Did you know redheads on average have fewer hair strands than blondes and brunettes? But those strands are actually thicker which results in most redheads having thick, full, and even coarse hair. Thick, coarse hair can often be hard to tame, but we’ve got a few tried and true tips that can help tame your red mane.
Avoid alcohol in your hair care
Always look for alcohol in the ingredient list because it is a drying agent. It will make coarse, thick hair frizzy and brittle. Check your hair care products to make sure you’re avoiding this ingredient.
Friction is not a friend of coarse hair, so try and reduce it wherever you can. Avoid rubbing your head with a towel, instead, try squeezing out the water with a cotton t-shirt or microfiber towel. Additionally, you can swap your cotton pillowcase for a silk or satin one to reduce friction at night.
Hydrate your hair
Coarse hair needs hydration and lots of it. Utilize hydrating treatments and products aimed toward thick, coarse hair to help tame frizz and increase moisture.
Utilize leave-in treatments
Speaking of hydrating treatments, leave-in products are great for coarse hair. You can also spot treat your coarse hair in places where it tends to get worse like around the hairline.
Reduce heat exposure
Since we’re on the topic of coarse red hair at the hairline, let’s talk heat. Reducing heat overall is best for coarse hair to reduce frizz and damage. If you find your hairline is extra coarse or frizzy, make sure you use plenty of heat protection at the root when blowdrying.
Keep it trimmed
Getting a trim won’t change the coarseness of your hair but it will help it look and feel healthier. Leaving hair untrimmed will lead to split ends that continue to split further and further up. This causes frizz and unhealthy hair.
Use the right brush
Since we’re applying so many leave-in products, oils, and heat protection at the root, it’s important to help spread the product, otherwise, you will end up with dry ends and oily roots. This is the perfect time to use a boar bristle brush to help smooth the hair and distribute oils from roots to ends.
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Rock it like a Redhead!