How To Wash Thick (Type4c) Kinky Hair

Welcome Beauties!

Today is all about how you should wash your hair if you have a thick type 4c hair like mine.

There are some must have items that you should have in order to wash your hair clean and not have any challenge in between. Below are these items;

  1. Shampoo/Soap
  2. Conditioner
  3. Big toothed comb
  4. Towel
  5. Warm water
  6. Cold water

So after making these items available, you are all set to have your hair washed well and clean. The following steps are what I actually take when washing my hair and I would be sharing them here for you to take notes and hopefully, apply them.

STEP 1: DE-TANGLE YOUR HAIR

I usually detangle my hair with a moisturizing detangler or a conditioner before actually washing it. This is done so that my hair can be tangle free and so I could comb through my hair to make the whole washing process easier.

STEP 2: PART YOUR HAIR INTO SECTIONS

I typically part my hair into 4 sections simply because its easier to wash my hair that way and gives better results since my hair is so thick and quite long. parting your hair into sections makes the washing process a lot easier and makes your hair a lot cleaner than washing it without parting into sections.

STEP 3: SHAMPOO/SOAP WASH YOUR HAIR:

I normally use a sulphate free shampoo or better still, original unrefined black soap. Lather every section of your hair starting from the first section, scrubbing the scalp and rubbing the hair to bring out the dirt and build-up, then rinse out and braid it up. Do this to other parted section of your hair until you’re done washing all parted sections. Then loosen all the sections and give a general wash to your whole hair and rinse out with hot water.

STEP 4: CONDITION YOUR HAIR

After washing and rinsing out the lather from your hair, apply conditioner to your hair, then use a big toothed comb and comb through your hair from the tip and gradually comb down to the roots, then vice-versa until your hair feels soft, smooth and conditioned.

STEP 5: RINSE OUT WITH COLD WATER

Next, rinse out the conditioner with cold water. Use cold water for a final rinse because it tightens back the scalp and pores and retains shine and moisture in your hair.  


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