All type 4 textures can share the same characteristics meaning that 4C- 4A hair textures can be both coarse or fine, thick or thin, etc. However, the curlier the hair, the drier it tends to be. The definition of curly hair is hair that contains bends along its length so the more bends and angles, the curlier, coilier or kinky the hair is. One characteristic of 4C hair is that it contains angular bends or zigzags along the length of its strands, making it harder for scalp sebum to slide down the strand and lubricate it. The cuticles positioned at those angles tend to be raised creating a gap allowing the moisture inside the cortex to leak out. The more cuticles that are raised or gaps along a strand, the more porous the hair is which is why keeping 4C hair moisturized can be a challenge. Being the driest of the curly textures means that heavier moisturizers capable of not only effectively depositing moisture inside the cortex but also coating and lubricating the strand to prevent moisture loss are needed. Its naturally dry state also makes it very fragile and prone to brittleness and breakage so it's important to handle 4C hair gently and with care. Always make sure your hair is well moisturized and lubricated before combing and always use your fingers or a wide tooth comb to detangle, starting from the bottom and working up. Qhemet products are formulated primarily for dry, high porosity 4C hair although they work very well on 4B-3C textures. Each of our products is carefully crafted to support growth, strengthen hair, maximize moisture retention and extend hydration. Qhemet products work best on afro textures with the characteristics listed below. Use our chart to select the best products for your hair based on its texture, condition, density and porosity!


TEXTURE: 4C - 4A

4C - z shaped strands

4B - mixture of z shaped and coily strands

4A - mixture of narrow and medium shaped coils

STATE: natural. CONDITION: very dry.

DENSITY: thick, compact. POROSITY: high.


PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS

SHAMPOO: Egyptian Wheatgrass Cleansing Tea

CONDITION & DETANGLE: Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee

MOISTURIZE: Amla & Olive Heavy Cream

HYDRATE & STYLE: Aethiopika Hydrate & Twist Butter

NOURISH & SEAL: Castor & Moringa Softening Serum

HYDRATION BOOST: Olive & Honey Hydrating Balm

SCALP HEALTH & GROWTH: Castor & Amla Nourishing Pomade or Tea Tree & Lavender Therapeutic Pomade

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For product application and styling tips, take a look at our tutorial videos.

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TEXTURE: 4B - 4A

4B - mixture of z shaped and coily strands

4A - mixture of narrow and medium sized coils

STATE: natural. CONDITION: dry.

DENSITY: thin. POROSITY: low.


PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS

SHAMPOO: Egyptian Wheatgrass Cleansing Tea

CONDITION & DETANGLE: Moringa Tree Conditioning Ghee

MOISTURIZE: Burdock Root Butter Cream

HYDRATE & STYLE: Aethiopika Hydrate & Twist Butter

NOURISH & SEAL: Castor & Moringa Softening Serum

HYDRATION BOOST: Olive & Honey Hydrating Balm

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For product application and styling tips, take a look at our tutorial videos.

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TEXTURE: 3C

3C - medium sized coils

STATE: natural. CONDITION: very dry.

DENSITY: thick. POROSITY: high.


PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS

SHAMPOO: Egyptian Wheatgrass Cleansing Tea

CONDITION & DETANGLE: Moringa Tree Conditioning Ghee

MOISTURIZE: Burdock Root Butter Cream

HYDRATE & STYLE: Aethiopika Hydrate & Twist Butter

NOURISH & SEAL: Castor & Moringa Softening Serum

Want to try sample sizes first? Purchase here.

For product application and styling tips, take a look at our tutorial videos.

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TEXTURE: 4C - 3C LOCS

STATE: natural. CONDITION: dry.

DENSITY: thick or thin. POROSITY: high or low.


PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS

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TEXTURE: Type 4 - CHEMICALLY RELAXED

STATE: chemically straightened. CONDITION: damaged.

DENSITY: thick or thin.


PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS

SHAMPOO: Egyptian Wheatgrass Cleansing Tea

CONDITION & DETANGLE: Moringa Tree Conditioning Ghee

MOISTURIZE: Aethiopika Hydrate & Twist Butter

NOURISH & SEAL: Castor & Moringa Softening Serum

Want to try sample sizes first? Purchase here.