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3 YouTubers with REALLY Long 4B/4C Natural Hair and Simple Regimens

Growing your 4B/4C natural hair to waist length is NO small feat. After all, learning your natural kinks after years of relaxing them takes both time and a shift in the way you think about hair care. However, I do want to acknowledge those who have surpassed waist length because such a milestone further demonstrates... Continue Reading

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

Why It Takes Me Just 2 Hours to Wash, Detangle and Style my Back-Length 4C Hair

Who wants to spend a whole day washing natural hair? Not me. I will admit, there was a time when it literally did take me a whole day to complete the process. I would spend several minutes shampooing, up to an hour or two deep conditioning, a few hours detangling, all night air drying in... 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

How I Achieved Long, Healthy 4B/4C Hair Without Using Hair Vitamins

by Tori (pictured above) After posting length check or ‘before and after’ pictures on Instagram, I often get asked if I take hair vitamins, and the answer is no. I also often get asked, “how did you grow your hair so long?” or “what can I use to make my hair grow?” I never have... 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

7 Tips for Retaining Length on 4C Natural Hair Without Protective Styling

Many 4B/4C naturals protective style majority of the time (sometimes 90% of the time or more) in order to retain length. It makes perfect sense. 4B/4C naturals, by definition, have strands that shrink up 75-85% (or more) into super tiny coils and kinks that go every which way. This “super shrinkage” can lead to knots... 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

Zeba // 4B/C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! Z: Hello! My name is Zeba. I’m from Accra, Ghana and I live in Jersey City. I’m a writer and film critic. Why did you make the decision to go natural? Z: I initially didn’t set out to be natural – I didn’t even really know about the concept of being “natural” when... 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

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

Rhea // 4A/B Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! R: My name is Rhea T-W. I’m from London, England. I am a dancer/aspiring choreographer, currently working in fashion retail. Why did you make the decision to go natural? R: I have been natural for nearly 6 years in total (including my transition). When I first went natural I transitioned from texlaxed hair... Continue Reading

Araki // 4B Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! A: Hi! My name is Araki. I was born and raised in Paris, France with a Guinean (Conakry) and Malian heritage, and an international mindset. From age 19 I have lived, studied and worked in France, UK, China and Canada. Today, I am currently based in Reykjavík (Iceland). Why did you make the... Continue Reading

Lénora // 4B/C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! L: My name is Lénora, I’m from Martinique, FWI and I’m currently living in Florida. Why did you make the decision to go natural? L: I have been natural all my life, but my journey started in 2012. I used to be the kind of person that thought just because my hair was... Continue Reading

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