Coarse hair may appear like a lot of work, but in reality women with this hair type have thick strands. If one hair strand appears thicker than a piece of thread, then it's considered coarse. This hair type is naturally dry and rough, and prone to frizziness and damage. Although your hair may appear damaged, having coarse hair does not necessarily mean your hair is damaged.
If you wish for your coarse hair to look healthy, it is necessary to familiarise yourself with what works and what won’t for your hair type. In this article, we are sharing a few tips and tricks that will give your coarse hair a new lease of life.
- Choose the right shampoo and conditioner
- Opt for a weekly hair mask
- Use a leave-in oil
- Limit heat styling
- Sleep on a silk pillowcase
Choose the right shampoo and conditioner
Hair care starts with a great shampoo and conditioner; therefore, it is necessary to look for a pair that will add moisture. While choosing your shampoo and conditioner, look for nourishing ingredients that will make your hair look less coarse and add a healthy shine to it. The Dove Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo is infused with natural oils that control frizz and makes hair smooth and soft.
Opt for a weekly hair mask
Thick hair needs more moisture than any other hair type. Therefore, apart from using a nourishing shampoo and conditioner, you also need to apply a hair mask at least once a week. A deeply nourishing mask such as the Tresemme Keratin Smooth Deep Smoothing Mask will boost shine, add softness and fight frizz to make your hair look naturally healthy.
Use a leave-in oil
At times, a conditioner alone cannot retain moisture in your hair, especially if it's coarse. A leave-in conditioner or oil like the Dove Elixir Hair Fall Rescue Hair Oil - Rose & Almond Oil will work wonders for your hair. Infused with the goodness of almond oil, applying this leave-in oil on damp hair will make your hair smooth and prevent frizz and dryness.
Limit heat styling
We understand your coarse hair has a mind of its own and it's almost impossible to manage it without the use of heat styling tools. But using them so frequently will only make your hair drier and damaged. It is wise to limit heat styling and use a heat protectant to minimise the damage. The Tresemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Spray protects against heat damage and makes hair more manageable for easy styling.
Sleep on a silk pillowcase
Anyone with dry or coarse hair will benefit a lot from sleeping on a silk pillowcase. Unlike other fabrics that absorb all the natural oils and moisture from your scalp and hair and make them frizzy, silk retains the moisture. If you can’t get a silk pillowcase then tie a silk scarf around your head before going to bed at night.