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Learn All About Hair Type 4C and Tips on Maintaining Healthy Hair

Hair Type 4c TextureHair type 4C is coarse tightly curled kinky hair.

Hair Type 4c can hold a style quite well.  It can be dry and easily break. Hair Type 4C requires a lot of care when styling.  Daily care is required. This hair type requires the most moisture.

Hair Type 4c is coily hair that springs with shrinkage of up to 75%. People with Hair Type 4c are of African decent, some Hispanics and some other biracial groups with African backgrounds.

Examples of people with this type of hair are Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg and Erykah Badu. Many people with Hair Type 4C will sport a short natural or TWA or afro, unless relaxed.

To care for Hair type 4c, it is best to wash it once a week, as it tends to be dry and brittle. There are many ways to detangle hair type 4 natural hair. Also, using a natural mild shampoo like Kinky Curly Come Clean Natural Moisturizing Shampoo and a moisturizing conditioner like Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Conditioner can do wonders. Using a leave-in conditioner like Beautiful Textures Tangle Taming Leave-in Conditioner often helps keep the hair moist.

You must add oils to Hair Type 4C daily. By adding a medium-weight oil to the scalp and hair, the hair maintains its moisture and is less brittle and subject to breakage. Styling like braiding or twisting can limit the some breakage to Hair Type 4C. If the hair is relaxed, touch up only when more than 1/2 inch of new growth is present.

The best comb to use for Hair Type 4C is a Wide Tooth Comb.  If pressing with a hot comb, do not press more often than once a week, or you can loose your curl pattern. If styled naturally, wrap at night with a silk scarf, drink water, and moisturize daily.

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