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The Best Shampoo for Thick Hair

With our roots in Italia, we know a thing or two about thick, vigorous hair that needs extra taming. In fact, Rossano Ferretti Parma’s Italian heritage is the inspiration behind our Intenso Smoothing Shampoo – the best shampoo for thick coarse hair!

But before we divulge why we’re so passionate about this shampoo, let’s tackle a few FAQs.

How to tell if you have thick coarse hair?

Having coarse hair doesn’t necessarily mean that your hair is rough textured or hard to manage – but it does mean that your individual strands have a thicker circumference than other hair types.

For example, if you roll a strand of coarse hair between your fingers, you’ll be able to feel its thickness. It will feel much like a strand of sewing thread.

But if you roll a strand of fine hair between your fingers, you may not feel anything.

With fine hair, the strand is much thinner and harder to feel between your fingers.

Thick coarse hair is also generally harder to tame and often curls and kinks as if it has a mind of its own!

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What are the challenges of thick coarse hair – and are there any benefits?

With the right hair care routine, thick coarse hair can yield healthy and luscious locks – and, because of its thickness, it can have a lot of body and volume, too.

However, coarse hair can be frustrating when it’s not properly cared for. It has a tendency to become dry and unmanageable. Even styling it can be an impossible task.

The good news is that with the right shampoo, you can whip your unruly coarse or thick hair into shape!

Is thick hair the same as coarse hair?

In short, no.

Thick hair refers to the number of hair follicles you have and how many hair strands you produce. Coarse hair, on the other hand, has to do with the thickness of each strand – that is – the thicker your hair strands are, the coarser your hair will be.

What is the Best Shampoo for Thick Hair?

Thick or coarse locks respond better to sulfate-free shampoos. This is because sulfates have a nasty habit of stripping your hair of natural oils while they cleanse. The result is drier hair that may even feel coarser than before you washed it! Sulfate-free shampoos offer a gentler cleanse and work well with thicker hair strands.

Coarse hair can also be prone to frizz. Shampoos with deeply hydrating and strengthening ingredients and properties are therefore better if you need to infuse moisture back into your hair while smoothing flyaways.

And that’s why Intenso Smoothing Shampoo remains the best shampoo for dry coarse hair!

Packed with ultra-hydrating and calming ingredients such as macadamia, green tea, and avocado, this enriched formula repairs and revitalises thick hair so that it’s silky, supple, and easier to manage.

As a plus, this magnificent product has been designed exclusively for thick, coarse hair. This means that it targets all the challenges of this hair type to optimally relax, detangle, soften, and tame hair that once may have seemed impossible to manage.

Image of a brunette girl with short, curly hair holding the Intenso smoothing shampoo by Rossano Ferretti Parma in her hand


Intenso Smoothing Shampoo is also:

  • Sulfate-free
  • Paraben-free
  • Cruelty-free
  • Vegan-friendly
  • Lovingly made in Italy by Italian hair experts

Tip: Indulge in our entire Intenso Collection to provide your locks with intense nourishment that encourages fabulous hair e.v.e.r.y day!

Rossano Ferretti Parma offers the best shampoo and conditioner for coarse hair as a duo. Enter Intenso Mask. This softening and smoothing mask can be used as a conditioner and is applied to wet hair before being rinsed out again. While it settles on your hair, it provides deep (deep) hydration to ultimately soften your strands so that they are delectably silky to the touch.

Complete your hair care routine with Intenso Smoothing Serum. This luxury serum helps coarse hair to look and feel softer, silkier, shinier, and more manageable.

Image of the shampoo, mask, and smoothing serum from the Intenso line by Rossano Ferretti Parma, with a pool background.


The bottom line…

Thick or coarse hair doesn’t have to stop you from having control of your hair. With the right products and a dedicated hair care routine, you can easily “rock” your vigorous locks!