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If you're born with naturally coiled hair, the amount of body and volume that your hair has is definitely the envy of other guys - and gents with kinky hair look at you and think you have it easy when it comes time to style.
Still, coiled hair can be challenging. Coils can become dry, grow frizzy, and form unevenly.
The good news is that with the right hair care products you can keep the drawbacks of coiled hair to a minimum and style your coils with greater ease.
In this guide, you’ll learn:
- How to determine if you have coiled hair
- How to choose shampoo & conditioner for coiled hair
- How to choose hair styling products for coiled hair
Let’s get started.
How to Choose: Hair Products for Men with Coiled Hair
How to Identify Coiled Hair
So how can you tell if you fall into the coiled hair category?
Men’s hair expert Rogelio Samson created the popular ISEZ hair type guide and method which describes the different types of hair – including the different curly hair types (wavy, coiled, and kinky.)
If you look at one of your curls and notice a loopy shape similar to a letter "E," you're reading the right article. For subtler curls that look more like "S" shapes, you may have "wavy" hair - in which case, check out our guide on how to choose hair products for men with wavy hair.
Finding it hard to see your individual curls? If so, you're likely a kinky haired guy and can check out our guide on how to choose hair products for men with kinky hair.
How to Choose Shampoo for Men with Coiled Hair
The type of shampoo that you use is very important if you have coiled hair. All curly hair types are susceptible to dryness, and when your coils become parched, they're far more likely to become frizzy and unruly.
Many shampoos can over-dry curly hair types because they wash away too much of the scalp's natural oil. To avoid this problem, choose a moisturizing shampoo that contains oils like coconut oil, jojoba oil, or olive oil along with cleansing ingredients.
These products still do an effective job at cleansing, but they leave hair better hydrated.
How to Choose Conditioner for Men with Coiled Hair
As already explained, keeping your coils hydrated has to be a top priority if you want to have manageable hair with minimal frizz.
Conditioners are like facial moisturizers for your hair and are incredibly important for guys with coils.
Look for a daily conditioner that contains the same types of natural oils recommended for shampoos, and use it every time that you wash your hair. You may also want to apply the conditioner on days when you skip shampoo.
If your hair is already dry, you can get it back into shape by using a deep conditioner once or twice every month or a leave-in conditioner on a daily basis.
How to Choose Hair Styling Products for Men with Coiled Hair
Styling aids can make it easier to create the looks that you want with your coils. If your curls tend to form unevenly, try a curl-enhancing mousse or a spray, which will make it easier for you to separate and shape those coils.
Do you use a comb to style your curls into sleek 'dos? Pomade can help boost manageability and increase styling power to make those hairdos simpler to achieve.
An example of a pomade is the Classic Hair Pomade from Brooklyn Grooming:
If you have your hair in a very short cut, you can try gel to spike up your coils.
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