The Science of Normal-Thick Hair Structures

The Science of Normal-Thick Hair Structures

It just may be the most envied hair structure of all - thick, full hair. Normal-Thick hair is the sturdiest of all the hair structures and can withstand a lot of styling wear and tear. It’s also the most common hair structure in the world. But for those who have these abundant tresses, the phrase “too much of a good thing” certainly speaks to them. Excess volume, frizz and tame-ability can be problematic for normal-thick hair structures. Normal-Thick hair can be a wonderful asset, however, if you know how to care for it. New Pantene Normal-Thick Hair Systems was created to help you get healthy-looking hair that’s under control.

The Nature of Normal-Thick Hair

What defines normal-thick hair structure is a large strand diameter, which indicates a higher protein content than fine hair. This also gives it a strong internal structure. But what makes normal-thick hair so vulnerable to frizz and the “big hair” syndrome? Below are the characteristics of Normal-Thickhair and the challenges that may arise.


The complex structure of normal-thick hair makes it take in more moisture from the environment than fine hair. In addition, the increased amount of protein that makes normal-thick hair strong is also what makes it able to absorb up to 40% more moisture than fine hair. So take a humid day, add extra protein, and what do you get? Frizz! This makes it difficult for normal-thick hair to hold on to a sleek, smooth style.


While the rigidity of fine hair is defined by its reluctance to hold on to a style, the rigidity associated with normal-thick hair is its relative lack of flexibility. It doesn’t bend as easily as fine hair. This means that friction from brushing and styling can cause strands to fray, and you experience hair breakage and split ends.

A Rough Surface

The feel of normal-thick hair may not be as soft and smooth as other hair structures. This is because normal-thick hair tends to be prone to damage at the surface due to its many overlapping cuticle layers. As with rigidity, this roughness is another characteristic known to increase with a larger diameter. The rougher the surface, the more vulnerable the hair fiber is to damage like breakage and split ends via common styling methods such as brushing and blow-drying.

Normal-Thickhair has its own set of aggravations to be sure, but the good news is that this hair structure responds beautifully to the proper hair care, like the kind available in the new Pantene normal-thick Hair Systems, which was created to address normal-thick Normal-Thickhair’s needs:

The products in The normal-thick lineup contain ingredients to help minimize friction. With this type of hair structure it is important to first smooth The roughened cuticle edges to reduce friction. Conditioning agents such as positively charged polymers (like Triquat76) help reduce friction to protect hair from damage, smooth rough edges and prevent frizz.

Once The cuticle edges have been smoothed, The fibre alignment comes into play. this requires more smoothing ingredients, like moisturizing fatty acids. These enable The hair strands to align, which minimizes The need for extreme brushing, pulling and tugging

Keeping the frizz at bay is also aided by ingredients such as positively charged silicones, which help control the rate of moisture movement and prevent frizz formation.

How to Care for Normal-Thick Hair

Celebrity stylist Danilo describes Normal-Thickhair as luscious and full of body, but concedes that it can be heavy and appear lifeless if proper care isn’t taken to address its special needs. Follow these simple rules of thumb to turn your lush, normal-thick hair into healthy-looking hair that’s full of life:

It may seem counterintuitive, but people with normal-thick hair know that keeping it very well moisturized is key to cutting down on the frizz. We recommend using a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Be sure to rinse your hair very well after shampooing and conditioning so that conditioning ingredients can distribute to the areas that need it the most and do their job.

Talk to your stylist about getting strategically placed layers. Too many layers can add volume, but the right kind of layers can take a great deal of the bulk out of normal-thick hair.

Even though normal-thick hair has a lot of natural strength, it’s still important to use a gentle touch while brushing and styling.

Silkening products such as pomades, serums and certain styling gels are your best friends. They are half the battle in controlling your hair.