Bounce, definition, moisture, and stretch are all what natural beauties crave. Now’s the time to finally lock in a regimen to accomplish just that. Get all the goodness your curls deserve and learn how to achieve the perfect look with a curl defining jelly that was made just for you. Born with a specific type of tight coil or kinky hair texture? Follow this guide on how to enhance type 4 curls with a define jelly and how to use curl stretch(er) techniques to ensure your juicy curls pop with style.

Find The Perfect Curl Defining Jelly

Choosing the correct curl shape(er) hair jelly for your hair type sits at the top of our list. You’ll want to go for a curl jelly that is designed to stretch, shape, and hold your curly coils without leaving a white cast or residue. This type of hair jelly should consist of a blend of natural oils, nourishing properties, and beneficial ingredients.

Much like My Black is Beautiful’s Golden Milk Defining Jelly – crafted with a blend of coconut milk, turmeric, ginger, honey, and coconut oil – the perfect curl jelly for your Wash & Go should not only define your coils but also keep moisture in your locks with protective benefits.

Wash and Prep

Starting with freshly washed hair, condition and detangle your hair using a wide-tooth comb or your fingers. Make sure to start at the ends and work your way up to the roots, then rinse out completely.

Add Curl Jelly

Next, add your hair jelly specifically designed for defining your curls and coils. It’s important to take a small amount of the jelly and apply it to small sections throughout your hair, making sure to distribute it evenly. We suggest using your fingers or a styling brush to work the curl jelly into your hair, carefully defining and shaping your curls to your liking. For best results, start at the roots and work your way down to the ends.

Air Dry or Diffuse

Once you have defined your curls to your liking, allow your hair to air dry or use a diffuser attachment on your blow dryer at a low heat setting. Avoid using high heat as this can cause damage to your hair, and avoid over-touching your hair throughout the drying process as this can disrupt the curl pattern you’ve just created.

Fluff and Style

Once your hair is completely dry, you can now fluff and style your curls as desired. We like to use a light oil or hair serum to add shine and reduce frizz for a more polished look. Some like to part the fall of their hair at this point or pick out the roots to bring more bounce to their coils.

With patience and practice, you can achieve beautifully defined type 4 curls that showcase the infinite natural beauty within you.

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