How to make 4c hair curly
how to make 4c hair curly
It’s that time of year again. You know, when everyone’s obsessed with their hair and how to make it curl. Well, if you’re into hair and you’ve got the 4C brand, then you might be wondering how to make your hair curl as well. We’re going to tell you exactly what you need to do to achieve that coveted curly hair look.
The first thing you need to do to make your hair curl is shake it. The 4C brand gives you two options when it comes to shaking your hair, and we’ve got to say, we prefer the smaller one. The smaller one makes it easier for you to get into the habit of regularly shaking your hair, causing it to curl. The larger one is more effective but can be tricky to use. Regardless, both options work; it’s all about what you’re used to.
Wash And Blow Dry
The next step is to wash and blow dry your hair. We know what you’re thinking — wash and blow dry my hair? What is this, the 80s? Well, the answer is yes, the 80s. But that was then, this is now. You see, when you wash and blow dry your hair, you’re intensifying the curls you already got from shaking your hair, thus creating a whole new look. The important thing is to know what products you use for washing and drying your hair. You see, some chemicals can strip your hair of its natural oils, causing your hair to become dull and lifeless.
After you’ve washed and blown dried your hair, it’s time for a conditioner. We always recommend using a conditioner after we wash and blow dry our hair, especially if we’re going for that natural or no-heat-style. A conditioner will help seal in the curls you just washed and blown dried, keeping your hair looking fresh for weeks.
Use Frizz Agent
Whether you call it frizz agent or antifrizz serum, the point is the same — when you use it, your hair looks like it’s just been released from a giant hair straightener. Think shiny hair, bouncy curls, and flawless waves. The important thing with this product is to make sure you use it regularly. Like, every other day or every third day. And above all, make sure you follow all the instructions on the bottle. Some of the instructions — like applying a few coats, waiting ten minutes between applications, and letting it dry completely — can be pretty tedious. But if you stick to it, you’ll see the results in no time.
Use A Heat Protectant
When you’re frying your hair on a hot day, there’s one product you need to protect it from: heat. And we’re not just talking about the heat from the sun either. When you’re using heat accessories like the hair straightener or the hairdryer, it’s essential that you protect your hair from overheating. Otherwise, you’ll end up breaking your hair, and we all know what happens when you break your hair. It’s not pretty.
So, if you’re on a hot day and you’ve just washed and blown dried your hair, use a heat protectant. The last thing you want is your hair burning down. Especially because when you burn your hair, it never really looks the same. It either goes completely flat or breaks off into stringy, uncontrollable curls. To avoid that, be sure to use a heat protectant before you start using any heat-generating products, such as the hair straightener or the hairdryer. Otherwise, you’re risking disaster.
Avoid The Brush
When you brush your hair, you’re spreading the natural oils around, making your hair look more lively. However, you should avoid brushing your hair after you’ve washed it or just finished styling it with the hairdryer. Why? When you brush your hair after it’s been washed or just finished drying with the hairdryer, the heat from the brush causes the oils to break down and become ineffective. As a result, your hair ends up looking dull. Meaning, it will lose its shine and luster.
Use A Leave-On Conditioner
Most people are under the impression that a leave-on conditioner is the same as conditioning. While this is partially true, a leave-on conditioner differs from a traditional conditioner in that it doesn’t require you to wash your hair beforehand. This is important because when you wash your hair, you strip the natural oils that protect it from the elements. And while you might think that washing your hair would make it look healthier, it actually has the opposite effect. It makes your hair more vulnerable to damage.
If you leave your hair uncoated, you’re leaving it more open to the elements, which, in turn, makes it easier for the wind and the rain to get in. And we all know what happens when the wind and the rain get in. They cause the hair to ratchet up, making it stiffen and fall out. As a result, you’ll notice a significant loss of hair, especially if you don’t replace it with hair medication.
Since the wind and the rain aren’t the only things that can cause the hair to fall out, and your natural oils aren’t the only things that protect your hair from the elements, you should use a leave-on conditioner as a last resort, after you’ve tried everything else. And try everything else first, because we know how much you’ve all been through. That’s why we wanted to go over the basics again because, well, it never gets old, does it?
Grow It Long
Now, you may or may not know, but the texture of your hair determines how you should be styling it, especially if you want it to curl. Thicker the hair, the more you need to brush it before you start styling it. However, if you’d like your hair to curl, then you need to go the opposite way. You need to grow it short. Not only will this cause your hair to curl, but it will make it stronger. And we all know what happens when your hair gets stronger.
You see, as your hair gets stronger, it gets more resilient to the elements, such as heat and water. Which is why, when you wash it, it ends up looking a little dull. You can’t really make it strong by overexposing it to the elements, you also can’t make it thin by brushing it. So, if you really want your hair to curl, then cut it first. After that, you can start brushing it. And don’t be afraid to be a little rough with the brush, because that’s what makes the hair look livelier. We’re not talking about a complete brush away, because then it will definitely start looking like ratty hair.
Once you start seeing some strands, you’ll realize how much product you need to brush your hair with. And you don’t want to be brushing it for too long, because then it will start looking dull. And that’s all we’ve got for you today. We know this was a lot to take in, and perhaps, it wasn’t exactly what you were expecting to hear. But at least now you know what it takes to make your hair curl. We hope this was helpful.