Type 4 Hair – Coily

Type 4 Hair - Coily

Type 4 Hair – Coily is fine and thin or wiry and coarse, with densely packed coils. Coily hair may seem robust, but it’s actually the most fragile hair texture because it has the fewest cuticle layers to protect it from dryness. Main concerns for Type 4 Hair are maintaining moisture, avoiding tangles and encountering shrinkage.


Type 4 Hair - 4A blackhaircare

Your dense, springy coils are either wirey or fine, and have the circumference of a crochet needle. They are tightly coiled, with a visible S pattern.


Use thicker natural emollients like mango and shea butters to maximize your wash-and-go, twist-out, or bantu knot-out style after washing.


Type 4 Hair - 4B Blackhaircare

Instead of curling or coiling, your hair bends in sharp angles like the letter Z. The curl is tighter and less defined – about the circumference of a pen – with strands that range from fine and thin to wiry and coarse.


Pre-poo – is the process of treating your hair with an oil or a conditioner or a mix of both in preparation for shampooing. The purpose of the Pre-Poo process is to protect and strengthen hair from the stripping/harsh effects of the shampooing process. 

Benefits of pre-pooing: protecting hair from the harsh shampoo process, improves manageability by softening the hair, restores moisture and shine and it makes the detangling process easier. The term pre-poo is an abbreviation of pre-shampoo. It is used as an extra step in natural hair care regimens to provide a shield so to speak against the harsh stripping of the hair in the shampoo phase.

Coconut oil or castor oil are great in helping retain natural oils in your scalp. 


Type 4 Hair - 4C BlackHairCare101

Your densely packed hair is similar to a 4b, but may experience less definition and more shrinkage. The tightly coiled strands and texture range from super fine, thin soft to wiry and coarse. It is very delicate.


Use a creamy humectant as a leave-in to maximize protection from daily elements.

Try the following products for deep conditioning which is vital since this texture hair is more prone to dynes than others. 

Type 4 Hair - Coily

Try these products : 4a-4b

1 .) Tigi Catwalk Curlesque Curls Rock Amplifier

2.) Kinky-Curly Curling Custard

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