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Everything You Need To Know About Coarse Hair And Weaves

When buying a weave, it is vital to match the weave’s texture and style with your own natural hair. This will create a more natural look and will also hide the fact that you are wearing a weave. When it comes to selecting a weave that is appropriate for you, you may be given a series of different options that you can choose from. One option is often the type of hair you require. There are four primary hair types, and each of these hair types is subcategorized as A, B or C. The letter resembles the width of the individual hair strands, with A being fine or thin hair, and C being thick or coarse hair. In this post, we would like to focus specifically on C, which defines thicker hair. We would like to discuss what exactly “coarse hair” means and how you should care for this type of hair.

What Is Coarse Hair

thick coarse hairWe should start by defining what coarse hair is. As we already discussed, the word “coarse” is often used instead of “thick” when describing hair. Coarse hair is the thickest type of hair that you can buy and has numerous benefits, as well as some disadvantages, that should always be considered. Black Girl With Long Hair explains that a lot of individuals are often confused about what exactly “coarse” hair means. They explain that some think “coarse” hair refers to the density of the hair, but this is not correct. Bustle reports that an easy way to determine if you have coarse hair is to take a hair strand in between two fingers and feel it. If the hair feels thick and strong, then it is coarse hair. If you cannot feel the hair, then it’s fine and if you can feel it, but do not feel any thickness, then it’s medium.

How To Care For Coarse Hair

uncontrollable coarse curly hairBefore you try to find out how to care for coarse hair, it is important to know that simply knowing that your hair is coarse would not provide enough information to determine how to properly care for your hair. Coarse hair can be straight, curly, coily, wavy and even kinky. Coarse hair can also be dry, oily or in the middle. You need to consider what “primary type” your hair falls into, which could be (1) straight, (2) wavy, (3) curly or (4) kinky. This will help you better determine the most appropriate way to care and maintain the wellbeing of your coarse hair. Straight is often the oiliest type of hair as the sebum that is produced at your scalp can easily travel to the bottom of your hair strands. Kinky hair, on the other hand, is often dry as the sebum is unable to reach the end of every individual hair strand. It is obvious that oily hair will not be treated with the same products as dry hair, and the other way around. Thus, you should not entirely focus on whether your hair extensions or weave hair is coarse, fine or medium, but you should also focus on the texture of the hair, which will help you determine the most appropriate products to buy.


Determining your type of hair, as well as the width of your hair strands is an important step to take if you wish to maintain healthy hair that looks great every day. Unfortunately, a lot of people consume “coarse” hair with the wrong definitions. Knowing that any type of hair can be “coarse” is important as this will help you determine the most appropriate treatment options, and help you avoid buying hair care products that would only damage your hair and make it unmanageable.

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