I have been natural for almost 2 years now, and I am grazing
APL. Without protective styling, I'd probably be bald because I have no clue how to manage my loose afro hair. It is frustrating to put time into my hair to still have breakage, and on top of
that, not even like the hairstyle in the end. I have
scoured blackhairmedia.com-- and the internet for that matter-- to no avail.
Many popular techniques simply don’t work for me. I know I’m not alone,
although I get the feeling that many of my fellow “4c” ladies may have thrown
in the towel.
“4c” hair is usually described as hair with no curls. This
may be confusing since, in reality, 4c strands are probably the curliest on the
From afar, you can’t make out the coils.
Up close, you can spot coils as small as a spring you’d find
in a pen. The tightness and width of my coils vary greatly, but they are all
My nape is 4a/b. Compare the hair near my fingers in the picture below, to the
rest of the 4c hair in the picture. See the difference?
I’m not good with taking pics. If you have pics that capture
the texture of 4c better, post them!
Goals of this thread:
Reveal the beauty of 4c hair
Create easy-to-do hairstyles
Discuss products and techniques that
do or don’t work for you
Build a dependable regimen
Figure out the best methods for
detangling and breakage prevention
Offer support and advice
A debate between good hair and bad hair
Exclusion of other hair types. If you are 2c but have a
daughter, sister, etc with 4c and can offer some insight, please do!
Once you complete the goals of the thread, you complete the
challenge!! There is
no set end date, so go at your own pace.
So let the challenge begin! You can: introduce yourself,
post a hair pic/vid, share any knowledge you have gained, ask a question, vent,
Edited by teendiva - May 17 2012 at 3:56pm