The Perfect Wash - n - go Routine for 4C Hair
Hey Perfect Pineapple Babes!
The one thing I love most about our head wraps and hair accessories is that they work for all hair types. However we know that is not the case for all hair care products. Some shampoos, conditioners and creams, although suitable for functional use on all hair types, don't always achieve the same results for all hair types.
The key to know what products to use on your hair is to know the hair type you actually have. After you know that find product lines that cater to your specific hair type. Don't know your hair type? Here they are explained.
Type 2 (Wavy)
Type 2 waves are bendable, can be fine to coarse, and have a definitive S pattern that lays closer to the head.
Those with hair type 2A have a fine, barely-there tousled texture that’s very easy to straighten. People with this texture have to be wary of using heavy styling products that can easily weigh their strands down, rendering them limp and lifeless.
2B hair lies flatter at the crown with defined S-shaped waves starting from the mid length. Strands are thicker in diameter than a 2A, and you’ll have to put a bit more elbow grease into getting it straight.
2C waves are thick and more susceptible to frizzing. The S-bends are well-defined and begin at the roots.
Type 3 Starts the (Curly) Texture
Type 3 curly hair can range from loose, buoyant loops to tight, springy corkscrews which have some sheen but are prone to frizz.
3A strands, tend to be shiny with large, loose curls that are about the size of a piece of sidewalk chalk.
Hair type 3Bs have springy ringlets with a circumference similar to a Sharpie marker. This hair texture can get dry.
3C curls are tight corkscrews that range in circumference from a straw to a pencil. Strands are densely packed together, giving way to lots of natural volume.
Type 4 (Coily) Very tightly Curled Hair
Coily hair, commonly referred to as Afro-textured or kinky hair, is naturally very dry and spongy in texture and can be soft and fine or coarse and wiry. Strands form very tight, small curls of zig-zags right from the scalp and are prone to major shrinkage.
People with hair type 4A have dense springy, S-patterned coils that are the circumference of a crochet needle.
4B strands are densely packed and can bend in sharp angles like the letter Z. For this hair type, because they are thicker and are great for palm-rolling or shingling; two type of product distribution methods that stretch out coils and clump them for greater texture definition and elongation.
4C textures are similar to 4B textures, but the tightly coiled strands are more fragile and have a very tight zig-zag pattern that is sometimes indiscernible to the eye. This hair type experiences the greatest amount of shrinkage — about 75 percent or more — than the other textures.
Now for the products that I think work best for a wash - n - go for Type 4/4C hair.
#1 The Mane Choice "Proceed With Caution Killer Curls & Brutal Bounce Stop The Damage Pre or Post Poo Mask."
The entire Proceed With Caution line was made for type 4 hair and now I know why! It works! I have only used this particular product out of the line and I am sold! You can use it as a co-wash or pre-poo and I chose to use it as a co-wash. This product is moisturizing and creates crazy definition in your hair, like no other! Can you tell I am a fan?
Here are the steps to using this amazing product in conjunction your Perfect Pineapple Head Wrap and some other great products from Mielle Organics to achieve your Perfect Wash - n - go.
Step 1. Soak your hair with water from root to end
Step 2. Apply your Proceed with Caution Mask to your hair from root to end and message into your scalp. Also finger comb the mask into every section of your hair.
Step 3. Let the mask sit for 15 - 30 minutes
Step 4. Rinse out the mask with cool to cold water
Step 5. Lightly towel dry.
Then apply this amazing leave in conditioner from Mielle Organics.
#2 Mielle Organics Pomegranate & Honey Leave in Conditioner
This Pomegranate line was also made for type for hair and provided the moisture type 4 hair needs to keep it adequately hydrated. It smells amazing as well!
Step 1. Apply Leave in conditioner in sections and smooth from root to end
Step 2. Let air dry
#3 Perfect Pineapple Full Wrap
Step 1. After your curls are fully dry gather curls from the back to the front of your hair
Step 2. Use your Perfect Pineapple Wrap to wrap/ pineapple your curls up away from the nape of your neck and sleep tight!
Step 3. Remove your wrap, refresh your curls with Pomegranate & Honey Curl Refreshing Spray, shake, pin, style however and go!
So now that you have the sauce to achieving the Perfect Wash - n - go it is your turn to try it and let me know how you like it!! #perfectpineapplewraps