Are you struggling with hard-to-manage, coarse hair? From washing to styling, here’s how to transform your coarse hair.
Since coarse hair tends to be rough and unruly, maintaining and styling them can be challenging. If you have coarse, dry hair, you must be familiar with the struggle of spending hours drying and detangling your strands. But fear not–with enough love, care, and attention, you can easily transform your coarse hair into a luscious, manageable mane.
What is coarse hair?
Are you wondering how you can identify coarse hair? Coarse hair can be defined as strands with wider diameters than average. While it is one of the strongest hair types, it can be hard to manage.
But what causes coarse hair? Coarse hair is often linked to your genetics, but you can also develop it due to factors like:
- Iron deficiency
- Excessive heat styling
- Calcium deficiency
- Hormone imbalance
- Thyroid conditions
Since coarse hair is typically more porous, it is more prone to dryness and frizz. Coarse hair, due to its thickness, is also susceptible to tangling and developing stubborn knots that can be painful to detangle. Additionally, it is difficult to style since it does not retain curls or styles as well as other hair types.
How to care for coarse hair?
Are you struggling with rough, lifeless strands? Here’s how you can revitalise your coarse hair and restore shine and vitality:
- Use a nourishing shampoo
Did you know coarse hair is more prone to dryness and split ends than other hair types? So, choosing a gentle and nourishing shampoo is paramount. Consider picking a hydrating shampoo free of drying elements such as parabens and sulphates. It can minimise the risk of breakage by preventing frizz and maintaining the integrity of the hair shaft.
- Don’t skip the conditioner
If you have coarse hair, frizz-taming conditioners are a godsend. Conditioning solutions aid in the closure of the outer section of the hair shaft, known as the cuticle, which helps retain moisture within the hair shaft. Additionally, using oils can help lock in moisture and replenish the scalp’s limited oil supply. Serums and leave-in conditioning creams can also help control frizz and make the hair more manageable. To provide your hair with the much-needed dose of hydration, look for products containing ingredients like shea butter, argan oil, or coconut oil.
- Sleep on a silk pillowcase
Silk pillowcases have a frictionless surface that is softer on your hair and skin than cotton pillowcases. So, if you are seeking frizz-free, luscious strands, you must invest in silk pillowcases. Additionally, since it doesn’t strip your hair of the much-needed hydration, it keeps your hair healthy and nourished. A silk pillowcase also minimises hair damage and breakage.
- Limit heat styling
Excessive use of hot styling tools, styling products, and harsh chemicals such as dyes and bleaches can deplete the moisture content of the hair. This might cause the hair to become dry and brittle. So, if you have coarse hair, limit heat styling. One research says that if you blow dry your hair, keeping the blow dryer around 6 inches away from your hair may help avoid damage. And if you use heat styling tools, don’t forget to apply a heat protectant before styling to minimise damage. Use lower heat settings and avoid excessive heat exposure.
Coarse hair demands an ongoing commitment to hydration, gentle handling, and suitable styling techniques. You can transform your coarse hair into manageable and healthy tresses with the right regimen and products. To start your journey to healthier, luscious and more manageable hair, schedule a consultation with me here.