Your Complete Care Guide for Beautiful Coily Hair: 5 Must-Know Tips
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.
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