4c is one of the most enigmatic natural hair types there is. 4c hair is the tightest curl pattern of all hair types and is usually common in people of African descent. Mixed people can also have 4c hair. The hair’s incredible strength and fragility makes it very versatile yet tricky to take care of at times. Like other hair types, there are some methods and products that may suit your hair better and help it reach its best state. Let’s take a look at some of the ways in which you can take care of your beautiful 4c hair.
Firstly, it is important to note that as strong as this hair type is, it can also so be incredibly brittle and people with this hair type can shed quite a bit of hair. So staying away from constant heat will probably be the best thing you can do for your hair. 4c hair types absorb moisture at higher rates than other hair types and applying heat will exacerbate the process and dry your hair out.
As a person with 4c hair, protective hairstyles are your best friend. Not only do they keep the harsh elements from affecting your hair too much, but protective hairstyles also promote hair growth. Make sure that you don’t plait hairstyles that are too tight on your scalp as this will have negative effects in the future such as hair loss and a receding hairline.
Moisture is one of the most needed elements for your 4c hair. Moisture will keep your hair healthy and most importantly, easy to comb! You can moisturise your hair in a number of ways – through hair foods and natural oils. Make sure the types of hair moisturizers you use are specifically catered for your hair type.
You can achieve incredible results with 4c hair as long as you have patience and use the right products.
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