Long 4c Natural Hair Case Study: Nalia1908
-Has alopecia and long hair
-Has fine hair strands and medium overall density
-Is Nigerian American
There are many 4c naturals who can relate to her. She has a huge number of videos on her youtube channel and is hugely informative and detailed in everything from her routine to treating her alopecia.
Here are her stats in the usual case study format!
Long 4C Natural Hair Case Study: Nalia1908
|Hair Length||Past BSL, pretty close to Waist length|
|Shrinkage||Very High - Waist length to around 5-6 inches long|
|Overall Hair Density||Medium|
|Time Taken to Reach Longest Length||Approximately 4 and half years|
|Styling for Length Retention||- Protective style - generally twisted styles, does not detangle fully to twist |
- Free hair is worn in an updo/pinned up
|Moisturising Routine||Baggy method overnight with hair coated with water, oil and a leave in conditioner (LOC method)|
|Detangling Method||Finger detangling mainly. Brush and combs used when heat styling|
|Washing Routine||1-2 times per month.. Hair washed in sections. Uses hair dryer to deep condition and a protein treatment once a month.|
|Trimming Routine||2-3 times a year|
The data in the table above is compiled from the following sources
I am featuring her tension method blow dry here although there is also a really cute video of her husband styling her hair on her youtube channel so do check her out!
*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