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Coily Hair Types

COILY HAIR

Characterised by spiral coiled to very tightly coiled curls, this hair type is prone to dryness and breakage and lacks definition when not adequately moisturised.

There are different ways of understanding your hair type. We use the traditional Hair Chart method as this often makes it easier for most people who are new to hair typing to figure out the best place to start for their hair. The Hair Chart is based on a numbering and lettering sequence.
Straight Hair is Type 1
Wavy Hair is Type 2
Curly Hair is Type 3
Coily Hair is Type 4

Within each hair type you will will get variations in the degree of curl tightness. This is graded from A – C with “A” being the looser variant and “C” representing a tighter variant for a particular group. So a Type 3A pattern is looser than a Type 3C pattern but a type 3C pattern is looser than a 4A.

Whats your TYPE?

4A hair is made up of tightly coiled curls with a spiral pattern. Their circumference is the size of a coffee stirrer. 4A curls have a fine to coarse texture. This curl type is prone to dryness, breakage, tangles, and lack of curl definition. It’s also highly dense with minimal elasticity.

4B hair is made up of very tightly coiled curls that have the circumference of a watch spring. Their texture can range from fine all the way to coarse. This curl type is prone to dryness, breakage, tangles, shrinkage, and lack of curl definition. It’s also highly dense and wiry.

4C hair is made up of tightly coiled curls that bend into sharp angles like a “Z” shape. Their texture can range from fine all the way to coarse. This curl type is prone to dryness, breakage, tangles, and lack of curl definition. It’s also highly dense and wiry.

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Porosity

Porosity refers to you hairs ability to absorb and retain moisture.

Density

Hair Density refers to the thickness of your hair or how much hair you have on your scalp.

Texture

Texture – Is your hair straight, wavy, curly or coily?

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We get it, part of the awesomeness of curly/coily hair is that we can switch it up and play with so many different styles. From braids and plaits, to high puffs and wash and go’s. We can even take it one step further and temporarily straighten our curls (just do it the healthy way). The Agave Lavender Silk Press collection offers the perfect temporary straightening solution for all hair types.

How long will it last me? Until your next wash day (Exposure to steam or  moisture will cause your hair to revert to curly).

Our top tips: Always use the the right tools when thermally straightening your hair and be sure to watch the temperature setting you expose your hair to. Check out our detailed post on choosing the right temperature setting for your hair.

WHAT TO SHOP

DEEP CLEANSE OR CLARIFYING SHAMPOO

LOVE AT FIRST LATHER!

Our Oat Protein & Henna Deep Cleansing Shampoo Uses A Natural Blend Of Botanicals That Leaves Hair Clean And Healthy With Increased Volume And Manageability.

Deep cleansing/clarifying your hair is a very important step as it removes product build up creating a clean base to shampoo the hair. Always follow up with a moisture retention shampoo after the Oat Protein

Top Tip

After using a clarifying shampoo it is important to follow up with a moisturising shampoo such as the Almond Avocado Detangling shampoo to impart moisture back into the hair

SHAMPOO, CONDITION & TREATMENT

PREPARATION FOR STYLING

HAIR STYLING

SILK PRESS (BLOW OUT)

SCALP CARE

CELEBRATEEMBRACE the diversity of coily hair!