Natural coiled curls can really benefit from special care and attention, which will help them look and feel their very best. This hair type often boasts a great deal of body and bounce – but, due to its unique structure, it also tends to be fragile and prone to breakage. Here, we delve into the hair care must-haves specially formulated to help keep natural coiled curls healthy, hydrated, elastic and frizz-free.
Why are natural coiled curls often prone to breakage?
HAIR SHAPE: The hair shaft of natural coiled curls is flat, with a fine diameter and a twisted (corkscrew) structure. Where these twists occur, the hair strand thins out, creating weak points along individual hairs. This is one of the reasons why natural coiled curls are often prone to breakage.
TANGLING TENDENCIES: Curly hair tends to tangle quite easily. Trying to detangle your strands can worsen hair breakage, and excessive pulling with combs and brushes (and your fingers!) may also lead to traction loss. So be as gentle as possible. When detangling, start at the ends and work up to your roots with a wide-tooth comb.
POROUSNESS: In natural coiled curls, the hair strands have a very porous structure, meaning that they absorb chemicals quickly, and lose moisture just as fast. So, it’s vital to protect and hydrate your hair - especially if you colour-treat or bleach it.
Elasticizer Extreme Rich Deep-Conditioning Treatment
This pre-shampoo, deep-conditioning treatment is the more intensive sister of our original Elasticizer – and it’s perfect for natural coiled curls. Our fragrance-free, paraben-free formulation is packed full of active ingredients: Elastin to add strength, body and elasticity to your hair; Castor Oil and Olive Oil, to deliver a super-charged boost of moisture and shine; Glycerin to help your hair retain moisture. The end result? Defined, frizz-free, bouncier curls that feel stronger and less brittle.
Moisture Extreme Enriching Shampoo
To protect fragile strands, this enriching, intensely hydrating shampoo gently cleanses porous hair using a unique combination of nourishing ingredients to penetrate and fortify each strand. It restores moisture and smooths rough cuticles, helping tame even the toughest frizz.
- Oligoquat M delivers a surge of moisture and helps repair damaged hair cuticles
- Guar is an anti-static conditioning agent which helps control and smooth strands
- A cleansing agent derived from Cocoa Butter cleanses, conditions and detangles
- Amaranth Protein, a conditioning cleansing agent
Moisture Extreme Enriching Conditioner
Our vegan-friendly formula contains a combination of four naturally derived oils, which work together to deeply condition your hair. This beautifully scented conditioner locks in moisture while smoothing the cuticle, leaving your hair shiny and supple.
- Sweet Almond Oil enhances shine and smoothness
- Wheatgerm Oil is rich in nourishing Vitamin E and fatty acids, and is packed full of antioxidant properties
- Avocado Oil lightly moisturizes and strengthens
- Babassu Oil leaves hair soft, shiny and frizz-free
Daily Damage Defence Leave-In Conditioner
This super-concentrated detangling spray has been expertly formulated to help condition and repair dry and damaged areas. It instantly detangles to help prevent breakage, fends off frizz and leaves your strands glossy and bouncy.