What is coily hair?



What is coily hair?

Also known as Type 4, coily hair refers to strands that form tight curls in a zig-zag pattern from the scalp. To answer your earlier question on coily vs kinky hair, coily hair is also sometimes referred to as kinky hair.

Are dreadlocks a protective hairstyle?

One of the most iconic hairstyles of all time is dreadlocks. Eye-catching, easy to maintain, and full of attitude, lots are not for the shy types! For natural hair, they are considered a protective style because they don’t require any chemicals to create. They also help the hair retain moisture, and don’t put too much stress on the scalp.

What are Crinkle dreads and how to get them?

Crinkle dreads are a fun and quirky twist on the dreadlock style. The process to get them is similar to how you’d create mermaid waves on straight hair. Start by making your dreads wet, then plait three locs at a time into braids. Tuck all your braids into a hairband and leave to dry. Then, carefully un-braid them.

How do you make dreadlocks wavy?

You can make your dreadlocks wavy using silk or satin-covered hair rollers. Just roll and clip them as you would with regular hair. You can also apply setting lotion to damp dreads and then loosely braid them, leaving them to dry. This technique works best on thin to medium-sized logs.