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If you have type 4 hair, you know the importance of proper hair care. This hair type is known for being fragile in terms of breakage and needs a considerable amount of TLC to stay strong, beautiful, and healthy. When it comes to styling type 4 hair, there are a few great methods and tips that have been tried and tested by the curly community. Here are a few of my favorites for styling type 4 hair!
1. Battle Moisture Loss
With type 4 hair, your curls are prone to moisture loss at a faster rate than your fellow curlies with type 2 or 3 hair. When trying to style your hair, it will be much easier to get your desired look if your strands are properly moisturized. Curly girls should use a daily moisturizer, and in some cases twice a day, to make sure their strands are protected from moisture robbing elements. A lot of curlies think heavy moisturizers mean heavier hydration, but there are a lot of options that are lighter and won’t weigh your curls down while still packing a hydrating punch. A few of my favorites are ApHogee Curlific! Moisture Rich Leave-In when I want something light and Soultanicals Fluff-A-Licious Curl Nutricious for something a little on the heavier side. Need help deciding which products to try for your hair type? This article talks about every need for type 4 hair.