Maintaining Thick Hair
How To Look After Thick Or Coarse Hair
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We set out these 4 simple steps to maintain your thick/coarse hair to enable you to look after your hair to make it the crowning glory it should be.
Thick/Coarse hair is often dryer than most types because it has fewer amounts of oil glands. The good news is it can go longer in-between washes.
To give your hair an extra drink, before shampooing it, put a pre-shampoo hot oil on. Shampoo it once or twice a week is recommended using a moisturizing shampoo, making sure you give it two washes. One to cleans it and the second one to let the shampoo do its job.
Moisturising conditioner is the best conditioner to use. If your hair is dry or damaged, put the conditioner from roots to ends, if not only on mid-lengths to ends.
We recommend a weekly treatment which as vitamin B7, also known as biotin if possible. Once again if your hair is dry, a pre-shampoo hair oils treatment will give your hair a drink. All this will help you retain the moisture lost through drying, ironing or the environment.
When styling your hair, products like smoothing creams/balms or serums are the best to use. When you put your chosen product on, be mindful not to put too much product on at first. Place around a 20p size into the palm of your hand (more if you have long hair) and distribute it in your hands before running it through your hair, add more if needed.
When blow-drying, keep your hair dryer at least 15 centimetres away from your hair. Always use a heat-protecting product when you are straightening/curling your hair.
In the 4 simple steps to maintain thick/coarse hair, step 4 is to keep it manageable you should schedule an appointment every 6-8 weeks.
To avoid it looking too thin on the ends, we recommend having the bulk taken out every other appointment. Styles above the shoulder require more time and styling, so keeping it on the longer side will make it easier to manage.
You could put it in a ponytail but keep away from using an elastic band.