When we discuss 4C hair it’s often cast as problematic, “It can’t do this. It needs to be made ‘presentable’. It can’t just ‘be’.” We assume that all 4C hair is thick, or coarse, or only grows out to a certain length. And it’s ironic because 4C natural hair may be the most common texture among black women. We wanted to dedicate a post to showcasing the beauty and diversity of this hair texture, which we are loosely defining as the tightest curl pattern.
When we think of ‘ideal’ 4C natural hair we often think of this… a thick mass of round, halo hair.
And although that it is absolutely beautiful, 4C hair doesn’t always form a perfect circle.
It comes in all kinds of shapes.
And it has its own curl pattern.
It can hold bigger curls.
And it doesn’t have to be long to look good.
It can be sleek
And it’s not always thick.
It locs beautifully.
And it is majestic.
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All hail 4C hair!
Ladies, what are your thoughts?