4C hair look absolutely divine when taken care of but, if you do not invest in retaining its length and properly maintaining it, it can easily look a mess.
I’m sure the last thing you want is for your Afro hair to be hidden every time because you’re not confident enough to rock it.
These are 7 Tips to try if you want to grow your 4C Afro kinky hair
Find Products That Work For Your Hair And Use Them
Don’t get caught up using any products recommended by your favorite naturalistas and expecting the same results. Specifically, try out products on your hair and find out what works for your hair and what doesn’t.
Use moisturizing products on your hair, this is because your hair is naturally dry, and using those types of products will retain moisture into your hair.
Don’t Leave In Your Protective Styles For Too Long
Most people believe that when you leave your hair in a protective style for a long time, it gives your hair time to grow even more length.
It can actually be damaging to your hair when left for too long.
This is because when your hair is in a protective style, you are no longer giving it e light attention and it starts to lack it’s moisture.
This will cause hair breakage.
Try and leave your protective styles in about 4-8 weeks if you want to minimize hair loss.
Use Sulfate Free Shampoo
Sulfate free shampoos are great for retaining moisture in your hair which will help prevent dryness that naturally leads to hair loss.
You should also shampoo your hair once or twice each month to prevent dirt and product build up which takes away moisture from the hair.
Trim Your Hair Regularly
A lot of people are scared to use the scissors on their 4c hair because they believe that they will lose their precious hard earned hair length.
But, most times, trimming away dead ends in your hair is what fosters healthy hair growth.
When you trim of split ends, you reduce the chances of breakages and you allow your hair to breathe properly.
Use Your Fingers To Detangle
I know there are now specific sets fling brushes which you can use to detangle your 4c hair but if you can, use your fingers to separate all the hair clumps.
This is more gentle on your 4c hair and ensures that you do not lose much hair on your head.
Consistently Try Scalp Massages
Scalp massages might help with hair growth and length retention. It is believed that blood flow helps to grow hair. And when you massage your scalp it circulates blood flow to the scalp and hair follicles to promote hair growth.
Deep condition your hair
Deep conditioning is great for 4C hair. When done regularly, you will notice a healthy bounce and growth added to your hair.
A well-moisturized hair wouldn’t tangle or break off, that way you get to grow your hair and still retain length. You can try a deep conditioning treatment every 2 weeks or once a month.