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'Fro To WHOA! How To Add Color To 4C Hair Without Harsh Chemicals

*whips colorful 'fro back and forth*

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If I could personify my ‘fro, it’d be the type of woman who’d wear biker boots to a wedding and sport converses at a red carpet event.

Kimberly Gedeon

My 4-type hair is defiant – it’s going to do what it wants! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Instead of going against its nature, I roll with the punches. I’ve found some pretty clever ways to add some "whoa" to my 'fro without using heat or harsh chemicals that can damage my hair.

I'll show you how I take my hair from fro …

Kimberly Gedeon

... to WHOA!

Kimberly Gedeon

What You'll Need:

Shea Moisture’s Jamaica Black Castor Oil: Strengthen, Grow & Restore Styling Lotion with Shea Butter, Peppermint & Keratin
Kimberly Gedeon

Shea Moisture’s Jamaica Black Castor Oil: Strengthen, Grow & Restore Styling Lotion with Shea Butter, Peppermint & Keratin

Jerome Russell’s Temporary Hair Color (I used Auburn and Light Blonde for my hair)
Kimberly Gedeon

Jerome Russell’s Temporary Hair Color (I used Auburn and Light Blonde for my hair)

Step 1: Separate Your Hair Into 4 Parts

Kimberly Gedeon

Let’s add a curlier appearance to the fro! To do this, separate your hair into four quadrants – tie three sections out of the way.

Step 2: Do the Twist, Baby!

Kimberly Gedeon

Work on the section you left out. Grab a section of hair, apply a dollop of the Shea Moisture Styling motion, and twist! For both of the lower quadrants, I put my hair in three two-strand twists. When you’re done with the lower quadrants, pin them across your head – this trick will help to elongate your hair.

Step 3: Finish Up the Upper Quadrants

Kimberly Gedeon

Repeat step two for the upper quadrants. Since my hair on top is fuller and thicker, I had to put my hair in four two-strand twists.

When you're all done, your hair should look like this!

Kimberly Gedeon

Now it’s time to go to bed! We’ll unravel these bad boys in the morning.

Let's catch some Z's and allow the hair to set overnight!
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Let's catch some Z's and allow the hair to set overnight!

Step 4: Undo your twists. Separate them gently. They should look like this!

Kimberly Gedeon

Step 5: Now for the fun part! Spray a little of Jerome Russell’s Temporary Hair Color to give a little "whoa" to your fro!

Kimberly Gedeon

Note: For added protection, use something - perhaps a piece of paper - to block the spray from getting into your eyes.

Fin! Now go 'head and be a bada** with your whoa-ish fro!

Kimberly Gedeon
Kimberly Gedeon

Kimberly Gedeon is a creative content connoisseur with 2,000+ professional articles published online. She's also the founder of Melody of Melanin. Don't be too shy to say hi on IG or Twitter!

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