If you have 4c curls, you might worry you'll never see significant length. Don't despair, because your curls are growing. Unfortunately, due to the tight coil, it can be hard to see that growth. Additionally, curls that are tightly coiled are often more prone to breakage. However, there are things you can do to manage any breakage and keep your curls growing. This is how to grow 4c curls.
This Is How To Grow 4c Curls
How long will it take?
Before getting started, it's important to reset your expectations. This isn't going to be an overnight process. Hair grows at a rate of 1/2 inch per month. This means most curly girls grow about 6 inches of hair per year. Some people do grow hair at a slightly faster, or slower rate. Therefore, it's going to take several years for you to achieve a goal of waist length curls.
Why aren't my curls growing?
Glad you asked! Your curls are always growing, but the issue you might be experiencing is actually retention. In order to retain the length you have, taking good care of curls is absolutely critical.
This means getting regular trims to avoid splits. You'll also want to make sure you're using the right curl care products, avoiding harsh chemicals, heat treatments, or using heat tools.
What should I do to keep length?
Avoid over manipulating hair. While protective styles can help, touching curls too much or tying them back too tightly can actually create more problems in the long run by damaging delicate strands. Go with low manipulation styles and try to avoid touching your hair too much.
Make sure you're adding in regular moisture to your strands. 4c curls tend to be on the dryer side, and therefore will need extra boosts of moisture to help them stay supple.
Finally, make sure you're adding in regular deep conditioning treatments to help repair, protect, and add moisture back in.
This is how to grow 4c curls! Let us know if you've used any of these tips and if they worked for you.