A big issue which women with tightly coily hair have, is the challenge of finding products which will lay our hair down smooth with shine and hold.
Gel is not always the answer for the 4C woman because gel contains larger amounts of water. Gel has a tendency to draw coily hair up tighter than it naturally is, this makes it difficult to achieve or maintain a sleek back bun or ponytail. As with every woman there are times that coily hair women want to wear a simple ponytail or a professional bun. However finding the right product to achieve this look makes it difficult.
One product I recommend for tightly coily or 4C hair ladies is a curl control paste by Curls. This product will smooth down your tightly coily hair. At first glance and feel it will remind you of the product Jam, but this product beats Jam by a thousand percent.
- smells good
- non sticky
- non flaking.
- Mixes well with other leave in conditioners.
- non drying
- silicone free
- paraben free.
Curls control paste was applied and my hair smoothed back with my hands. No brush was used. You just keep smoothing and smoothing until you hair lays flat. It takes longer because you are not using a brush. But in the long run it is healthier to smooth with your palms on tightly coily hair, this will keep your breakage to a minimum. A soft bristle tooth brush was used very lightly to smooth down edges.
Notice my hair gives the appearance of the 3C curl pattern using this product. Benefits last for 3-5 days, I only reapply a natural oil daily. This paste gives your hair shine and hold. My pictures do not convey the true shine this product gives your hair.
This is how much product I used after two uses, it does not take a lot. My hold lasted for 3 days. At night I wrapped it in a scarf and in the morning I applied: coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil or grapeseed oil. On day two I applied a little more paste to my edges only.
Curl pattern enhanced
last for 3-5 days
No build up
When you take your hair out your hair is still soft and moisturized.
So tell me have you tried this product on your tightly coily hair?
Did you like it?
If not, have you found a product which is good for smoothing down tightly coily hair?
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