How to Grow Your Natural 4C Hair

Being around laughter and great friendships brings about growth. My hair is in the process of growing. I took this picture visiting Al in Arkansas in September. It definitely illustrates a clear picture of how my puff has thickened. I also have pictured with Al back in my U of A days with a spicy red/brown mixed color. I guess it’s safe to say, I like puffs.
natural hair journey story in growth part My edges have grown so much. Please Note that wearing a high puff on coarse 4a/c hair can break and weaken your edges. As I continue to learn about hair, I’ve noticed how diverse it is. Take a look at Al’s hair, she has nice moisture and color for the fall season in picture one. In picture 2, she has her natural hair flat-iron with the high ball. Hair is so versatile in its natural state, which allows so much to help it transform.
natural 4c hair growth journey

I am now investing into my skin and nails. My nails have thickened and grown so much. I bought the Shea Moisture Jamaican oil.   Shea Moisture Jamaican oil You can use it for hair, skin, and nails. Well, at least I used it for that purpose. It locks in the moisture of my gel that I continue to utilize. I also started using the Shea oil.  Oils are great in this season for your hair. The fall season can be very dry, and cause your hair to wither away. I have realized that if your skin, nails, or hair become unhealthy. Your integumentary system is unhealthy.
Shea Moisture shea oil

The integument as an organ: The integument as an organ, and is an alternative name for skin. The integumentary system includes the skin and the skin derivatives hair, nails, and glands. The integument is the body’s largest organ and accounts for 15% of body weight.”

Visit for more information on the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary system.

I’m learning to give my hair with time the room to grow and be self-expressive. Each coil is building with porosity. I still allow my hair to float in the bathroom toilet, to see where it has arrived. I will keep you posted for the challenge to see if my routine: cowash, gel, and a light out oil strengthens the strand of hair.  If you’re transitioning to the natural state of your hair, let it breathe and let it change over time. Two years, my hair has finally started to stretch.

Check out My Natural Hair Journey – Naturally Beautiful! for more info on Courtney’s natural hair journey.


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