Want to thin out your hair? Read these 5 tips first!

heathermorrisheathermorris
Jul. 22, 2020
If you have thick hair you may feel like you struggle with styling and want to make your hair thinner. If you’re looking to learn how to get thinner hair, we can assure you there are many options available that can alter your voluminous locks and make them appear finer. From updating your hair care arsenal with products, to keep your hair tamed, to replacing scissors with thinning shears, check out these tips to learn how to make thick hair thinner in no time. But before you get scissor happy on your mane read below our 5 tips to ensure you achieve the best results.
It may not look how you imagine
Depending on your hair type, you may think that thinning out your hair is the best option to achieve that perfect style. For example, if you have curly hair, you may always fantasize about what it’d be like to have straight hair. And if you have thick hair, you may be wishing you had thin hair instead. You know what it’s like, we always want what we can’t have. But thick hair has its own benefits too—you never have to worry about volume, and that’s something your thin-haired friends are likely totally envious of. That being said, sometimes thick hair can have the tendency to look a little too poufy, which may have you wishing for thinned out hair. But beware thinning out too much may make your hair damaged or misshaped. 
It may become dirtier quicker
Thinner hair will also seem greasy/dirty quicker than thick hair. If you’re used to washing your hair often then this shouldnt be a problem for you but if and when you get your hair thinned out be prepared to wash your hair almost every other day. Thinner hair tends to be smoother and less porous than coarser hair types, so the oils sit visibly on top of the hair.
Styling will be different 
Your current thick hair style may have natural volume and sit in a certain natural wave. You will probably be taking this for granted at the moment and will have to consider that if and when you get your hair thinned out you will have to rethink how you style every day. A thinner cut will result in a completely different style, even if you put your hair up in a bun - there will be much less of it. But this may not be the case for everyone, if your hair is incredibly thick and unruly, a little thinning out may make it easier to style. Hair that has been thinned dries quicker, and it is easier to style. Less product is used, and hair is quickly put into place with little effort.
It may alter your natural pattern
If you do have a natural wave pattern or certain volume then by thinning out your style will obviously alter this but thinning the ends of hair adds texture, which is ideal for most of today's popular styles. Textured hair is easier to style and lies better than hair that has been blunt cut.
Choose the best method
Thinning shears would be the best way to ensure you avoid damage, but razoring can cause your ends to look dry and frizzy. If your hair is over thinned, your hair can look thin on the ends and more bulky at the roots looking like you have thinned split ends. When done correctly, thinning creates volume when it is done close to the scalp. Short hairs close to the scalp tend to stand up, pushing the longer hairs up and away from the scalp. You can also ask for layers to help your hair look thinner and make it more manageable to style.
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