Long 4c Natural Hair Case Study: Chinwe - Healthy Hair and Body
She has an active blog and is a really good researcher too. She cites scientific journals all the time and has even beaten me to new information several times! She is worth a look both for the gorgeous hair and her great content!
Here are her stats in the usual case study format!
Long 4C Natural Hair Case Study: Chinwe - Healthy Hair and Body
|Hair Length||Waist length|
|Shrinkage||Very High - Waist length to around 4-5 inches long|
|Strand Thickness||Mostly medium and some fine|
|Overall Hair Density||Medium|
|Time Taken to Reach Longest Length||Approximately 4 years|
|Styling for Length Retention||Protective style - generally twisted styles worn for about 3 weeks at a time |
|Moisturising Routine||Avoid midweek wetting of hair unless necessary. Utilise a good wash and leave in routine to maintain moisture for a week at a time|
|Detangling Method||Once every 3-4 weeks. Mainly use a wide tooth comb with fingers used to separate initially but not as main detangling method|
|Washing Routine||Pre-shampoo with oil (8hrs+) . Hair washed weekly in twists and once every 3-4 weeks, twists are fully undone to wash hair.. Hair washed in sections.|
|Trimming Routine|| |
Mostly a dusting routine but does trim if hair growth becomes stagnant.
The data in the table above is compiled from the following sources
1. Chinwe's blog - Healthy Hair and Body
2. Her fotki page
*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