Caring for my hair hasn’t been an easy feat, type hair 4 comes with its own set of delicate requirements. I’ve been on a long quest to figure out the best products and practices for my hair. Nnene, however, has transformed her daughter’s hair and helped many women on their natural hair journey. Her top three tips for caring for type 4 hair include: “always detangle before washing” to reduce breakage, “oiling ends, to prevent hair strands getting caught in drying fabrics like necks of sweaters, caps, cotton pillowcases, synthetic braids’’, and most importantly, “wash your scalp thoroughly” as product build-up can lead to a host of problems.
Knowing my hair type and curl pattern has significantly improved my haircare routine. However, this is not the only factor at play, our hair is affected by several things, including porosity, density and thickness. Yes, this complicates things, but it’s truly the case of kissing a few frogs before you find your perfect army of products. If you need a little assistance, refer to my list of 10 products that have transformed my type 4 hair, from luxurious hydrating shampoos to game-changing silk accessories.