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is having 4 c hair a competition

Is Having 4 C Hair A Competition?

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Is 4 c hair a competition? This video explores the many arguments and point of views around this debate in the natural hair community.

Some of the topics explored are:
Are people in the natural hair community competing to see who is more 4c? Who is more natural?
Is the hair typing chart really necessary?
What’s the coil diameter of 4c?
Being shamed for incorrectly defining your hair as 4c

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EZ Detangler vs Felicia Leatherwood Brush on 4c Hair

EZ Detangler vs Felicia Leatherwood Brush on 4c Hair

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BATTLE OF THE DETANGLER BRUSHES

In this video I’ll be comparing the EZ detangler brush with Felicia Leatherwood’s new 2.0 detangling brush released earlier this month.

There are two main criticisms of YouTubers reviewing the EZ detangler brush. The first is the positioning of the brush; The website states for thicker hair types you should begin vertically, then horizontally to release tangles. Many creators weren’t beginning vertically. The second is the hair must be completely saturated with conditioner and water before beginning. Many creators (including myself) did not saturate their hair. Today I have done both.

I’ll be comparing each detangling brush on performance and price.

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If this helped you, share it with your friends. Especially those of you who have one of these brushes, but haven’t found success in using them to detangle your hair.

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Type 4 Hair Wash Routine and Schedule

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BUILD YOU HAIR ROUTINE SCHEDULE

In this video I will share with you a hair routine for type 4 hair that makes it all make sense. You’ll learn what I personally do, the order I do it in, and how often.

TYPE 4 HAIR WASH ROUTINE CALENDAR

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KEEP IT SIMPLE

So you’ve got all the pieces to the puzzle; wash, condition, deep condition, moisturize, and trim…but how do you put those pieces together – and in what order?!

Hair routines don’t have to be overly complicated. In this video I will share with you a hair routine for type 4 hair that makes it all make sense.

Here’s My Schedule in Bullet Points:

  • Wash Day – shampoo, condition, deep condition. Weekly or bi-weekly.
  • Co-wash (not mentioned) can be done as often as you’d like. I tend to co-wash when I want to rid my hair of a good amount of product, but I don’t want to dry it out with shampoo. Weekly or bi-weekly. Can alternate with shampoo days.
  • Deep condition and hot oil treatment using heat. Once a month.
  • Moisturize – water, leave-in, cream, oil. I personally layer with water, leave-in, oil…Next day…water, cream, then oil. L.O.C.O. Do the order you like, but always start with water and leave-in.
  • Trim – every 4-6 months.

Download the pdf above to get a visual representation.

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SIMPLE IS SUSTAINABLE

Hair routines don’t have to be overly complicated. It’s your choice. If you prefer a hair wash routine using all commercial products, got for it. If you like to get your hands dirty in the kitchen while creating hair products with all the ingredients you love, more power to you. Want to wash your hair daily? Bravo! There are no rules to this and its mostly trial and error until you find something that works. The key is consistency and finding a routine that fits your lifestyle.

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Check my Youtube natural hairstyles playlist for more tutorials. I’ve also got a youtube tab here on the navigation bar at the top of this page where you can see all of my videos that upload every thursday. Subscribe to my newsletter, so you don’t miss any of my content. See ya in your inbox soon!

How To Get the Perfect Twist Out

How To Get The Perfect Twist Out On Type 4 Hair

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This video teaches step by step on how to get a perfect twist out on type 4 hair. 

I have 4c hair and one of my favorite low manipulation hairstyles are twist outs. It’s kind of a two-for-one hairstyle. You can enjoy your twists for a period of time and right before it’s time to wash your hair, you can unravel the twists and have a beautifully defined twist out. 

Twist outs are so easy and simple to do. If you follow my technique, you’ll have a fail-proof twist out that will give you LYYYFE Kings and Queens. 

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I Tested Positive For Coronavirus. This is My Experience.

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MY COVID-19 EXPERIENCE

Some of you may be aware that I tested positive for Covid-19. Coronavirus is a very new, highly contagious, and tricky virus. Many people are asymptomatic, and others like myself show signs and symptoms. I’m a healthy person, thankfully, and I did everything in my power to prevent getting it. I washed my hands, wore a mask everywhere, and social distanced — Yet, I still contracted it.

Today I’m sharing my experience with covid-19, my symptoms, and natural remedies I took to feel better. I always recommend contacting your doctor if you feel you are infected. It can affect people in a myriad of ways, so my experience may be completely different from someone else. Also follow the guidelines of the CDC. I truly believe if we work together we can beat this virus!

PLEASE STAY SAFE

Thank you to everyone that reached out to me to wish me well. I feel blessed to have a community that cares about my family’s well being.

This video is not meant to scare you, replace medical advice, or diagnosis. Please consult your doctor if you suspect you are infected with covid-19. Continue to follow guidelines outlined by the  CDC.

Some ingredients in my homemade drink that helped:

  • Oil of Oregano
  • Vitamin D
  • Echinacea
  • Elderberry
  • Turmeric
  • Ginger
  • Lemon
  • Zinc
  • 1 Gallon of water a day

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Protect yourself, your family, and your community. Wear a mask, wash your hands, and social distance. It’s not a fool proof solution, but it lowers your chances significantly.

If you like natural hair, check my Youtube natural hairstyles playlist for tutorials. I’ve also got a youtube tab here on the navigation bar at the top of this page where you can see all of my videos that upload every thursday. Subscribe to my newsletter, so you don’t miss any of my content. See ya in your inbox soon!

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Social Media Is Ruining Your Hair

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Hair comparison in the natural hair community can derail hair goals as soon as they are dreamt up.
Hair texture, pattern, and hairstyle goals can drive a person who doesn’t know any better nuts! Glorification of certain hair types, “thickness”, and length are probably some of the biggest culprits blocking you from reaching your hair goals.

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How to avoid heat damage on natural hair

How To Avoid Heat Damage on Natural Hair | The Science

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The use of heat in haircare has many benefits such as helping to infuse moisture, styling the hair, and creating manageability to just about any hair type. There are many popular tools to help as well. Flat irons, blow dryers, sit-under dryers, hot combs, and hair steamers are used weekly in hair routines for various reasons. As wonderful as heat use can be, beware! There can also irreversible damage that comes along with improper or prolonged heat use. The video above answers these popular questions like, what happens when I apply heat to my hair (the science)?

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Toddler’s Easy Curly Hair Routine

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I won’t lie, doing my son’s hair has been a bit of a learning curve. Not only does he have a different texture than I do, he literally doesn’t have the capacity to take care of his hair in between styling. That means he doesn’t wear bonnets are night (I need to get him a satin pillow case) and his hair stays perpetually dry. I have to refresh his hair with water and moisturizer DAILY. Keeping up with your child’s hair is a job in itself, so I like to keep hair kid’s hair routines ultra simple and easy.

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