Your Complete Care Guide for Beautiful Coily Hair: 5 Must-Know Tips
Jul. 23, 2020
If you have coily hair you’ve likely heard all the complements from those with straight hair about how much they’d love to have your hair, but they’ve got no idea how much work it takes! Sure, coily hair can be some of the most voluminous and beautiful styles out there, but it can take a lot of work!
It’s also difficult because coily hair is so different (as we’ll get into in just a moment) from even just wavy of curly hair, so it requires a different care strategy, too. So, what is the difference between coily hair and curly hair?
The Difference Between Coily Hair and Curly Hair
Curly hair is known as Type 3 hair, and as the curls get tighter, this increases to Type 4 hair, a.k.a. coily hair. There are also four distinctions between type 4 hair: Type 4A, 4B, 4C, and 4D.
- 4A: Coily hair that is type 4A consists of dense, S-shaped coils that have a spring to them.
- 4B: Whereas coily hair that is type 4B feels wirier to the touch and consists of Z-shaped coils.
- 4C + 4D: 4C and 4D are for ever increasing tight curls.
Curly hair (type 3), on the other hand, is defined as anything from large curls to loose ringlets. Although curly hair generally doesn’t have as much body as coily hair, both are prone to frizz, breaks, and dryness.
Coily hair, however, is prone to damage more than any other hair type and this is why it is so important to know how to properly care for your coily hair.
How to Care for Coily Hair:
Although everybody’s hair is different, and your best hair care options will depend on you as an individual, all coily hair benefits hugely from deep conditioners, packed full of oils and proteins that will help to hydrate your hair and protect it from serious damage.
- #1 – Hydrate
Coily hair can often get particularly dry, making it more susceptible to breakages. To combat this, it is worthwhile taking the time to apply a leave-in conditioner whenever you wash your hair. These help to add moisture back into your hair, leaving it hydrated for longer.
You could also try applying hair products that contain ingredients such as shea butter and argan oil daily to maintain hydration between washes.
- #2 – Sleep with Silk
It is also important to take care of your coily hair overnight. Cotton pillowcases, although soft to the touch, can actually cause damage to coily hair as friction is caused whenever you turn while you are asleep. By using a silk (or satin) pillowcase or by wearing a headscarf while you sleep, your hair is allowed to slide around freely, preventing breakages or tangles forming, and you will get less of that annoying frizz!
- #3 – Protect from Damage
Your hair can also be damaged just by being out in the world. The sun can dry out your hair when you spend time outside, so it is good to wear a hat or hair covering if you are able to. If you like to go swimming in pools cleaned with chlorine or use a lot of heat when drying or styling your hair, it is beneficial to use a product specifically to combat damage to coily hair, such as a heat protectant. This will help to reduce any damage that might be caused to your coily hair, including breakages and dryness.
- #4 – Tame That Frizz
As previously mentioned, coily hair in particular is a victim of frizz. Using a product, such as a cream, oil, or serum, that is specifically designed for coily hair can help to tame the frizz and make it look healthier, without compromising on your curl pattern. It will also help with hydration and work to protect your hair from breakages.
- #5 – Apply a Soft Touch
The final tip for caring for your coily hair is to apply a soft touch. This means that you should take extra care when styling your hair with clips, bobby pins, or hair ties and be super gentle when removing them. These are a common cause of breaks in any type of hair, but with such a fragile hair type it is even more important to try and find products that are less likely to break your hair.
It is also a good practice to use your fingers to detangle your hair when you have applied the conditioner that we previously mentioned. Using your fingers in much kinder both on your hair and on your scalp, and it won’t disrupt your natural curl pattern like a comb or brush will.
Do It All Toner 🍃🍃
I have been loving the brand Truly lately ✨ I recently purchased this: 🍃TRULY - CBD Jelly Toning Solution 🍃 And it’s by far one of my favorite toners. Ingredients: 💚100MG CBD 💚Glycolic Acid 💚Tea Tree Oil 💚Organic Aloe 💚Rose Petal Extract This brand is also: 💚Vegan 💚Cruelty Free 💚Clean I use this every other night and it as tremendously helped my skin barrier and acne. I was really concerned about the glycolic acid irritating or drying my skin but it didn’t at all 🤩 I highly recommend this to combo and oily , acne prone skin. This will be a toner I keep in my night routine. I got it from Ulta (of course) for $24 (I paid $15 after coupons) Do you use CBD products? 🍃
All about Cherie Spotlight
Hi all! 🎉🥳 New year, new (and improved) Cherie Spotlight! There's a lot of new faces, so a big welcome to all those who are new! We want to (re)introduce Cherie Spotlight - a really fun and engaging way to get involved with the cherie community and even win some free beauty prizes - so you don't miss out on all the fun things happening within cherie! ABOUT CHERIE SPOTLIGHT The great thing about Cherie Spotlight is that anyone can participate. You don't have to be a seasoned creator or a professional beautician. Start creating and posting, and you're in the running! Each category has 5 winners, for a total of 15 winners every two weeks - that’s 30 winners a month!! You can find the information about Cherie Spotlight, the winners from last week, and the prizes for the current week in the designated area in the app (more on that later!). THE CATEGORIES There's a few different ways to get involved and win. Here's what you need to know! Cherie’s Picks ￼Cherie's Picks is a selection of our favorite, top engaged with content that is selected by Team cherie. Content that is loved by the community and cheered for, commented on, saved, etc. are considered for Cherie's Picks. New on Cherie ￼So you're new around here... Welcome, we're so glad you're here!! It can be intimidating to create a new account and start posting, but we're here to cheer you on along the way and maybe you can get a free beauty product while you're at it! Share your first posts on cherie for a chance to win the New on Cherie prize. It's THAT simple! Cherie Convo ￼On cherie, we're all about encouraging conversations and listening to what YOU have to say! For this category, we want you to post into the topic of the week with your stories, opinions, and more. You can check out the weekly topics at the top of the Discover page or on this account @cherie and share what's on your mind! Make sure you use the Topic tag to tag the weekly topic in order to be considered for that week's Cherie Convo. WHERE TO FIND CHERIE SPOTLIGHT The Cherie Spotlight page is where you can find all the information regarding Cherie Spotlight. Here, you can see last week's winners & their prizes, as well as this week's prizes. To find the Cherie Convo topics for each week, check out the Discover banners or this account @cherie. There are three ways to view the Cherie Spotlight page in the cherie app: Discover banner ￼Go to the Discover page and find the rotating banner. Click on the banner titled "Win Prizes with Cherie Spotlight!" to be redirected to the Cherie Spotlight page. Notification page ￼Go to your Notifications page and find the uppermost banner labeled "Cherie Spotlight" Insights ￼Go to your profile page and click the "Insights" button. From here, you will see a "cherie spotlight" banner. This will take you to the Cherie Spotlight page! Happy posting! If you have any questions, DM us on cherie or comment below 🍒
Black Owned Intimate Care ✨🌹
I did a review on this brand before but in honor of BHM I def had to bring it up again ! #Saltxo - Yoni Shower Gel[products]#[FiveStars] #Saltxo - Femme Rejuv Oil[products]#[FiveStars] I use this gel everyday! It leaves my Yoni energized and clean. I’ve never experienced any irritation and I’m extremely sensitive in that area. It smells very herbal like and a little goes a long way! ($17.99) The Femme Rejuv Oil is a great staple for irritation. I use this baby after my waxes, Emergency shaves, and after getting busy. I find this to be the best oil I’ve ever used down there. A little goes a long way. ($30) This brand is usually always out of stock! She sells out so fast but I always manage to get one thing. I definitely recommend if you love intimate soaps . Do you have a favorite intimate soap ?
Hate it? Don’t toss it! Repurpose it!
We ♥️ trying new products, new brands, and new ingredients. Raise your hand if you had NEVER even heard of Cica until last year 🤚 Not everything can make it’s way into your starting lineup though. I’m looking at you MARIO BADESCU - Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater So what do you do with all the products that just don’t work for you? Here’s some ideas for recycling your beauty products 💡 Got some facial cleansers you didn’t love? ￼Use them as a manicure/pedicure soak 💅 ￼Let your partner or the teenagers in your life try them ￼Try em out as brush cleanser ￼If they are moisturizing/foaming they might work for shaving Scrubs/exfoliants you don’t want on your face? ￼Use them as hand/foot scrub 🦶 ￼Scrub up those knees and elbows ￼Smooth your booty 🍑 Got some oils that didn’t make the cut? ￼Soften up your knees and elbows ￼Mix some with your body lotion to make it extra rich then slather it all over 🦵 ￼Use it for cuticle oil, any oil works! ￼If it’s cleansing oil try using it to clean your makeup brushes 🖌 Face masks you don’t like? ￼If they are moisturizing they are perfect to soften feet, knees, and elbows ￼Mud masks are perfect to help with buttne or backne! Toners have witch hazel or alcohol? ￼Pop them in the fridge and use as a cooling body spray in the summer ☀️ Bronzer just not your shade? ￼Mix it with lotion for sexy evening body shimmer If all else fails or your skin was sensitive to the product you can always gift to a friend/teen - my daughter and her friends always LOVED to get a bag of my cast offs when she was younger OR find a freecycle/random acts of kindness group OR a women’s shelter in your area to offer it to! What else do you do to recycle your unwanted products?? 💙
The system that replaced my retinoid!
Hey Cherie fam! So as some of you know I embarked on a new skin journey around adult acne. I was on a Derm prescribed regimen of cerave, epiduo, and spironolactane (see my posts from sept-October 2020 for more deetz) to help combat my acne. By October, my skin had improved a lot! Texture was down significantly, but I felt like the retinoid (epiduo) was making my skin super sensitive. I was prone to inflammatory acne (you know just red bumps, nothing to pop type) and I felt like the retinoid also destroyed my skin barrier because my eczema was really flaring up on my face. So I made the scary decision to drop my retinoid! I was scared to do so because it helped with my acne so much, and I really did not want it to come back. But I needed something less damaging to my skin, and better for my eczema. I did a bunch of research and knew to keep my acne at bay I needed: ￼acids in my routine still to exfoliate ￼nourishment like ceramides or niancinamide to help my skin barrier ￼deep moisture but NOT pore clogging So, one thing I did was add Heraux - Heraux Molecular Anti-Inflammaging Serum in the AM to help repair my skin, but I still needed something for my acne! Enter CLEARSTEM an acne system developed by a dermatologist duo who both suffered from acne in their adult lives. This duo wanted to create a skincare line that treated acne and aging at the same time! The line is also ￼cruelty free, vegan, has no hormone disrupting ingredients I was lucky to receive a PR package from them, so I dedicated the months of December and January to really give this system a shot! My routine was: AM: ￼wash with CLEAR STEM - GENTLECLEAN – Vitamin Infused Calming Wash this wash had a nice citrus scent and is super gentle on the skin. I use it with my PMD clean for 60 seconds and it’s helped with inflammation ! ￼tone with INDIE LEE - CoQ-10 Toner more daytime antioxidants! ￼serum Heraux - Heraux Molecular Anti-Inflammaging Serum to help repair damaged skin and do day time anti inflammaging ￼moisture/SPF EVERYDAY HUMANS - Rosé S'il Vous Plait SPF30 Gentle Mineral Sunscreen I LOVE this sunscreen. It’s actually quite hydrating and I don’t really need to use a moisturizer before! PM: ￼wash with CLEAR STEM - VITAMINscrub – Antioxidant-Infused Scrub Cleanser lightly exfoliates skin and smells so fresh ￼serum CLEAR STEM - CLEARITY – AHA Mandelic Acid Serum + Vitamin C this baby does a lot of the work in keeping acne at bay. It has a nice consistency and I leave it on for 15 mins before I use the next serum. ￼serum CLEAR STEM - Cellrenew Collagen Infusion Serum ( Anti-Acne + Anti-Aging Stem Cell Serum) this serum is so hydrating I love it! I feel like I’m putting nutrients right back into my skin YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream
Self-Expression, Beauty Rituals, and Uplifting The Trans Community With Mariana MarroquinLearn about LA's Trans Wellness Center and how to become a better ally for the trans community.Jun. 24, 2020
How Cherie's Skin Report Can Help Users Get Advice from their PeersCherie's beauty community offers solutions to all of your skincare questions!Jun. 18, 2020