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10 Signs You Have Kinky Hair

10 Signs You Have Kinky Hair

Do you know the signs you have kinky hair? Knowing these signs will help kinky haired girls (and boys) understand and take a better care of your hair.

Knowing the specificity of kinky hair is really important if you have that hair type. In general, kinky hair (also called coily hair) is really easy to identify. Here’s a breakdown of what makes this hair type so special to help you take care of it with 10 Signs You Have Kinky Hair.

1. Kinky hair has very tight coils

Our hair is made up of really tight coils. It mainly forms an s-shaped or a z-shaped curl pattern that is easily recognizable. Those coils are fine and fragile by nature so you should treat them with care.

10 Signs You Have Kinky Hair

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2. You don’t need to wash your hair every day

Unlike other hair types, it’s not recommended for us to wash our hair every day unless your hair is really dirty. The reason is that washing them to often can dry out your hair and your scalp. But, if you still wish to wash your hair more often you can try to use a co-wash.

10 Signs You Have Kinky Hair

3. It takes forever to dry

This hair type takes the longest amount of time to dry. And it’s really annoying, to be honest. Some of us wait for hours, even days for our hair to dry. You can speed up the process by using a diffuser or a hair dryer without damaging your hair.

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4. Never stays moisturized for long

Kinky hair needs moisture as it breaks easily. However, this is something you have to do regularly has the moisture tends to get quickly absorbed by the hair. This is the reason a lot of girls adopted the LOC (or LCO) methods to maximize moisture retention so we can go for days without the need to remoisturized our coils every day.

15 Signs You Have Kinky Hair

6. This hair type shrinks a lot

Kinky hair is often subject to shrinkage. This means it can shrink up to 90% of its original length. But, contrary to what people believe, shrinkage is actually a good thing, it’s proof that your hair is healthy and shows that your hair is properly moisturized and has elasticity. Not everyone loves it though! You can try to prevent it by doing Bantu knots, braids, twists or other hairstyles to stretch your hair.

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15 Signs You Have Kinky Hair

6. Kinky hair defies gravity

The first thing you notice about this type of hair is that it doesn’t fall down but instead in an afro because of its coily nature. Of course, there are some exceptions as some kinky hair fall down.

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7. It’s subjected to tangles

Kinky hair gets tangled very easily. The best way to detangle it is to use your favorite detangling product and comb through your knots with a wide tooth comb or simply your fingers.

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10 Signs You Have Kinky Hair

8. It experiences a lot of frizz

Our hair is naturally frizzy and frankly quite annoying. It usually appears when our hair is dehydrated and our cuticles start raising to make our hair look dry and frizzy. We can try to reduce frizz by using the right products, avoiding harsh cleansers, making sure our hair stays moisturize and trimming ou hair regularly.

15 Signs You Have Kinky Hair

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9. It breaks really easily

If you have this hair type you must be experienced with breakage. Kinky hair is more prone to breakage than any other hair type as it’s dry and delicate by nature. It requires to be manipulated with care.

10. This hair type is very versatile

There are so many haircuts we can do with kinky hair. This hair type is really versatile. We can wear our natural hair, braids, twists, dreads, cornrows and do so many other hairstyles.

10 Signs You Have Kinky Hair

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Do you have kinky hair? Are there other signs that show that you have kinky hair? Comment below and share your opinion.

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