In this tutorial, I show you how I soften, straighten and trim type 4C natural hair. Keep in mind, you can use the products you know work best for you. Just think in terms of the type of product it is and make a parallel choice. For example, you can try something like Creme of Nature’s Argan Oil shampoo and conditioner in place of the Agadir set. Or, try Chi’s Silk Infusion instead of the Deep Brilliance (as it can be easier to find).
For the pre-poo treatment in this tutorial, I am using Mahogany Naturals Extraordinary Conditioning Hair Detox. It is designed to soften and condition hair with lots of natural, raw ingredients that are essential for hair health and manageability. What I liked most about this treatment is how soft it made the hair and the added elasticity from that softness. It retails for £40 or about $65 and is available on Mahogany Naturals’ website.
Mix your own pre-poo treatment. If you prefer to make your own, try mixing some unrefined coconut oil with a couple other oils of your choice, such as argan oil, jojoba or extra virgin olive oil. Then, add in some hemp conditioner or hair cholesterol.
Products and Tools:
- Mahogany Naturals Hair Detox
- Agadir Daily Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner
- Agadir Hair Shield 450
- Creme of Nature Perfect 7
- Dr. Miracle’s Blow Out Foam
- FHI Platform Series 1-inch Flat Iron
- Conair Prostyle Bonnet Dryer
- Denman 9-row brush
- Hair cutting shears
Total style time was about three and a half hours.
Keep and Care:
You can pin curl sections and cover with a bonnet to preserve the curls, and later into the week wrap hair around your head and secure it with a silk or satin scarf.