Hair Routine for High-Porosity, Medium-Volume, Medium-Textured 3A-3C Curls (HQR41-44)
And, here's your customized hair routine for treating, cleansing, conditioning, and styling your high porosity, medium volume, medium-textured, Type 3 curly strands:
A TWA requires very little to no maintenance. Just make sure that you keep your hair hydrated with COILBAR Light-weight Hydrating Leave-In Liquid Conditioner or COILBAR Curl Revitalizing Spray or COILBAR Light-weight Moisturizing Curl Refresher.
A SHORT half-inch to 2-inch ‘do can easily be detangled with your fingers. If hair is very short, use palm of your hand to rub in circles to create texture. For slightly longer hair, twist around finger to create curls and coils.
With a MEDIUM 2-inch to 10-inch 'do you can detangle your hair with fingers and follow with a wide tooth comb. You should separate your hair into sections when washing and styling, and only need to use a quarter-sized amount of styling product per section.
A LONG, 10-inch plus, armpit to waist-length locks should be detangled in sections, first with your fingers followed by a wide-tooth comb. At the minimum you'll need to use two quarter-sized dollops of styling product per section. To preserve your 'do overnight you can use a scrunchie to pineapple hair.
STEP 1: PRE-POO TREATMENT & DETANGLING
— Strengthening (protein) treatment: Twice a month apply COILBAR Dead Sea Mud Deep Conditioning Hair Mask Treatment or COILBAR Deep Conditioning Protein Hair Mask.
— Pre-poo oil treatments: Overnight oil treatment: Once weekly apply 2 tablespoons of COILBAR Hair Oil Treatment. Rub it onto your strands from tip to root. If saturating strands, follow with COILBAR (Low Poo) Oil-Infused Clarifying Shampoo. Don a plastic cap and cover with your satin cap.
Hot oil treatment: Once weekly heat 2 tablespoons of COILBAR Hair Oil Treatment Apply sparingly to the length of your hair and focus on the ends, which are the most delicate. Massage gently into your scalp for several minutes. Allow to sit for 15 minutes. Proceed to shampoo with COILBAR (Low Poo) Oil-Infused Clarifying Shampoo.
— Pre-poo detangling: Apply COILBAR Intense Hydrating Conditioner or a small amount of COILBAR Hair Growth Oil or COILBAR Daily Growth Oil or saturate your hair with water and then apply COILBAR Volumizing Conditioner. Detangle slowly and carefully, section by section, with your fingers or a wide-toothed comb. Loosely twist or clip each section with a duckbill clip as you complete it.
STEP 2: CLEANSE
— Co-washing & clarifying: Co-wash regularly with COILBAR Silkening Co-Wash alternating with COILBAR (Low Poo) Oil-Infused Clarifying Shampoo.
STEP 3: CONDITION
— Deep conditioning: Deep condition regularly (after every wash or weekly) with COILBAR Intense Hydrating Conditioner. Rub the deep conditioner between your hands to ensure evenness. Then apply the deep conditioner three to four inches away from the root and to the ends.
— Regular conditioning: Weekly condition hair with COILBAR Volumizing Conditioner to give strands moisture and volume.
— Conditioning treatments: For lowering hair porosity: Use COILBAR Intensive Scalp Detox Treatment Masque followed by COILBAR Volumizing Conditioner to smooth and coat the hair shaft and temporarily lower porosity. Do a final rinse with cool water to seal the cuticle. Leave conditioner in; you can even add more after rinsing.
For dry and dull ends: On an as-needed basis use COILBAR Light-Weight Deep Moisturizing Conditioner or COILBAR Detoxifying Deep Conditioning Hair Mask when hair ends look dry and dull.
— After-cleansing detangling: Apply COILBAR Volumizing Conditioner to the ends. Rub the rinse out conditioner between your hands to ensure evenness. Then apply the rinse out conditioner from the root to the ends. Begin detangling with your fingers or a pick. After the ends are detangled, rinse lightly and then apply more COILBAR Volumizing Conditioner to the scalp. Rinse hair in one direction thoroughly from the scalp down to minimize possible tangles. Do this under the shower where you wash away the conditioner while untangling your curly hair. Using our COILBAR T-Shirt Towel to squeeze out excess water from the hair. Do not rub hair. Continue detangling hair using your fingers, a hair pick or a wide-toot comb starting at the nape of the neck.
STEP 4: PRODUCT COCKTAILING & STYLING
Use the LOC method to layer styling product properly and to extend the number of days without having to re-moisturize your curls. Lightly layer products without being heavy-handed to avoid product overload. Section hair into three or four parts to provide good product distribution and to ensure that no one area gets too much.
Step 4a: Add moisture with a leave-in conditioner:
Either under the spray of a shower or a spray bottle, apply COILBAR Light-Weight Leave-In Cream Conditioner onto soaking wet, shampooed or co-washed AND conditioned hair to provide hair with moisture.
Place a plastic cap over hair until you are ready to complete styling with step 4b. Doing so will keep hair warm and well-saturated.
Step 4b: Seal in moisture with oil:
Apply a thin layer of COILBAR Growth Oil. Rub it in your palms to heat it up.
Step 4c: Define curls and provide light hold with cream / custard / pudding / butter:
For wash and gos sparingly apply COILBAR Light-Weight Moisturizing Curl Activator or COILBAR Flax Seed Gel-Cream Curl Definer onto strands to seal in the moisture from step one and provide curls with definition and hold.
For medium to high-manipulation styles such as twists, bantu knots, braids, etc., use COILBAR Light-Hold Twisting Hair Butter or COILBAR Flax Seed Gel-Cream Curl Definer or COILBAR Medium-Weight Medium-Hold Curl Defining Cream to protect it.
PRO STYLING TIP — use heavy butters in the winter months in cold-weather locales and use light butters and lighter natural oils in warm weather and warm-weather locales.
Step 4d: Create a longer-lasting, strong hold with more definition for your wash and gos, twist-outs, bantu knots, braid-outs, etc. with gel:
For wash and gos finish with COILBAR Medium-Hold Moisturizing Argan Oil Styling Gel or COILBAR Light-Weight Medium-Firm Hold Curl Gel or COILBAR Strong-Hold Curl Defining Custard. Follow with your preferred curl definition and styling technique (Praying Hands Method, Rake and Shake Method, etc.).
For medium to high-manipulation styles finish with COILBAR Medium-Hold Moisturizing Argan Oil Styling Gel or COILBAR Light-Weight Medium-Firm Hold Curl Gel or COILBAR Strong-Hold Curl Defining Custard. Follow with your preferred manipulation technique (twists, Bantu knots, braids, etc.).
PRO STYLING TIP — Test whether or not your gel of choice plays well with the other stylers in your hair by mixing the gel and a dab of each styler together. If the mix is clear and uniform then it’s good. But if the cocktail is not clear and uniform, then it may cause flaking or leave little white balls all over your hair.
Step 4e: After hair is COMPLETELY dry:
— For a wash and go: Apply COILBAR Hair Growth Oil to hands. Next, gently scrunch out the crunch or flip your head over and lightly pick out your roots after your hair is completely dry. Don’t touch your curls.
— For medium to high-manipulation styles such as twist-outs, bantu knots, braid-outs, etc.: Apply COILBAR Hair Growth Oil to your hands, then gently un-twist or un-braid your hair. Next, lightly pick and/or fluff out your roots.
STEP 5: MAINTENANCE TO STRETCH YOUR STYLE
Refreshing and moisturizing tired curls, late-day, second-day wash and gos, or slept-in styles: Spray into hair COILBAR Light-weight Hydrating Leave-In Liquid Conditioner or COILBAR Curl Revitalizing Spray or COILBAR Light-weight Moisturizing Curl Refresher to refresh second-day hair or frizzy curls, to keep hair feeling soft, and to perk up listless curls.
Spot treating: Spritz dry areas of hair with COILBAR Curl Revitalizing Spray. If your hair requires more moisture, apply a small amount of COILBAR Light-weight Hydrating Leave-In Liquid Conditioner. Gently massage the moisturizer into the dry sections of your hair. Then, scrunch or twist areas that have lost definition.