Pyramid Head: How To Avoid It

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One of the problems that many curlies deal with is the pyramid head. When you have a pyramid head, your hair gets a triangular shape with a flat crown area and also bushy ends. If you wanted to avoid this for a long time and didn’t know how, this post is what you are looking for.

What causes pyramid head?

You may be dealing with the pyramid head, but wondering how this happens. This happens when your hair is one length with no angles around your face. And, this will lead to curls piling on each other and making the pyramid head. Now, that you know how this happens, it’s time to find out how you can actually avoid it.

How To Avoid:

We talked about the cause of this problem. But, we really need to solve it or avoid it from happening. Now, we are going to take a look at the ways you can avoid it.

Get layers for your hair

The first thing that you can try to avoid this problem is layering your hair. It is one of the greatest ways to lift your curls. This can help you lower some of the weight of your hair. This weight lowering can help to achieve more volume on the crown area.

Get the shortest layers possible

It is also highly recommended to get the shortest layers possible. If you want to reduce the pyramid effect, try to get the shortest layers. The point of this is to reduce bulk in the middle and the ends of your hair. So, next time you are seeing your stylist, ask them to include the shortest layers that work for your hair.

Avoid using thinning shears

It is really important not to use thinning shears on your curls. Remember this when you are seeing your stylist next time and request that they don’t use thinning shears on your hair. Although thinning shears can remove bulk, they will ruin your curl’s form.

Use clips at the roots

The next great way that you can fight this problem is by using hair clips at the roots. To do this, get a part of your curls with your fingers and then put a hair clip at the hair root. Let your hair dry and then remove them gently to keep the curls form. This can lift your curls and reduce the pyramid effect.

Diffuse your hair upside down

The last thing you can do is diffusing your hair upside down. You can lift your curls and avoid flat crown just by diffusing. It may seem simple, but you may get the result you want just with this simple method.


If you have found any method that works for your hair, feel free to share them in the comments with others. This can be very useful for those who have a hair type just like you. Have you ever dealt with a pyramid head? What method do you use to avoid this problem? Share your experience with us in the comments.

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