Gather around sisters. Gone are the days when we weren’t so proud of the wonder we have as hair and would sprint after the best hair relaxers.
In fact, more and more queens are crawling out of their permed hideouts and boldly embracing their beautiful identity. Amazingly, more people are also joining the ‘natural hair' train and revving up its engine unashamedly!
Certainly, this evolution is birthing a whole lot of natural hair journeys, and I’m super proud to have joined this wagon!
But hey, there’s just one fairy tale that sends natural sisters scrambling for the closest wig and concealing their identity yet again – ‘natural hair is difficult to style’.
Unfortunately, this myth has successfully co-signed most of what should have been the most beautifully styled tresses into hiding.
Honestly, sis, this article will help you unlearn some of the things that harm your true beauty. Natural hair is just as easy to style as any other hair texture. You only need to stay faithful to a routine, use the right products, and use them well too!
And coils happen to be the easiest and most adorable way to rock your natural curls!
It does not require complex and confusing products and tools, and your frenemy (heat) will not feature in the picture at all.
I’m overly excited to run you through tips that will get you the best results when you’re doing your coils.
Meet With Your Hair
Yeah, girl. You need to know your hair down to every freaking detail! Since you’ll be using a bunch of products for the coils, you need to familiarize yourself with your hair texture and porosity.
Are you a type 3, 4a, 4b, or 4c? Is your hair extra porous or mildly porous? You’ve got to find out.
One thing I must say is whatever hair type you have, always opt for natural products with organic ingredients. Sulfate and harsh chemicals will only damage your curls and sap the radiance out of them.
Keep Your Hair Squeaky Clean
You heard right. Never do coils on dirty or improperly washed hair. Those messy buildups will not let your coils be.
Always wash with a sulfate-free shampoo, and then condition with a silicone-free conditioner before coiling. Our Hello Gorgeous Hair Care System will do just fine here.
Be double-sure you scrub off buildups by sectioning your hair before washing. Then literally work your fingers over your scalp until you're done!
Detangle and Moisturize
Tangled strands and illegitimate knots will def destroy your coils. Moisture is the life of natural coils; you absolutely cannot do them on dry hair.
Keep your hair wet and saturated with water and your choice of styling products. If your hair is voluminous and on the spongy side, I bet you’ll want to work on relatively smaller chunks of your hair at a time.
Be Sparing With
C’mon girl. You didn't come this far only to succumb to the temptation of pointing a fire gun at your precious tresses on a regular basis. Every now and then is fine. But not on a consistent basis.
Shield Your Coils
After a few days, your coils may look like you need to comb them out. But you really don't have to.