Kinky Curly

Type 4 Hair

hair typing chart

This hair type can have a soft, cottony texture with more of a zig zagged, tight curl pattern.  Due to it's z-pattern, moisture is allowed to escape as the cuticle is exposed. Although the kinky/coily hair type may appear to be stronger, it is actually the weakest and needs moisture that feeds the inner cortex of the hair. Products that are too heavy will weigh this hair type down, causing buildup, a lack luster shine and overall breakage will occur.  Protective styling in conjunction with consistent deep conditioning, sealing, and moisturizing daily using nutrient-rich products like these below will give this hair type the TLC it needs. 

4b and 4c kinky curly natural hair

Davia's tip:  "My favorites are hands down the Tree-O and the conditioner bar.  Layer your product in sections and just not all over.  This will help you to not waste product but also to cover each and every strand." :)