Is your hair thick or coarse? Does it feel dry, poofy and unruly?
Thick hair, also described as coarse, craves moisture. The strands of coarse hair are thicker than a strand of thread. The cuticle, or outer covering of the hair tends to be open with little scales reaching up rather than laying flat and closed, causing it to tangle onto other pieces. This can look like frizz and cause hair to feel rough or dry and leave hair without any shine.
Poofy hair can be described as when you look like you have tons of hair or an upside down triangle on your head. The strands are so puffed up and dry that they turn into a huge mass of hair that is hard to style or manage.
People with thick hair tend to be extremely dedicated to their conditioner and care less about their shampoo. They know that up until now, if their conditioner didn’t have enough detangling power and slip that they would be in for a very hard time combing out their wet hair.
Does this sound like your hair?
While most other shampoos tout a trendy oil as their most important ingredient, moisture actually comes from water based ingredients like marshmallow root, wild honey and wild clover. These ingredients work to smooth and relax hair. Applying an oil too early in the process can sometimes prevent the hair from absorbing water soluble nutrients.
Honestly, thick hair may need multiple steps to help you achieve the look you’re going for, but here are our recommendations for taking care of your thick,coarse hair, whatever the texture.
Thick, Straight or Wavy Hair:
- Shampoo using the Protected Cleanse method so your length of hair is protected while you are in the shower.
- A Deep Conditioning Creme once or twice a week will give the length of hair the nutrition and smoothing it may be craving.
- Use the Lavender Mint+ Wild Clover Silky Hydrating Mist daily after shampooing and conditioning to give a light protective coating and extra detangling. Refresh and reset your dry hair to de-Volumizing and eliminate any frizz.
- Apply a styling products like the Silkening Serum, Curling Creme or a finishing oil like the Glossing Drops to give weight and control while adding nourishment. Choose the product based on the style you are going for.
Thick, Curly Hair:
- Shampoo using the Protected Cleanse method so your length of hair is protected in the shower.
- A Deep Conditioning Creme once or twice a week will give your curls the nutrition they are craving
- Use the LavenderMint Silky Hydrating Mist after shampooing to help bounce curls and also on dry hair to restyle and eliminate frizz.
- Apply a styling product like the Silkening Serum or Curling Creme to very wet hair and then avoid touching and disrupting the curl pattern.
- Use a finishing oil like the Glossing Drops to give weight and control while adding nourishment.
Pay attention to what is happening with your hair and think outside the box on how to work with it. By doing this, you will find a routine that works for you.
To find out more about the best method of shampooing for your hair type, read more here.