Have you ever wished your hair was something it isn't? Longer, smoother, straighter, or even been envious of another curly's texture? We've all been there! We want you to learn how to love your type 4 curls, because they are as unique as you. Here's our suggestions on loving your curls.
How To Love Your Type 4 Curls
Take them for what they are:
Your curls are what they are. You can certainly care for them, cut them, or even straighten them out but at the end of the day wishing they were different is a waste of your precious time. Instead, learn how to care for your curls and figure out the best way to style them.
Oils aren't moisturizers:
Many curlies try to use oils to moisturize as opposed to using them to seal their hair. They are usually met with frustration and wonder why their hair continues to be dry. If you're finding that oils don't work to seal your curls, feel free to make the switch to using shea butter or mango butter for a thicker, creamer sealant.
Learn to care for your curls:
This one can be tricky, as there is a lot of information out there and it can be daunting. Spend some time reviewing blogs, YouTube tutorials, and consulting with other curlies with hair like yours to learn how to truly care for your hair. Remember, just because something worked for one curly, even with your same hair type, it may not work as well for you, so don't be afraid to experiment. As frustrating as it can be, try not to fall back into the old patterns of straightening or relaxing your curls, as it will prolong the regrowth process. Even if someone should criticize your hair, ignore them. Your curls are gorgeous just as they are!
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