Naturals welcome back to part 2 of this series the “Natural Hair Care Regimen.” If you haven’t figured out a hair regimen, hopefully by the end of this series, you’ll have a better understanding of how to incorporate the right ingredients in your regimen. You’ll be able to select the right products for your hair. It literally took me about two years before I was able to develop a regimen where I was able to see actual results. I went through tons of breakage and products before I found the right products. I learned about different methods to help eliminate the excess breakage I would experience during wash day.
Today we’re featuring Elaineseyi, a type 4 natural hair enthusiast. So to all my type 4 hair naturals get ready for some amazing tips. Type 4 hair is typically very dry and experiences the most shrinkage out of all hair textures. Keeping your hair moisturized is critical to see growth and Elaineseyi is sharing tips on how to keep your hair moisturized.
After years of relaxed hair, I decided to go natural because I could not retain length. When I would perm my hair it would be long and sleek after a couple of weeks half of the hair would shed off. After transitioning, I struggled with combing my hair and styling. Basically handling my hair became difficult because it was no longer “soft” like when it was relaxed hair. Even though my hair was now healthier natural, I had to learn to manage it.
Being natural takes hard work and patience. If you are transitioning or thinking about transitioning, don’t feel intimidated when you hear others say being natural takes a lot of work. It’s a matter of being patient and consistent with your hair. Find time to learn about the wants and needs of your hair. Once you figure out your hair type, porosity and the ingredients needed to cater to your hair it will flourish with no problem. Keeping your hair moisturized is key! Always do so before combing or styling your hair. The results you see from other natural influencers on Instagram took effort and time. Results do not happen overnight!
What are your go-to products right now and why do you use them?
I use a mixture of Jamaican Black Castor oil, Coconut oil and peppermint oil on my hair after moisturizing because it makes hair grow faster.
What have you learned about your hair thus far?
I’ve learned that my hair curls better after a protein treatment. Also, my hair shrinks the minute it comes in contact with water.
What advice would you give to someone with the same hair type or porosity and what should they know about that hair type and texture?
My Advice for someone with 4c natural hair:
- Moisturize your hair daily
- Use protein treatment twice a month
- Never manipulate, comb or style your hair without moisturizing your hair first
- 4C Hair is kinky, it shrinks mostly after coming in contact with water
My Monthly Hair Regimen:
- I moisturize my hair daily and seal it with a mix of black castor oil and coconut oil
- Protein treatment twice a month
- Deep condition at least once a month
- Keep my hair in protective styles
- I use the LOC method (Leave-in conditioner, Oil and Cream)
Naturals, I hope you enjoyed this post and learned something new from Elaineseyi ’s regimen for those of you with 4C hair. I hope you found this informative. You can continue to follow her natural hair journey on Instagram @Elaineseyi and subscribe to her YouTube. If you don’t know what your hair texture is. I recommend taking the texture quiz over at NaturallyCurly.com. If you don’t know what your hair porosity is I recommend taking the test as well. You can do it with a glass of water at home. You can find more details about the test in my hair regimen for the high porosity hair.
Be sure to tune in next week for part 3 and 4 of this blog series which will be posted on Monday 8/13 featuring a natural influencer with type 3C and 4B hair and on Thursday 8/16 a natural influencer with type 4C and 4B hair.
If you have not checked out part one of this series with Naturlista Jo who shared hair tips for type 3C and 4A hair click the link the check it out.
Did you find this post helpful? What other questions do you have? Let’s continue the conversation in the comment section below.
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Dear Pretty Black girl, You are dripping with melanin and a force to be reckoned with. You are made of brown sugar, cocoa, honey and gold. You’ve been crowned with kinks as loose as 3A to as tight as 4C. No matter what type of strands you were crowned with, pretty girl, embrace them unapologetically. You are fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God. -Welcome home, pretty girl!