4A Hair

No Curl Envy Here: Why I Love My Type 4 Natural Hair

 by Tori (pictured above) My type 4 hair gets tangled and knotted easily. It gets dry and matted. Detangling can take forever. It can look dull and dry even when it is isn’t. Shall I go on? Well I won’t, because this article would end up being way too long. Like many naturals with type... Continue Reading

How I Use Heat Safely On My Type 4 Hair

 by Tori (pictured above) Not all naturals choose to use heat on their hair. However, for those that do, heat damage is the most dreaded fear. No one wants to enjoy their stretched hair, only to realize afterwards that they’ve caused permanent heat damage. Here are my techniques I’ve applied to safely use heat on... Continue Reading

How to Preserve a Wash and Go Overnight

by Victoria of Tresses and Treats As I’m still in that awkward TWA stage and dealing with major shrinkage, preserving my wash n’ go’s overnight can be kind of difficult. I’ve been struggling for a way to manage my wash n’ go, but it’s still an ongoing process. And I’m lazy (uhh, hello?!), so I really don’t like... Continue Reading

How To Keep Type 4 Hair Stretched and Tangle-Free… on WASH DAY!

by Vashti of VeePeeJay.com For most of us, wash day can turn into… an all day affair, depending on what we decide to do to our hair. No matter how long it takes, at the end we all want our hair to be clean, conditioned, moisturized and tangle free. I was originally attracted to these hair... Continue Reading

10 Curly-Haired Naturals to Check Out on YouTube

In April, I suggested “10 Kinky-Haired Naturals To Check Out on YouTube”. Now it is time for a Curly-Haired edition!  Here are some curly ladies you may want to add to your YouTube list: 1. NaturallyNeiicey Let’s start with NaturallyNeiicey! In addition to her gorgeous natural hair, she has a natural, low-maintenance beauty, which is refreshing. Her channel... Continue Reading

How I Manage My Waist Length, Type 4 Hair Without a “Texture Manageability System”

A few weeks back our writer Christina wrote a review of the Beautiful Textures Texture Manageability System. Here, Kara gives an alternative perspective of managing natural hair. by Kara (pictured above) By now I am sure that most of you are aware of these “revolutionary” systems that are on the market for curly girls to... Continue Reading

Samtou // Multi-Texture Style Icon

Introduce yourself! S: My name is Samtou. I’m from Paris, France and I originally come from Togo and Benin, West African countries. Why did you make the decision to go natural? S: Simply cause I was fed-up with damaging my hair with relaxers. I used to relax my hair to have a softer texture, make... Continue Reading

Fitgi // 3C/4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! F: My Name is Fitgi Saint-Louis and I am from Long Island, New York. I currently live in the city. Why did you make the decision to go natural? F: While in college I started looking for ways to give my relaxed hair volume. I starting using different products and drying techniques to... Continue Reading

Tann // 3C/4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! T: Tann Parker, raised in California, residing in Brooklyn. Why did you make the decision to go natural? T: The reason I started to wear my hair in its natural texture isn’t this moving, inspirational story… my blower dryer broke and I couldn’t do my normal hair regimen. I decided to try out... Continue Reading

10 Type 4 Naturals To Check Out on Instagram

Every now and again, we like to endlessly scroll through our instagram feed. Here are some of the Type 4 naturals that keep us in awe when it comes to the ‘gram.   Ayomide Ayomide’s jumbo bantu knots are super fly and we can’t argue with her impeccable fierce style. Donna Donna was a style icon in... Continue Reading

Mariah // 3C/4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! M: My name is Mariah Peart and I am from Brunswick, GA. Why did you make the decision to go natural? M: I returned to natural because at the age of 14 years old I wasn’t taking care of my hair very well. One day my mom was styling my hair and she... Continue Reading

Débora // 4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! D: My name is Débora, I’m 23 years old and I’m from São Paulo/Brazil. Why did you make the decision to go natural? D: I’ve been natural since 2012. I started my transition in July 2012 and continued for 14 months, until just after my wedding on August 18, 2013. I didn’t wanna... Continue Reading

Jaleesa // 4B Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! J: My name is Jaleesa and I’m from Rotterdam in the Netherlands. I’m originally from Suriname (a wonderful country just above Brazil). Why did you make the decision to go natural? J: I really wanted to feel my own thick and coily hair again after years of relaxers and bad weaves. I was... Continue Reading

Tichina // 3C/4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! T: My name is Tichina and I live in Toronto, Canada. My background is Trinidadian, Jamaican and Indian. Why did you make the decision to go natural? T: I’ve been natural all my life. I’ve never permed or texturized my hair before. How would you describe your texture? T: I would describe my... Continue Reading

Quincee // 4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! Q: My name is Quincee, I’m 21 years old, and I’m from the greater Seattle area. Why did you make the decision to go natural? Q: I stopped getting relaxers because I was tired of only being able to wear straight hair. But I decided to actually rock my natural hair as a... Continue Reading

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