Hairstyles for Coarse & Thick Hair

Updated February 21, 2017

Coarse and thick hair can sometimes seem unmanageable and difficult. Cutting this kind of hair too short can lead to a frizzy mess. Instead, keep your hair longer and experiment with different styling techniques to take your 'do from thick to chic in no time.

Long and Layered

Having your hair cut and styled into long layers will help to thin the hair out a bit. Coarse hair can be wiry and "crunchy"; using a moisturising shampoo and conditioner will help make your hair soft and silky. Blow dry your hair using a large paddle brush. The brush will add shine and slightly straighten your hair as you dry it. When finished, add a dime-size drop of hair serum to your hands. Rub your hands together to evenly distribute the serum. Apply the serum to your hair to add even more shine and smoothness.

Curl and Body

Leave your hair long, having your stylist cut a few different layers throughout. Wash your hair with a moisturising shampoo and conditioner. Before drying your hair, add a detangling spray into your hair to prevent knots. Blow dry your hair using a large, round hair brush. Blow dry your hair in sections, using the brush to roll up each section and drying it thoroughly. Using a large, round brush will add curl and shine to your hair. Apply hot rollers throughout your entire head. Leave the rollers in for ten to 15 minutes. Small rollers will give you spiral curls, medium rollers create large curls and large rollers make large waves. Add some serum for extra shine and smoothness.

Poker Straight

Keep your hair long, and have your stylist cut your hair into a blunt cut. Wash your hair with a straightening shampoo and conditioner. Apply a hair serum to your hair while your hair is damp to help straighten it. Plug in your flat iron and set the heat to its highest level. Straighten your hair in sections to get the straightest look possible. When finished, add a little more hair serum to perfect your look.

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Andrea Griffith has been writing professionally since 2005. Her work has been published by the "Western Herald," Detroit WDIV, USAToday and other print, broadcast and online publications. Although she writes about a wide range of topics, her areas of expertise include fashion, beauty, technology and education. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and English from Western Michigan University.