Type 4 hair is the most fragile hair type because it is very dry and dryness leads to breakage.
Your type 4 hair can grow super long with simple and easy habits.
1. Know your hair type and porosity. This will help you know what products to use and help your natural hair thrive.
2. Low to no manipulation!
Too much manipulation will cause your natural hair to break off and you will lose your length.
3. PROTECTIVE STYLES!!!!!
are key to retaining length. Always do protective styles on type 4 hair to keep it protected from harsh weather and from tangles of keeping your hair out all the time. Protective styles are cute and keep your hair thriving when you moisturize your scalp while you are in them.
3. TRIM YOUR ENDS!!!
Trimming your ends don’t mean you lose length your cutting off dead ends. When you don’t trim your ends the split ends will travel all the way up the hair shaft and will cause more damage to the rest of your hair that is healthy which means you will lose more length.
4. DEEP CONDITION!!
deep condition at least 2 times a month to keep your hair strong and moisturized. Do protein treatments once a month if your protein sensitive to avoid protein overload which will cause your hair to become weak.
5. Always sleep with a satin bonnet or scarf or even a satin pillowcase. Cotton pillows will deplete the moisture from your hair, which leads to hair breakage.
6. Oil your scalp with oils.
This will help nourish your scalp and promote growth. Always apply a liquid first and then oil your scalp to lock in the moisture. You can even do hot oil treatments this will grow your hair like crazy and thicken it up.
7. Clean your scalp.
Use a sulfate free shampoo to get rid of build up on your scalp that can block your hair from growing(dirty hair does not grow faster that’s a myth)
These are a few simple tips to achieve long and healthy type 4 hair.