Some readers with type four natural black hair have written to us, saying that they don't follow the natural hair care rules. Today we're going to explore Type 4 natural black hair in more detail and look at those rules. Deciding on transitioning to natural hair? Perhaps these tips will help you take care of your hair while you do so.
We're all for embracing individuality, so take what works for you and enjoy the journey.
4B - Coily & Crimpy with a less defined curl pattern, it has sharp Z-angles and a cotton-like feel.
4C - Coily & Ziggly, it won't clump and is more challenging. It seems to have no definition.
Does your hair look different? Then find your natural hair type here.
1. Daily moisturizing and sealing
One of the most common natural hair care tips for natural black hair, is to moisturize and seal daily. However, since some hair types are more moist than others, you should perhaps let your hair type be your guide.
Some women I know only seal and moisturize once or twice a week during summer, and maybe three times during winter, when they are in rooms with more dry heat.
2. Using Only Natural Products
Natural black hair doesn't necessarily have anything to do with a more holistic lifestyle. It's about your HAIR that is more natural, i.e. not chemically treated.
Transitioning to natural hair doesn't mean you have to become a vegetarian or start hugging trees... If you want to use natural hair products, by all means go for it!
However, if a synthetic product works for your hair and your pocket, you should definitely use it.
3. Nights in White Satin
Some ladies have sleepless nights when they spend the night away from their homes and their satin bonnets and pillow cases. Yes, these items protect your natural black hair from damage while you sleep, but your hair won't fall out if you don't do it every night.
4. Measuring Hair Length Using a Tape Measure
Have you seen those natural hair length check videos that recommend using a tape measure to see how long your hair is?
I'm sure it's a great way for celebrities who have to ensure their hair is a certain length for starring roles, but I'm just way too lazy to do that.
I prefer the more holistic measurement techniques:
Basically, there's is no one-size-fits all hair care regime. It's about finding what works for you and workin' it! As long as you do take care of your hair, that's all that matters:
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