4C hair is beautiful and versatile. To keep it thriving, a hair routine that caters to its unique needs is necessary. The key to maintaining your 4C hair is finding the right frequency for haircare practices such as shampooing, conditioning and styling. Stick around as we uncover the frequencies that work best for natural 4C hair.
1. Monthly to Bi-weekly Shampooing: 4C hair should be shampooed with care to avoid stripping natural oils. A monthly, triweekly or bi-weekly schedule (depending on your hair’s individual needs) is recommended to remove dirt and build-up. Use a sulfate-free shampoo like our Sapphire Hair Shampoo for gentle cleansing.
2. Focus on Scalp Health: Pay attention to your scalp, ensuring it’s clean and healthy. Massage your scalp with your fingertips during shampooing to stimulate blood flow to your scalp.
1. Deep Condition Weekly: A deep conditioning treatment is meant to be done once a week or biweekly. It’s a great practice for natural hair. This intensive moisturizing session helps to keep your hair healthy and manageable.
2. Regular Conditioners: Regular rinse-out conditioners can be used every after washing your hair. They’re great for detangling your strands after cleansing-just make sure to rinse them out thoroughly after use.
3. Leave-In Conditioners: These conditioners are gentle enough to be used daily. They can also be used every wash day, between washes, as a styling aid or whenever needed. Make sure to coat your hair from roots to tips with conditioner and detangle gently to minimize breakage.
1. Protective Styles: Styles like twists, braids, and cornrows can be left in for several weeks to safeguard your hair from daily manipulation. Careful not to leave them in too long as this could result in excess hair loss.
2. Moisturize Regularly: Even while in a protective style, moisturize your hair every few days. Use a water-based moisturizer like our Tsavorite Spritz Moisturizer Hair Spray and seal the moisture in with natural oils or butters.
3. Avoid over combing: Over combing is no doubt the biggest culprit of hair breakage. While we understand the need to have your hair looking neat, combing your hair all the time does way more damage than good. Keep your hair in a protective style to avoid having to daily manipulate your hair this way, or only comb your hair when you have to.
3. Limit Heat Usage: 4C hair can be damaged with excessive heat use, so use heat styling tools like blow dryers sparingly and with a heat protectant.