Whether you just recently did the “big chop,” or you’re a veteran natural, you should be only using the best products on your natural tresses. Here is a handy list of the best 4C hair care products for natural hair.
Black hair, whether relaxed or in its natural state, tends to get dry very easily. This dryness leads to breakage, something that no girl trying to grow long hair wants! So it’s important to retain that moisture. While your hair is still wet after washing or from spritzing it several time again, it’s helpful to douse your hair with avocado oil. Now Food Solutions makes a great, all natural avocado oil that’s easy to use and spread all over your scalp.
Avocado oil is nourishing and moisturizing. Burt’s Bees makes an Avocado Butter Pre-Shampoo, Hair Treatment that’s great for making your hair nice and manageable. It’s also used as a styling tool.
Another great styling tool is the Curl Activating Cream, from Beautiful Curls. Buy the one designed for Curly to Kinky Hair. This product has only natural ingredients and will also retain moisture while nourishing your tresses.
Conditioning your 4C hair is another crucial part of taking care of it. Conditioning your hair strengthen it from the roots to the tips, reducing breakage and protecting it from the elements. Beautiful Curls is a great company because their products are specifically for kinky and curly hair, and their conditioner smells great and works wonderfully. They make a light leave-in conditioner made with shea butter and virgin coconut oil.
Carol’s Daughter Clarifying Oil will not strip your hair of it’s naturally occurring oils, leaving it brittle and dry, but it will refresh your scalp with rosemary and peppermint oil. It’s gentle enough to use on your kinks as often as you need.
Last but certainly not least, you need to be sure to have the best nutrition you can. Only two things determine hair length; genetics and nutrition, so eat the BEST food that you can. The best 4C hair care products are of course, important to have, but it’s just as important to eat well!