The end of the summer has probably left your hair a little coarse from all those long days spent outdoors. It’s a bittersweet feeling as coarse hair can benefit from being more voluminous, which many of us long for. On the flip-side, (isn’t there always one!) coarse hair can be difficult to manage and inherently dry.
Unfortunately, the bad news doesn’t stop there. Dry hair further suffers from being prone to splint ends, tangles, and breakage.
So what’s a coarse-haired gal or guy to do?
The key to managing frizzy strands that typically present themselves as thicker than your regular hair (imagine wider than a piece of sewing thread) is adequate nourishment and hydration.
So here’s your N4 guide to tackling coarse hair with our top prevention tips and the hair care products from the N4 high performance range you need to invest in right now.
6 Tips for Caring for Coarse Hair!
Choose a Shampoo Specially Formulated for Coarse Hair
It’s super important to select the correct type of shampoo to match your needs. If you have coarse hair, your priority should be moisturization to infuse dry strands with hydration and focus on rebuilding and maintaining the integrity of the hair shaft.
Try N4’s Hydrating Shampoo, which comes in a range of sizes. This highly concentrated formula delivers weightless moisturization and has an anti-aging, sulfate free and color-protecting formula infused with the intoxicating scent of Ylang Orchid, Jasmine Vetiver, and Patchouli.
Try This Co-washing Technique to Enhance Your Results
If you have exceptionally dry hair, you might want to consider this co-washing technique. Not even sure what that means. Don’t worry! We’ve got you. Basically, it means washing with conditioner instead of shampoo.
Co-washing can help remove a buildup of dirt and oil. Depending upon how coarse the texture of your hair is, our N4 professional hair care experts recommend you introduce a co-wash once a week into your regular routine.
And Talking About Conditioner….
Conditioning is non-negotiable for pretty much all hair types, but it’s absolutely essential if you suffer from parched hair dah-ling. Conditioners work by smoothing and closing the cuticle to strengthen the hair shaft and help lock in hydration.
For sensationally silky smooth strands, we recommend N4 Hydrating Condition. It works like a dream to repair and seal split ends and reverse any bad stylistic habits that have slipped in your hair care routine!
Invest in a Deep Conditioning Hair Masque
While a conditioner helps reinforce and nourish the surface of the hair strand, a hair masque works much deeper inside the hair shaft to tame distressed tresses. Deep conditioning masques are an excellent way to counteract breakage and dryness.
We just love N4’s Reconstructing Hair Masque. Infused with Vitamin B5 and natural conditioners, it replenishes and restores coarse hair, for tangle-free and silky smooth results.
You Are What You Eat!
As the old saying goes, healthy hair starts from within. Eating a well-balanced diet that’s packed with essential vitamins and minerals will go a long way to improving not only your overall health but also your hair health. Drinking lots of water is also key. Even one extra glass of water daily will help boost the blood circulation to your hair follicles. We asked N4’s in-house nutritionist which top foods they recommend for improved hair health, and here’s what they put on the grocery list:
- Green Tea
- Chia Seeds
- Coconut Oil
- Whole Grains
Nourish Your Hair with a DIY Home Hot Oil Treatment
A superb way to quickly soften even the most coarse hair is lavish strands with a regular hot oil treatment. Hot oil penetrates the cuticle more deeply for incredible results you’ll see and feel.
Follow these N4 professional steps for a DIY hot oil treatment:
- Start with clean, freshly washed hair
- Microwave 3 to 6 tablespoons of hydrating hair oil – Argan or Avocado works well
- Place a towel over your shoulders to protect your clothing
- Run N4’s Detangling Comb through strands to work out any knots
- Apply the oil evenly to the hair and gently massage into the scalp
- Grab that shower cap or another towel and seal in the heat of the oil
- Pop on your favorite podcast and wait 20 minutes
- Thoroughly rinse all oil residue from your hair and complete with N4 Hydrating Condition
Final thoughts on managing coarse hair
It’s important to focus on hydration if you want your coarse hair to stand a chance of looking and feeling silky smooth. The Hydrate Collection of N4 products, all of which are paraben and sulfate free, aren’t just great for your hair; they’re also wonderful for the planet too.
All the N4 range of professional formulations feature natural ingredients to restore and repair beauty and are manufactured using renewable energy techniques and innovative technology to minimize their environmental impact.
Follow our guide above and incorporate some of our recommended N4 products, and you too can look forward to frizz-free hair dah-ling!