7 Best Ways to Keep 4C Hair moisturized

How to Keep 4C Hair Moisturized? What are the ways to keep 4C hair moisturized? It is no secret that curly hair needs to be moisturized always because it is drier than straight hair. In curly hair, especially 4C hair needs a lot of moisture. In this blog, you will learn the best way to


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How to Keep 4C Hair Moisturized? What are the ways to keep 4C hair moisturized? It is no secret that curly hair needs to be moisturized always because it is drier than straight hair. Curly hair, especially 4C hair needs a lot of moisture. In this blog, you will learn the best way to moisturize 4C hair.

These are the 7 Best Ways to Keep 4C Hair Moisturized

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Spraying Water

Water is a great moisturiser for any type of hair and an even better moisturizer for 4C hair. Using a spray bottle spray your hair with purified water, purified because it has fewer impurities that can cling to your hair. Spray till it is damp and not dripping wet. This will help your hair retain moisture and also help it have some elasticity.


Drink enough water is a must. It will help your hair and your body be healthier. More water means better hair and skin. Even your skin and your scalp can benefit from your water intake. The recommended amount of water intake for an adult is 2 litres of water every day.

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A good moisturizer to moisturize 4C hair is hard to come by. The trick to finding a good moisturizer for your 4C hair is to see the ingredient list. The ingredient list should always have water or Aqua as its first or second item.

Why? You ask because more often than not, the ingredient list in products are written in the order of highest concentration to the lowest concentration of the products. Creme Of Nature Argan Oil Moisturiser is a great moisturizer for your 4C hair. Its first ingredient is Aqua!

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The Conditioner is your best friend! If you don’t condition properly you will always have a hard time combing or detangling your hair. After you shampoo you will always lose out the moisture and your hair cuticles will be raised. A good conditioner such as Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Conditioner is a great addition to your 4c hair wash routine because it will not only make your hair smooth, it will actually strengthen your hair and make it easy to comb and style.

A leave-in conditioner will also make sure your hair is retaining all the moisture that it is being given after a shower. A leave-in conditioner works as a moisture-locking mechanism and it also helps your curls become more pronounced a beautiful leave-in conditioner is Creme Of Nature Pure Honey Break Up Breakage Leave-In Conditioner its is sulphate and paraben-free and has aqua as its first ingredient. It even has shea butter, glycerin and panthenol which help your hair shine, retain moisture and also have immense softness.

Read: Best Shampoo And Conditioner For Dry 4C Hair

Deep Condition

Deep-condition is a must in your hair care regimen because without a deep condition every once a week, your 4C hair will lose its moisture faster than you dropping a pen! 4C hair is naturally dry and deep-condition your hair is a necessity. Make sure you deep condition at least once a week if not more.

One of the best deep conditioning moisturizers for 4C hair is Original Africa’s Best Olive Oil Deep Conditioner its first two ingredients are Aqua meaning water and glycerin. Both of these ingredients are great moisturizers for your 4C hair. But a word of caution if you live in a dry place, avoid glycerin because that will cause your hair to frizz and become extremely lumpy. In that case, you can use Elasta Qp Soy Oyl Moisture-rich Deep Conditioner which has no glycerin and it is fit for your hair if you stay in dry regions.

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No Exposure To Heat

No Exposure To Heat

When you are growing your natural hair, you should avoid any heat styling. Heat styling causes more damage to dry and curly hair, especially 4C hair. Heat styling of any kind can rip your hair of all the moisture and it will fry your hair. So, if you are in the journey of growing your natural hair out, you will have to completely avoid any sort of heat styling.

But if you ever have to carry out heat styling on your hair, you should use a heat protectant spray before you actually heat style your hair. A heat protectant spray is what you use to protect and create a shield over your hair before you style it. This helps your hair be less damaged and it also locks in a lot of the moisture that you have fed in your hair with so much effort. Cantu Thermal Shield Heat Protectant should be sprayed upon your hair before you style it with any sort of heat. This will also add extra shine to your hair.

Lock-in Moisture With The Loc Method

The LOC method stands for Liquid or leave-in, Oil and Cream. This method basically involves a liquid which hydrates your hair, an oil that locks in the moisture from all that liquid and then the cream to close the hair cuticles so there is no loss of moisture in the long run.

L – Liquid or leave-in helps to lock in all the moisture and make sure your hair has great slips. True moisturizers are the ones you should opt for. They have water as their first ingredient. These leave-ins or liquids open up your hair cuticles and penetrate your hair to make sure that your hair retains moisture and becomes silky smooth. This helps your hair have less damage and breakage.

O – Oil is a key ingredient that can help your hair lock in all the moisture from the liquid you just put in your hair. A good lightweight oil helps and makes sure your 4C hair has better moisture retention, elasticity and helps your curly hair stay moisturized for longer.

C – Cream is the last and final step in which it will lock in all the moisture goodness in your hair from the liquid and the oil. This will ensure longer lasting curls and healthier hair. This will also make sure that you don’t have to follow this method always.


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