Type 4: Coily Hair

Type 4 coily hair is fine and thin or wiry and coarse, with densely packed coils. Coily hair may seem robust, but it’s actually the most fragile hair texture because it has the fewest cuticle layers to protect it from dryness. Its top concerns are maintaining moisture, avoiding tangles and counteracting shrinkage.

4a

Your dense, springy coils are either wiry or fine, and have the circumference of a crochet needle. They are tightly coiled, with a visible S pattern.
Quick Tips
  • Use thicker natural emollients like mango and shea butters to maximize your wash-and-go, twist-out, or bantu knot-out style after washing.
How to Refresh Fine Curly Hair
How to Refresh Fine Curly Hair
Fine-haired curlies CAN get second, or third-day hair! Read on to learn how you can get the most days out of your wash.
The Top Tips for Understanding Your Natural Hair
The Top Tips for Understanding Your Natural Hair
Read the following seven tips to help you to be more at peace with your hair and yourself.
How to Balance Moisture and Protein to Avoid Hygral Fatigue
How to Balance Moisture and Protein to Avoid Hygral Fatigue
Hygral fatigue, is there such a thing? Yes!

4b

Instead of curling or coiling, your hair bends in sharp angles like the letter Z. The curl is tighter and less defined - about the circumference of a pen - with strands that range from fine and thin to wiry and coarse.
Quick Tips
  • Pre-poo with coconut oil or castor oil to help retain natural oils in your scalp.
How to Refresh Fine Curly Hair
How to Refresh Fine Curly Hair
Fine-haired curlies CAN get second, or third-day hair! Read on to learn how you can get the most days out of your wash.
The Top Tips for Understanding Your Natural Hair
The Top Tips for Understanding Your Natural Hair
Read the following seven tips to help you to be more at peace with your hair and yourself.
How to Balance Moisture and Protein to Avoid Hygral Fatigue
How to Balance Moisture and Protein to Avoid Hygral Fatigue
Hygral fatigue, is there such a thing? Yes!

4c

Your densely packed hair is similar to a 4b, but experiences less definition and more shrinkage. The tightly coiled strand texture ranges from super fine, thin and soft to wiry and coarse. It is very delicate.
Quick Tips
  • Use a creamy humectant as a leave-in to maximize protection from the elements.
How to Refresh Fine Curly Hair
How to Refresh Fine Curly Hair
Fine-haired curlies CAN get second, or third-day hair! Read on to learn how you can get the most days out of your wash.
The Top Tips for Understanding Your Natural Hair
The Top Tips for Understanding Your Natural Hair
Read the following seven tips to help you to be more at peace with your hair and yourself.
How to Balance Moisture and Protein to Avoid Hygral Fatigue
How to Balance Moisture and Protein to Avoid Hygral Fatigue
Hygral fatigue, is there such a thing? Yes!