5 Effective Ways To Manage Coarse Hair For Men

Not every man is fortunate enough to be blessed with straight and shiny hair. This type of hair is easy to style, manage and even get to have more choices to pick different types of haircuts. Still, that doesn’t mean those who are “cursed” (depending on your respective point-of-views, of course) with thick and unruly coarse hair are left with no hope. You can actually look good with thick and coarse hair as long as you know how to handle it the right way. Coarse hair may appear dull, rough and stubborn but there are a few ways you to help tame the beast hair with these five handy tips below.

1) Get The Right Haircut

Just because you have thick and unruly coarse hair doesn’t mean you can’t have a different hairstyle. The key here is to keep your hair trimmed on a regular basis (e.g. every two weeks, depending on how fast your hair grows). Of course, finding the right haircut that particularly works with your hair type matters too. Here are some of the hairstyle examples that easy to manage:

i) Pompadour

Popularised in the 1950s by Elvis Presley, the classic pompadour hairstyle is making a trendy comeback in recent years, where it is still in popular demand. Pompadour typically demands that both sides and back of your hair are faded and tapered, while the top is trimmed just long enough for you to comb sideways.

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ii) Textured Cut

A textured cut involves the use of a razor and point-cutting — a technique that removes the bulk of your hair, creating textures and natural-looking movement. Both sides and the back of your hair will be trimmed shorter.

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iii) Buzz Cut

A buzz cut is particularly suitable for those who don’t like to spend time styling their hair. This type of hairstyle may be commonly associated with athletes and soldiers, but you still can achieve a buzz cut that is both stylish and fashionable.

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iv) Crew Cut

Here is another perfect hairstyle that only requires low maintenance. A crew cut is a tapered hairstyle, where the top will be trimmed short while the back and sides are faded, shaved or buzzed.

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2) Invest In A Moisturising Shampoo And Conditioner

Here’s the thing: not every shampoo and conditioner is created equal. So, if you have coarse hair, your best bet is to pick both shampoo and conditioner that has the word “moisturising”. This type of shampoo and conditioner are specially formulated to add moisture to your dry and coarse hair. There are many quality brands that carry moisturising shampoos and conditioners available in the market. Spend time to read reviews online and find out which one might work the best for your hair type.

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3) Shampoo Less

Coarse hair tends to be dried out easily. Which is why it’s best to avoid using shampoo every single day since it strips your hair of its natural oils, leaving it even drier than before. Try your best to cut back and aim to wash your hair around 2 to 3 times a week.

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4) Pick The Right Hairstyling Tools

How you style your hair matters a lot, particularly if you have coarse hair. When you use hair products like wax or pomade, it’s best to use either a wide-toothed comb or your fingers. Doing so will prevent hair breakage and split ends.

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5) Be Careful When You Dry Your Hair

Try your best to avoid blow-drying since the heat can cause more harm to your coarse hair. Just let your hair to naturally air-dry instead. Even scrubbing or rubbing your hair dry with a towel can potentially damage your hair further and causes frizz. This is especially true if you have the habit of towel-drying your hair in a vigorous manner. If you still insist on using a towel to dry your hair, at least pat it gently on your head.

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Casey Chong
Casey is a freelance writer and a movie enthusiast, where some of his close friends dubbed him as "walking encyclopedia of movies". He also frequently blog movie reviews under "Casey's Movie Mania" (www.caseymoviemania.com)