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Old 02-22-2010, 07:48 PM   #1
 
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Default How can I make my hair look less dense/thick/coarse?

How can I make my hair look less dense, thick, and coarse?
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:26 PM   #2
 
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I would try using thicker products that weigh your hair down to start.
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:29 PM   #3
 
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Well I don't really know how hair can LOOK coarse but if you want the bulk to appear lessened I'd try braids or twists. And ditto on using heavier products.
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:00 PM   #4
 
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How can I make my hair look less dense, thick, and coarse?
Well I think you are asking how you can make your hair looke LESS of all those things ?

Frankly.. I don't know if that's all that possible. But you could try heavy leave-in conditioners and some gels. They can help to weigh the hair down so it doesn't look as full maybe ...
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:37 AM   #5
 
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When I first came to this site, I was asking about salon cuts. Missmonie was telling me she had the cut and slice method (I *think* that's what its called) from Ouidad. It really reduced the bulk and gave her more hang. I was intrigued but never looked into it as I thought it would be very expensive and have ridiculous upkeep! It might be something to look into that. Other salons talk about haircuts that reduce bulk, but that is the only time I can remember an actual person attesting to the cut.

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Old 02-26-2010, 03:45 PM   #6
 
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Try doing overnight braids with melted unrefined shea butter. Wet your hair, divide into sections, apply shea butter to each section and braid each section. Leave the braids on until your hair is completely dry (overnight is convenient). Undo the braids and then slowly part each section into little strands. Dont fluff the whole hair, rather part the big sections into smaller ones, and only afterwards fluff a bit.

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Old 03-08-2010, 11:10 AM   #7
 
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Default Try rhassould clay and ecostyler gel

This advice was given to me, once by suburban bush babe I think, and I found it works.

---Weekly rhassoul clay treatments do help reduce bulk on my hair. (do a search for rhassoul clay- I use
rhassoul clay, oils, and coconut cream mixture specifically)

--------creamy leave in, ecostyler gel, and then some oil to seal

Also, I've found these help too---
oil rinses once in a while
LOTTA deep conditioning treatments

It just makes things look a little less dense, but you will always have bushy hair though.
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Old 03-20-2010, 07:21 AM   #8
 
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I had my hair cut using the carve and slice method. it was good, but then I suddenly realized how much I love my big hair.

i had the cut down at an aveda salon. What she did was part my hair in these tiny rows, ear to ear. For example one was ear to ear across the back of my head. the section of hair she parted was really, really thin, like the width of the comb. She cut that section of hair down to the scalp. She did that all over. The sections were so small I couldn't tell where she'd cut it, not even when it started growing out.

Now, i haven't tried this and this idea just came to me, but how about putting tiny french braids in your hair. instead of cutting, how about tiny braids that can be hidden under the rest of your hair?
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Old 03-20-2010, 02:52 PM   #9
 
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When I first came to this site, I was asking about salon cuts. Missmonie was telling me she had the cut and slice method (I *think* that's what its called) from Ouidad. It really reduced the bulk and gave her more hang. I was intrigued but never looked into it as I thought it would be very expensive and have ridiculous upkeep! It might be something to look into that. Other salons talk about haircuts that reduce bulk, but that is the only time I can remember an actual person attesting to the cut.

EDT: Try DTing at least once a week to make it softer
i've had a ouidad cut before and it does reduce bulk. too bad for me, i dont have bulky hair...
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:20 PM   #10
 
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I would try using thicker products that weigh your hair down to start.
Hi, sorry for butting in on this post but what are some brands of these heavier leave in products like Conditioner and gels? I'm new to the curly scene and I'm still trying to train my hair to go back to it's natural state (curly)

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Old 03-21-2010, 07:58 AM   #11
 
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I kinda followed the tightlycurly.com method last night and twisted my hair (for the first time). It has really helped tone down a lot of the volume. More defined curls = less bulky looking for some reason.
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