Let me be frank. I didn’t think 4c hair had a reason to use a diffuser. Furthermore, before this year, I’d never imagined getting amazing results from a wash and go – period. I was like many type 4 naturals whom dreaded detangling so much that any style that encouraged having the hair in its natural state looked like a nightmare waiting to happen. Also — when is the last time you’ve seen a mainstream brand showcase a 4c wash and go in their marketing campaigns? I’ll wait. Needless to say, I’ve never found a reason to own a diffuser attachment until today.
This video is a step-by-step guide to doing a wash n go on type 4 natural hair. It features my guest Anthony Dickey, the King of wash and gos. Anthony Dickey is the owner of the haircare line and salon “Hair Rules” and was the first to open a multi-texture salon with key focus on curly, kinky, and frizzy hair types and textures.
Since beginning my natural hair journey in 2010 I had heard of his work, but hadn’t given this method a try until earlier this year when I decided to try a wash and go for the first time. Admittedly, I didn’t think a wash and go would yield me good results until I gave it a shot. There’s been much trial and error, but today Anthony agreed to come on camera and show us how it’s done.
The hairline can be a sensitive subject for many people. I have family members that have severe alopecia, so when my edges began thinning after having my son, I assumed I was on the same track. For two years I’ve tried different hair regimen techniques that would work for a while, then stop working after a month. My edges would thicken then get thin over and over again, so I decided to try something new.
Natural hair can sometimes come with challenges when traveling. The truth of the matter is, most naturals need a decent amount of product to maintain some of the loose hairstyles we love. With TSA guidelines and road trip mishaps, how do make it safely to our destination with the tools and products we need to look our best? This video explores some easy to implement traveling tips and tricks for those of us rocking our natural dos on vacation.
Blue Magic is one of those childhood staple products that I don’t think I could ever forget. I remember sitting between my mother’s legs to get my hair done while she greased my scalp. I remember there were two blue magic jars – the blue one and later on we switched to the white one. Well today I found the blue one and am trying it in a completely different way than I did growing up. Instead of applying it to my scalp, I’m applying it to my hair strands. My goal is to find out if grease can be used after all – not as a scalp coating, but as a sealant to lock moisture it.
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
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.
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.
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.
This is the perfect tutorial for someone constantly in a rush to get to the office or web meeting. My hair has been previously twisted in mini twists, but all of the styles displayed can be done on loose hair or locs.