Thick, coarse, unruly hair with a mind of its own. Sound familiar? We hear you. Whether your hair is poker straight, wild and wavy, or oh-so-curly, never knowing what crazy mane you’ll wake up to can be a real pain.
Don’t fret. We’ve put together this handy guide to make sure you never have a hair out of place. From finding the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type, to using a regular treatment, here’s all the handy tips you need to tame thick hair for good. Phew!
Find the right shampoo for your hair type
First up: shampoo. Because, as we always say, great hair starts in the shower™. Thick hair can often show signs of dryness and damage so it’s important to use a moisturising and nourishing shampoo. Our Splendidly Silky Moisturising Shampoo contains shea butter, meadowfoam seed oil, vitamin E and wheat protein to help boost hydration and shine. And you know what that means? Hair that’s transformed from an inevitable frizzy mess to gorgeous, glorious locks all week long. Win-win.
Our moisturising shampoo also helps smooth tangles and banish split ends so your hair will feel instantly so much softer.
See! All your thick hair dreams can come true after all.
Find the right conditioner for your hair type
A good conditioner is a must for helping tame thick hair, so we suggest adding one to your hair prep toolkit ASAP. Our Splendidly Silky Moisturising Conditioner helps smooth the cuticle and detangle. A must for folks with thick hair! We recommend combing through your hair in the shower before rinsing off conditioner for best results. This moisturising gem also helps prevent repair and breakage. A true mane buster..
Discover the perfect prime
You may have heard us talking about our sure-fire route to fabulous hair before. Enter: Percy & Reed’s Prep, Prime, Style routine. After washing your wonderfully thick hair with shampoo and conditioner, discover the perfect prime with Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm. Our miracle leave-in balm preps and primes hair to create a smooth, flawless foundation that improves the performance of all styling products and techniques.
It also provides humidity protection of up to 72 hours and seals the cuticle to prevent and banish frizz. Hello hair-strand perfector! For best results, apply to damp, towel-dried hair before using your favourite stylers.
Take control with No Oil Oil
Rebellious, thick hair can be hard to bring back under control. As it tends to grow outward, it can sometimes turn into a big bouffant-like style gone wrong in the blink of an eye. Smoothed, Sealed & Sensational No Oil Oil for Thick Hair is a light serum which helps banish your all-day bedhead and tame that mighty mane.
Apply it to wet hair and leave it to dry naturally. Or alternatively, apply and then blow dry, depending on the look you’re going for.
This no oil oil is also your one and only for fixing pesky flyaways. Our co-founder Paul says, “Work a small amount of Smoothed, Sealed & Sensational No Oil Oil into the palms of your hands then, using a large blusher brush, smooth over the surface of the hair. It will tame flyaways and give a great shine boost.”
You can also use this product to stop hair from going frizzy in the humid heat.
Hello smooth, frizz-free finish.
Use a hair treatment weekly
Thick hair craves extra moisture and nutrients to stop it from expanding outward into a big bushy hair ‘mare. Thankfully, our Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Treatment Oil+, a light oil-based treatment, contains camellia seed oil, macadamia seed oil and carrot seed oil to help rehydrate and nourish.
We recommend using a hair treatment once or twice a week to make sure thick hair is kept under control. Use Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Treatment Oil+ as a pre-shampoo or leave-in treatment for application to wet or dry hair to improve hair condition.
Our co-founder Paul Percival says,
“Thick or curly hair will love this instant boost of moisture. You’ll soon wonder how you ever did without it!”
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