Natural Hair Type 4- Care Tips

Hair Infinity Vitamin posted the following information on their Facebook page on Saturday and I really had to share with you:

Coily 4 type hair is very prone to damage by nature because of its zig zags or Z formed bends and curls. If you have this particular hair type you may find yourself suffering from a lot of unwanted breakage and dryness. 4 type hair is very fragile and delicate because coily hair has a small amount of cuticle layers so, it provides very little protection against damage stemming from flat ironing, blow-drying, brushing, and combing. Coily hair must be babied and shelter from dangerous styling methods and chemicals to remain resilient and beautiful. The number one thing coily hair needs is moisture, moisture, moisture. Constant washing and styling only strips the life right out of your hair so it needs more moisture and less manipulation.

 

Do’s & Don’ts for coily hair:

 

  • ·         Protective styling at least 80% of the time– braids, twist, finger coils, comb coils, bantu knots, French braids, and French rolls

 

  • ·         Air drying– this method of drying will free your hair from being manipulated as much because you will be skipping heat, combing, and brushing

 

  • ·         Add Ins– Adding oils and honey to your deep conditioner, conditioner, and leave in conditioners is a great way to infuse your hair with added moisture.

 

  • ·         Combing– Always use a wide tooth comb on damp or fully moisturized hair. Never comb your hair while it is dry this will only cause your hair to snap and break off.

 

  • ·         Brushing– If you are going to brush your hair use a boars bristle brush. These brushes are by far the safest brushes on the market.

 

  • ·         Heat– Use as less heat as humanly possible 4 type hair is no friend or fan of heat. If you are going to use heat limit your use to once or twice a month if that.

 

  • ·         Chemicals– 4 type hair lacks the layer of protection hair needs to be able to go up against relaxers and hair dyes and have successful breakage free damage free hair outcome. Limit your relaxers and try to stretch them out as long as possible to avoid over processing your hair. The same goes for hair dyes instead of commercial box brand dyes opt for plant based dyes like henna or indigo. These natural dyes won’t only give you a color payoff they will also provide your hair with strength and conditioning that will leave your hair in tip top shape.

 

Products for 4 type hair:

 

Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Gel – Raw Shea Butter – Honey – Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Cold Pressed Castor Oil -Coconut Oil – Glycerin – Palm Oil

Enjoy and apply what you learn 🙂

Soon,

Afro Alice

 

Jane Carter Solution Curl Defining Cream- My curls Are Looking Gorgeous

I bought this product one month ago and decided to try it last night. After washing and conditioning my hair, I applied it on very wet hair and sealed it with carrot oil. Minutes after, I could see the difference in the hair pattern. I twisted my hair and unraveled the twist in the morning. Wonderful. My twist out has never been so defined before.

I love this product because the smell is not excessive, it delivers what is promises: curls defined.  Some people criticize it because it doesn’t moisturize the hair or elongate the curls. Come on people, it is not a moisturizing cream, just a curl defining one. the manufacturer never promised to elongate or moisturize your curls). Contrary to Kinky curly curling custard, it leaves no flakes in your hair and does not feel muddy. Plus, it makes your hair shine. So far, so good. 5 stars for JCS curl defining cream.

Enough talk, see for yourself. Below my twist out  picture:

Cheers to curly and juicy twist out!!!!!!!!

HAIR NO SHOW / PROTECT YOUR END CHALLENGE – FALL 2012

HAIR NO SHOW / PROTECT YOUR END CHALLENGE

SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 THROUGH NOVEMBER 2, 2012

WHAT IT IS: a challenge to encourage you to protect your ends and retain length specially by not letting your hair out.  You wear protective styles during the period.

DURATION: 6 weeks from September 21, 2012 through November 2, 2012

STYLES: Protective styles include buns, updo w/o hair out, braids of all sorts, extensions, and pinned twists / flat twists

RULES: You post a picture of your hair during the challenge each week and tell us about your hair regimen. Hair should be properly cared for and maintained during the challenge.

For more information, please visit our Facebook page Afro Alice or write us at afroalice@yahoo.com.

 

Test – Protection des cheveux grace aux coiffures protectrices

Du 21 Septembre au 2 Novembre 2012

Définition : un test pour vous encourager à protéger vos cheveux, à moins les manipuler et à favoriser leur croissance.  Pour ce faire, vous portez des coiffures protectrices pendant la période susmentionnée.

Durée : Six semaines du 21 Septembre au 2 Novembre 2012

COIFFURES : Les coiffures protectrices comprennent les chignons, les coiffures hautes qui cachent les extrémités capillaires, les tresses, les nattes,  les greffes, les vanilles épinglées ou plates.  Vous devez nous envoyer une photo de vos cheveux chaque semaine et nous parler de votre routine de soins capillaires.  Les cheveux doivent être correctement soignes et maintenus pendant le test.

Pour de plus amples informations, contactez nous via notre page Facebook Afro Alice ou envoyez-nous un courriel à afroalice@yahoo.com

Twenty Six Month Natural…

July 10, 2010- September 10, 2012= Twenty six months since I big chopped.

I didn’t have the time to measure my hair yet but I think it could have been longer. But, when I remember how often I dye it, I manipulate it ( I just am not a fan of low manipulation) and how dusty, hot the environment is in Haiti, my hair is just doing wonderful.

I have too many plans for my hair for the remainder of the year.  That’s how it is, when you become a hair freak (and proud to be).  I cannot wait to start my 30-day natural hairstyle challenge……

I will keep you posted.

See below my 26-month hair picture

Natural Hair Bun

If you want to see the evolution of my hair throughout the twenty-six months and before, please click on this link: 

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