4 Do’s for thick, coarse and dense natural hair


Natural hair like so many other things comes in different textures and dimensions and so when you have thick, coarse and dense natural hair you know you might have to spend more time being careful with your strands detangling and styling.

The most important thing you can do for yourself if you have a lot of hair on your head is to realize the true nature of your hair and employ best practices when handling your hair.

These are some things you can do to make your hair care routine work for you.

1.  Be extra careful when detangling your thick mane to prevent breakages

2. Use heavy sealants like shea butter when sealing in moisture.  While butters may be too heavy for finer hair, they are usually great with thicker hair.

3. Wash hair in sections to avoid matting and serious tangles.  Washing hair loose is calling for a tear-filled detangling session.

4.  Do not approach your wash days or detangling sessions in a hurry.  If you don’t have adequate time to spend on your hair it is better to postpone it to a more convenient day otherwise both your hair and you will suffer.   You need to be patient with you strands all through.

5. Employ the use of your fingers more than combs.  When detangling With your fingers, you can easily feel for tangles and gently separate them.  When you encounter a knot use your fingers to gradually pull out as many knotted hair as you can.

6.  Do more stretched styles, especially of your hair tangles pretty badly.  Handling day to day afros, puffs,wash and gos might lead to more tangles and single strand knots. Although if your hair is well moisturized it will help a lot.

No need to be trouble anymore by your wonderful thick, coarse and dense natural hair.  Make up your mind that you will master your hair and not the reverse.


How easy has it been to manage your hair type? What practices do you employ?


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Alorye Ugar
CEO/Editor-in-Chief at Vivacious Media Limited
Alorye is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of One Naija Girl. She is passionate about Nigerian women embracing their natural hair and understanding how to take care of it.
She is an Accounting graduate from the University of Calabar, a Fashion designer and CEO of Vivacious Media Limited, Abuja, Nigeria.

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