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Soft and Feminine Hairstyle for Thick Hair

This spring hairstyle is soft and feminine and has a lively flair with its flippy layers. In this picture, the model's hair is extremely thick and coarse. Women with this type of hair often cut it very short because they feel that they canít have the lighter looking trends of today. They feel that the amount of hair that they have and the coarse texture of their hair will not smooth out like fine hair.

A technique called texurizing was used in this style to remove the bulk and weight of the hair. Texturizing is the process of removing selected strands of hair or shortening selected strands throughout the style while other strands are left long, being careful not to shorten too many of those hairs. This process can be performed with a hair cutting razor, with texturizing shears, or with the points of very sharp hair cutting shears. It creates lots of separation between the strands and adds movement and fluff to heavy hair. In this picture, shorter, texturized bangs effectively show off her nicely shaped eyebrows and beautiful eyes.

To style heavy hair like this, the addition of smoothing products and a flexible styling glaze is very helpful. There are many products available on the market that are designed specifically for coarse hair. These products cause hair to be softer, shinier and more manageable.

After applying your styling products, blow your hair dry quickly with a round brush or a vent brush, fluffing it and allowing the ends to flip. Use a large (1 1/2 inch barrel) curling iron or a narrow flat iron to guide the top into position and add a little flip in the ends. An added benefit of the curling iron and flat iron is that the heat polishes and shines the hair. Finish this style by scrunching hair wax or hair cream into the ends. Do this by placing a small amount of the product in the palm of your hand. Rub your hands together to emulsify the product and use your hands to scrunch the ends. Use some of the product to twist some of the ends between your thumb and index finger to get them to stick together and add definition.

Although this hair style is pictured on a young teen, it works just as well for women from ages 20 to 60.

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