If you have coarse hair, it will feel rough in texture and it may feel like you have a lot of it. Coarse hair can be straight, e.g. Asian hair, or curly or frizzy, naturally red hair.
CURLY & FRIZZY COARSE HAIR
The diameter of coarse hair is the largest of all textures, which makes it more prone to moisture evaporation and dry ends. The best products to use are those that are labelled as ‘re-moisturizing’, ‘moisturizing’ or ‘smoothing’ and those that tame frizz.
If you have coarse hair you may be reluctant to wash your hair more than a couple of times a week, as it can be difficult to style. However, frequent shampooing is recommended for all hair textures as it promotes the optimum scalp environment for hair growth and also keeps your hair in good condition! It is in fact water, not oil content that keeps your hair supple and moisturised.
STYLING CURLY & FRIZZY COARSE HAIR
Individuals with coarse hair tend to straighten their hair more often than other hair types, as it can be frizzy and very time-consuming to style. However, frequent or incorrect heat processing can be extremely damaging and so you need to use styling products that help protect your hair.
While there are many ones available on the market, make sure to choose one that doesn’t contain too much silicone. Preferably it should not be listed in the first 3 ingredients, and definitely not the first 2. While the correct formulation containing the right amount of silicones can be wonderful, heat styling with a product that is too silicone heavy, or using too much of the product, can cause something we call ‘silicone burn’ – a nasty brittleness and dullness of the hair that can be even more annoying than frizz itself.
Due to coarse hairs’ propensity towards dryness, we recommend you use a pre-shampoo conditioner once to twice a week. However, if you bleach or frequently heat process/straighten your hair this should be done twice weekly to reduce associated damage and breakage.