6 Struggles Only Girls With 4C Hair Would Understand 

When I chopped off all my relaxed ends, hair-typing was one of the things I found totally unnecessary until I tried certain styles and products that my 3A YouTube sisters were raving about but was an epic fail for me. After extensive research, I finally concluded that I have  4C hair even though I wanted 4A hair with all those baby curls. Don’t know your hair type or not sure what all I just wrote means? Check How to Know Your Hair Type

Shrinkage on 4C natural hair

1.) I swear I have long hair, let me just pull these strands real quick 

a.k.a Shrinkage. I’m tired of explaining to people why I still have “short” hair after nearly four years of grooming and caring for my natural hair. Take away all the color jobs and inevitable big chops that followed them, I still have a good 10″ in length. But will my shrinkage allow me show it off? No. Will I cry about it? No Will I accept said shrinkage and just allow my hair flourish? Yes!

2.) What is even a “dime-sized” amount?

Forget it, there’s no such thing as a dime-sized amount for doing anything with 4C hair; styling, washing, nothing. 

Humidity on 4C Natural hair
3.) Someone please explain this humidity thing

Let’s say you finally managed to get that Bantu knot out or twist-out right and you already did ten back-flips internally because oh, such joy! Fast forward to two hours later, you’re going about your business of the day and mistakenly pass by a mirror but your reflection doesn’t mirror what you saw earlier in the morning, yup, hello humidity. Basically, what humidity does is draw moisture in the air into your hair strands and ruin your perfect twist out but hey! now you have extra moisturized strands.

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4.) Why won’t my curls and twist out come out like the YouTube video I watched?

Because you probably do not have the same hair type as the person in the YouTube tutorial or your hair just doesn’t want that particular style, leave it. Jk. Sometimes it takes more than one try to achieve a particular style. With the right technique, products and patience, you’ll become a style guru in no time. I personally don’t like manipulating my hair plus I have styling restrictions in school right now so wigs are the go-to for me. 


5.) Why are my strands so in love with each other?

a.k.a tangling. I can’t wash my hair and just go or leave it without doing cornrows or twists to keep the knots at bay. My hair doesn’t tangle as much but any semblance of knots literally drive me crazy. If your hair tangles badly, a detangling conditioner and styles that keep your hair stretched should be your best friends.


 
6.) So when do we get break-free combs?

Personally, my hair has broken only one comb and I was weirdly happy that my thin, fine 4C hair could break a comb, never mind that said comb was already weak. I have a friend that has given up on combs and is now a pro at finger-detangling. I mean one would think that we would have anti-breakage combs by now.


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How To Make Your Own Crochet Extensions

After my experience with some not-so-excellent albeit expensive crochet extensions, I decided to seek for cheaper options but they all came within the same price range. I stumbled upon this method on Pinterest and decided to share, one good thing about this is if you do not have the time or patience to do it yourself, you can buy your extensions and give it to your local hair dresser to assist, although it might take a lot of explaining  but it’s still a cheaper alternative and you get to customize the size and color you want.


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PRODUCT REVIEW: MARA CRUIZ ORGANICS ADULT HAIR CARE KIT X GIVEAWAY

Mara Cruiz Organics is a Nigerian owned brand that specializes in producing natural products for hair and skin care. I was fortunate to receive their entire adult hair care range for my personal use and another set to gift a lucky person who would be able to share my experience. The first thing that endeared me to this brand is the affordability and lovely smell! A lot of people I’ve come across are always eager to try indigenous brands but then get put off by the ridiculous prices. The ingredients for each products are safe for natural hair and to prevent this post from being tiresome, I’ve included links to view the complete list of ingredients for each product. They also have a child friendly range specially formulated  to care for children’s hair.

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PROJECT LOVING YOU + MEET AND GREET

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Project Loving You is an initiative of TheGirlJourney, a Non Govermental Organization that is dedicated to helping girls transform self love into self doubt and setting  new standard of beauty that does not discriminate. I was excited and nervous at the same time when approached to be part of this, excited because I get to meet you guys and choose someone to join me for the photoshoot, nervous because I’m a shy person. Let’s get into the details;

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DIY: Fringe/ Bangs Clip-in

If you have ever wanted to jump on the fringe/bangs trend but didn’t want the hassle of always being hot or breaking out for those with sensitive skin, good news, you can make a removable clip in fringe/bang that gives you the benefit of the style without the discomfort.

What You Would Need 

A black cloth

Weave

Clips

Thread

Needle

Scissors

Flat iron

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Hair Muse: Beverly Naya

Beverly Naya is a British-born Nigerian actress, popular for her roles in Tinsel, When Love Happens, Brother’s Keeper, Before 30 and other noteworthy movies, she’s a fast rising actress. Beverly is major hair envy, at 17 months, her natural hair growth is remarkable. Enjoy these pictures of her hair.          Continue reading “Hair Muse: Beverly Naya”

Product Review: L.O.G Cosmetics’ My Mane Hair No Knots Conditioning Shampoo

 


Size: 8 oz.

Ingredients: Organic Aloe Juice, Peppermint Leaf Extract, Yucca Lesf Extract, Horsetail Leaf Extract, Melissa Leaf Extract, Grape Fruit Distillate, Strawberry Fruit Distillate, Sour Cherry Fruit Distillate, Witch Hazel Distillate, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Lauric Acid, Cellulose Gum, Pro-vitamin B5, Phenoxyethan, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Citric Acid.

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Brazillian Wool Twists

Early this year I heard of Brazillian wool but didn’t pay any attention to it until a friend used it to braid her hair. It was very ‘different’ for sure. The texture is silkier, smoother and feels more like kanekalon hair than the regular wool, it mimics kinky hair when braided/twisted. I had to explain to quite a number of people that it wasn’t, only two people recognized it as Brazillian wool. Apparently, it has been in use in other countries but only recently in Nigeria. It can be used for hairstyles like  twists, braids, faux locs, just about anything you would use regular braiding hair for.

brazillian wool

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