So I just found out about a month ago that my natural hair type is 4C. funny enough I have always known I was 4 but then I haven’t had the luxury of time to actually check what type I am. But now that I have I’m happy I know.
Basically most of us do not know what type we are and if you do, I’m extremely proud of you. My main focus will be on the type 4 ’cause I’m familiar with it. Did you know as a type 4 you’re susceptible to losing more hair than any other hair type? Well calm your nerves I got you covered (ps: If you go through the blog you’ll learn how to maintain your growth 😉). Other than that, regardless of your type of hair there are many things that you must do to care for YOUR hair.
Come on let’s dive in! I’m excited!


This tightly coiled hair is beautiful and quite fragile. It is coily and super delicate. Each strand is usually ziggy zaggy. It is the driest hair type, thus it is more prone to breakage and requires a gentle touch. It’s either fine and thin or wiry and coarse. It’s believed that this hair type does not grow meanwhile kinky hair grows at the same rate as other texture, however, if it is not treated properly it breaks more than other textures. It requires moisture, detangling softly, counteracting shrinkage and avoiding harsh products. Treat this hair type like a favourite child.
We have three types of kinky hair : type 4A,4B,4C


It has a defined curl pattern either wiry or fine almost like a “s” shape. It retains moisture fairly well and can still be prone to dryness. Being that this hair type has a naturally defined curl pattern wash n’ go styles may be a great option and an be easily achieved with the right product and technique. Can be likened to type 3 curly hair.

Credit: Google photos


It has a “z” shape pattern and The curl is less defined. The 4B type shrinks up to 70% so without stretching it and appears shorter than it actually is. Naturalistas with this hair type will benefit from protective twists, braids, ponytail puffs, and twist outs to protect the hair from damage.

Credit: Google photos


This is similar to type 4B and in it’s natural state it’s less defined and there’s more shrinkage. Coils can be defined by either twisting or braiding. Shrinkage is always more than 70%. Your hair can appear 7 inches long and it might appear as if you only have 2 inches. It is the most fragile hair type, so if you desire to grow your hair long protective styles like twists and braids should be your choice. These styles do not require daily combing/brushing thereby avoiding less breakage. You can then wear your hair out for a couple of days in a twist outs or braids or ponytail buns for a balanced routine. If you wish to define the curls you can use curly creams. They worked for mine but only lasted a day and you can also use rollers(I’m going to try that soon)

Credit: Anu photos

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