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Best Care for Kinky and Coily Hair

In all its gorgeous glory, kinky/coily hair has a tendency to be very dry. The diameter of kinky/coily hair is usually smaller than that of other hair types so natural scalp oils take longer to travel down the hair shaft, leaving coils more prone to dryness and breakage. Kinky/coily hair also has fewer cuticle layers leaving it has less protected from the damage inflicted by combing, brushing, curling, blow-drying and straightening.

To help you on your 'best hair' journey, we have answered a number of common questions on how to best care for kinky/coily hair!

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Top Issues for Kinky and Coily Hair

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I've noticed quite a few little hairs in the sink when I comb my hair. I think it's breakage! What should I do?
 
I am wearing weaves to protect my hair, but now my my edges are thinning. What can I do?
 
My hair is finally at shoulder length, but it has stopped growing. What can I do to make it grow again?
 
I’ve heard about the hair typing system. Most of my hair seems to be 4b; but in other parts, I think I might be 3c and 4a, as well. Is this normal?
 
For years I wore a relaxer, and now I have decided to grow my hair naturally. What can I do to repair my ends from the years of heat and chemical damage?

 

Tips To Make Your Kinky and Coily Hair More Manageable

Drink an adequate amount of water each day for strong, shiny hair – at least 8 cups a day.

When it comes to achieving your best hair ever, ingredients are key. Think of it being similar to what we all know about fitness and health. It’s common knowledge that in order to attain optimal health, we shouldn’t be eating fast or processed foods, and we should consume a good mix of natural vitamins and minerals. But we don’t always think of our hair as requiring the same needs. Truth is, our hair needs just as much love and attention to be just as healthy as we want our bodies to be. Water is the most moisturizing thing you can possibly give to your hair. Of course you’re going to wash your hair, but are you hydrating your hair from the inside out? Some of the healthiest-haired ladies in the world are known to drink up to a gallon of water a day. While I realize the vast majority of people aren’t going to go quite that far, be sure to get at least 8 cups in a day.

 

Sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase.

As mentioned above, silk and satin are “moisture-retaining” fabrics and allows the moisture you put in your hair to actually stay in your hair, thus allowing you to retain length. Conversely, cotton and polyester pillowcases suck the moisture out, causing brittleness and breakage. So be sure to sleep only on a silk or satin pillowcase at night. Select on in a pretty color to match your bedroom décor and you’re good to go!

 

After washing your hair, soak up excess water with a plain white tshirt, rather than a towel.

A common habit after washing is to dry hair with a bathroom towel. But the long fibers in most towels are actually too harsh for coily hair. And colored towels are even worse – the dye further dries out our already dry hair. An easy (and better!) remedy is a plain white tshirt, which has much shorter fibers that can’t get caught in the coils and twists of our hair. The plain, white color won’t further dry hair out either.

 

Trim your hair regularly.

Trimming, not to be confused with cutting, is a necessary thing. A lot of coily-haired beauties don’t want to trim their hair for fear of losing some of the hair we’ve worked so diligently to grow long and strong. But the fact of the matter is that untrimmed ends are likely to split, causing your hair to look pretty terrible. The longer you go without trimming, the worse it gets, because those split ends will surely travel up your hair shaft, eventually causing you to have to trim more hair to remove the awful frizziness that comes along with split ends. A good rule of thumb is to have your ends trimmed once a season, or four times a year. With a good trim, you’ll barely notice any real difference in length, anyway.

 

Nourish strong, healthy hair with Hair Essentials™.

Good nutrition is critical for building strong, lustrous, healthy hair. Deficiencies in specific vitamins, minerals and other nutrients can result in weaker, dryer, more damage-prone hair. Hair Essentials™ provides more than 20 herbs, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids, and other essential nutrients that provide complete support for healthy hair. Hair Essentials™ is the most comprehensive hair supplement on the market, and is doctor-formulated to repair and revitalize hair follicles and nourish strong, healthy hair growth. The 100% drug free, certified gluten free, all-natural ingredients are quickly absorbed where they work in combination to:

  • Promote flexible, resilient hair that is less prone to breakage and split ends
  • Moisturize scalp, regulates oil production and helps cells to retain water
  • Protect hair follicles against oxidative stress and styling damage
  • Nourish scalp creating a healthier environment for hair growth
  • Improve circulation to the scalp for support of healthy hair growth
  • Seed follicles with nutrients needed for the structural development of faster-growing, healthier hair
  • Provide vital nutrients for the structural development of healthy hair.