It actually has been awhile since, I've done a length check, surprisingly. I have been focusing on healthy hair, which reduces some of my focus on length, for a little bit. I took a few photos in the wee hours of the morning (thus my tired eyes), bear with me until I get the hang of taking the back length. Left to right, goes from just washing to styling the next day.
My hair is mid back length, past bra length. The front of my hair is a little shorter than the back, due to me not knowing how to best detangle my hair (while wet) and not paying attention to trimming my frayed ends. I hope to help you prevent my mistakes.
My Current Routine
I have found that a 4 pH makes my strands shrink into tight coils to the max, so I keep my products above this.
- Oat milk Wash - pH balanced to 6.0
- Coconut vinegar and water/Herbal Hair Rinse - pH balanced to 5.0
- Sealing Butter/Oil (oils do not have pHs, I usually get to this the day after hair wash, and first spritz with a light vinegar water mist)
I think that it is good to give real examples of what all this information, I've been talking about looks like!
What is your hair washing routine, looking like? Let me know on Facebook or leave me comments below.
Type 4c Hair?
Hair types were first defined by Oprah Winfrey's stylist, Andre Walker. His system, described 4bs, but many people stated he needed to add another type, 4c, he described it as:
“composed of curl patterns that will almost never clump without doing a specific hair style. 4c hair has been described as a more “challenging” version of 4b hair. Some say 4c looks identical to 4b except that the curls are so tightly kinked, there is seemingly no definition. 4c hair can shrink more than 75%.”
I beg to defer, I have seen definition with my hair, when I apply anything pH balanced to my hair, there is a coil definition. Flaxseed gel also further reveals this. The only challenging part is keeping enough moisture in the hair. This is why washing weekly to hydrate is important. With 4b hair, I have noticed the curl pattern is slightly looser.