It is hard to talk about caring for your hair without some focus the subject of products because products are a critical part of our hair care.
If you have 4C hair that is dry it would be best to pick products that are hydrating and thick in texture. The fourth truth is 4C hair thrives best with products that have the highest quality ingredients tend to fit women with afro-textured hair.
Personally, I like to do a little DIY for my own hair because I can control what I use on my hair especially when I figure out ingredients what my hair loves.
We always recommend that you play a little kitchen beautician with at least two products, a great natural hair oil, and a great sealing butter.
Here is a list of products every 4C naturalista should have in her arsenal:
1. A clarifying shampoo
2. A sulfate free shampoo*
3. Thick moisture-rich conditioner that is cone free
4. A leave-in conditioner
Choose brands that really have your best interest in mind when they market products to you for purchase. Check their website to ensure they are using language that includes, moisture, strength, and your hair type. Check every ingredient list for parabens or harmful ingredients that do not support the health of your natural hair.
How to make your own hair butter
We have an oldie but goodie recipe that we published last year for a hair butter that I think you should try. This butter is great for overall health and hair growth and these are the ingredients:
100% Pure and Raw African Shea Butter
Cold Pressed Coconut Oil
Tight-sealed plastic container or jar
How to make it:
▶︎ Take one cup of shea butter and drop it into a regular plastic bowl or the electric mixer bowl
▶︎ Then, take 4 leveled tablespoons of coconut oil and put it in the same bowl as the shea butter
▶︎ A teaspoon of sweet almond oil* and JBCO and drizzle it over all of the contents in the bowl
▶︎ Take a tube of aloe vera gel* and squeeze about a tablespoon in the mixture
▶︎ Whip all of the ingredients together with an electric mixer until it is whipped for 10 – 35 minutes
▶︎ Spoon the mixture into a plastic jar–one similar to a peanut butter or jelly container
▶︎ Store it away in a cool dry place
4C natural hair is not hard to handle if you know what you are doing and what makes your hair tick once you have internalized the truths about it things get easier for you. Pretty soon you will be able to gauge exactly what you need to achieve every single goal you set for your hair.
Have you mastered your 4c natural hair? Comment below!