It’s fall, the season of 4c hair. 4c hair is the slickest and curliest hair type. It’s often viewed as a disadvantage because of its difficulty to style, but it’s time to give curls the attention they deserve. Here are some tips for building great fall curls. There are tips on how to combat frizz, get long lasting 4c curls, and how to keep your 4c curls looking good, even with heavy shrinkage. First, we will define the three different curl patterns and discuss the differences between the three. Flexible texture, also known as Type 4C, is the most tightly coiled of all three curl patterns. Type 4C hair is so tightly coiled that even fewer strands of hair in the head can result in a big head of hair that is large and full of body, full of curl definition.
1.What is the main cause of 4c curly hair fizziness?
There are two main causes of fizziness in natural hair: moisture and exposure to air. It is highly advisable to keep your hair moisturized to avoid fizziness. The most common way to do so is with deep conditioning. Every week or two, deep conditioner your hair. But one thing you have to remember is that the more moisture you give your hair, the more frizz you have. So, it is important to find the right balance between moisture and frizz. Because your curls are exposed to the elements (dry air, wind, etc.) and the friction from the rubbing of your hair against itself and the head, it is important to maintain a healthy scalp. A good way to do so is by using a good quality shampoo and conditioner and not overly washing your hair as this strips away the natural oils that your scalp produces. It is also important to use a good quality leave-in conditioner to prevent friction.
There are three main causes of fizziness, and each requires a different treatment method to control:
- Weather- extreme humidity or extreme dryness can leave your hair dry and frizzy.
- Styling- whether it be by blow drying, curling, or flat ironing, frizzy hair is caused by hairs being overworked.
- Over-coloring- when you color your hair too frequently, it dries out, causing the hair cuticle to curl and split, leaving it rough and frizzy.
2.What causes 4c curly hair to dry out?
This is a very common problem. 4c hair is one of the most fragile hair types, that is prone to breakage and dryness. This is because 4c hair has tightly coiled curls and looses moisture easily, thus having a tendency to get dry faster than other hair types. When you rinse your hair, use lukewarm water instead a hot shower. Avoid detangling with a comb, especially when your hair is still soaking wet. Using a wide-tooth comb will be less damaging. Also, use protective styling, like braid outs, puff outs and roller sets to keep your hair moisturized.
3.How to combat frizziness and dryness?
A trick that my mom taught me: apply some styling mousse to your ends and rough dry your hair. Once it’s dry, add some hair oil and finish with some straightening balm. This will keep your hair moisturized and smooth, and also protect your hair from heat damage.
We hope you enjoyed our article about how to get long lasting 4c curls. With this knowledge, we know that you can make the most of your 4c curly hair and have long lasting locks when using products like Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie. So what are you waiting for? Tto purchase Curl Enhancing Smoothie by Shea Moisture today! Your hair is one of your crowning features – learn how to maintain it properly.