How to Dye Coarse Hair

Coarse hair is tricky to color.

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If you have coarse hair, you know how difficult it can be to dye it. Your thick, dry hair absorbs dye like there is no tomorrow, so be sure you have enough of your color on hand. You will also want to use a gentle product since coarse hair has a tendency to look more damaged than other hair types. Keeping these things in mind when you dye your coarse hair will help you keep it in tip-top shape.


Mix up a semi-permanent hair color with developer. Typically, color is mixed with equal parts developer or activator, but it's always wise to read the manufacturer's instructions.


Using gloved hands, apply the hair color to your hair in small sections. Remember, coarse hair absorbs hair dye quicker and in greater quantities than other hair textures, so be sure that you work in small sections and thoroughly saturate strands before moving onto the next section.


Let hair process as directed (typically 15 to 30 minutes). Some manufacturers may recommend you process hair under heat for best results.


Rinse, shampoo and condition hair. During this step, it is ideal to use a deep conditioner since your hair has just gone through a chemical process.

Things You'll Need


1.Semi-permanent hair color


2.Developer or activator

4.Shampoo and deep conditioner


Tips & Tricks


A semi-permanent hair color is ideal because it's one of the least damaging types of hair color. Want to go lighter or do something a bit more drastic? Stick with a pro to dye your coarse hair in that case.


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