Contrary to popular belief, all 4C hair isn’t exactly alike. While the common characteristic of 4C hair is a tightly coiled, zig-zag texture, 4C comes in all kinds of beautiful textures that can range from delicate and soft, to thick and coarse to the touch. One of the things that make 4C locks so distinctive is that it is the most prone to shrinkage (up to 75%!) and also the most fragile out of all of the hair types. What this means is It’s essential to keep the 4C crown lavished in moisture, which ensures elasticity and prevents brittleness and breakage. Additionally, stretching 4C hair in sections, through methods like twist-outs, braids and banding can help fight tangles while encouraging elongation and hydration.
Rosettes 4C-Styler Love
Seeing to it that 4C tresses are treated right, Camille Rose’s carefully crafted line of stylers are all comprised of bespoke ingredients from nature that nourish hair, allowing you to create all of the styles you dream of, protective and otherwise! A big not-so-secret Rosette fave is our Camille Rose Almond Jai Twisting Butter for Natural Hair. This five-star delicacy combines a cocktail of enriching pumpkin oil, delicate macadamia nut oil, and traditional olive oil extracts into a lush almond milk base with dashes of honey to keep braids and twist-outs moisturized and looking fresh for days. Pro-tip: Use it even on unwashed locks to re-define and touch up styles, or even if you just need to get a whiff of that yummy scent! Light and non-greasy, with a luxuriant sweet and nutty aroma, this butter is a hit with every generation of the whole entire 4C family. Mama and Papa Rosettes dig this butter especially because it’s so soft and easy to work with, making hair time a breeze. Another fan favorite for the kids and grown folk is the Brown Butter Melt Hair Growth Treatment. This sugary glacé was originally formulated for kids, but quickly became a favorite for all ages. A melange of shea, cocoa, and mango works like butter but feels like an oil, and has the added benefit of promoting hair growth, and can be used as a sealant on wet or dry hair! For 4C Rosettes with a palette for more crisp bouquets, the Camille Rose Aloe Whipped Butter Gel for Natural Hair Styles is always a go-to. Rich enough to fully coat strands in an aloe-based botanical blend of avocado, sweet almond, and jojoba, Rosettes love how this formula holds strong but is never sticky or flaky (Camille Rose knows skipping synthetics is key for 4C)! Lots of Rosettes also swear by our Curl Definer (which also comes in a delicious lavender variety) for creating long-lasting, non-crunchy curls, and holding styles in place with finesse.
Type 4C isn’t just eccentric - it's a blessing that thrives on loving attention and care. Remember Rosettes, when you’re selecting sustenance for your 4C strands, always grab nature-based products that drench follicles in moisture without heaviness when stretching, braiding, twisting, or whatever suits your fancy!