Hey! I don’t think 4C hair is hard to take care of and/or manage. When someone thinks like that, that is having a defeated mindset and it’s also disconcerting.
I know that for me, my hair takes work—which means that I will get out as much as I put into it. By that I am referring to being as careful and patient as possible with my hair to see desired results in length retention and overall health—whether it be by solely finger detangling or incorporating low manipulation and protective styles.
Some 4C naturals will say their hair is “hard to take care of” because they have unrealistic hair expectations of what 4C hair can do. Simple as that.
Some will compare their hair with naturals that do not have the same hair type as theirs, or engage in practices that do not benefit our hair type—ie. having 4C hair, but thinking with a 3C mentality. No shade, intended. I am just being completely honest, because I was guilty of this in the past.
There is no use in watching YouTube videos wishing that your hair could do what it cannot. 4C hair is so versatile, and it can do so many other things! You can still support YT hair bloggers with hair unlike yours (ex. I enjoy watching NaturalNeiicey and Naptural85), but also watch channels of those with hair that is just like yours. Subscribe to blogs and read posts that cater to your hair type.
Be realistic and honest with your hair, while also learning and loving it—that is really so important!
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