How well do you know your curls? There is no denying that Type 3 or 4 Natural hair (Curly & Coily) can be temperamental if you do not use the right products.
Hair types 3A, 3B, 3C is naturally curly and has an “S” shape. This hair type forms ringlets that are naturally defined. Type 3 tends to be dry due to its texture. The natural oils found in the scalp are not heavy enough to get to the end of the curl.
Hair types 4A, 4B, 4C also widely known as coily hair, might look very dense and robust, but they are actually the most fragile and have a dry texture with the fewest cuticle layers. Coily hair tends to be very dry, and it breaks more easily and can appear less defined due to its very tight S to Z pattern. Type 4 hair textures have a flat diameter and do not grow as quickly compared to an oval Caucasian hair texture. The main concerns about these textures are dryness, breakage and shrinkage.
Without the proper knowledge about your type 3 or 4 natural hair type, things can become a little challenging when it comes to caring for and styling your hair.
But because no two people (or their curls) are the same, it can take some trial and error to figure out what works best for you. So to simplify the process, we created the easiest routines for every texture and broke down the best products to make it all happen. Find your curl type, below, and create the most gorgeous, natural looking curls.
Type 3 Natural Curly Hair
For Curly hair ( 3B, 3C)
Hair issues: dehyadration, lack of definition, frizz;
Time of application: after washing, before styling;
Hair type: curly hair with medium to tight curls;
Main benefits: gives the hair a moisture and definition boost and controls the frizz. Schwarzkopf Mad About Curls Twister Definition Cream is ideal for normal to coarse hair with medium to tight curls This rich cream boosts moisture and adds definition whilst controling the frizz in heavily curled hair. Formulated with Aquarine Complex and Jojoba Seed Oil which helps to hydrate hair, giving curls definition that lasts. It calms unruly hair and controls frizz. Provides heat protection up to 80°C*. Work into towel dried hair. Define the curls with the fingers.
For Curly hair ( 3A, 3B)
Schwarzkopf Mad about Curls Light Whipped Foam is a lightweight styling foam that improves the definition of curly hairs while maintaining a natural soft touch.Hair issues: dehydrated curls, lack of definition;
Time of application: after washing;
Hair type: curly hair with loose to medium curls;
Main benefits: moisturizes dehydrated curls, boosts definition while giving the hair a natural soft touch. Schwarzkopf Mad about Curls Light Whipped Foam is a styling foam that will give definition and moisture to the curls. It is known that curly hairs tend to be drier hence being important to use products that will deeply nourish the hair, even if their main purpose is to style the hair. This light foam, with Aquarine Complex technology in its formulation, will respond to that need by moisturizing and conditioning dehydrated curls. It will also give the hair a long-lasting definition and protect it from heat thus making it safer to use diffusers or other styling tools. This foam is easy to apply, simply work it into the hair then twist and scrunch the curls. The result is visibly defined and naturally soft curls that will not look sticky or crunchy.
For Curly hair ( 3A, 3B, 3C)
For curls: Hydrates curls, can be used to re-style hair.
Softening: Provides moisture and improved manageability.
Strengthening: Strengthens and revitalises curly hair. Heat Protection: Provides heat protection up to 80°C The Mad About Curls Quencher Oil Milk can be used pre-styling or to re-style hair, protecting the curl pattern while also boosting definition and controlling frizz. This oil milk contains Aquarine Complex, which moisturises and replenishes curls while also providing manageability and strength to hair. This styler improves moisture retention, and is suitable for fine to coarse hair types, and loose to tight curls (3A, 3B, 3C). It also contains heat protection up to 80°C to protect curls from damage and loss of definition.
For Curly hair ( 3B, 3C)
The Mad About Curls Butter Treatment is an intensively nourishing treatment. The formula provides the hair with nutrients deep down and moisturizes it. It also gives the hair shine, strengthens and tames the frizz as well as providing heat protection up to 80 ° C. Intense treatmet with shea butter. For normal to coarse hair with medium to tight curls (3B, 3C). Ready for tamed, shiny curls that look amazing? Benefits Deeply nourishes curls Replenishes and improves hydration Tames frizz Creates lasting definition Provides heat protection up to 80°C Technology Aquarine Complex – intensively moisturises and strengthens the hair, whilst providing a care shield for touchable definition and protection against breakage and heat.
For Curly hair ( 3A, 3B, 3C)
The Mad About Curls Two-Way Conditioner is a leave-in or rinse-out conditioner for curls. This conditioner contains Aquarine Complex, which moisturises and replenishes curls while also providing manageability and strength to hair. This conditioner improves moisture retention, and is suitable for fine to normal hair types, and medium to tight curls. It also contains heat protection up to 80°C to protect curls from damage and loss of definition.
For Curly & Coily hair ( 3A, 3B, 3C) & (4A, 4B, 4C)
Schwarzkopf Mad About Curls High Foam Cleanser is ideal for fine to coarse hair with loose to tight curls A gentle sulfate-free cleansing formula for curly hair with Aquarine Complex that cleanses whilst hydrating the hair, helping to give curls definition that lasts. Gorgeous curls that feel soft and manageable. Strengthens the hair* and provides heat protection up to 80°C*. Apply to wet hair and work into a rich lather. Rinse thoroughly.
Type 4 Natural Curly Hair
For Coily hair (4A, 4B, 4C)
Strengthens and maintains curl definition
Deeply moisturises, leaving hair with added softness
Enhances natural shine, A rich leave-in treatment specially designed to strengthen and maintain definition on coily hair. Formulated with an Aquamarine Complex and a blend of superfood oils to deeply hydrate and replenish dry textured locks.