Have you ever felt frustrated while trying to figure out how to care for your Type 4 curls? If so, you're not alone. Like all curly hair, Type 4 curls have their own unique needs. Here's a guide on caring for Type 4 curls. We hope it helps you love your gorgeous, wonderful, unique strands!
Caring For Type 4 Curls
Don't wish for change:
It can be tempting to wish for something other than what you have. However, this will only lead you to misery. Learn to embrace and love your curls as-is. Understanding what your Type 4 curls need will help you learn to love and accept your strands. Remember, your curls are exactly how they're supposed to be. Ignore any outside criticism or suggestion on how your curls should be and embrace your glorious strands.
Know your products:
There is a lot of misconception about curly products, especially the idea that all products work for all curl types. This simply isn't true. Try to select products that work best for your curly hair type. For example, don't use oils to moisturize your curls, as oils are used for sealing. If you find oils aren't working to seal in moisture as you'd like, switch to shea butters instead. This works well on thick, kinky coils.
Take your time:
Learning how to take care of your curls can take some time, as well as trial and error. Don't get discouraged if it takes some time to figure out what routines and products work best for you. Spend some time researching, taking with other curlies with similar curl types, and watching YouTube videos to learn what will work best for you. If something doesn't take right away, don't get discouraged. Instead, give it a couple of tries before switching or moving on.
Type 4 curls can be prone to dryness. As a result, you'll need to deep condition regularly to keep strands well moisturized and healthy. Leave in conditioners and refreshing sprays will also be your best friend for off days to help curls retain their natural hydration.