4c Natural Hair Styles

4c Natural Hair Styles

By Toia Barry

Are you a 4c coily-haired lady in need of some hairstyle inspiration? We’ve got it for you!

You haveso many 4c hairstyles to choose from to express your mood, personality, and help protect your locks, too. 

Whether you’re just beginning your journey toward embracing your naturally curly hair or you’re simply in need of a shake-up with your styling routine, this Mielle Organics guide to 4c natural hairstyles is for you. Continue for more about natural hair products such as curly hair gel and other useful tips to style your 4c hair!

What is 4c Natural Hair?

No head of hair is the same, but when we talk about 4c natural hair, do you know the most defining and special characteristics? When you know exactly what your unique locks need, you’ll feel even more empowered and in tune with hair care and styling. 


It’s Kinky and Killer

Type 4c natural hair is considered coily or kinky. Texture can range from soft and delicate to coarse and wiry, and 4c curls tend to be dense and fall in a unique Z curl pattern. Type 4 hair is the most fragile and has the least defined curls of the natural hair types, but that doesn’t mean it’s limited.

In reality, the sky’s the limit when it comes to styling. 


Moisture is a Must

All curly-haired mavens know that supplying enough moisture to your strands is essential. But because 4c coils can be frail and tender, your hair moisture game needs to be even more dialed up. 

Though shrinkage challenges your efforts to show off your growing locks, don’t feel discouraged. If you’re looking for how to grow 4c hair, properly moisturize those coils and feel confident that taking care of your curls will reveal your hair’s glory. Patience and picking the best moisturizer for curly hair will pay off, we promise!

5 Go-To Hair Styles for 4c Hair

If you’re looking for natural hairstyles for 4c hair, you don’t have to look far. Your hair is extremely flexible and fierce and can really be wornany way. You think it, and you can probably accomplish it at home or with the help of your trusted hair styling gurus. We also have more on how to blow dry curly hair if you want to go a different, less natural route.

Here are a few classic, easy, and exquisite hairstyle ideas for how to enhance curls to add to your styling rotation. 


#1 Wash-And-Go

Are you all about unleashing your natural hair texture? Wash and go is all about that. While it’s a low-effort style, don’t underestimate its power. You can choose as many products as you’d like to incorporate after you wash to achieve it. 

Maybe you’d like to go for the whole LOC kit and kaboodle or just an effective leave-in conditioner that will be a powerful multitasker. Our Pomegranate & Honey Leave-In Conditioner or our Pomegranate & Honey Curl Smoothie are some of the best products for 4c hair, and both provide targeted moisture and shine for your wash-and-go glory. 

Another great option is our Pomegranate & Honey Coil Sculpting Custard, made specifically to provide the moisture, shine, add definition you want in your wash-and-go natural hairstyle.


#2 Twist-Out

Another quintessential 4c natural hairstyle that embraces your natural hair texture (with a twist) is the twist-out. Typically this is done by twisting two sections of hair, but you could also experiment with a three-strand twist-out for a more spiral curl pattern. 

Key products for a successful twist-out include a cream or styling gel that will give you the control you want. Try our Moisture RX Hawaiian Ginger Moisturizing Hair Butter or our Rosemary Mint Multivitamin Daily Styling Creme to combat frizz and offer staying power for your twist-outs, wash-and-go days, or braid-outs. Trust us, these are the best products for curly frizzy hair.


#3 Crown Braid

When you’re feeling elegant or want to add a timeless look to your hair styling roster, consider crown braids. 

Whether you opt for a neat braid as a sort of headband that features the rest of your free-flowing coils or you create an elegant updo, a braided crown adds grace to any outfit or occasion.

Consider a leave-in conditioner or styling gel to add hydration and hold to your braid crown looks.


#4 Fauxhawk

Feeling a little edgy? Go all out with a fauxhawk that allows the volume of your curls to stand while the rest of your hair is drawn neatly and sleekly along the sides of your head. 

Whether you decide to simply pin your hair, add twist-outs, or braids as another accent to your big-and-bold coils, reach for one of our gels, like our Moisture RX Hawaiian Ginger Moisturizing Styling Gel, to help you achieve the sleek hold that’s so important to pulling this look off.  


#5 Bantu Knots

If you’re into the idea of protecting your curls as you grow them out and rocking a statement hairstyle, a Bantu knot is a style to keep in circulation. 

These tight mini buns command attention and allow you to show your edges. Try our Pomegranate & Honey Twisting Soufflé or our Moisture RX Hawaiian Ginger Moisturizing Hair Butter, which are perfect products to prime your hair for sleek Bantu knots. And don’t forget to keep your edges neat with our Honey & Ginger Edge Gel.

MIELLE Organics Knows About 4c Natural Hair Care 

Are you as in awe with all the styling possibilities of your 4c natural hair as we are? 

If so, MIELLE Organics has the quality products you need for all of your 4c natural hairstyles. And all of our gels, creams, and leave-ins are completely natural and free of the preservatives and harsh ingredients you don’t need in your hair—or your life. 

Browse our entire collection of products made specifically for 4c natural hair, and let your hair inspiration and styling mood guide you. 



Sources: 

  1. Naturally Curly.Type 4: Coily Hair. https://www.naturallycurly.com/hair-types/coily
  2. Essence.15 Fool-Proof Ways to Style 4c Hair. https://www.essence.com/hair/4c/easy-4c-hairstyles/
  3. Byrdie.42 Easy Natural Hairstyles You Can Create at Home. https://www.byrdie.com/easy-natural-hairstyles-4797162

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