3 basic things to know about kinky hair care in 10 minutes

POSTED ON February 7, 2018 BY Thomas Taw

If you happen to have kinky hair, you should probably be proud of it as kinky hair is truly a beautiful thing. However, without proper kinky hair care, you’ll have to suffer from dry and brittle curls that easily get split or broken.

Therefore, let’s follow us and find out 3 basics to know about kinky hair care in only 10 minutes.

For good kinky hair care, types of kinky hair should be well understood.

What is kinky hair?

When it comes to texture, “kinky” describes the curl pattern of hair, including curly or wavy. The small difference between kinky and curly hair relies on the fact that curly hair is shaped as a spiral or wave while kinky one owns a torsion twist (permanent crimp).

Types of kinky hair

Before learning about kinky hair care, you should get acquainted with their popular types. Only by knowing exactly which type your hair belongs to, you can consider and choose the best method.

Kinky curly hair

Kinky curly hair reminds us of the legacy of black women in African regions. As the name, kinky curly hair indicates the mixed texture of both kinky hair and curly hair. Therefore, it is never easy when you try to detangle, wash or even live with that type of hair.

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Very small difference between those two kinds

However, for its originality, kinky curly hair is still gaining its popularity among users. As long as you understand basic steps for this kind of kinky hair care, it is likely that you could keep it in nearly mint conditions without any fear of damaged curls or so.

Kinky twist hair

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Torsion twist of kinky hair

As mentioned in the first part of kinky hair care, you probably know something about twist. Now let’s look at the picture and imagine what twist really is. Twist can be felt as a permanent crimp where the hair strand chooses itself as the axis of revolution.

Imagine when you wring a cloth, you need to turn one side clockwise and the other anticlockwise. That is the simplest analogy of a twist in kinky twist hair.

Kinky straight hair

Before moving on the next part about kinky hair care products, we would like to mention the last favorite type of kinky hair that are in favor of woman – kinky straight hair. It seems there is an internal contrast in the phrase “kinky straight hair” and you may question yourself whether it exists or not.

To clear your mind of these doubtful questions, we would say that kinky straight hair is actually Indian kinky virgin remy hair. It holds curls, colors and straightens very beautifully. You can straighten kinky straight hair in whatever ways you desire. Therefore, hair experts name this type of kinky hair after its outstanding feature.

Recommended kinky hair care products

Kinky hair care is way more complicated than straight hair care, to be honest. Should you happen to possess any one kind of kinky hair above, you are supposed to be much more careful when choosing hair products. They are all different and there is no-size-fits-all.

Kinky hair is destined to be dry, thus more maintenance should be encouraged, from taming frizz to a nourishing scalp treatment.

Shampoo for kinky hair care #1

The first step to protect your great curls is proper cleansing routine. For kinky hair which is characterized to be dry, oily shampoo or gentle shampoo is on the top of the list. It is suggested that during kinky hair care, you pick up sulfate-free shampoos which are full of organic ingredients in that your hair will not be left stripped.

From my personal experience, I highly recommend Come Clean Shampoo and Coconut CoWash of AS I AM. After shampooing by these products, I feel my hair cleaner, albeit not squeaky. You will not feel dry at all and it is a truly light conditioning cream, which is perfect for rinsing our nasty product buildup.

Price of shampoo for kinky hair care ranges from $8 – $37.

Leave-in conditioner/Detangler for kinky hair care #2

In every article about kinky hair care, it will be missed if the author does not mention leave-in conditioner or detangler products. Why? Those with super thick hair will know. Detangling is no joke as kinky hair is not as easily combed as its counterpart – straight hair. To thoroughly cover products over your kinky hair, you need to comb through until no knot is left.

Remember that curls and combs are not friends. They are more like combat enemies during kinky hair care. If your hair gets stuck somewhere, use your fingers to gently separate the knot. However, it takes time and annoys somehow. Therefore, hair owners should take advantage of right products for detangling which help you make a world of difference.

Suggested products that Ivirgo wants to introduce in this article of kinky hair care are Knot Today and Cantu Shea Butter. We will go into details and seek for the plus points and minus points of each item as it follows.

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Knot Today Leave-in Conditioner (over $20)
(Suorce: internet)

Knot Today is a creamy and herbal conditioner which facilitates smoothing cuticles and removing knots painlessly. If you want to have a fashionable hair, apply this Knot Today after shampooing and rinsing. Meanwhile, Cantu Shea Butter is a winter staple for vulnerable natural strands, which repairs split and damaged hair, as well as rejuvenates dull hair by its leave-in cover.

Let’s get started by applying it as a conditioner or a leave-in after hair wash. Firstly, to get rid of knots in kinky hair, wide toothed comb is suggested. After that, rinse lightly and distribute the conditioner equitably.

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Curl-enhancing products for kinky hair care #3

Choosing the right shampoo and detangler is only the very beginning of guideline 101: how to proper kinky hair care. Giving up chemical relaxers is not enough to ensure you attractive, bouncing and curly ringlets. You still need a curl-enhancing product.

A few brands are included in my bag of kinky hair care:

  • Kinky Curly Curling Custard: it is a curl-friendly line because it does not contain any “taboos’ for black hair like petrolatum, alcohol, plastics and the like. What I like most about kinky curly curling custard is that it not only helps my kinky hair look great but it also makes me feel great.
  • Curling Custard Gel: it is truly different from average items because it is much thicker, which is crucial for curls that require some weight. When compared to Kinky Curly Curling Custard, this product will bring you to a different level of customer experience. I call it soft and well-defined curl experience.
  • For better kinky hair care, you can also seek for Ms.Jessie’s Curly Pudding. You can immerse in the pool of products with gorgeous names like honey curls, jelly soft curls and multicultural curls.

Natural treatments for kinky hair

Kinky hair is the gift endowed by the God, so you have the right to be naturally charismatic as the way you are by caring for it properly. The frequently asked question of kinky hair care topic is “How to take care of kinky hair at home” and my answer is to utilize natural treatments.

Nature only does good for your body in general and for your hair in particular. While chemicals are responsible for from fragile to permanent damage to your kinky hair, natural products are existent to save your life. By some tips, you can immediately have perfect products for your kinky hair care at home.

Recipe 1: avocado + coconut milk + honey = perfect match for kinky hair care

  • Usage: use this mixture as a fresh shampoo for your hair.
  • Leave it there from 30 minutes to 1 hour then rinse
  • Benefits: condition and strengthen the hair + restore shine and softness
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Best hair care products for kinky twist

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Recipe 2: yogurt + papaya = easily mixed for kinky hair care at home

  • Usage: naturally cleanse your hair from residues and product buildup + maintain shine and softness of curly hair
  • How to mix: ½ cup of yogurt blends with 1 raw papaya
  • Steps: apply onto hair and scalp then leave it there for 15-30 minutes
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Kinky hair care products

Recipe 3: banana + oil + egg + milk = blender of homemade treatment for kinky hair

  • Usage: restore hair’s elasticity and prevent breakage and split ends.
  • How to blend: using a blender then mix 1 banana with 5 tablespoons of oil, 1 egg and a few tablespoons of milk.
  • Steps: thoroughly soak your hair in this mixture for 15-30 minutes then rinse it with conditioner afterwards (see above to know which conditioner is suggested).

These pieces of information provide you with basic understanding of kinky hair care. To maintain your charming hair, you need to pay much attention to your kinky hair type, recommended products and homemade treatments also. As long as you thoroughly read this article, I am pretty sure that you can save both your time and money on kinky hair care.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is there any recipe that I can use to make conditioner for kinky hair?

A: For homemade conditioner, you can utilize 1 avocado, ½ unrefined shea butter, ¼ cup of virgin olive oil and 2-3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar,

  • Usage: easier detangling and providing enough lubrication, especially for thick and heavy natural kinky hair
  • Steps: apply this mixture to your hair for half an hour to 45 minutes under a shower cap. Detangle and rinse as usual

 

Q: So where to buy products that you have just mentioned?

A: From my experience, I buy them at Amazon.com or I ask for help at Ivirgo company!

 

Q: I am using Gloss Pomade for my kinky hair care. Could you tell me if I should change the product or not?

A: Actually Gloss Pomade is the product that I have once experienced. From my view, it is a good thing to try. This pleasantly light-scented pomade contains oils, but they’re the good kind such as avocado, jojoba and safflower, among others. Therefore, why not keep using this product? You only need to change your item if you have a certain allergy to it. If you find it okay with your kinky hair and your hair is not damaged, just continue doing it!

 

Q: Can you update the price of Knot Today please?

A: I have researched by googling it and there appear quite a few levels of price. That is the reason why I used the word “ranging from” because I am not really sure about the exact information. Anyway, you can click the Purchase button on Amazon.com and see its real price.

Source: Wholesale Hair Vendors – Virgin Hair Distributors/ Manufacturer – Hair Extensions Supplier

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