You’re unique, your products should be too

Hair + Beauty

8 Super Simple Hacks to Make Your Thick Red Hair Look Thin

Do you have this issue too?

Most redheads have fewer hair strands than any other color but each red hair strand is thicker which makes it appear (and feel!) super full.

It may sound crazy to those who struggle with thin hair, but those with heavy, thick hair know how tough it can be! Sometimes thick hair leads to headaches, knots and tired hands (when you spend hours styling your locks). Learning to embrace and work with thick hair can be an ongoing love-hate relationship, especially when the weather heats up and frizz comes into play.

Not sure where to start? Here are 8 hair tips:

1. Get it thinned by your hair stylist. 

Embrace layers. They can lighten up your thick hair to make it more manageable and give it movement.

2. Invest in a keratin treatment.

This in-salon hair treatment will smooth and shine your frizzy, thick hair.

3. Use anti-frizz styling products. 

We love a good anti-frizz product to apply after showering and before styling. Try Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream or VIRTUE Un-Frizz Cream (featured in an H2BAR Box!). 

4. Rinse your hair with cool water. 

The cold water helps to seal the hair cuticle, making it lay smoothly.

5. Cleanse your hair with a shampoo and conditioner for thick hair.

Make sure it’s sulfate-free, too! We love Puretanica Cool Bliss Mint Shampoo and Conditioner – featured in an H2BAR Box!

6. Leave a little conditioner on your ends.

This will help to condition, soften and detangle the hair. Leave the conditioner on your hair for an hour or opt for an overnight process. We love It 12-In-One Amazing Leave-In Treatment, also featured in an H2BAR Box.

7. Try different hairstyles.

Rock a thick braid, low bun or ponytail. The possibilities are endless!

8. Let your hair dry before blowing it out. 

Let your hair air dry about 50% before blow drying. Your hair will still be damp but you aren’t overdoing it with the heat.

Tell us about your thick red hair! Comment below. Rock it like a Redhead!

Subscribe to the H2BAR Box: A monthly beauty box for redheads! Use code: REDHAIR for 15% off. Subscribe now!