Select Page

coily hair vs kinky curly hair

The Break Down of Natural Hair Types For Black Women

Do you have kinky curly hair or is your hair coily? Do you know the difference? In this blog post i will discuss the difference between the two and by the end you will be able to tell if you have curly or coily hair. OH Shameless plug: we also offer extensions that will blend and compliment both textures! One mistake that naturals make when determining if their hair is curly or coily is that they believe that it is an either or thing when in actuality you may have both curly and coily hair. If you have 4a/4b hair be sure to checkout our latest post covering afro hair.

Curly hair consists of ringlets that form a barrel or cylinder shape naturally with little effort. Every turn or bed of the hair will elongate the curl. Curly hair is typically very bouncy and does not curl upon itself.  When determining rather your hair is curly or coily thickness, density and coarseness like with play very little rolls. There are patterns that will relate course hair to coily hair and vice versa but the two are not directly related. You can have course thick curly hair or course thick coily hair.  Coily hair has tight ringlets that curl around and on top of each other.  This curl pattern requires effort to create the barrel curl and will often have a large amount of shrinkage due to the curls winding around each other. 

kinky curly hair


coily hair for women with kinky curly afro hair

How To Determine Kinky Curly Hair Bundles & Coily Hair Extensions For Natural Types

Kinky curly hair tends to require less work to define the curls. With that being said we recommend products that are light and airy without heavy oils. Light water based oils like coconut oil and glycerin are great ingrediants in a leave in or curl cream for those who have curly hair. Spray leave in conditioners are also good alternatives to curl creams and oils. Heavier products tend to make curly hair look thinner by weighing down the hair. We have compiled a list of the most effective – protective hairstyles for natural hair in 2018.

For those who have coily hair we recommend just the exact opposite. Coily hair likes to curl and wrap around itself so a heavy curl cream or leave in conditioner works best to help the barrel of the curl form and look more defined. It will also help to elongate the curl pattern. Heavier oils are those like olive oil. almond oil, shea butter to name a few.

best half wigs for natural hair in 2018 – Learn More

Knowing the difference between the two curl patterns will help you find products that best benefit the health and longevity of your hair. Feel you hair. Does it feel dry, brittle, or damage? If so it may be time to reevaluate the curl products you are using. Learn more about our lovely and vert stylish afro kinky hair curly extensions.