11 ways to care for your coily hair
Coily hair is usually defined by a 4a-4c hair type that is tightly coiled with a zig-zag pattern. It usually consists of a close-knit curl pattern and luxurious volume – coily curls wind up and out. Coily hair also typically struggles to absorb moisture, making it more prone to breakage.
Natural curl: How to care for coily curls
Coily curls are more fragile than other hair textures and because of this, it requires special care and attention. All of Love Beauty and Planet special formulas are ultra-light and extra-rich. However, we would recommend trying some of the following products from our collections:
1. Try oils
Any of our natural oil infusions are made for this hair type. Our personal favorite is the Sandalwood & Grapeseed Naturals Oil Infusion Hair Oil. This luscious natural oil with grapeseed oil visibly repairs and leaves you with healthy-looking hair.
2. Hair butter
Hair butter is rich in fatty acids and helps prevent breakage and build elasticity over time. We recommend our Murumuru Butter & Rose Shampoo and Murumuru Butter & Rose Conditioner, which moisturizes for a healthy-looking gloss.
3. Give your hair more moisture
Moisture is all our hair craves, and the best way to get moisture is from the water itself, so make sure you are wetting your hair at least once a week. However, water does not always mean shampooing. Those of us with coily hair should aim to only shampoo with sulfate-free shampoos like our Murumuru Butter & Rose Shampoo or our Turmeric & Tonka Essence Shampoo.
4. Eliminate hair care products with silicones
These are ingredients that end in 'one, 'xane, 'onol. While these may be useful in straightening products, they are not necessary for conditioners or moisturizers. Luckily, all Love Beauty and Planet hair products are silicone-free.
5. Avoid any hair care products with mineral oils
Mineral oils can be a disaster to those of us with naturally curly hair. Mineral oils actually cover the hair shaft and prevent moisture from entering, leaving strands of hair brittle and dry. Mineral oils also clog the scalp and prevent healthy hair growth.
6. Deep conditioning, deep conditioning, deep conditioning
7. Never comb hair dry
The best method for combing kinky hair and detangling it is when it’s wet or damp, and loaded with conditioner. And we always recommend letting it air dry.
8. Protective styling methods
Style your coily hair in a protective way. Coily hair typically thrives in twists, braids, buns, or any style that will keep the hair protected as it dries.
9. Oil is not the same as moisture
Oil does not equal moisture. You can only get moisture from water and those products high in water or humectants (such as glycerin or aloe). Oils and butter are great to lock in already existing moisture but do not provide new moisture to the hair follicle. Therefore, we recommend using a water-based moisturizer and then shea butter, murumuru butter, or extra virgin oil to lock in the moisture.
10. Step up your sleeping habits
Sleep with a scarf or bonnet to keep your curls healthy and happy.
11. Clip-ins and wigs
Try coily hair clip-ins, coily curly clips, hair extensions, or clip-ins extensions. These are great for girls with coily hair, as they help to prevent breakage and ensure the hair follicles are protected for longer periods of time.
There you have it! No matter which one of the different curly hair textures you have, our experts at Love Beauty and Planet are giving you 11 different ways to care for your natural curls.
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