How to Style Coily Curls

How to Style Coily Curls

Ever wondered how to style coily curls?

Styling coily curls can sometimes feel like a challenge, but with the right techniques and products, you can embrace and enhance your natural texture. Coily curls, characterised by their tight and voluminous spirals, offer a unique beauty that can be both versatile and striking. Whether you're aiming for a defined look, a voluminous afro, or a protective style, understanding the needs of your curls is key. In this guide, we’ll dive into tips, tricks, and product recommendations to help you achieve gorgeous, healthy coily curls that stand out and shine. Ready to unlock the full potential of your coily hair? Let’s get started!


Coily Hair Type 4 hair is densely packed with coils that range from tightly coiled to zigzag patterns. It has a high tendency shrinkage and can be fragile, requiring careful moisturisation and gentle handling.

Coily Afro / Type 4C hair is tightly coiled with a dinstict "Z" or "S" pattern. It has the least definition among the curl types and can shrink significantly. It requires deep hydration and gentle handling to minimise breakage.


What's my routine? 

Step 1: Cleansing

Begin with CurlyCo's sulphate-free shampoo to gently cleanse the scalp and hair, removing build up without stripping natural oils.

Step 2: Conditioning

Follow up with CurlyCo' hydrating conditioner, focusing on areas prone to dryness. Detangle gently with a wide-tooth comb while the conditioner is in your hair.

Step 3: Deep Conditioning

Treat your coils to CurlyCo's Deep conditioning Mask treatment once a week for intense moisture and nourishment.

Step 4: Styling

While hair is damp, apply CurlyCo's Mousse (only for Type 4 hair), Cream and Gel to enhance and define coils while combating frizz.

Step 5: Drying

Gently scrunch excess water from your hair with CurlyCo's Jersey towel or a t-shirt. Allow hair to air dry or use a diffuser attachment on your blow dryer to enhance coils without causing frizz.

Step 6: Maintenance

Preserve coils overnight with CurlyCo's Silk Turban or a silk pillowcase.

Step 7: Refresh

On non-wash days, lightly mist coils with a curl refresher spray and reshape with fingers as needed.

With these tips and the right products, styling your coily curls becomes a rewarding routine rather than a daunting task. Embrace the unique beauty and versatility of your natural texture by following these steps to cleanse, condition, and style your hair. Remember, the key to stunning coily curls lies in consistent care and moisture. By integrating these techniques into your hair care regimen, you can ensure that your curls are not only healthy but also vibrant and full of life. Here’s to unlocking the full potential of your coily hair and enjoying every twist and turn along the way!