Girrrrrl. You might have come for the how to slick down 4c hair tutorial but you'll leave needing to know Adanna Madueke's makeup routine. STRAIGHT FIRE!!! Anywhoo...
Let me stay on topic for once in my life, lol...
Adanna's video is a detailed natural hair tutorial that MAGICALLY shows you how to slick down short 4c natural hair into a low puff.
And I mean she showed the whole process, and absolutely whipped it! Many of the girlies in the comment section were in awe, ha. To be honest, I was shocked at her results too!
Her Results Amazed Viewers - How to Slick Down 4C Hair
One of the best parts of the whole how to slick down 4c hair video was the comments, they are hilarious. The viewers just didn't understand how she pulled this off...
Here's an example of the comments:
"Even my hair doesn’t lay like this and I have 4a hair . Every time I slick it down , it does wave up but I still have a few stubborn curly hairs that REFUSE to lay down and I use a brush, water and gorilla snot gel."
So check out the how to slick down 4c hair tutorial tutorial and see the list of products that she used posted at the bottom of this article...
Video Tutorial: Do a Slick & Sleek Short 4C Natural Hair Bun
1. Cantu leave in conditioner
2. Got2be glued clear styling gel
3. Luster’s S-CURL Activator Moisturizer
4. Denman brush
5. Eco styler black castor oil and flaxseed gel
6. Freetress Drawstring Afro ponytail - COLOR 1B
Best Type 4 Products List - Slick Back 4C Natural Kinky Hair
If you want to find out how to slick down 4c hair for a ponytail or short natural hair into a bun with gel, there are many preferred products to choose from, here's our list:
- Black ice protein gel
- Gorilla snot gel
- Eco styler gel
You can also check out NHP's 4C hair guide.
Alternatives To Chemical-Laden Gels
Natural aloe vera gel is a good choice for naturalistas who want to know how to put hair back without gels that have harmful chemicals and additives.
Just be careful to remember that pure aloe vera gel should be refrigerated, it's all-natural and will spoil more easily, it's a great alternative to gel for natural hair. It can help you slick back natural hair without waves when combing black hair backwards and give you a sleek look.
Another alternative if you want do a sleek ponytail without gel is to use ORS Olive Oil Moisturizing hair lotion.
You can see it in use with this video about how to do a sleek ponytail or bun without gel.