Spotlight On 4 Type Hair 

Learning about your hair type is a great way to get a better understanding of what your hair can do and simply can not do. The sooner you learn the truth about your hair type your hair will be better suited for styling and product selection. 

Coily 4type hair is very prone to damage by nature because of its zig zags or Z formed bends and curls. If you have this particul

ar hair type you may find yourself suffering from a lot of unwanted breakage and dryness. 4 type hair is very fragile and delicate because coily hair has a small amount of cuticle layers so, it provides very little protection against damage stemming from flat ironing , blowdrying, brushing, and combing. Coily hair must be babied and shelter from dangerous styling methods and chemicals to remain resilient and beautiful. The number one thing coily hair needs is moisture, moisture, moisture. Constant washing and styling only rips the life right out of your hair so it needs more moisture and less manipulation.


Do’s & Don’ts for coily hair:

Protective styling at least 80% of the time- braids, twist, finger coils, comb coils, bantu knots, french braids, and french rolls

Air drying- this method of drying will free your hair from being manipulated as much because you will be skipping heat, combing, and brushing

Add Ins- Adding oils and honey to your deep conditioner, conditioner, and leave in conditioners is a great way to infuse your hair with added moisture.

Combing- Always use a wide tooth comb on damp or fully moisturized hair. Never comb your hair while it is dry this will only cause your hair to snap and break off.

Brushing- If you are going to brush your hair use a boars bristle brush. These brushes are by far the safest brushes on the market.

Heat- Use as less heat as humanly possible 4 type hair is no friend or fan of heat. If you are going to use heat limit your use to once or twice a month if that. 

Chemicals- 4 type hair lacks the layer of protection hair needs to be able to go up against relaxers and hair dyes and have successful breakage free damage free hair outcome. Limit your relaxers and try to stretch them out as long as possible to avoid over processing your hair. The same goes for hair dyes instead of commercial box brand dyes opt for plant based dyes like henna or indigo. These natural dyes won’t only give you a color payoff they will also provide your hair with strength and conditioning that will leave your hair in tip top shape. 


Products for 4 type hair:

*Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Gel

*Raw Shea Butter

*Honey

*Extra Virgin Olive Oil

*Cold Pressed Castor Oil

*Coconut Oil

*Glycerin 

*Heavy Leave In Moisturizers

 

Split End’s Cause And Cure 

Split ends occur when the hair follicles become dry, brittle, and lose their natural layer of protection. Excessive washing, harsh combing, brushing, and down right generally poor hair care are among the leading

 causes of split ends. Split ends tends to feel drier ,harder, lack sheen. Heat and dryness are not a great combination because in order for your hair to become silky straight the cuticles of the hair shaft have to open and expand. The cuticles of the hair shaft normally lay flat, but when they are opened up, the hair begins to become brittle, dull, and dry leading to split ends and damage. Heat should only be applied 1-2 times a month if that, for healthy hair growth and preventive measurements. If you are going to flat iron your hair make sure it is done on freshly washed and deep conditioned hair only. Using a heat protectant serum or spray will help to coat your hair with a layer of protection to keep your hair from becoming split, scorched, and damaged.

How To Protect Your Ends From Splitting 

*Protective styles- Are the most effective way to eliminating breakage, knotting and tangling. Protective styles do not require daily combing, styling, or heating tools that wear and tear your hair causing damage and breakage. Low manipulation styles help in retaining length because they do not require heat. Heat is one the main contributors of split ends and breakage therefore, low manipulation styles will help to ensure longer damage free hair for the most part. Low manipulations styles will allow you to remain beautiful while wearing your hair out and about and will enable you accomplish your hair growth goals.


* Baggy Method- The ends of your hair are really delicate and are more prone to breakage. if they don’t get the adequate levels of moisture. The baggy method can be used daily after moisturizing and sealing your hair to lock in moisture. 

*Protein Treatments- Use protein treatments to rebuild hair structure and strength. Your hair is about 88% protein. These proteins are of a hard fibrous type known as keratin. When hair is chemically straightened, these bonds are broken, causing the hair to lose strength. If this protein is not replaced, it will eventually cause the hair to break. Egg treatments are effective protein treatment for hair and usually stops breakage immediately.

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