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Coarse Hairstyle

No Need to Curse Your Coarse Hair

Most women with hair that’s not naturally silky and flexible think they have to stay within a single hair style—usually a short style for coarse hair. Actually, there are many options available to you, as coarse hair has lots of body. The key is to nourish hair from within; use a 15-minute deep-conditioning treatment once a week, and leave-in conditioners on other days.

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Don’t use tons of gooey hair care products if you want a straight, sleek hair style. The cleaner the hair, the easier it will be to straighten. Use a hair dryer on high heat-capped with a very skinny directional nozzle-and a firm-bristled round brush to dry sections. When dry, comb through, then smooth with a silicone frizz-tamer.

For a glamorous, ultra modern flip, give your coarse hair some texture with a defining product like pomade. Part hair low on one side, then blow dry with a small round brush and your hair dryer set on medium. Work with very small sections at a time, and don’t move onto the next until the previous is completely dry.

For that special evening out coarse hair style, gather hair behind your head, twist and secure with bobby pins, then finish with a light mist of hairspray for a firm hold. No one will ever suspect how easy it was.

You for more on coarse hair might want to visit my article on Hair Texture

  





4 Comments »

  1. well, i have a bit of a problem. i’ve had to deal with my coarse hair ever since i can remember, & i have to admit, its very challanging. i wash it once a week & blow-dry it until its completely dry, i also use grease. i straighten it once a week as well, & its still a lot to deal with. i’d like to know if there is anything i can do to make it thinner. i’ve had relaxers about once every four months, but that makes my hair extremely flat & unappealing. & i once had bangs, but the relaxer seemed to have fried them so short, & i’m willing to get side bangs again. is there any hairstyles i could try besides leaving it down or a basic ponytail?

    Comment by Leah — March 22, 2009 @ 8:00 pm

  2. Janet,
    Of course I can’t see and feel your hair to give advice. I think the best advice I can give is to find a reputable stylist who can give you the right cut for your hair type. Your best bet in finding a good stylist . . . ask someones whose hair you think is cut exceptionally well, who she goes to.
    You can also search this site on How to find a stylist.
    Good Luck!

    Comment by Barb — April 29, 2008 @ 5:29 pm

  3. I have thick, coarse, straight hair. It is not relaxed but blown dry straight. It is a mixture of curly and straight in parts. I recently cut it short in the back and longer in front like a wedge. Anyway, I have problems in that the ends stick out, it seems locked into a side part (over 25 years) and is very heavy, so that it parts in the crown (weight line) as well as the front side. It will not stay back (without gel which I do not like). I had it long before, but it seemed to age my face, because it was so voluminous, so I cut it, forgetting that is sticks out like a golliwog when short. I condition a lot with a good cond and shamp, I use a leave-in, and silicone serum. What next to do. If I cut it really short, maybe it will curl and I can blowdry?…..Or what??

    Comment by Janet — April 14, 2008 @ 12:42 pm

  4. I Love this show!! I’m a hairstylist myself, so I understand the obstacles these people have to go through. It’s a lot of fun to see how these stylists react under pressure and to see what they can do creatively. I really hope that Tabatha wins because I think that she’s the best example of how a Hairdresser should be…confident, knowledgeable, and willing to tell the client what is best for them. Go Tabatha!!

    Comment by Jenn — May 15, 2007 @ 7:32 pm

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