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3 Influencers For Type 4 Hair Inspiration

The natural hair movement sparked a moment for women (and men) to loudly and proudly embrace their natural curls, coils and waves. Now, celebrities such as Gabrielle Union, Viola Davis, Issa Rae and Janelle Monáe continuously prove that you can slay a Type 4 hair-do everywhere from red carpets to magazine covers to live events and beyond.

What is Type 4 hair you ask?

  • Coily, kinky, afro-textured hair
  • Strand patterns range from tight coils, small s-curls and zig-zags
  • Prone to dryness and shrinkage

Now while our beloved celebrities may have the budget for a glam squad to help them get their hair perfected to their liking, it’s the around-the-way YouTube and Instagram influencers who create fun and relatable content to try at home. Here are a few of our Type 4 fave content creators who continue to push the envelope and diversify media standards.

1. Joy Navon

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Well, well… it’s been a long time 👋🏾 Wassup people! There’s a lot of new faces here so I might as well hop on the “re-introduction” train. My name is Joy Navon, most people call me Joy, my family calls me Navon and my favorite people call me Nae 😘 I’m classified online as a “creator” but, overall I’m just a chill girl with a thing for all things beauty. Now as introverted as I am… I love making new friends, so here are some random facts about me to help us break the ice. 🤎 I’m engaged to @true_artistry After planning our wedding for a year, we were set to get married this month but, due to COVID-19, we’ve rescheduled. We’ve been together for 6 years. 🤎 My favorite colors are earth-tones but… really just brown. 🤎 I feel like I was born in the wrong decade. Being my age now in the late 60s, early 70s would’ve been amazing for me. 🤎 I’m dying to have a baby bulldog 🥺 I want one SO BAD! 🤎 I’m technically the “middle child”. I have older siblings on my mom’s side and younger siblings on my dad’s side. So I get to be the youngest and the oldest sister. Weird right? I know lol. 🤎 My favorite things to watch are documentaries. 🤎 I’m blackity blackity blackity blackity black black and proud ju heard ✊🏾

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If you’re looking for 4c style inspiration Joy is your go to! Taking a scroll through her Instagram and Youtube will inspire you to be out and about rocking your coily fro.

2) Folahan

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⁣With the little bit of free time we got, now is the time to get your hair in check! So, I'm working on editing more YouTube videos. “How to Blowdry & Cut” is coming up next, but what other questions about hair do you have or content do y’all want to see from me? HELP ME HELP YOU 😉 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ circa. early 2019 — im overdue for a trim 😩⠀ Song: Rock Tha Boat – Sahar Habibi / James P (SoundCloud) ⠀ ⠀ #naturalhairstyles #naturalhairdoescare #respectmyhair #hair2mesmerize #teamnatural #afroprincesses #blackbombshells #blackbombshell #type4hair #girlswithcurls #explorepage #howtonaturalhair #healthy_hair_journey #healthyhairjourney #naturalchixs #naturallyshesdope #blackgirlmagic #curlynaturalhair #naturalhaircommunity #myhaircrush #viral #blackgirlskillingit #amazingnaturalhair #naturalista #kinkycurly #naturalhairgrowth #kinks2curls #naturallycurly #naturalhairloves #kinkychicks

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They don’t call her Folahontas for no reason! Fola proves that just because you have type 4 hair doesn’t mean you can’t grow healthy waist length tresses.

3) Lynda Jay

Lynda proves 4c hair can do it all; from wash and go’s to protective mini twists, the hair inspo is endless.

Who are some of your Type 4 hair crushes? Let us know down below in the comments.

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