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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.

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.

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.

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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