2. Trim your hair as needed
Don’t have a schedule to when to trim your hair but instead trim your hair as needed.
3. Deep condition every time you wash
It is good to deep condition hair at least twice a month. Over your hair with a plastic cap over your hair and sit under a warm dryer for 15-25 minutes.
4. Avoid using heat
Twists, buns, braids are some examples of hair style you can do to avoid using heat.
5. Use the LCO/LOC/LC method
LCO method is Liquid, cream, oil.
LOC method is liquid, oil, cream.
LC method is liquid, cream.
4c natural hair is dry and needs consistent moisture. So it is good to moisturize your hair using these method.
6. Less manipulation
Leave your hair alone. 4c Hair is dry and breaks easily. The more you manipulate your hair, the more your hair breaks and that will make it difficult to maintain length.
7. Maintain a protein and moisture balance
Too much of everything is bad. So make sure to do some protein treatment to give your hair some balance or you can use a protein balance hair mask like Mielle organic.
8. Keep your hair in stretch styles
Twist out, braid outs, Bantu nots are good styles when you want to wear your hair out. Stretched styles are good for retaining length. These styles from tangling and knotting.
9. Be patient
Your Hair is not going to grow overnight. Give it time. Remember that hair grows 1/2 inch a month 6 inches a year.
10. Take care of yourself inside out
Maintain a balance diet. Drink plenty of water. If you do not take in essential nutrients, your hair will not flourish.