Back in 2013, we featured 4 Styles for Long or Short 4B/4C Natural Hair. The article was a big hit with our readers, so we are bringing you a 2015 edition. Natural hairstyles have become more creative and diversified in the past two years, especially for us type 4B/4C ladies.
1. Multiple Goddess Flat Twists
Forget about your usual goddess flat twist. This tutorial features several flat twists for a more updated look. It can be achieved on hair that has been stretched or previously flat ironed.
Description: Multiple flat twists into a modern goddess flat twist.
Tools required: Clip
2. Bantu Flat Out
For those who struggle with the traditional bantu knot out, definitely check out this video tutorial for an alternative. You’ll want to start this process on hair that has been stretched via a blow out or African threading.
Description: Hair is set via small, tight pin curls to achieve the look of a bantu knot out.
Products used: Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Paste
Tools required: Clips, wide-tooth comb, bobby pin, rattail comb
3. Sponge-Rolled Curly ‘Fro
Using sponge rollers to roll your hair in a rope-like fashion, you can achieve this curly afro. The style is perfect for obtaining fun, big hair for a day or two.
Description: Hair is rolled in a rope-like fashion to achieve a big, curly afro.
Products used: Rosewater, Hollywood Beauty Tea Tree Cholesterol Treatment
Tools required: Sponge rollers
4. Easy Twisted Updo
This twisted updo is super elegant and easy to create on long 4B/4C natural hair. You can wear this style to a formal event, work, or a party.
5. Bantu Knot Out on TWA
If you have a TWA, the bantu knot out is a great way to spice up your afro. (It is also much easier to achieve on this length of hair than on longer tresses.)
Description: Bantu knot out on TWA using the finger coiling method and a few other tricks.
Products used: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Cantu Twist & Lock Gel, Coconut Oil, Jamaican Black Castor Oil
Tools required: Thin-tooth comb, hair ties
6. Curly Mohawk
This is a super cute, edgy style for short 4B/4C natural hair. It is best to start on hair that has been stretched via a blowout or African threading.
For my 4B/4C ladies, which style(s) will you try?