The hair texture of everyone is different and unique. Therefore it is very important to understand what kind of hair you have. Once you know the type of your hair, things become very easy. You can style and care for them accordingly.
There is type 4 hair which is very coiled and curly. It is further classified in type 4A, 4B, and 4C. The hair in the 4C pattern is the most coiled. Women with 4C hair have the tightest curls. Therefore they look much shorter than their actual length. You would be wondered to know that 4C hair has a shrinkage percentage of around 75%.
4C hair does not have a definite and arranged pattern. Like half of your scalp can have 4C hair while the rest of the hair may be normally curled and not 4C. So yes, styling them is a bit tricky. First, you have to understand the 4C pattern on your head. It is kinda hard to manage such hair but it is definitely possible to manage them and that too stylishly.
4C hair is so fragile and prone to get damaged soon. Most of the women who have 4C hair like to keep them braided or on a bun but after some time, it is normal to get bored with these styles, and then women try to look for more hairstyles.
No doubt 4C hair is challenging. They are everything you want your hair not to be like. However, you can still create some of the most amazing styles with this hair type. So yes! Enjoy the unique beauty you got with 4C hair.
In this post, we have shared some of the most popular hairstyles for women with 4C hair. Try creating them and add versatility in your style.
We have seen fashion models trying this lookout. It is definitely one of those hairstyles which appeal to all. If you have long 4C hair then this can be your style.
Creating a puffball ponytail is so easy but it can make you look stand out of the crowd. For the puffball ponytail, first, you have to make a high ponytail taking all your hair. After this, use small rubber bands, tie the hair at every distance of 1 inch in your ponytail. Keep doing this till your hair reaches an end. You can increase the puff size by slightly pulling the hair with your hands.
The ponytail looks amazing with any kind of outfit. Wear a pair of big round earrings to complement the hairstyle and Yeah! You are good to go.
Half Up Half Down Topknot
If you have 4C hair which is also voluminous then this is the style for you. In this hairstyle, you can keep them manageable and look stylish at the same time. The hairstyle is ideal for short hair too which makes it a very popular hairstyle.
It is very easy to create the Half up half down style. After combing all your hair, grab the hair around your crown area and secure it in a Bun/Knot. Use clips and pins to tighten it. The remaining hair would be left open.
This is the everyday style for women who have 4C hair as it takes minimum time to create and goes well with the outfit of all kind.
Look at this cool hairstyle and imagine what magic it can add to your personality. Mohawk is a very popular style in 4C hair. As we said earlier, 4C hair does not look long in spite of being long, mohawk style is more than right for such hair.
You can get the mohawk hair cut by a professional hair artist. Mohawk with tapered hair is a very popular version these days. However, if you are not aspiring for a permanent look, you can create mohawk by using pins and clips. Yes! You read it right. As the 4C hair is slightly curled, the clips remain hidden under the Mohawk you create manually.
You can definitely add more versatility into your style with this look.
Fauxhawk style is quite similar to the traditional Mohawk and it can be called a variation of it. Still, the Fauxhawk style has its own unique appeal. It is one such hairstyle that suits every hair type and face shape. Due to this, women who want to experiment with their look love this style. It makes you stand out from the crowd.
You can create the faux hawk with hair of any length. Also, it is a manageable style that looks great. You can get the hair colored to add more fun to the style. Speaking of color, if you are into purple color then check out this cool blog post here.
This is one of the most popular hairstyles among women with 4C hair. This style which looks quite similar to the dreadlocks conceal your 4c hair in the most beautiful way. These braids make you look younger and cute.
Keep the box braids simple or accessorize them with beads that is your choice. For a more manageable look, you can make a high ponytail after styling the hair in box braids.
Another unique way is to leave some hair curled here and there between the box braids.
The Blown Out Hair
Blown out the style in the 4C hair texture makes you look attractive and bold. After all, it takes an ample amount of confidence to showcase the blown-out locks. The fact that you are embracing the glorious mess on your head in the most stylish way makes you appealing instantly.
It gives you a great volume to your hair. You can use headbands, Tiara, bandana to add variation into your style. To create the style, all you need is a blow dryer and a round brush. Due to the heat, the hair looks shiny and smooth which is not common in 4C hair. Once you are able to create a good blown-out style, it can last up to 2 weeks.
If you are looking for a hairstyle that you can carry at the workplace then the high bun is that style. You can create this style with medium to long hair. The high bun is a really versatile style. Try the braided bun if you find the sleek bun too sober for the occasion.
Believe us, nothing can go wrong with this hairstyle. It is manageable, adds height to your personality, and looks good with the outfit of every kind. The High Bun is a quick hairstyle due to which it is a favorite of many women. If you are getting late while you go out, create the high bun. It is an effortless style in which you should definitely give a try.
The Goddess crown hairstyle which is also known as Halo Braids is a unique way to keep your hair. This hairstyle makes you look so graceful. It is ideal if there is a festival around the corner or you are heading to a function.
You can accessorize the hairstyle by using different accessories like flowers, pearls, diamonds. Though most of the women like it without accessories because it looks natural yet beautiful.
The goddess crown braid is one such style you should definitely try with your 4C hair sometimes. It keeps the hair completely manageable and still worth staring at.
Everyone does not have 4C hair which is the same. Providing this fact, Bantu Knots can be created in a couple of different ways. Bantu knot makes you look cute instantly. The best part is you can keep this style for up to two weeks which is great.
After you are done sporting your beautiful Bantu Knots for a week and two, you can uncoil them to create another beautiful style which we call ‘Bantu Knot-Out’. They are curls of different patterns which look amazing.
In order to create the best Bantu Knot-outs, keep the hair slightly wet while you twist the hair. After fixing the knot, let them air dry instead of using a blow dryer.
The space bun is another appealing hairstyle for 4C hair. Women of all hair types love this style but due to the volume and texture of 4C hair, space buns look extra amazing. The two fluffy doughnuts on your head catch the attention of everyone and get you compliments.
The best part is it is very easy to create this style. You do not have to be a proficient hairstylist to make the space buns. Anyone with some hair spray, comb, and two rubber bands can create the style within minutes.
If you are not comfortable with the middle parting due to your face shape you can make the space bun with side parting as well. They look equally appealing to people.
Braided in Two
This is another style that is most suitable for casual outings with friends. It is easy to create a braided hairstyle while ensuring their protection from the pollution. The braids keep your hair tangle-free which is always a concern for a woman with 4C hair. Once you make plated braids, you are all set for the day.
For the 4C hair, both three-strand and two-strand twists are suitable. Nowadays we can see different kinds of hair braids. If you have really voluminous hair, you can even make four braids instead of two.
The braided plates look good with casual outfits like t-shirt, tank top, jeans shorts etc.
Modern Flat Twist
This is an up-gradation of Classic Cornrows. In fact, these flat twist braids look better on 4C hair. You can carry this hairstyle like everywhere. Imagine what can be a better hairstyle if you are to head to a dinner date after attending the office!
You can create different styles with flat twist braids. Though it is a style that takes time to get created. So if you are making the Flat twists, remember to start it with some time in hand. Better if you take the assistance of someone to get the style done. It is a really elegant style which can be carried anywhere. Try the style out and see how many compliments you get.
This style has been in fashion since the 18th century when Madame De Pampadour started wearing this style. At the present time, this hairstyle is a favorite of both men and women across the globe.
No doubt the Pampadour hairstyle is an appealing fashion. It not only looks beautiful but adds an extra hight of a few centimeters in your natural hight. So definitely, it is a sure shot win for women.
You can create the traditional Pampadour hairstyle or the modern twisted Pampadour which is nowadays endorsed by fashion models. Hair of every length can be styled in pompadour which makes it a really versatile style.
Tips To Create Good Styles With 4C Hair
- Never comb your 4c hair when they are completely dry. The natural structure of 4C hair prevents the natural oil of the scalp to flow through the hair. This makes the 4C hair brittle and hard. So if you comb the hair when they are dry you would end up damaging them badly.
- Do not use a thin brush/ comb for your 4C hair. It will damage them and make them more frizzy. A comb that has wide tooth is what suggestible by experts. You can even use your fingers to ensure the least breakage.
- Whenever you apply a styler cream/gel in hair, make sure that the hair is wet. Wet hair helps to spread the product evenly from roots to tips. It is a very essential step to create a style that lasts long and looks good.
- Do not go for hairstyles which are tight and pull your hair. This creates unnecessary pressure on the hair. It will cause your hair to break untimely.
In the end, they are your curls. Everyone has different hair patterns and curls. So keep Looking and experimenting out what works for your curly locks because you never know what wonderful trick you can find out!