How to Manage Thick, Coarse Hair


Wavy hair can be extremely difficult to manage. Add thickness to the mix, and you’ll look like you just stuck your finger in an electrical socket.

So you might not be blessed with straight, smooth and silky hair that can be whipped into almost any style in a matter of minutes, but that’s not enough reason not to love your naturally thick hair.

The following tips will help tame your hair and achieve silky smooth locks.

Use the right products

Thick, coarse hair often suffers from a lack of natural oils. So it is important that you add moisture back to your strands.

Use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. To heighten hydration, opt for products that contain ceramides and nourishing proteins. When used on a regular basis, these products can soften coarse hair.

Don’t overwash your hair

Textured hair requires a bit more TLC because it has a natural tendency to be drier than straighter hair. It’s dull, feels rough and can grow in different directions. Frequent washing will only dry out your hair. Use dry shampoo in between washes to get rid of excess oil on your scalp.

Make layers your friend

A good haircut has an impact in terms of how your hair looks and how manageable it is. Since thick hair does not bounce, it can make your hair look lifeless.

Get rid of the fluffiness by adding layers to your hair. Long layers are recommended for women with thick hair. This hairstyle will thin you hair a little while still allowing movement. To help keep your hair in good condition, get the ends trimmed every 6 to 8 weeks.

Dry carefully

Anyone with thick hair will tell you that it can take ages for their hair to dry. However, reaching for your blow dryer every single day will only damage your hair.

Most people would rub their head with a towel to get as much of the moisture out, but please keep in mind that wet hair is more susceptible to damage. Instead of rushing to sop up excess moisture, take a gentler approach. Dry your hair slightly by squeezing it lightly with a microfiber towel.


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