We don't have to tell you how neglected 4C hair is when it comes to the beauty industry. Even though brands routinely hit the market with new launches they say were formulated to work on all hair textures, it often doesn't take long for ladies with tighter textures to refute those claims and head back to the drawing board to replicate the concoctions they've crafted over the years to cleanse, hydrate, and define their curls and coils.
More power to the beauties who have time to put in that amount of work, but we think we speak for everyone when we say 4C ladies want to hit the aisles and pick up products that work for them straight off the shelves like everyone else -- as they should. To make it a bit easier to do that, we've put together a list of the best products for 4C hair so you can take the guessing game out of shopping and ship items perfectly suited for your strands right to your home this holiday season.
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4C Only Too Easy Collection
The name says it all when it comes to this new brand dedicated solely to cleansing, conditioning, and styling 4C textures. The Too Easy Collection is a worthwhile collection as it contains a shampoo, deep conditioner, leave-in conditioner, and styling cream designed to cut your wash and style time down to 1-2 hours per week.
Haitian Black Castor Oil Light
Reap all the moisturizing, hair-retaining, growth-promoting benefits of Jamaican Black Castor Oil but in a lighter, silkier, more absorbent form in this Kreyol Essence Black Castor Oil. Beyond the benefits to your hair, you'll also be supporting Black women in the U.S. and Haiti as the founder of Kreyol Essence is a Black woman who employs a 90 percent female staff in her native home.
Cantu Sturdy Double Lift Pick
Everybody knows a twist out can't pop until you pick it out. Cantu's Sturdy Double Lift Pick helps lift curls without compromising definition. And like the name suggests, it's durable enough to withstand even the thickest hair.
Aunt Jackie's Flaxseed Don't Shrink Curling Gel
Fight shrinkage with this fan favorite that helps elongate curls while it promotes hair health with flaxseed and wheat protein.
Ampro Pro Style Shine N Jam Magic Fingers For Braiders
If you became a pro at doing your own braids and twists during the pandemic, you know how crucial this jam is for controlling frizz without drying out hair or adding buildup.
Morning Glamour Satin Standard Pillowcase
We don't have to tell you how crucial satin pillowcases are to hair health if you don't wear a bonnet at night. Jump on this holiday sale and score a couple to protect your hair from friction and breakage.
Kurlee Belle Kurl Defining Creme
"Twist Out Queen Approved," this creme is made from Cupuacu, Shea Butter and Argan Oil to "melt" into hair and produce smooth, hydrated defined curls.
Mielle Rosemary Mint Growth Oil
Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp and that's true for all textures. This growth oil helps nourish hair follicles to promote growth and prevent dry scalp while also smoothing split ends with its formula that's a mix of natural ingredients and essential oils to retain length.
Dreadlock Natural Hair Electric Steamer Cap
A common complaint among loc wearers is that products don't penetrate their hair shaft. If that's your struggle, it's most likely time to take a step back and focus on treatment rather than touching up locs with a water, oil, or gel. This electric steamer cap, which works for all natural-haired ladies, loc'd or not, eliminates a lot of the mess that comes with other steamers while still allowing you to get a salon-level hydration treatment right from the comfort of your home.
Olaplex No.6 Bond Smoother Styling Creme
Color-treated hair requires extra TLC and Olaplex's bond smoother is many natural's go-to for hydrating and protecting hair from the damage chemicals can ravage on strands.
Carol's Daughter Coco Crème Curl Quenching Deep Moisture Mask
Carol's Daughter's Coco Crème collection was created specifically with coarser textures in mind. The Curl Quenching Deep Moisture Mask is formulated with coconut oil, coconut milk, mango butter and murumuru butter to help hydrate extremely dry textures
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