It’s been exactly 2 years since I joined the ”frovolution” and had my big chop. These are a few things I’ve learnt about my 4c hair.
Putting your hair in braids and weaves (make sure it’s not too tight), corn rows or even twists, anything that basically does not leave your hair exposed to the elements all the time will certainly protect it from breakage and falling out.
Moisturise your hair with water based products and then seal with hair oils such as olive oil and argan oil. Because of how tight the curls are when it comes to 4c hair moisturising will always make manipulation a lot easier and prevent breakage.
Comb using a wide tooth comb or wig brush
When combing your hair ensure you use a wide tooth comb or wig brush starting from the tip of the hair and working your way down to the root.
Wash hair in sections
Washing 4c hair can often create knots which are difficult to detangle. The best way to deal with this would be to section your hair into different parts depending on the length of your hair. Comb each section out, apply hair oil and put each section in a twist. Wash each section one by one by taking out the twist, apply water and shampoo and then wash by stroking in a downward motion. Once done, rinse out and apply conditioner, put it back in a twist and move on to the next section and repeat these steps when rinsing out the conditioner. With this method there is very little detangling to do.
Silk scarf and linen
When going to bed ensure you wrap your hair in a silk scarf or sleep on silk linen to prevent the hair from getting dry and breaking off.
Listen to your hair
Finally, every hair is different. You have to listen to your hair to find out what works for you and what doesn’t. Do more of what works for you and avoid things that don’t necessarily work for your hair.
I hope you found these tips helpful. You can find out more on my Youtube Channel. I wish you a wonderful natural hair journey.