Curly Hair

Calling All Curls, Everywhere (Literally)!

Whether your curls are Wavy 2A or Kinky 4C or if you live in the United States or in a European Country, Royal Locks has got you covered. Literally, Royal Locks is now available on ALL Amazon marketplaces, everywhere 😉! Excited!?

In honor of RL products being sold in ALL countries, we’d like to dedicate this post today, to ALL curly hair types!

Let’s start by reviewing the chemistry behind your curls. When you’re born, the amount of curl, wave, or lack thereof, is dependent on the number of disulfide bonds between hair proteins found in the hair shaft; the greater the number of links, the curlier the hair, and the fewer the number of links, the straighter the hair.

Hair is primarily composed of keratin, a protein, which grows from the follicle. Keratins and other proteins are formulated in the cells of the hair follicle. All of the proteins become a part of the hair shaft and contain sulfur atoms. When two sulfur atoms pair up and bond, they form a disulfide bond. If the two sulfur atoms in the same protein are at a distance and join to form the disulfide bond, the protein will bend. This is how your beautiful curls are created.

Wavy Hair

Wavy hair is classified as a 2. Wavy hair lies somewhere between straight and curly hair. It also imparts sheen, more than curly hair, but less than straight hair. The further down the wavy spectrum you go the less sheen the hair will impart. Wavy hair is typically more prone to frizz. While type A wavies can easily alternate between straight and curly styles, type B and C Wavy hair is resistant to styling.

Wavy hair tip: Use Party Curl Cocktail to keep the frizzies away, as well as Luxury Curly Hair Definining Curl Gel, Infused with Marula Oil for super hold!

Curly Hair

Type 3 hair is curly hair. If you pull a strand of type 3 curly, you will notice it has a definite S shape. The S may be a lower case s or upper case S, or it may even resemble a Z on some occasions…however, there is a definite curl pattern in place, with or without products. This hair type is full bodied, climate dependent (humidity = frizz), and damage prone.

Curly hair tip: Use Party Curl Cocktail to keep the frizzies away!

Kinky Hair

Type 4 is Kinky hair. Despite many misconceptions, this tightly coiled hair is quite fine and fragile. It is wiry, and delicate by nature. Each strand usually has a zig-zag pattern. Kinky hair is the driest hair type, thus it is more prone to breakage and requires a gentle touch. A misconception exists that this hair type does not grow. Kinky hair grows at the same rate as other texture, however, if not treated properly it breaks more than other textures. Treat this hair type like a fine silk blouse – cleanse gently, detangle softly, and avoid harsh chemicals.

Kinky hair tip: Use Crown Deep Conditioning Mask as well as Curl rescue leave in conditioner.


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