18 Things You'll Only Understand If Your Hair Is Super Thick
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18 Things You'll Only Understand If Your Hair Is Thicker Than Mia Thermopolis', BEFORE Her Glow-Up

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18 Things You'll Only Understand If Your Hair Is Thicker Than Mia Thermopolis', BEFORE Her Glow-Up
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I've had thick hair my entire life. Ever since I was born, I've had the thickest hair imaginable. I always seem to get comments when I go get my hair done like, "Wow, your hair is so thick" or, "You're so lucky to have this much hair on your head!" As much as having thick hair may sound like a blessing to some, there's no doubt that it also comes with some everyday struggles. Here are 18 things you'll only understand if your hair is just as insanely thick as mine is.

1. Your hair is extremely heavy.

It seriously feels like you're carrying weights on your head!

2. Forget about wearing your hair down on a humid day, because it'll end up resembling a lion’s mane. 


Lion King who? That's what your hair looks like.

3...And when you go to put it up, the rubber band snaps. 

Because why wouldn't it?

4. You need to wake up extra early so that your thick hair doesn’t look like it’s swallowing you when you head to class. 


5. Thick and heavy hair means it gets HOT up there. 

Things get real sweaty, real fast...

6. When you wash your hair you have to use more than a quarter-sized amount of shampoo and conditioner.


7. If the water pressure isn’t just right, you’re not going to be able to wash your hair properly. It won’t get to all the crevices!

8. With every one bottle of shampoo you use, you probably use three bottles of conditioner.

It's because you don't use "quarter-sized amounts" of either, especially the conditioner, and it goes too fast.

9. Your brush loses bristles and your comb snaps in half because they can’t handle the thickness.

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10. You could probably make a wig with the amount of hair that falls out everyday. 

11. It takes you a solid 30 to 45 minutes just to blow dry your hair. 


Blow drying your hair is a great workout though!

12. ...And if you let it air-dry it could take a whole day.

Forget about going to bed with your hair wet because when you wake up, it's still going to be damp!

13. When you do blow dry your hair, it’s incredibly poofy and feels even thicker than before.

Again, it'll resemble a lion's mane.

14. A week after getting your hair thinned out as much as possible, it’s back to being incredibly thick again.

15. If you want to style your hair at all, it’ll take up half of your day. 


16. Braiding your hair is a workout and, again, takes up half of your day. 

17. You constantly need to brush your hair because you always feel knots. 

The struggle is real.

18. Regardless of all this, you love your thick hair and wouldn’t trade it for anything.


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