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4C Love: 20 Stunning Photos of 4C Natural Hair

Avatar • Mar 19, 2015

It took a long time for me to accept and appreciate my hair texture. It’s so important that we teach our girls to love their hair.” — MsTanish1

4C hair has a long history of being considered “bad hair” — a history that is still very much the here and now in certain mindsets.  Nonetheless, more and more of us are realizing the truth, which is that our hair is nothing short of beautiful.  In celebration of our kinks and its versatility, here are twenty Instagram photos of 4C natural hair:

1. MsTanish1

Though MsTanish1 has not been uploading as much on YouTube, she is very active on Instagram.

mstanish1

@mstanish1. Style: twist and curl.

2. Jessica Pettway

Jessica demonstrates some of the most gorgeous natural hairstyles online, especially for medium-length 4C tresses.

Jessica Pettway

@jfashiongirl87. Style: bantu knot flat twist out.

3. Yomilewa

Yomilewa is one of the queens of crochet braids, but her natural hair gets love too on her page.

4. 4chairchick

If the name 4chairchick doesn’t say it all, check out these gorgeous pictures.

4chairchick

@4chairchick. Style: twist out.

5. Veepeejay

Veepeejay, another 4c natural who dons some serious styles, shares simplicity in these photos.

peeveejay

@veepeejay. Style: chunky twist out.

6. Lizlizlive

Though Lizlizlive is known for her makeup, wigs, and sew-ins, she has been showing more of her natural hair lately since big chopping two years ago.

7. Kriss of NaturalMe4C

Kriss is popular on YouTube, but also graces us with her texture on Instagram.

8. DiscoveringNatural

DiscoveringNatural shares a tons of good information on hair care, including of how to care for 4c strands.

9. LiveNaturallyLive

Liv of LiveNaturallyLive says she “falls in love with her hair everyday”!

10. Westafricanbaby

Finally, there are the beautiful tresses of Westafricanbaby, who was featured as a BGLH Natural Hair Style Icon last year.

What do you love most about your 4c natural hair?

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cryssi
cryssi
5 years ago

Beautiful, I love how they are each showing the versatility of their hair in their own unique ways. Definitely have to show to my relatives who think that their hair is not beautiful and too kinky to go natural.

Grow! Growing! Grown?
Grow! Growing! Grown?
5 years ago

I love this article!! I love the versatility of my hair. I love it’s fullness and ability to ‘adapt’ most hairstyle. With care and love, it can thrive as well as any other texture!

Claudette UK
Claudette UK
5 years ago

Falling in love with our hair every day. That is what we are supposed to do. Great article.

Barbara
Barbara
5 years ago

What is the name of that lipstick in the third and fourth picture? It is so nice. Btw this was a nice article.

Rine
Rine
5 years ago

Such beautiful hair! I was expecting there to be more comments…

Dee
Dee
5 years ago

All of these ladies are beautiful with beautiful hair!

What I love most about my 4C hair is the shrinkage and thickness!

Sara
Sara
5 years ago

Very beautiful I COMPLETELY AGREE but all these females have the L E N G T H as a female with 4c hair I often feel like it’s only beautiful when accompanied with the length.

Nicole Archie
Nicole Archie
5 years ago
Reply to  Sara

Why so?

Gemi
Gemi
5 years ago
Reply to  Sara

I understand this and have noticed the extra attention but TWAs and short finger coiled 4s get a lot of admiration too. It’s just so beautiful!

Nicole Archie
Nicole Archie
5 years ago

I loooooove the versatility of my hair the most . and the fact that we have the MOST shrinkage, we our seen as true magicians if we wear our hair shrunken one day and stretched the next

westafricanbaby
westafricanbaby
5 years ago

thank you!!!!

VeePeeJay
5 years ago

Thank you so much for the feature 🙂

anastasia
anastasia
5 years ago

Style versatility is what I love about my 4c hair. Great post! Great looking ladies! Thanks!!!

asdf
asdf
5 years ago

Way too much makeup. Can’t wait for that trend to pass. Hair is nice tho.

mrisha
mrisha
5 years ago

I enjoyed the video. I was looking at a video earlier with the person perming her edges. I call it split personality when it comes to her hair. Pick one and stick with it.

Sheri Berri Akinosho
Sheri Berri Akinosho
5 years ago

My hair type is 4C. I would like to know how I can reduce all those little hair when I wash or even cowash my hair ? Is that normal to have all these coils drop out?

A.Hiroko
A.Hiroko
5 years ago

That’s shed hair, that’s totally normal.

Mira Invierno
Mira Invierno
5 years ago

They’re not all 4c. A lot of 4a or mostly 4bs and only a few 4c 😉

udontneedtoknow
udontneedtoknow
5 years ago
Reply to  Mira Invierno

YES THEY ARE, THERE ARE WAYS OF LOOSENING THE CURL PATTERN BUT ITS STILL 4C HAIR. WATER ON 4C HAIR MAKES IT MORE LOOSE.

tina
tina
5 years ago

https://www.instagram.com/p/5ARZtpiBWB/?taken-by=mstanish1

to me, this isnt 4c, the pic says no product at all freshly washed.

khiugi
khiugi
5 years ago

when i was younger, i was so excited to get my first perm and my aunt told me i’d regret it. lol now i do. No ever told me how versatile our hair is and i wasn’t taught how to take care of it because my mother didn’t know how to take care of hers. Now there is all this information and knowledge on how to take care of our hair and I see these girls with their beautiful hair and i can’t wait for my hair to grow out and to learn to take care of it. My cousin… Read more »

owningmycrown
owningmycrown
5 years ago
Reply to  khiugi

I think that’s awesome. “Good hair” is such a silly notion. Any hair type can be gorgeous if it is healthy and you know what you’re doing with it. I’m currently transitioning (7 mos.) and can’t wait to cut off my processed ends when I get a bit more length. I’m owning my crown. We all should.

Claudette UK
Claudette UK
4 years ago
Reply to  khiugi

Good for you!

NappyFu
4 years ago

You’re totally missing my photos. However, you have some great ones here. Go 4c!

Nakisha
Nakisha
3 years ago
Reply to  NappyFu

omg Nappyfu!

DiscoveringNatural
5 years ago

Thanks for the love!

Juston N Virginia McKinley
Juston N Virginia McKinley
5 years ago

This is Awesome?

LBell
LBell
5 years ago

Love ALL of these! Thanks for sharing them. 🙂

Ms. Vee
Ms. Vee
5 years ago

If this was a beauty contest being a judge would be the hardest thing to be. Too much versatile beauty. Its just too much.

Magneticaims
Magneticaims
5 years ago

What beauty on display. Thanks for sharing this BGLH, it is inspiring and a great reminder that all hair is beautiful when cared for 🙂

kalexa1
kalexa1
5 years ago

Great inspirational stuff! I really love Yomilewa’s afro look — though minus the lipstick colours is my preference. There seems to be so much more (and growing) info out there now for 4c texture, which is just excellent to see! Keep it coming.

Varah Potter
Varah Potter
5 years ago

This came at the right time!

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