As we embrace the beauty of our fine natural coily hair, we sometimes need a reminder to treat our delicate coils with the love and attention they deserve. One way to pamper those fine coils is to treat them with oils made especially to work with fine tresses.
The three best oils for fine Type 4 hair are argan, apricot, and grapeseed. By choosing the right oils, you can replace greasy, weighed-down hair with coils that are soft, light, and carefree.
Step One: Get to Know Your Hair Type
Knowing the versatility of your natural Type 4 hair is the key to unlocking your coil’s magic! But to take care of your hair, you need to understand what makes it Type 4 in the first place. Be sure to read our post, How Do I Know My Hair Type?, to learn more about your specific hair type or pattern.
Variations in natural hair can come from curl pattern, porosity, and width. While two people may have a similar curl pattern, their hair may absorb moisture differently. For example, although Type 4 hair craves moisture, fine Type 4 strands may absorb too much moisture and become greasy!
Your challenge is going to be choosing the right products that leave your tight curls shining and voluminous.
Step Two: Study the Oils
By using light oils that absorb into each strand rather than sitting on top of your hair, you can have both moisturized coils and volume. Argan oil, apricot oil, and grapeseed oil are lightweight enough to strengthen Type 4 hair without causing buildup.
Through a healthy blend of these three oils, you can keep your coils strong, frizz-free, and protected!
Step Three: Invest in Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner
Argan oil is derived from kernels of the fruit of an Argan tree, commonly referred to as ”liquid gold.” This oil shines in a golden hue and like gold, is widely valued for its versatility and beauty. Argan oil contains Vitamin E, which helps support a healthy scalp, and antioxidants to improve your hair growth.
Argan oil is the perfect choice to cleanse hair without removing moisture. Our van + veronica™ sulfate-free Shampoo is perfect for gently cleansing and hydrating your fine hair. Containing argan, apricot, and grapeseed oil, it nourishes hair and protects your coils from dryness.
When searching for a moisturizing conditioner, look no further! Our van + veronica Conditioner moisturizes, softens, and improves hair elasticity due largely in part to its potent combination of light oils. Argan oil leaves your hair incredibly soft and manageable.
Step Four: Pick an Apricot Oil Based Leave-in
Apricot oil not only increases manageability – it absorbs small water particles from the atmosphere to help maintain hydration levels within your hair and scalp. This lightweight oil contains linoleic acid, a fatty acid that stimulates hair growth and improves your hair’s elasticity. Apricot oil softens the hair shaft, soothes the scalp, and pulls in moisture.
Our van + veronica Leave-In moisturizes, conditions, detangles, and seals the hair’s cuticle, all without weighing down your fine coils. Its non-greasy formula, made with essential oils, provides lightweight moisture and volume for your fine natural hair.
Step Five: Find the Grapeseed Oil Styler for You
Grapeseed oil is one of the most lightweight oils and ranks high amongst the preferred oil choices for those with fine natural hair. As such, it makes a great choice for leave-in stylers. The acids behind this oil allow it to seep into the hair, sealing the cuticle and finishing off your look.
Our van + veronica Styler is the perfect lightweight coil-defining styler for fine-haired naturals! Infused with argan oil and flaxseed, our glycerin- free Styler moisturizes, defines, and protects your fine coils, even in high humidity.
Love your Fine Type 4 Coils!
If you were blessed with this unique, complex hair type, you’ve got something to be proud of! To keep those coils glistening and healthy, be sure to love them the way they deserve, with products they deserve. All van + veronica haircare products contain argan, apricot, and grapeseed oil and will leave your hair moisturized, frizz-free, and full of volume. Used together, the van + veronica Haircare for Fine Coils system will leave your fine coils light, healthy and happy.