27 Of The Best Products To Use On 4C Hair, According To People With This Coily Texture

Since the early 2000s, there's been an increase in the number of natural hair products available on the market, according to a 2017 report by the L.A. Times. But that doesn't necessarily mean every product line works well with 4C hair.

However, there is one universal factor about this hair type that can help consumers pick the best product: 4C hair is believed to be one of the most fragile hair textures, making it more prone to damage and breakage. That means people with this hair type should look for products that deliver hydration and moisture and won't strip strands of their natural oils.

In general, products that list ingredients like olive and coconut oil are all great to use in 4C hair. Creator of natural hair care platform Craving Yellow Tabitha Tongoi mentioned in a 2016 post for Naturally Curly that these sealants all help to lock in moisture. But aside from just oils, other 4C experts say heavy curl creams and leave-in conditioners can help quench strands as well.

And while trying to decide what works for your hair may be tricky, the right products aren't hard to access — especially since the vast majority of items can now be purchased online. To help you figure out some of the best products to use, Bustle surveyed 49 women with 4C hair to find out what some of their favorite products are, and what time of year they use them, to give you the most helpful recommendations. From beauty supply store classics to indie e-commerce gems, read on for our readers' picks in 4C hair care.