visual reference? Here’s a video tutorial (time-stamp 00:42).


Products for easy styling

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Because of its sheer volume, thick hair may require a bit more effort when styling. Which, in our opinion, is totally worth it!

When styling your hair, you want to be mindful of the products you use. This is because different products have different benefits — and some could be a real game changer.

Keep your hair smooth and tangle-free with a nourishing product like the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk. Soft, smooth and hydrated hair will usually be easier to style, falling into place where you want it.


Sleek, slick and chic

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Speaking of hydration, our next hair hack for thick hair is all about getting in that moisture and hydration. Look for products that promise to smooth, hydrate and nourish your hair. This is especially important for your shampoo and conditioner. It will not only be the foundational step to achieving easy styling, but it will also go a long way to reducing flyaways.

A product we love for this purpose is the Organics Silky Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner. This range is created with argan oil, which is renowned for its moisturising and smoothing properties. You simply can’t go wrong with this.


Layer, layer, layer!

hair hacks for thick hair: woman with medium-length naturally curly hair cut into layers
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Okay, so what if you’ve tried the styling hacks, but you need a bit more assistance? For this hair hack for thick hair, we recommend you ask your hairstylist to layer your hair. Doing this will retain your length, but it will take off some weight and thickness from your hair. And best of all, layering can really highlight the natural texture of your hair, which is always a good thing.


Easy detangling

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Tangling is a common concern in the hair world. And, detangling can take longer when it comes to thick hair, but please don’t be tempted to rush it. Speeding through the detangling process can result in bigger knots and potential damage. Instead, invest in a good detangling product that will make it easier and quicker.

TRESemmé Botanic Moisture & Replenish Pre-Wash Detangling Butter

If you haven’t tried it yet, the TRESemmé Botanic Pre-Wash Detangling Butter is a fantastic choice. It speeds up the detangling process, while moisturising your hair and avoiding any damage.


These are all of our top hair hacks for thick hair. Here at All Things Hair HQ, we personally use these hacks and swear by them. Do you do any of these?

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