The difference between 4C and other types of type 4 curls, such as 4A and 4B :
While types 4A, 4B and 4C are all very curly, type 4C has the tightest curl. It can take the form of a curl, a coil or even a z-shape. This means that type 4C hair is more fragile and sometimes drier than other hair types. However, it also means that type 4C hair can achieve wonderful hairstyles and looks !
Discover all our advice to take good care of your 4C hair and promote its maintain, its growth and its care with our tips.
1. Don't over-shampoo 4C hair
Yes, you still need to shampoo regularly to keep your scalp and hair clean - but if you have 4C hair, you can extend the time between washes to 2-3 weeks. Opt for a gentle shampoo like our Moisturizing Coconut Shampoo.
2. Retain moisture
Even if your hair is low in porosity, 4C curls need to be moisturized, we always tell you! 4C curls prevent oil from being distributed throughout your hair. This causes your hair to dry out faster than curls, so you need to take extra precautions to keep your hair hydrated. Oils like coconut oil and olive oil, shea butter are also effective in sealing moisture in your hair. And if you wear a protective hairstyle, don't forget to moisturize regularly !
3. Avoid over-styling 4C hair
Touching and styling your hair too much can also lead to breakage. Explore styles that require less styling products, or alternate between high and low manipulation styles to give your hair a break.
4. Detangle 4C hair... frequently !
This is especially important for 4C hair because the tight curls in your hair can cause it to wrap around each other, leading to tangles. Tangles lead to breakage, which hinders growth. Regularly and gently detangle damp hair.
We hope this article has helped you learn how to care for your beautiful 4C hair !