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How to Make 4C Hair Grow Faster With 10 Easy Steps

how to grow 4c hair

If you are struggling to grow your 4C hair, you are not alone.

I have been completely natural since 2020 and always had a hard time growing my natural hair due to the tight curls and coils. 

Until I figured out the right products and techniques that helped me grow healthy, long, and strong 4C hair.

In this blog post, I share how to grow your 4c hair with 10 easy steps.

beautiful young black girl with big natural hair looking into the camera

10 Steps to Grow Your 4C Hair Faster

1. Deep Condition Regularly

Deep conditioning is an essential step in promoting hair growth for natural 4C hair. 

Since our natural hair type tends to dry out quickly and retain less moisture, it is crucial to give it a moisture boost through a good deep conditioner

This helps to repair any damage, re-establish your hair strands’ elasticity, and prevent further breakage.

2. Keep Your Hair Moisturized (LOC Method)

Moisturizing your 4C hair is key to promoting growth.

Because our natural hair is characterized by a tight curl pattern, it is often the most challenging hair type to keep moisturized. 

Using the LOC method, a method in which you combine a good leave-in conditioner, followed by an oil and a hair butter, will keep your hair hydrated longer, which leads to faster growth.

black woman sitting under hair steamer

3. Massage Your Scalp

Scalp massages are an underrated yet effective way to improve 4c hair growth. 

Massaging your scalp for just a few minutes each day increases oxygen and blood flow to your hair follicles. 

This, in turn, helps to feed your natural hair with the nutrients it needs to produce stronger, healthier hair at a much faster rate.

4. Protect Your 4C Hair At Night

Protecting your 4C hair while you sleep is crucial for promoting growth.

This means wrapping your hair at night with a satin scarf or using a bonnet. By doing so, you protect your hair from friction caused by cotton pillows.

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5. Protective Styles

Protective styling is one of the best ways to grow your 4c hair faster.

Because it keeps the ends of your hair tucked away and protected, which helps with hair retention.

Therefore, avoid tight hairstyles and instead, opt for a protective hairstyle like crochet braids, a two-strand twist, or cornrows.

6. Trim Regularly

 While regular trims are not very popular, they are essential to natural hair growth.

By removing your split ends every 3-4 months, you enable your hair to keep thriving.

Don’t believe me? Try it!

Trim your 4C hair regularly and watch your natural black hair flourish. 

7. Avoid Heat Styling

This should be a no-brainer, but it’s worth repeating.

In order to grow your 4c hair longer and faster, avoid heat styling it.

Instead of straightening your hair with a flat iron, a better idea is to use another way to stretch your natural 4C hair.

African threading and perm rods are great alternatives.

before and after picture of a young black woman getting her natural hair straightened

8. Monthly Hair Treatments

Protein treatments, hot oil treatments, and hair masks are great ways to boost your natural hair health.

Doing these regularly, like once a month will help you achieve your hair goals quickly. 

9. Use The Right Hair Products

4c hair is very tricky. Especially, if you don’t know what hair products to use on wash day.

From a good sulfate-free shampoo to a conditioner without harsh chemicals, it’s important to do research and find out what works for your natural hair.

10. Be gentle With Your Natural Hair

Last but not least, be gentle with your natural 4c hai,r especially when detangling it.

That means opting to finger detangle your hair at times, even if it takes longer. And using a wide-tooth comb to remove knots rather than a brush.

By following these best practices, you can help promote faster growth for your 4C hair.

Remember to be patient, as hair growth takes time and consistency.

young black woman showing off her 4c hair growth

My favorite products for 4C hair growth

Now that you learned about some of the techniques I used to make my 4C hair grow faster, here is a list of the best products for 4C hair growth.

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Rosemary Munn

Thursday 2nd of November 2023

I was told by my beautifican that I have 4C hair. Im so sick of my hair I do have a lot of products that I use. I had my short natural hair for 2years. it has not grown still looks like it did when I first got all of my hair cut short. Can you please help me.


Monday 6th of November 2023

Oh I'm so sorry you are having a hard time. Short hair takes patience and work, but it can be a beautiful way to style your hair. What is it you are looking to achieve with it?