So many ladies are hung up in the belief that 4C hair type is hard to manage and filled with limitations. When the truth is…our hair rocks!
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Before we get into 7 reasons why we should all show 4C hair some more love a little about me and my 4C hair…
Inspiration Behind this Post
Recently, I was told that I was delusional for thinking that 4c hair is not hard to manage. By this point I have heard all of the complaints about 4c hair; it’s so dry, it’s hard to grow, and it is so hard to comb. However, what this sounds like to me is that you have not learned to master your hair. And that yes, you probably have unrealistic expectations.
My hair has no trouble growing, my breakage is kept down to a minimum, if my hair gets dry I know how to keep it moist, (read about here in Keep Your Hair Balanced and Moisturized) and the majority of my hair styles take 5 to 10 minutes to accomplish. This is because with time I have learned how to provide the best care for my hair.
It wasn’t always that way, I even went through a time where I had to cut my hair; it was that damaged. But still my hair isn’t “hard to manage”. It wasn’t manageability that was the issue, it was lack of knowledge. I didn’t know how to care for my hair at that time.
As your hair grows longer it will be more work especially during your wash and detangling time, but this doesn’t mean that’s the absolute burden that people make it out to be. Or maybe it is! You have to come to this conclusion on your own.
What really needs to stop happening is the comparison of your hair to other women’s hair. Just because your hair is different it does not make it inferior. This only means we have to provide the right type of care for our hair type. And I say this with love and from personal experience. Love your 4C hair! It’s unique, versatile, and beautiful!
Here are the 7 Reasons Your 4C Is The Best
#7 Our edges can get laid and we can get waves.
(Me in the above picture, I used Shea Moisture Curling Souffle and it got my edges right!)
#6 We can do cool styles like this.
#5 It’s the best hair type for dreadlocks
Locking takes little to no time at all, which means you don’t spend much time in the “Ugly Phase” (the stage where your dreads are frizzy and are starting to take shape).
#4 Protective hairstyles like twists and braids hold up very well for quite some time
Making it easy for you to moisturize, get up, and go.
#3 Even though shrinkage is annoying sometimes it creates some pretty cute styles!
#2 Because this looks awesome!