They know that the less manipulation the better it will be for their curls so they tend to take protective styling to a whole other level. With just a couple of bobby pins* and some hair butter that they probably made themselves they make tucking and rolling an art form. If you need some updo styling ideas, check out a fierce type 4 curly girl, she won’t disappoint you.
Gentle Detangling Techniques
Detangling is not easy for type 4 curlies, but with that challenge comes acceptance and ways to overcome it. Often if you are on YouTube and you watch a type 4 hair guru you will pick up on some ingenious ways to detangle your hair that you would never have thought of.
Type 4’s have more than likely tried every hair tool in the book and can tell you which ones are the best of the best. If you are having trouble with detangling the best people to learn from are the ones that have the most difficulty regardless of your own hair type.
Chances are they would have covered the easy and hard techniques as they work through there own detangling woes and finally settled on the best method for them.
Consistency And Organisation
Lord knows these women will not let a wash day pass despite knowing how much work it entails. If wash day is Sunday, just know that you won’t see your type 4 curly friend, mom, sister, or daughter for a while.
All their oils*, cleansers and conditioners will be laid out on the countertop in categories because this girl is organized and efficient. Do not disturb a type 4 curly on wash day, just watch and learn girls, watch and learn!
What the 4A-4C can learn from the 3A-3C
How To Create Volume
Masters of disguise these type 3 curlies are. They love big hair, and especially if their hair tends to be on the fine side, they know how to turn what seems like spaghetti noodles starting out into an obnoxious, overwhelming, larger than life fro. This no joke, these girls are pros!
Originally posted 2013-06-28 15:00:15.