One of the most common question and probably one of the tops google searches for my 4C hair type babes is how to properly care for 4C hair type. Creating your own unique hair care regimen is the first step to caring for. 4C hair type has the tightest curl pattern out of all the curl hair types - beautifully formed in tight, springy ringlets. 4C is very prone to breakage and can dry out very quickly, so I'm here to give you some tips to help you to care for your 4C hair and keep it healthy.
1. Use a pre-poo.
It takes a lot to detangle tightly textured hair. Using a pre-poo before shampooing the hair will prepare your hair for the tension of shampooing! Below is a video of a simple recipe to start!
2. Use a sulfate-free shampoo.
When it comes to 4C hair, you want to avoid the harsh shampoos that contain any sulfates and isopropyl alcohol. They both can strip your hairs natural oils and can be drying on the hair of all types, but it's VERY important with 4C hair. 4C hair is particularly prone to dryness and tangling. 4C hair needs a lot of moisture and cleansing your hair and scalp regularly with a sulfate-free shampoo will keep your hair free of product build-up and other debris.
3. Deep condition regularly.
Deep conditioning should be a part of your wash-day regimen each time you wash your hair. 4C hair thrives when deep conditioned regularly. Deep conditioning consistently will help keep your hair looking and feeling healthy and shiny. It will also help to prevent tangling of the hair to improve your detangling sessions.
4. Moisturize often.
Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize! Tightly curly hair gets dry quickly. Make sure that you are moisturizing your hair regularly to prevent breakage. The tight curl pattern of 4C hair can prevent the distribution of your hair’s natural oils that are produced by your scalp. Kinky textured hair can dry out faster than other curl patterns. The LOC method is a great way to keep your hair moisturized. This technique will help you seal in moisture using a leave-in conditioner, oil, and cream.