We love the angles, tight coils, and voluminous texture of a 4C hairstyle because it is the tightest of all the textures. It is often called kinky or coarse hair because of its tight and dense texture. It has a unique curl pattern ranging from a tight, soft spiral to a dense zig-zag, perfect for creating locs or smaller coils. People who rock a 4C texture may use relaxers, perms, or chemical treatments to create a looser texture they can manipulate into protective styles. As the highest texture on the hair type scale, it is full and can range in length and volume, making for beautiful and moisture-rich styles.

We’ve already covered the beauty of 4A and 4B hairstyles; it’s time to showcase the versatility of 4C!

1. Afro Puff

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An Afro puff is a fun and easy hairstyle that can be dressed up with simple accents like beads, braids, or a headband.

2. Braid Out

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There’s nothing like the sweet relief from taking out your braids and letting your hair flow in the wind.

3. Twisted Updo

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The holiday season is creeping in, which means you’ll want to start bookmarking chic updos you can wear at parties and events.

4. Knotless Braids Updo

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Braids are versatile and easy to manipulate into updos or hairstyles that still put them front and center.

5. Loc Ponytail

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This loc ponytail is simple, chic, and an easy way to get your hair off your neck.

6. Pigtails With Butterfly Clips

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It’s all about the accessories and with the resurgence of nostalgic eras like the ’90s there is no better time to embrace all the quirkiness of fun accessories.

7. Bun

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There’s nothing like swooping up your coils between wash days into a beautiful bun that will captivate.

8. Sleek Ponytail

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Give us edges, elegance, and all the slayage with this side-swept ponytail that puts all your kinks and coils in full view for everyone to see.

9. Twists

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Twists are a protective style that not only gives your coils a break but can be worn to help retain moisture and length.

10. Pompadour

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If you’re looking to turn heads then look no further than this stunning pompadour style that is both equally stunning as it is eye-catching.

11. Afro

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We love to see a beautiful afro that is large, voluminous, and moisturized.

12. Space Buns

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Space buns are a fun and easy way to style your hair between wash days and get creative with the volume of your coils.

13. Top Knot Half up/Down

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The top knot is getting an upgrade with the combo of accessories and the half-up and down style that accentuates the coils.

14. Wash and Go

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The list wouldn’t be complete without the classic wash and go that showcases the beauty of coils and spirals.

15. Bantu Knot Out

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Did you know you can create a new style when removing your bantu knots? Embrace your texture.

If you want to upgrade your products and learn how to bring more moisture to your hair, checkout our interview with 4C ONLY founder Kim Lewis.

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