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Natural Hair Care Tips for Type 4 Curls

By January 27th, 202148 Comments
Natural Hair Care Tips for Type 4 Curls
by Susan Walker of Earthtones Naturals

For new and experienced curlies it can often be difficult to develop a
hair care regimen that is beneficial to the needs of your hair. There
are so many resources available to gather information from and making
sense of everything can be a huge task. Women with type 4 hair can
often find it challenging to manage and care for their hair effectively,
as well as find the best ways to bring out their kinks, curls and
coils. I have type 4 hair and, while no two hair types are exactly the
same, there are enough similarities among women with type 4 hair that
general hair care and styling guidelines can be discussed. If you don’t
know what type 4 hair is it’s considered to be hair that is kinky or
coily in curl pattern. The strands are typically very closely packed
together and this hair type has fewer cuticle layers than other hair
types. In terms of strand thickness the hair can be fine, medium or
thick. The curl pattern can range from an “s” pattern to a “z” pattern
and everything in between! Due to the thickness of the strands and the
way they are packed together, the hair of some type 4 curlies appear as
though there is no defined curl pattern.


Coily Kinky Hair Care Tips

Whether or not you want to cleanse your hair is based on your personal
preference and product use. Many curlies opt to conditioner cleanse or
co-wash their hair in order to ensure it remains hydrated and doesn’t
get stripped of precious oils. If you are using a shampoo to cleanse
your hair then use a sodium lauryl sulfate-free shampoo and/or a
moisturizing and conditioning shampoo that can add conditioning agents
to the hair, soften it and make it more manageable. If you use a lot of
oils in your hair you may need to use a clarifying shampoo once a month
to ensure there is no product build-up on the hair. Product build up can
be partially responsible for products that used to work not working
anymore, so it’s essential that you start with a clean slate monthly in
order to keep your hair as healthy as possible. If your hair is prone to
tangling then I recommend that you section your hair to wash it if the
length allows. Divide your hair into 4-6 large sections and twist or
braid each section. When you are washing your hair, undo each smaller
section and distribute the cleanser through your hair in a downward
motion, using your fingers to detangle your hair. Rinse the product from
your hair and then continue the same steps with each section. Yes, it
does require more time to cleanse your hair this way but I’ve found that
it greatly reduces my detangling sessions and I’m able to style my hair
a lot quicker because it’s already sectioned.

In my opinion conditioning is THE essential step in making sure your
hair is healthy. Conditioners are meant to do a lot. Conditioners:

• Restore lost moisture
• Seal the cuticle
• Provide emollients and oils
• Soften the hair and make it easier to comb
• Improve manageability
• Strengthen the hair

Given the important job that conditioners have in improving the
health of the hair finding an effective conditioner is extremely
important. Deep conditioning the hair is a must for type 4
hair, especially if it tends to be on the drier, brittle side. A good
deep conditioner will hydrate the hair and restore lost oils leaving the
hair feeling soft and looking shiny. Deep conditioning treatments can
be done once a week or once a month depending on the needs of your hair,
and you can add heat for deeper penetration of the conditioner into the
hair. I usually condition my hair in a similar way to cleansing – in

The number one challenge with natural hair is maintaining proper
moisture levels. A good moisturizer will hydrate and nourish the hair
deeply within the hair shaft. In my experience type 4 hair benefits very
well from thicker, cream-based moisturizers and hair butters. Lighter
lotions may not do much for your densely packed hair. Seal your hair
with oil to keep in the moisture. You may need to moisturize your hair
as little as once per week or as often as every day. Thefrequency depends on several factors including the porosity of your
hair, the climate and the type of moisturizer you use. I’ve found that
since I’ve been deep conditioning my hair and giving it some TLC, I can
wait up to 1 week before needing to remoisturize my hair.

For the first two years after my big chop I wore my hair in wash n’ go
styles exclusively. After my hair reached a certain length I stopped the
wash n’ gos and now I wear twist outs and braided styles. I find that
twist outs are an amazing style for type 4 hair especially. This is
because for some women, they may have no visible curl definition and
twist outs and braid outs can be your best friend because they give the
desired definition. For me, wash n gos can give me a nice big
curly hairstyle. This is not the look I’m going for on a daily basis so I
don’t wear this style that often. When I do opt for a wash n’ go after
experimenting with a few techniques I’ve found that on my hair, gels –
and especially thick gels – clump my curls a lot better than lighter
gels and creams. While raking and smoothing the product through my hair
doesn’t really result in major curl clumping, finger twirling can elicit
some clumps from my stubborn hair. Another technique is a wet twist out in which you twist the hair with product in it, allow
the curls to clump, remove the twists while the hair is still damp and
then let the hair dry. Lastly, contrary to what the norm is for wash n’
gos, I apply gel to DAMP to DRY and not soaking wet hair. Yes this is
against the grain but it works for me and it works well.

The objective with any hair care regimen is to bring out the best in
your hair. You have to find the products and methods that work best for
you. Working through the amount of information available on natural hair
care can be confusing as you try to determine what applies to you
and what doesn’t. Ultimately you’ll need to try things out for yourself
and acquire tips from other curlies with similar hair textures. Once
you’ve found what works for you you’ll be well on your
way to loving your natural hair!

From products to styling, what’s working for your kinky coily hair?


  • Iyaana Johnson says:

    I want long hair, and i want it now!!! Please share all of your tips and tricks and the cons and pros of your hair journeys with me. Please, Im begging you. Please please please. You can contact me at Could you take that extra moment to tell me. You have no idea, no possible idea, how much I want that beautiful naturally long, curly look. Please |-:

  • Roc$tar says:

    Curly Nikki
    What size oil bottles should I purchase? I plan on purchasing a few oils, PureCoconut oil, Sweet almond oil, Grapeseed oil, Flax seed oil, Argan oil, Macadamia oil, and Mongongo oils. I want to budget my hair care purchases, but do not know whether 4ounce bottles will be lasting and worth it or 16ouncebottles OR mix and match the sizes?

  • Nefertiti Shackelford says:

    NEW BEIN is the best product line ever! Affordable and truly all natural. I've tried them all and most are over priced and under delivers. I suffer from severe dandruff and I use the Honey Oil and alternate that with the Hair Milk but I use the Herbal Tea Rinse daily(I put it in a spray bottle and spray my scalp and hair daily).
    At night in put in some chunky plats and loose them and run my fingers through my hair for loose waves. For a curlier look I'll use rollers on my plats and loose them run my fingers through the hair and lift with a pick. To keep the hair moist I'll sleep in a cap every few days. Not only is my hair touchable, it always smells great. I now truly LOVE my hair!

  • Shashou says:

    Love this article. I know for my 3c, 4a and 4b hair, keeping my hair moisturized was a huge key. I mainly do wash n go's and my hair has been growing 1/2 every month. I have measured recently though. I changed my rountine to not wetting my hair as much and my moisture content has def gone down. So I'll be adding that back to my routine. I've started using straight Olive Oil in my hair and its amazing. Make my hair soft and scalp moisturized.

  • Breanna Young says:

    Does anyone know any good stylers in particular for type 4 hair?

  • Megan M. says:

    I have a mixture of 3c/4a curls I just look at 4 curls instead when I need help and so far it works out just fine. My hair is fine and I have to have a creamy moisturizer/leave in. Damp styling works best not soaking wet results are not good.

  • Abstract says:

    Maybe Oyin's Whipped Shea butter…it's too heavy for my fine-stranded 4a hair but since you like thick creams maybe it's a good fit for you.

  • Derika says:

    I am currently using my Suave Naturals as shaving cream because it was causing too much build up on my hair. It's the oils that I'm stuck with. I didn't know my hair was low porosity and I thought my coarse, dense hair would love oils but it turned out to be the opposite. Oils make my hair greasy because they just sit on my hair. The only oils my hair can handle are jojoba oil and surprisingly olive oil. I have a big tub of coconut oil and a big thing of castor oil. I may use the coconut oil on my 2 year old and my soon to be newborn (I'm due in 11 days) instead of harsh lotions as their natural skin care. I could also use the coconut oil on the newborn's hair espicially if i have a girl. That's the only way I can see myself getting rid of it. I'm not so sure about the castor oil. Sorry my response was so long. I didn't mean to write a book lol

  • CurvyCurly says:

    Aw dang, a single tear rolled down my cheek 🙁 Girl, I've never had a jar last more than 2 months 'cause I use it up so fast on both my and my daughters hair. Next time, if you're gonna take a break from using it, store it in the freezer or refrigerator to preserve it. HTH

  • CurvyCurly says:

    Conditioners? Add oils and use as a deep treatment or use as shaving cream YES, shaving cream! Stylers and shampoos I try to swap or just give away 'cause I hate to see them go to waste.

  • Suzie CurlMichael says:

    Sulfate free shampoo is by far the BEST thing I’ve done for my kinky curls. It is my one non-negotiable, gotta have it, no skimping, no exceptions hair product. I haven’t used a sudsing shampoo in years and my curls love me for it!

  • Stephanie Carter says:

    You need to start your own blog and start sharing those secrets…. lol. I am going for mid-back length and can use all the help I can get.

  • Stephanie Carter says:

    I had my last relaxer in June '09, started locs with two strand twists in June '11, decided locs weren't for me in February '12 and spent three weeks slowly removing them to find natural hair longer than it had ever been. Since then, I have been searching for my list of Holy Grail products and styling techniques. It's stories like this that keep me uplifted, as my family still has not embraced this change (especially hubby, who HATED my locs, but loves the look of the small/medium two-strand twists that make up my everyday style). I would like to thank you for posting these helpful tips and the readers for adding their own.

  • ss says:

    Went to open my jar last night and it had separated! Womp-womp!
    I just spritzed my hair with water and styled bantu-twists to wear a twist out in the am. I had been remarking that I had opened the AOHC recently after not using it for a year (or two) and was surprised to see that it was still intact. I guess moving it from where I had it stored did it in. 🙁

  • Franny says:

    Hello Naturals,
    I am a 4a-b-c textured gal and i just cant define my curls. My hair is healthy and thick. I transitioned for a year then cut off my ends last Friday; I have short hair and just don't know what else to do with it apart from Bantu knots. I wanted to know if you ladies had any tips or suggestions that can help with my hair journey. Thanks in Advance:)

  • Derika says:

    I actually am. I didn't like it at first because I felt like it wasn't moisturizing enough for the new growth on my transitioning hair. It's actually great, I just wasn't familiar with my natural hair texture. I'm glad that I did find a shampoo that works for me. I'm so disappointed in certain products that I have bought and I'm trying to figure out how I can use them up.

  • JacqueaMae1 says:

    I have been natural for about 6 yrs and I'm just now understanding my type 4 hair. I'm starting to remember what worked for my hair that did better on my hair, compared to now. I know that something that once worked, that doesn't mean it works anymore. So, I know now what I will try & experiment with(SheaMoisture) and just build from there. Thanks for the info!

  • CurvyCurly says:

    I wanted to like the Oyin products so bad. The whipped pudding was nice but my hair hates shea and coconut so within a day or two….uhm no. The Hair Dew is really nice and I like the performance but the syrupy smell….I..couldn't do it. I use it on my daughter's hair; it soaks it right up and she loves the scent!

  • CurvyCurly says:

    Qhemet's AOHC has been a staple of mine for several years now. Quality product, stellar moisturization and results.

  • CurvyCurly says:

    Are you using the Shea Moisture Restorative Raw Shea Butter Shampoo? It's definitely one of THE best moisturizing shampoos out there for both natural and relaxed.

  • CurvyCurly says:

    I have a combo of 3c/4a, fine, porous hair and after YEARS of trial and error and battles with PJism this is what has consistently worked best for ME:
    Shampoos: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo weekly, Terressentials Mud Wash monthly to clarify/detox
    Conditioners: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Conditioner; As I Am Leave-in
    Deep Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, b.a.s.k. YAM Nectar, Curl Junkie Curl Rehab OR any rinse-out conditioner with oils and honey added!
    Moisturizers: Qhemet Biologics Burdock Root Butter Cream and QB Amla & Olive Heavy Cream (in winter)
    Pomade: Original Moxie Hair Bling (awesome sealer!)
    Oils: Jojoba, Sweet Almond, EVOO, Grapeseed, and castor.
    Educate yourself and first try to determine your general hair texture, density, and porosity as these properties will guide you toward products best suited for your hair.
    Good article.

  • kitka82 says:

    I have super thick, low porosity, spongy type 4 hair. It spits out bobby pins, breaks headbands, and will neither lay down nor SHINE, even if I beg. I Shellac couldn't make my hair shine.
    I just got on the "Chicoro Method." My regimen is weekly washing and deep conditioning, monthly clarifying and protein treatments, and finger detangling. I use the LOC method to moisturize and seal (liquid, oil, then cream) and baggy at night every once in a while when my ends get super dry during the week.
    Moisture and protective styling are my homies, especially if I want to get past shoulder length. I trim about every 4-6 months, or whenever I feel an abundance of single strand knots and rough ends. I don't use heat often at all, maybe a few times a year.
    My favorite products:
    Shampoo: Elasta QP Creme Conditioning Shampoo
    Deep Conditioner: Bee Mine deep conditioner
    Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
    Protein: Aubrey Organics GPB conditioner
    Leave-In: Giovanni Direct (for now)
    I seal with EVOO and grapeseed oil mixed with rosemary oil. My favorite moisturizers are Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Cantu Shea Butter. My favorite gel used to be EcoStyler Olive Oil, but I've converted to Fantasia IC Olive Oil gel. It's much lighter and less drying (less protein, perhaps?). I also like Shea Moisture Curling Souffle (on top of the smoothie, of course). During the winter I use more shea butter.

  • Sis says:

    O, running up and down the stairs is not an option. I need all hair products near my bathroom in my master bedroom…lol!

  • Derika says:

    I'm 6 months into my transition and found out that I'm one of the women who need to use shampoo. I use SheaMoisture shampoo because cowashing left me with an itchy scalp from build up. I don't have many products yet because I want to wait until I'm fully natural and learn my hair more. So far I know that my hair likes jojoba oil and ACV. I can't wait to figure out what my hair really likes so that I can get a regimen going.

  • Sis says:

    Well what has been working for me is juju (as I call it) has Shea, mango, tucuma, acai, ucuuba &murumuru butters as the base. It's important to whip as to make sure all of them combine. Maybe even melt the hard butter(I.e ucuuba). Make sure the oils are whipped in. I combine this with my conditioner, use it as a hot oil treatment & use it to seal in moisture during the week. The natural oils provide the slip, but with this being so rich, don't use to much because to much can be greasy…..just a little can be just right. It works wonders on my skin as well right after a shower. If I get a chance tomorrow, I'll list all of the oils….it's a little of a whole lot of oils that I've purchased…from acai oil to walnut oil & everything in between.

  • Earthtones Naturals says:

    Curl Condition™ Intensive Hydrating Deep Treatment by Earthtones Naturals is a great deep conditioning product with a TON of slip. It really hydrates the hair and locks in the moisture with cocoa butter and other oils. We created this product especially for dry type 4 hair, which is my hair type. I absolutely love this product and it's my go to conditioner. The website is We also have a conditioner with cetrimonium chloride which is an awesome detangling agent.

  • Tabatha Redmond says:

    Lord did if i ever needed a post it was this one. I have type 4 hair and have been natural for 14 months and I just found a great routine that I simply love. 1st off I use henna and hated it but kept doing it and now with the henna plus the exta steps I love my stronger thicker yes thicker 4c hair.
    a week after the henna I co-wash my hair with olive oil conditioner plus evoo plus honey & vit E oil I leave this in for 45min to an hour then I wash this out with slightly cool water after this I put on a deep conditioner mix of honey, evoo, shea mositure anti break masque and Shea mositure deep treatment masque and motions naturally you smoothing conditioner (mixed 2gether) I put this on put a plastic cap on then sit under my steam dryer if you dont have a steamer u can put on the plastic cap then place a warm wet towle on top of the bag then place another bag on top of this and sit under a regular dryer on low heat for 30 min – an hour. Then rinse out.
    After the DC I just detangle (I didnt have to put on any conditioner) my hair if its still tangled which by the way it surprisingly wasnt tangeld nearly as much as it use to be.
    Then I take a mix of Motions define my curls creme, hydrate my curls pudding, radiating gloss, Olive oil incredibly rich oil moisterizing hair lotion, vit E oil & t-tree oil (dandruff issues), taliaah waajid the great detangler & protective mist (mixed together). Then place this on my hair as I do my twist out (dont be heavy handed with it b/c it only takes a little) then i seal the ends of my twist with pure raw shea butter (melted it applies cleaner -also dont be heavy handed with it) the let it air dry
    It comes out great all the ladies at work complamented me on how great my twist looked b/c they actually looked like they where moisterized my tiwst stayed up for 3 days b4 I took them down to wear an amazingly still moisterized twist out just spray your hair with some creme of nature argan oil sheen it it looks dry but u dont wanta put on too much oil b/c it will case build up
    This is my new routine until it fails me but i got my fingers crossed that it never will.

  • Davina916 says:

    I hope you like it as much as I do.

  • ss says:

    @ Sis – I'm also a 4c mixtress/junkie. I purchased some silk AA and panthenol for a detangling conditioner concoction I made with guar gum. It didn't have enough slip for me. Have you solved the 4C detangling problem? Do any of your treatments have super slip? Inquiring minds want to know! Thanks!

  • ss says:

    Too funny! My DH asks "what's that little bin in the bottom of the fridge for? It's taking up space". LOL!

  • ss says:

    Today was my day off from working the weekend, but I was too tired to wash my hair – I think I'm gonna try the AOHC for a quick twist out.

  • Davina916 says:

    I use QB AOHC for twist-outs. It moisturizes my hair really well. I like using it on dry hair.

  • Nemetria Wilson says:

    My hair is at its best when I moisturized it real good. Its more manageable, softer, and shinier

  • Tash says:

    My hair is 4a-b-c and I love it! I rarely do twists and twist outs because even when I only leave them in a few days, my hair gets tangled. I stretch using the banding method and style. My only problem is that my hair does not like to lay down – Eco only works if I use a LOT of product and I try not to. Other than that, best products for me have been Entwine Couture's line, Cantu Shea butter, all oils, and Carol's daughter healthy hair butter is okay. Hot oil treatments on damp hair after rinsing out (or shampooing) the week's prods is a must for me!

  • Des says:

    I am type 4b/4c coily girl and loving !! I am trying to tame the PJ in me with not much success. I do love to try new products. I have been completely natural now for 9 months after transitioning for a year. I do have some staples though. I love Herbal Essence Hello Hydration for co-washing, my oils, olive, jojoba, castor and almond. Oyin handmade products seem to work well with my hair especially the hair dew, the sugar berries pomade and I just got the whipped pudding to help moisturize. I am about to try Camille Rose's Almond Jai Twisting Butter for my twist outs and braid outs, wish me luck!! Also, went back to an old tried and true from my relaxer days, ORS Hair Mayonnaise, it works for me as DC when I want to add some protein also.

  • Bernica Mischievious Smile Rol says:

    I'm still looking for a dc and I love rocking twist outs

  • Ashley says:

    You just summed up all my feelings on my new found freedom with rocking my natural hair! Thanks for the encouragement!

  • Sherronda Bohanon says:

    I know how you feel, having your mom finally accept your natural hair is HUGE! mother discouraged me from a relaxer when I was a teenager, but she did believe in the press and curl..and she is finally accepting my kinky hair..

  • Sis says:

    Here is the place:
    personalformulator. com
    I have a protein treatment that I like to use that I purchase because I just prefer not to be mixing eggs & mayo etc for now (the product is soft, not the kind that hardens like a helmet)…I just add this to my protein treatment, mix it and proceed as usual (the protein product that I purchase already contain these proteins, but this gives it an extra boost that my hair seems to like especially after I use heat).

    Now,I may eventually get to the point when I may make my own protein treatments, so I will be adding them(not only the keratins, but the other proteins Iisted plus the liquid silk amino acid-purchased on a different site) to my own mixtures. Just be careful not to add to much. A little goes a long way and the 1 oz bottle or 4 oz bottle will last you a long time. O! and I never use it as a leave it because it can make the hair crunchy. If you have any questions, the website has great customer support and a chemist you can email.

    For my fingernails, I bought some of those disposable brush lipstick applicators (from ebay). I polish my nails with the Keratin. I take a damp towel and rub it off when it becomes dry-sticky. Now, it does have a distinct odor so, you may want to wash off with soap and water if you decide to try this.

    I've only use the keratin's so far(because the other stuff is on the way) and so far so good.

  • sis says:

    Here is the link:

    I have a protein treatment that I like to use that I purchase because I just prefer not to be mixing eggs & mayo etc for now (the product is soft, not the kind that hardens like a helmet)…I just add this to my protein treatment, mix it and proceed as usual (the protein product that I purchase already contain these proteins, but this gives it an extra boost that my hair seems to like especially after I use heat).

    Now,I may eventually get to the point when I may make my own protein treatments, so I will be adding them(not only the keratins, but the other proteins Iisted plus the liquid silk amino acid-purchased on a different site) to my own mixtures. Just be careful not to add to much. A little goes a long way and the 1 oz bottle or 4 oz bottle will last you a long time. O! and I never use it as a leave it because it can make the hair crunchy. If you have any questions, the website has great customer support and a chemist you can email.

    For my fingernails, I bought some of those disposable brush lipstick applicators (from ebay). I polish my nails with the Keratin. I take a damp towel and rub it off when it becomes dry-sticky. Now, it does have a distinct odor so, you may want to wash off with soap and water if you decide to try this.

    I've only use the keratin's so far(because the other stuff is on the way) and so far so good.

  • Victoria says:

    As of September 1, 2012, after two years of transitioning – I am a natural! And a natural with type 4 hair that coils the minute it comes in contact with moisture. I admit, it's been hard – haha, because I am still searching for a solid routine and a hairstyle I can wear from day to day. The first week, my mom (who has been relaxing my hair since I was 5) told me she hated my hair….That was hard. I just turned 20 and you know – this is the time Im finding myself. We had a heart to heart and I just kept it pushing. Yesterday, she saw me struggling styling my hair because I didnt like my twist out and she said: Dont fight with your hair. I love it. Wear it out. By that time I had 20 bobby pins strategically placed so NO I was not taking out my french roll/pompadour. But today, I took my twists out and wore my voluminous hair with pride. THIS WAS SO HARD!!! Haha, because I am a perfectionist and every hair has to be perfect. But it doesnt have to be perfect to be beautiful. And as I saw my reflection, and my not so perfect hair, I said – your beautiful and your hair is beautiful and with that I put my big earrings on, donned my aviators, and walked out the house. The freedom of having my hair – my hair – out —– man, there is nothing like it. And with that, I can truly say Im a natural who loves her hair. And it might be an adventure or even a rollercoaster, but who doesn't like those 🙂 So I say this for those who a still struggling, to keep trying – I am.

  • Michelle says:

    I'm still trying different products, but for now raw butter along with shea moisture curl enhancing smoothie is working for my twist outs. It holds and moisturize my Type 4 hair for days. No scrunchy like gels…

  • Qiana Silver says:

    I have been preparing my twist-outs on dry hair for a few weeks now and I really like the results. My hair is stretched and I don't have to worry about it not being completely dry when I untwist it. Normally I shampoo and DC once a week, but since I've been experimenting with Ecostyler protein gel, I've had to double my efforts; I like how it fattens my fine hair, but the build-up is a no-no! I have not had a successful wash n go yet, (MAJOR shrinkage, zero softness, and forget about second day hair) but I think that may be a matter of finding a styler that will keep my hair stretched, soft, moisturized, and frizz-free. Once I've found it, I think my life may be complete!

  • 'Chone says:

    For my hair I use Elasta qp moisturizing shampoo 1x a week, it seems to be the best for my hair. I use Tresemme shampoo to clarify once a month. I use ORS deep condition packet after I shampoo–this stuff is awesome! ive been using this since I was relaxed and its still working for me 🙂 detangling has never been a problem because of this stuff. Then I moisturize with As I am Leave in and seal with grapeseed oil. I tried using Giovanni and a butt load of other leave ins that the naturals rave about but the As I am leave in seems to be the only 1 that keeps my hair feeling good

  • VioletFem says:

    Where do you purchase pure Keratin Amino Acid and pure hydrolyzed protein? And how do you actually use it for your protein treatments?

  • Sis says:

    Okay, I'm a natural junkie & maybe addicted to moisturizing my 4C hair. For starters, for my protein treatments, I've purchased 100% pure Keratin Amino Acid and pure Hydrolyzed Keratin (and these have worked wonders for my fingernails when directly applied). I have pure Soy protein, wheat protein, Collagen Amino Acid and Silk Amino Acid that I ordered over the weekend-on the way (in which I can't wait to try directly on my fingernails as well). Okay, I also have my own moisturizing juju which has about 60 all natural & 95% organic oils and butters (in which I won't list them all)!! The oils and butters have gotten so bad until I had to purchase a small fridge to store them in my closet for easy access. But, my hair loves my concoction…it's absolutely absorbs all of the moisture.

  • LynSara says:

    I have 4c hair and I've been natural for 5 months after an 11 month transition… I didn't know what to do with my hair… I would just do cornrows since I stayed home all the time… I like twist outs but if i do it wrong, i look like a hot mess…MESS! i noticed that when i wash my hair after a twist out i do get some curl definition so i'll try that wet twist out…but mostly i just style with pomade, water and homemade rosemary oil <– the bestest.. still new to this natural hair game but excited all the same 🙂

  • Miss Anne says:

    Type 4 stands up. I'm not much on the typing but I do have seriously dense coily hair. I'm 8 months into my transition… gosh 8 months!!! waaaaat! Yeah, 8 months into it and where I didn't need to section my hair like 4 months ago whilst washing, I absolutely have to do so now to make the washing/co-washing process run smoothly 🙂

    My hair has always loved EVOO and still does. I have found also, that my hair likes thick butters…. none of that light stuff. I only use my Giovanni Direct leave in if I want to re-twist my hair at night and then use my Shea butter mix to seal.

    Right now Shea Moisture products are the beez kneez for me and I'm eager to try a few other thick butters or creams all in the quest for moisture!

    Anyone wanna recommend stuff to a fellow PJ…. even if you aren't a PJ, do share 🙂

    This is a great post Nik!

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