How? Its so horrible to touch, never feels silky no matter what, and its crinkly in appearance. It needs coaxing to curl other wise it sticks right up and out and looks so stupid. I'm feeling kind of fed up with the hair I was born with lately.
I know what you mean. My hair is a combination of 3b/c. And, of course the coarsest hair is on my canopy. Seriously. I just try to give that hair a little more lovin'. More condish, more moisture. I try not to touch it too much.
This winter I had tried Oyin Whipped Pudding. At night I'd smooth it on my coarser parts and it'd soak in overnight. In the morning I'd co-wash and style as usual. It seemed to help.
Now I just use Jessicurl's Weekly Deep Treatment once a week. And I keep it in my hair all day. (I do it on the weekend when I know I'll just be kicking about) The next day my hair is super soft.
It comes down to experimenting and trying different products.
I hear you! My hair is coarse, and I envy the fine ladies for their silky texture.
For me, I just have to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. It will never feel like fine hair, but I can improve the condition of what I have. I notice that the more conditioned my hair is, the better the curl formation.
On the plus side, I don't get the overconditioning that is more common among fine haired curlies.
My hair is pretty coarse, the right product can make it look and feel silky soft to the touch...I washed my hair last on Monday night, and even though it's looking a bit coarse and frizzy now, it still feels pretty soft...
3a/3b thick coarse WL dark brown hair. CG/Mod CG since: 5/4/05. Current products: Right now my hair is in such a tizzy over this winter weather we are hving that nothing really seems to be working. I need a haircut.
Coarse hair seems to have a lot more volume and beautiful curlier curls. I envy both of those things.
I have fine hair and while I do like the texture and it *feels* good, I feel like it doesn't look as good as many of my coarser counterparts and no matter what I do, my style falls out by the end of the day (if it makes it anywhere near that long).
It also seems that coarse hair stays more uniform and curls the same way regularly. I can't EVER count on my hair to do the same things twice no matter what I do!
I understand exactly what you are talking about. I have very coarse hair too. Since I have been on CG (really modified) I have noticed a change in my hair for the better, but my texture has stayed the same. I have tried different tricks to smooth my cuticle down, nothing I have found works. I would love to have the really soft curls that a lot of curlies have. I guess I just have to settle for my hair looking soft even if it doesnt feel like it. Also because of my 'no touch' policy no one really would know it but me.
2c/3a very thick!!
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