Long 4c Natural Hair Case Study: Chery818
She is also the author of one of the most detailed finger detangling videos which is a must have for anyone attempting to finger detangle for the first time or intending to try it exclusively. She does not by any means vlog on a set schedule but the few videos she puts up are always informative and honest.
Here are her stats in the usual case study format!
Long 4C Natural Hair Case Study: Chery818
|Hair Length||Between BSL and Waist length|
|Shrinkage||Medium to Low (BSL to Shoulder Length)|
|Overall Hair Density||High Density|
|Time Taken to Reach Longest Length||Not clear because she has been natural for approximately 9 years but no fixed point when she started growing her hair long intentionally|
|Styling for Length Retention||Protective style - generally twisted styles worn for about 2, 3 or 4 weeks at a time|
|Moisturising Routine||Does not have a set routine, but states it is important|
|Detangling Method||Dry finger detangling exclusively (does use combs for parting and styling)|
|Washing Routine||No set schedule, Generally once every 2,3 or 4 weeks|
|Trimming Routine||Only cuts knots or split ends (search and destroy)|
TRIED, TESTED AND FAILED
|Medium and fine tooth combs and detangling wet hair||Caused knotting and breakage|
The selected highlight video from her channel, definitely has to be her finger detangling video!
The data in the table above is compiled from the following sources
1. Chery818 on Youtube
*Disclaimer: Please note that hair typing is NOT a science, for the purpose of this series, the people featured are identified solely by me (Jc) as having 4c hair characterised by a tight curl and high shrinkage. Many people with 4c hair may identify their hair as 4a/4b if they are following the actual book reference for hair type which does not include 4c. 4c was created by natural hair forums to describe high shrinkage hair