The best hair routine to manage thick/coarse hair

Where are all the thick hair girls at? This one is for you! We know that thick/coarse hair is a blessing and a curse at the same time - blessed with full luscious locks and also with what feels like an actual ton more to take care of compared to our fine hair friends. It takes a bit of dedication, a little more product and just the right routine to get our thick hair looking it's best. Hydration is key to keeping coarse hair looking fresh whether you wash every day or follow the #NoPoo method this Verb routine is a tried and true way to moisturize and achieve all your thick #hairgoals:


Hydrating Shampoo 

Start with the basics, washing! For thick hair the best Verb shampoo is the Hydrating Shampoo made for a color-safe cleanse that will nourish each strand. Formulated with key hydrating ingredients like amino acid package and hydrolyzed quinoa protein, this shampoo with lightly cleanse your hair while starting the process of moisturizing. The best thing about this one is that while it moisturizes, it also provides UV protection - looking at you summer dryness. Apply how you usually would with shampoos. If you're into the no shampoo movement you can skip this one!

Shampooing tip: We recommend with all shampoos to only wash the scalp directly. Massage product into scalp (no other area of the hair) and when you rinse that will cleanse the rest of your hair. This is the best way to get rid of buildup and oil at the root without stripping or putting the rest of your hair through the added damage of scrubbing brittle hair. 


Hydrating Conditioner 

Follow up your shampoo session with the Hydrating Conditioner to add back in all the moisture your thick hair needs. To continue alongside the key ingredients provided by the Hydrating Shampoo, the Hydrating Conditioner includes argan oil and meadowfoam seed oil to help strengthen and repair while minimizing frizz and flyaways. Apply generously to your hair and leave it in for a good 3-5 minutes to ensure your locks are fully replenished. Rinse after 5 minutes and notice how your hair will start feeling softer and easier to run your fingers through it. 


Hydrating Mask

This step will depend on how often you like to deep condition. The great thing about this one is you can apply it in different ways. If you have extremely thick hair this might be what you reach for each time you shower over the Hydrating Conditioner. Other times you might want to mask ? If you've been out in the sun for long, heat style regularly or have color treated hair, once every couple washes add something extra to help boost hydration

    • Method 1: Substitute for conditioner and leave on for 5-7 minutes. Put hair up in a bun for max hydration. Rinse and continue with your routine
    • Method 2: Apply on dry hair and leave for desired amount of time. Put hair up in a bun or throw a shower cap for max hydration. Throw on a face mask or take a nap. Rinse and continue with your routine, washing your hair with shampoo if you have oily hair.
    • Method 3: Mix with your favorite DIY hydrators and follow Method 1 or 2. 

Leave-In Mist 

Leave-In conditioners have been the staple product for thick/coarse hair for quite some time. The Verb Leave-In Mist can be applied directly to the hair or onto your hands for a more precise application, we'll leave that up to you. This cure-all does the trick: tames frizz and detangles but also repairs ends, preps for styling, prevents breakage, and adds shine. Apply on your wet hair after washing and/or deep conditioning.  Brush through hair to distribute evenly, added bonus using the leave-in before brushing helps to prevent breakage by easily detangling hair. Another way we love to use the Leave-In during summer? Take with you to the pool or beach to spritz on damp hair after a swim session. 

Ghost Oil

Best seller for a reason - Ghost Oil is light enough for fine hair and also a staple in thick hair routines to minimize frizz and tame flyaways. For thick hair it's best to use 1-2 pumps of Ghost Oil on damp hair to finish your routine for shiny, hydrated locks. Need a quick refresh on dry styling days? Squeeze a pump or two onto your hands and apply midshaft to ends for added shine throughout the week. 

Bonus: Ghost Dry Oil  

Ever feel like your hair is too clean ? Well it may only be a problem that us thick hair humans understand but we created Ghost Dry Oil to help refresh your hair and add back in a bit of that 2nd day oil that makes your hair look it's best. For those days in between washes when your hair needs a quick refresher and you don't want to spend a lot of time, spritz this dry conditioner evenly onto your hair and let it work its magic, plus it'll prevent damage from washing and styling. 


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