Coily Curls (type 4a, 4b & 4c hair)
Coily Curls Need Careful Care
Bold, beautiful and naturally voluminous, coily curls are made up of thousands of z-shaped strands.
Defined by a close-knit curl pattern and luxurious volume, zig-zag curls wind up and out. Yet the tighter the coil, the more difficult it is for oil to travel and moisturize from the scalp and along the length of the strand. Coily hair struggles to absorb moisture, leaving it more prone to breakage. Ouidad’s Coil Infusion™ formulas use monounsaturated oils and fatty acids capable of permeating the strand and infusing the hair with nourishment. Moisture glides on and through each strand, keeping 4a, 4b, and 4c curls healthy, luscious and defined.
“When coily curls — which are typically super tight and springy — fail to absorb moisture, they can become dehydrated and fragile. Ouidad’s range of products features reparative ingredients that enhance hair quality over time, and also make coily curls silky with the very first use.”
— TIFFANY DAUGHERTY, CURL ADVISORY BOARD STYLIST
Key Ingredients for Coily Curls
Oils (we like Coconut, Avocado and Black Castor, to name a few) balance moisture inside the hair, provide necessary nourishment and give a shimmery shine.
Butters (like Shea, Marumaru and Kokum Butter) are rich in fatty acids to help prevent breakage and build elasticity as you use them over time.
Botanicals (such as Aloe Leaf, Lemon Grass and Sunflower Seed) are jam-packed with antioxidants that nourish and define coils while improving overall hair health.
Hydration + Oils = Strength
The coily curl strand is flat like a ribbon that twists, turns and zig-zags. This shape makes curls more fragile at every turning point, and less able to absorb moisture. We keep hydration sealed in every strand of hair, so your curls remain flexible, supple and strong.
Ultra-light, extra-rich: Our nourishing formulas are derived from natural botanical extracts, designed to infuse moisture deep into every strand.