medium length 4c hairstyles
Ahh, it feels good to finally be writing this blog post. Why? Because it has been a long-time coming for me to even think about needing medium-length 4c hairstyles.
If you’ve been following my natural hair journey for the past two years, then you know I started this blog shortly before I decided to push the reset button and do the big chop.
Since then I’ve gone to share with you everything I am learning about the 4c hair type and how to master cute hairstyles on short hair.
Well, my hair has officially entered the awkward length stage that so many black women are familiar with. It’s when your natural hair is no longer considered a TWA, but also not shoulder-length yet.
Quite annoying to say the least. But it also means that my hair is growing. So I’m optimistic and looking forward to the moment when I reach medium-length hair. So much so that I started researching new hairstyles.
And don’t worry, I searched all over TikTok and Instagram to bring you new trendy hairstyles that are different from the ones I shared in the short 4c hairstyles post.
How can I make my 4c hair look good?
I’m glad you are asking this question. Unfortunately, so many of us grew up thinking that kinky hair does not look good on its own. So we learn to manipulate our hair texture or hide it under a wig.
The best way to make your 4c hair look good is to style it in its natural state. Meaning, that instead of straightening it or putting it in braids you want to bring out your natural curls.
How do I style my 4c hair naturally?
As mentioned above, mastering natural hairstyles is about using as little manipulation as possible. Meaning, that the only things you want to use are bobby pins and some gel.
Most easy natural hairstyles include a trick with which you define your curls and don’t take a lot of time. Some of my favorite styles include halo braids and a sleek bun with wave for shorter hair, or two-strand twists and boy braids for protective styles.
In order to style your 4c hair naturally, you have to take out time to learn about black hair and find out what hairstyles you can replicate without taking up much time.
And the best way to get started is to follow creators in the natural hair community.
What can I do with my medium-length hair?
Before I share the different medium-length 4c hairstyles I found on the web, let’s look at general findings.
It’s no secret that you can do more with longer hair than short natural hair. However, when it comes to medium-length 4c hair, the possibilities become endless. With medium-length hair, you can try out a natural hairstyle that would otherwise need 4c hair extensions, such as a top knot bun.
Many beautiful 4c hairstyles are easier to do once you have long hair or very full hair.