We always want what we don't have. Thick haired girls wish they had less of it, while those with thin hair lust over their friend's luxurious-looking manes. However, the truth is that the grass isn't always greener on the other side. You can't change your genetics, so it's time to stop wishing you had something else and embrace having thin hair. There are actually a whole bunch of reasons you're super lucky that you do!
It's all too easy these days to get down on ourselves when comparing ourselves to others, but the fact of the matter is, it doesn't matter how much you we or covet something else, we have what we were born with, and that ain't changing. But you know what's super easy? Focusing on all of the positives instead of the negatives. Yeah, maybe you can't go two weeks between washes like girls with thicker hair, but I guarantee you, for every complaint you have about your thin hair, they have one about their thick hair.
That's not to downplay any of the negatives, because there are pros and cons to everything, but having thin hair isn't, like, some horrible punishment, and it has plenty of upsides. Don't believe me? These seven reasons to embrace having thin hair will make you so proud that you would seriously miss if your hair thickness suddenly doubled.
1. Your Hair Dries Faster
The more hair you have, the longer it takes to air dry, so say peace out to your low-maintenance, wash-and-go beauty routine. You'll be sitting around for hours waiting for it to dry.
2. No Arm Cramps While Styling
You don't know how weak you actually are until you have to hold a blow dryer up to thick hair for the 30 minutes (or longer) it takes to dry it, but with thin hair, you're like, what arm cramps?
3. Less Hair Sweat In The Gym
You sweat enough when you work out, but add a thick mass of hair on your head and it's just all kinds of grossness. When you have thinner hair, you won't get as hot, and you have a better chance to preserve your hairstyle without all that sweat.
4. You Don't Shed As Much
Thick hair is notorious for shedding, and while you may lose some strands with thin hair, you probably won't end up with your shower drain completely clogged.
5. No Ponytail/Bun Headaches
Thick hair piled on your head all day = major headache. Be thankful you've never experienced this.
6. You Can Totally Nail The Bob Trend
A bob is the It style right now, and shorter styles usually work better on thin hair. Imagine the triangle that would result if you cut thick hair short.
7. Humidity Is Your Friend
If Friends taught us anything, it's that thick hair and humidity do not mix. But when you have thin hair, that extra volume is totally welcome, so exotic beach vacations are definitely not cause for panic.
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