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WHAT MAKES CURLY AND COILED HAIR UNIQUE?

Textured hair is very different from other hair types – it needs its own routine as specific challenges come with its structure. Find out what makes your hair type unique.

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Why does the hair grow from the scalp curly or coiled?

It’s down to the shape of the hair follicles that each strand grows from.

Textured hair tends to grow from follicles that are curved like the letter “J”, or hooked like a golf club, whereas someone with a Caucasian hair type has straighter hair follicles.

This means that the hair bends tightly as it grows from the follicle.

The degree to which your hair curls will depend on the shape of the follicle and it can range from forming tight, cylindrical curls to a having a more undefined zigzag shape.

Dealing with dryness

The curl pattern prevents natural oils produced by the scalp from traveling the length of the hair, so the whole hair strand doesn’t always get moisturized and that’s why it starts to feel dry.

Shampooing too often can further strip moisture, so when you do shampoo you should use a moisturizing product like Head & Shoulders Moisture Care Shampoo.

Between shampoos, Moisture Care Co-Wash will refresh the hair and scalp to leave your hair moisturized and manageable.

Tackling irritation

Maintaining coiled and curly hairstyles can cause scalp irritation and dryness.

The unique demands of coiled and curly textured hair lead many people to choose hairstyles that can be worn for days between washes.

Sometimes, though, it’s difficult to give the scalp the moisture it needs between washes, leaving it dry, itchy & irritated.

Head & Shoulders Moisture Care Scalp Soother is perfect for a quick and easy fix for itchiness between washes. Target the itchiest spots using the easy spray top for immediate relief.

These are common problems, but you can easily keep them under control with the Head & Shoulders Moisture Care range.

Designed especially for curly and coiled hair they include shampoo, co-wash and our scalp soother. Read more tips for curly and coiled hair.