Sleek hairstyles like ponytails were once regarded as staples for straight, relaxed, or processed hair, definitely not something an African girl with a short 4c hair type can get without permanently changing the texture of her hair.

In this video, curly-haired Nthabiseng Petlane dispels this false assumption with a detailed tutorial showing how anyone can style their naturally curly 4c hair into a sleek back ponytail without the application of heat or relaxer. The before and after transformation was a thrill.

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Nthabiseng Petlane is a South African natural hair content creator and styling voice artist with short 4c hair.

Credit: Nthabiseng Petlane