Our magical, gravity-defying, kinky, coily hair is extremely versatile. Have fun with your afro hair this summer and make your curls pop. Yes, I am talking to you at the back! You can get defined curls on 4c hair. This blog delves into a few fool-proof ways in which to do so. Read on my friend.
Top tips on how to get defined curls for afro hair
Use a setting gel
Seems simple enough and it really is. Wash and condition your hair using good quality products such as Nylah’s Naturals. Detangle your hair, best whilst wet, and add a leave-in conditioner of your choice. The next and final step is to add a setting gel. Allow the hair to dry naturally and voila, your curls will be more pronounced.
Finger coiling is another classic way to define curls on afro hair. Start with wet or dry hair and moisturise and seal your coily mane. Apply curl cream evenly over your hair and then in small sections, twirl the hair around your fingers. Allow to dry and rock your curly fro or style as required.
Tested, tried and proven. This method will give you curls for days. Apply a good curling cream and twist your hair in small sections, or you can flat twist your hair instead. Leave for a few hours, or better still, sleep with your protective style. Undo your twists and you will have enviable defined curls. Thank us later.
Braid and curl
Similar to the above twist out method, this method requires you to apply a curl cream or moisturiser and twist or braid your hair into small sections. Use curling rods in segments and leave for a few hours or overnight. Once you are ready to style your locks, undo the rods and braids and bouncy curls should be your result.
This age-old African tradition is another good way to get defined curls on 4c hair. Part your hair into small sections or larger sections If your hair is a bit longer. Proceed to braid your hair and twist your hair around itself in order to achieve the ‘knots’. This in itself is a cool style to rock for the day, but once you are ready to have your curls, simply undo the knots and allow your coils to thrive.
It goes without saying that to preserve your curly styles, you should always sleep with a satin bonnet at night. Let us know in the comments if you find any of these methods helpful. We would also love you to tag us on Instagram if you try any of them out. Until next time my lovelies, stay safe and beautiful.