Taming Thick Hair: How to Thin Your Hair at Home
Thinning thick hair is an effective way to make it more manageable. You can make small changes by preventing frizz with a serum or more significant changes by cutting your hair.
There’s nothing wrong with having thick, luscious locks; however, a thicker mane can be tricky to style. We list five simple methods on how to thin hair at home.
How to Thin Hair at Home and at the Salon
Firstly, is thinning your hair bad?
The short answer is no, not if done correctly.
You can try switching up your hair care arsenal to adding a few layers in your cut. If you want to know how to thin hair at home, let’s dive in:
1. All About the Cut
Altering your hairstyle is one of the easiest and healthiest ways to thin your hair. Now, we’re not saying you should cut your hair off entirely, but a few layers can do wonders to thick hair.
If you’re not brave enough to wield scissors at home, book an appointment with your stylist. Layers will help to balance out the volume and give your hair more life.
2. Thinning Shears
Thinning shears aren’t like regular shears—they consist of a blade on one side and a comb blade on the other. There are different types of thinning shears, such as finishing, texturizing, and chunky shears.
If you plan on thinning your hair at home, invest in a quality thinning scissor. Choose the type that suits your hair—for instance, if you have very thick hair, a chunky thinning scissor will be more effective.
3. Combat the Frizz
Ah, the dreaded frizz—it’s the culprit of many bad hair days. In fact, it’s usually frizz that makes thick hair seem unruly and unmanageable.
One of the best ways to fight unruly frizz is to treat your strands right, and you can do that from your shower. Equip yourself with a good shampoo and conditioner, such as the Biotera Anti-Frizz Intense Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner.
Also, don’t shy away from using hair masks or other treatments—although these are usually for damaged hair, they will make your hair more manageable when styling.
4. Change Up Your Styling Products
Because frizz is every thick-hair girl’s worst nightmare, you should consider adding a styling product to your arsenal. Anti-frizz serums smooth the hair by coating the cuticle so it won’t be affected by humidity.
Even if your hair isn’t frizzy, a styling serum, such as the Eden Bodyworks Jojoba Monoi Hair Oil, will moisturize and coat your hair so that it becomes easier to manage.
EDEN Body WorksJojoba Monoi Hair Oil
5. Keratin Treatment
If you want an easy way to thin out your hair without cutting it, you might like to try a keratin treatment.
Keratin is a protein found in our glands, nails, hair, skin, and organs. In products, the keratin is derived from animal horns, wool, and even feathers. Fortunately, there are plant-based options available if you prefer vegan products.
A keratin treatment is a temporary hair straightening treatment that can do wonders to thick hair—especially naturally curly hair as it doesn’t actually change the texture, just minimizes frizz.
The treatment will essentially make your hair less frizzy, easy-to-manage, and it can even make your hair stronger. There are also home treatments available if you want to DIY it.
The Thinner End
So, is it easy to thin your own hair? Yes, it is.
Although thick hair is beautiful, the struggle to keep it styled throughout the day is real. Fortunately, there are many ways to thin your hair out without damaging it.
If you’re not confident in wielding a pair of scissors, book an appointment with your stylist. Or, try new products to manage thick hair at home.
Anti-pollution skincare & why you need it!
Did you know pollution can be silently and progressively deteriorating your complexion? Exposure to environmental stressors such as free radicals, UV/UVB exposure, different fumes and emissions could be wrecking your skin. Heck, even emissions from paint and carpeting inside your own home are potentially damaging your skin, causing inflammation, fine lines, dull skin and premature aging. More and more research shows that environmental factors could be stronger determinants of our overall health than our very own genes. And unless you’re moving to a secluded forest with cleaner air, maybe you should start considering anti-pollution skincare! Dr. Loretta took all these factors into account when creating her own line of skincare, so all of her products claim to protect skin from oxygen AND nitrogen free radical damage. Dullness and dehydration are possibly my major skin concerns, I’ve struggled with dehydrated skin for years, and if I’m not diligent with my skincare I know for sure my skin will be looking dull and crusty in just a few hours. 🧴 Dr Loretta - Intense Replenishing Serum Living in a super dry city I need to have a serum to keep me hydrated, but isn’t too heavy that will make my combo skin feel oily or break me out. This serum has a very interesting consistency, it’s light but feels like a serum/oil hybrid. Besides from protecting skin against free radicals it’s also made with vitamin F to maintain a healthy skin barrier and prevent water loss. 🧴 Dr. Loretta - Tightening Eye Gel I have a hard time finding eye cream that works well for me, most eye creams I’ve tried gave me milia which is so annoying. Having an eye gel has been amazing for me, being a gel I know for sure it won’t give me milia but I’m still treating my under eyes. I haven’t been using that long to speak on long-term effects but I’m liking it so far. It works great to depuff! At $60 for 20 ml it’s a pricey one, but you really only need like half a pump and that’s enough for both eyes. 🧴 Dr. Loretta - Urban Antioxidant Sunscreen SPF 40 This is such a nice SPF in my opinion. Not only does it offer UVA/UVB protection, it also protects against HEV light emitted from the sun and electronic devices and of course, pollution. It has a slight peachy tint so it looks good on its own, and gives off a nice satin finish, not too dewy or too matte. One thing I have to note on this product is I have to take a few extra minutes for application, it’s best to pat it in rather than aggressively rubbing it on, which I wouldn’t recommend either way 😜 normally I wouldn’t bother but I love how it looks on me, and it was $50 so I will make it work lol Have you tried any anti-pollution formulas? Would you give these a try? ☺️ #CheriePartner
The correct order to apply your skincare
What is the correct order to apply your skincare products? This is one of the questions I get asked the most. With so many products out there, layering your skincare can seem really overwhelming. A general rule to follow is layer your products from thinnest to thickest, and apply your highest percentages of active ingredient products first for maximum absorption. 1. Cleanse- It obvious cleansing is the first step, but it’s important to understand your nighttime double cleanse. In the morning you will want to use a gentle cleanser which will not strip your skin of natural oils. At night, start with the creamy/oil cleanser first. This should be applied to dry skin so the rich texture is able to get your makeup and sunscreen off. Follow with a water based cleanser to get your skin super clean. Some favorites are: FARMACY - Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser 2. Masks- Your treatment masks should always be applied to clean skin. A creamy hydrating mask for dry skin, a clay mask for extremely oily skin, or an exfoliating mask like The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution to solve most skincare issues or just to maintain glowing skin. 3.Toners/Essences- The first of your leave- on skincare. This step is optional. Some swear by it and some skip on it. I absolutely love it and cannot skip this step. I have dry skin and when I apply my essence it feels like quenching my skin’s thirst. It also gives you damp skin for better product absorption for future steps. - Current favorites: BYROE - Bitter Green Essence Toner 4. Serums and Actives- You will want to apply the products with the highest concentration of active ingredients first. This way they are closest to the skin, and absorbed first. In the morning I apply my holy grail vitamin C first. SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum this is also the thinnest of my serums. You want to try your best to go from thinnest to thickest consistency. In the evening, you want to apply your chemical exfoliant (1-2 times a week) followed by the rest of your serums by consistency. 5. Eye Cream- I like to apply my eye cream before my moisturizer to ensure absorption. Depending on your needs and concerns some of my favorite eye creams consist of GLOW RECIPE - Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Sleeping Mask perfect for dark circles, wrinkles and fine lines. 6. Moisturizer- It’s now time to layer on your cream- based products. Here you will also layer in order of consistency. Start with your gel- based cream and top off with your thickest moisturizer. Top it all off with your 7. Face Oil to seal your products in and in the AM with your SPF, the most important step to skincare.
I tried celebrity 156$ mask!!!😍✨ Is it worth it?
I tried this expensive mask from @111skin 😍✨ and I have thoughts about it! 111SKIN - Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask ✨What is it: The ultimate pre-event mask; this hydrogel formula infuses the skin with radiance boosting ingredients for a glowing complexion. It's not conventional paper sheet mask, it's actually made of hydrogel and that's what makes it special!!! Originally created as limited-edition item, this mask has grown into a global cult product and a staple in the 111SKIN collection. Containing 24k Gold and Damask Rose, this mask works both to illuminate and calm the skin for a party-ready glow. Used by supermodels, celebrities and influencers ✨ Benefts: ROSE: A botanical extract high in antioxidants which helps to protect the skin against external aggressors. Rose also soothes irritated skin and reinforces the skin’s moisture barrier to prevent dehydration GOLD EXTRACT: A mineral extract that brightens, evens skin tone, and improves circulation. ARGIRELINE: A hexapeptide and substrate of Botulinum Extract that inhibits muscle contraction to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. ✨My experience and thoughts: -Does it really work? YES!! It truly works! I used it before going to vacay with my husband and it kept my skin brighter, plumper and hydrated throughout the vacay! Initially when I used the mask, the night before my flight it didn't feel like it's any extraordinary mask. It definitely hydrated my skin and made it look plumper instantly but all the claims took about a day to really show on my skin. When I put it on, it started to tingle a bit in my mouth area but not the burning sensation. It was sort of plumping my skin. I could feed it around my lips and chin. When I removed the mask, my skin was way more plumper than before. I guess that's how celebrities and influencers love it as it truly preps your skin for the big event. But, I would definitely say it works amazing for the next few days. My skin was brighter and looked well-rested for couple of days after I used this!! -Is it really worth 156$? Well, I would say you get 5 sheet masks for that price. One package contains 5 so it's totally worth the price. Also, a huge DEAL!!!! 😍❤️☑️ On Amazon the pack of 5 masks is available for only 32$. And yes, it's Authentic!! You can get single sheet masks on Amazon for lesser price, 20$. 😍✨ I think it's such a great deal. If you have any big event or occasion coming up, GET THIS MASK! You may not feel anything great going on but it surely will make your skin look amazing under makeup!! What do you think of this mask?? Would you try it?? 🤩
☀️Sience says Tinted Sunscreens do it best☀️
Hello beautiful skin + beauty lovers 😊 I love spfs because they are so important to the health of our skin and our whole body☀️ I was excited to try the FIRST AID BEAUTY - Weightless Liquid Mineral SPF 30 because it’s a tinted sunscreen. Regular sunscreen blocks UV rays so that’s still awesome, But visible light is not blocked in this capacity. Visible light has been proven to cause damage to skin just like UV rays. non-tinted sunscreens are formulated to be invisible on skin, and therefore cannot block visible light. Tinted sunscreens are awesome because the added color base in the product is beneficial to blocking visible light because the color remains on your skin, creating yet another layer of protection between your beautiful skin and the sun. Here’s how it works, according to Neera Nathan MD and Dieter Manstein MD for Harvard Publising, “Tinted sunscreens combine broad-spectrum mineral UV filters, like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, with added pigments — pigmentary titanium dioxides and iron oxides — that create the visible, skin-tone color that can reflect away visible light. The colored base of tinted sunscreens is created by mixing different amounts of black, red, and yellow iron oxides with pigmentary titanium dioxide, resulting in a tinted sunscreen that can be matched to any skin tone.” Boom! That’s how it’s done. Who wouldn’t want that extra protection without white cast?! How does FIRST AID BEAUTY - Weightless Liquid Mineral SPF 30 perform? The only issue I have with this is when rubbing it in, it feels grainy and gritty like sand or something. It disappears once all the way rubbed in, but it kind of weirded me out 😛 I was reading a bunch of reviews and some people claimed to feel this as well. I think mine might have been old or something. It is not bothersome enough for me to not want to try it again. I will still use & probably repurchase this. The finish on this product is amazing. I really like it for my combination skin. Once soaked into the skin, this sunscreen became invisible and left a soft sheen/dewiness on my pale skin. It made my skin really soft, too. I would also like to point out there for me the sunscreen didn’t really do much in terms of blurring imperfections on my face. I honestly couldn’t really tell that I had anything on after it was all the way rubbed in, except for a light glow it gave my skin. So if you’re looking for a tinted sunscreen with more coverage I would probably recommend looking at a different product. I also like the ingredients in this, squalane being one of the first few ingredients, working to moisturize and nourish my skin. Do you guys like tinted sunscreen? What kinds do you wear?
A quick read that I find helpful! Swipe left ⬅️
I find this post really useful!! The skin barrier is the unsung hero of a healthy-looking complexion. It is the outermost layer of skin (including Stratum Corneum) which defends against damaging pollution, irritants and UV light whilst locking in essential hydration. Because it is the most visible layer of skin, it’s important to keep it healthy and strong, so here are a few key products to add to your everyday routine to ensure your skin looks and feels its best ☑️But first, Can our skin be really strengthened? The Answer is : Yes. Thinning skin or skin barrier is really common especially these days when everyone has their hands on potent chemical exfoliation, tricks and tips to get rid of hyperpigmentation. Often times skin barrier is overplayed with. It further leads in thinning it to a point where the Stratum Corneum weakens and doesn't function it's daily activities. There comes your broken barrier or damaged barrier. It's nothing but few cracks in the brick and mortar structure of our SC (in simple terms). ☑️But What all weaken the skin barrier? The skin barrier can be weakened by three main factors: ageing, genetics and environmental stressors. Genetically, some people can develop a weak skin barrier if they suffer with inflammatory conditions such as eczema, as they can disrupt the barrier by breaking down the natural hydrating oils within the surface layer, making it very hard to repair, and in some cases, worsening the skin condition. Additionally, the skin barrier can weaken due to ageing and environmental factors because both reduce the effectiveness of the skin’s natural ceramides which in turn can disrupt the skin barrier’s ability to protect the lower layers. ☑️ These are some Ingredients that help in strengthening skin barrier: 1. Niacinamide 2. Allantoin 3. Anti-oxidants 4. Panthenol 5. Peptides 6. Ceramides
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