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.
Going natural is just as much a physical transformation as a mental and emotional one for most people. In this video, I will be sharing 7 practical tips for taking care of your natural hair. Some of this advice may sound scary, but trust that with a little water, you can start all over again.
A week in my natural hair wash and go routine on type 4 hair. I’m no expert on wash n gos. For most of my natural hair journey I avoided doing wash and goes for two reasons: shrinkage and tangles. Over the years I have grown to love my shrinkage, but my curiosity over whether wash and goes increase single strand knots has grown. Also, are wash n gos a practical low manipulation hairstyle that I can easily incorporate into anyones life?
As a woman that loves my 4c hair, why did I texturize or relax my hair? The temptation to relax natural hair to cut down on styling and detangling time can be really strong. So strong a person is willing to douse their hair with sodium hydroxide (relaxer) in order to achieve a looser curl pattern. This looser curl pattern, in theory, will cut down on detangling time and improve the quality of life as a result.
This video teaches step-by-step the Anthony Dickey Wash and Go Method on type 4c hair. This has been the easiest “YouTube” wash and go I have done so far. This is my third attempt and after my last one, I almost threw in the towel. My wash and gos have gone from clueless, to complicated, and now finally simple and easy.
Explains the difference between a protective style and a low manipulation hairstyle with picture examples of both. It also gives examples of ways to safely moisturize protective styles without causing too much frizz. At the end I provide three different ways of how to cleanse your scalp and hair while wearing protective hairstyles like braids, locs, and twists.
One of the best ways to prevent single strand knots, shrinkage, and long detangling sessions is to stretch your hair. I LOVE the look of my shrinkage, but I’ve found that the easiest way to retain length is to stretch type 4 hair. It even better if you don’t use heat. I think we can all agree that moisturizing natural hair is important, but how often throughout the week should it be done?
New tips on how to grow type 4 hair long. Length retention is a goal that most men and women with natural hair want. It may be the reason why many of us went natural in the first place. So many people online are showing luscious natural locs of hair down their backs and many of you want to know how to grow your natural hair too.
This is growth from my second big chop I did on December 20th 2016 after transitioning for 1 year and 5months. Today is June 1, 2020 which means I should have 4 years and 11 months worth of growth on my head.
There are so many misconceptions about 4c hair in the natural hair community. It seems that 4c hair is only identified as being real if it is in its dry state with no true curl or coil definition. The truth is, 4c hair does have a curl/coil pattern!