10 Dope Tapered Cut Hairstyles For 4C Natural Hair

Gorgeous tapered cut hairstyles for 4C natural hair. From super short to a full on 'fro.
10 Dope Tapered Cut Hairstyles For 4C Natural Hair

I’ve been rocking my natural hair for 9 years now. Yup. I celebrated my 9th Naturalversary on January 31st. After browsing through old photos, I realized that I’ve been serving some serious lewks… all while keeping my hair short and tapered. I’ve worn a range of tapered cut hairstyles from super short and faded, to a full on tapered ‘fro- styled using a variety of techniques. I’m taking y’all down memory lane and sharing some of the styles that I created to show you how versatile your natural hair can be. Even while wearing a tapered cut.

Super Short Tapered Cut 4C Hair

TAPERED TWA

You can’t go wrong with a super short Tapered TWA (teeny weeny afro) with defined curls. Especially when it’s super hot out and you can’t be bothered. Watch my Short Tapered Cut Tutorial to skip the barber and do it yourself!

TAPERED TWA WITH SIDE PART

Sometimes all it takes is a slight adjustment to switch up your hairstyle. In comes the side part. Adding a side part to your TWA is a funky way to switch up your look when you’re bored with your hair. Watch my Side Part Tutorial to see how to add a part to your TWA without cutting your hair. This way you avoid the awkward grow back phase.

4C Tapered Cut With Side Part
Curly Tapered 'Fro

CURLY TAPERED ‘FRO

Your curl definition will be more noticeable as your tapered cut grows out and your hair gets longer. Show off your natural curls with a Curly Tapered ‘Fro. Watch this 3 Row Comb Wash n’ Go Tutorial to learn how to define your natural curl pattern using just a Denman 3 Row Comb.

PERM ROD SET

A roller set is a great way to switch up the look of your curls since rollers allow you to manipulate your natural hair into a specific curl pattern. Perm rods are a type of rollers used to create spiral curls. A Perm Rod Set looks just as bomb on natural hair as it does on relaxed hair. Watch my Perm Rod Set Tutorial to get the look.

Perm Rod Set 4C Tapered Natural Hair
Finger Coils Tapered Natural Hair

FINGER COILS

Rocking Finger Coils is a great way to switch up your look while giving your natural hair a break from manipulation. Even super short tapered cuts. Add that side part that we talked about earlier to take this style to the next level. This Finger Coils On Super Short 4C TWA Tutorial will show you how easy it is to achieve this look.

FINGER COIL-OUT FAUXHAWK

When you get tired of wearing finger coils you can extend the style by pulling them apart for a Finger Coil-Out. Take it a step further and style your tapered cut in a Finger Coil-Out Fauxhawk for a fly look you didn’t know you needed in your life. Watch my Finger Coil-Out Fauxhawk Tutorial for a step-by-step on how to achieve the style.

Finger Coil Out Fauxhawk 4C Hair
4C Tapered TWA Styled With Mielle Organics Pomegranate & Honey Collection

FADED HIGH TOP

The high top is a lewk you hear me?! As soon as the temperature gets sizzling hot, I take my sides all the way down and style my hair in a fly, faded high top. I’m showing y’all how I take down my sides in this Shape Up Tutorial.

TWIST OUT

If you want to elongate your curls and show off your length, then a Twist Out is your best friend. You can do smaller twists for a more defined look, or chunkier twists for a chunky twist out. I’m sharing my secrets for the perfect twist out in this Fluffy & Full Twist Out Tutorial.

Fluffy Twist Out Tapered Cut Hairstyles
Clip Ins Tapered Cut

CLIP INS

Is your tapered cut at that awkward in-between length, and you don’t know what to do with it? Add some Clip-in hair extensions sis. Clip Ins add instant length and allow you to create a whole new style. Watch my How To Give Your Tapered Cut New Life With Clip Ins tutorial to see how.

BANTU KNOT-OUT

I love Bantu Knots as not only is it a cute protective style, but you get to pull them apart to create an entirely new style- the Bantu Knot-Out. A Bantu Knot-Out stretches and defines your hair at the same damn time (in my Future voice lol). Watch my Bantu Knot-Out Tutorial to see how you can create this style on your tapered cut.

Bantu Knot Out 4C Hair

I’m proud to have executed all of these tapered cut hairstyles on my 4C natural hair. As a result, I’ve inspired others with Type 4 hair to not only embrace their texture, but to be creative with their styles. And that was my goal because in my opinion type 4 hair doesn’t have enough representation. Especially 4C hair.

WHICH OF THESE TAPERED CUT HAIRSTYLES DO YOU LIKE BEST?

THIS POST WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON 2/7/2020 AND UPDATED ON 3/11/2024. THIS POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS. I MAY RECEIVE COMMISSIONS FROM PURCHASES. SEE MY DISCLOSURE POLICY FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

25 Responses

    1. Hi Miss Jasmine, quick question? Do you dye your hair and if so what type do you use(permanent, semi permanent or a rinse). What brand and what would be recommended that would do the least damage but successfully cover gray hair completely. Am going short!!❤

  1. Your inspiring me to cut my hair into one of these amazing looking styles. Absolute gorgeousness!

  2. I love your site. You inspired me to cut my hair. I have the same texture hair and was wondering what do you use as moisturizer to define your curls.

  3. I’m so glad that I’ve found someone with 4C hair to help me with this journey. I’ve also subscribed to your YouTube channel

  4. I love your hair and the many styles that you rock. I am doing a big chop this wknd and am looking forward to having short hair again. My hair texture is fine but I will see what products work for my hair. I’m excited because I see so many ways that yo wear your hair. I watched you cut your hair and I say you go!!! I subscribed and look forward to see more. Thank you.

    1. Thank you so much for the support. I am glad that you enjoy my tutorials. Yassss to the big chop! ☺️

  5. My hair texture is very similar to yours . I want to know if i should be using the LOC method because in your videos I see you mostly use the leave in , then the Jamaican black castor oil and the gel as the last step. Your response is greatly appreciated .

    1. I can’t tell you what will work for your hair. I can only share what works for mine. Everyone’s hair is different. Try it and see if it works for you.

  6. I luv EVERY style. 🤩Between your blessed hands in the kitchen and in the crown, you keep me inspired!
    Btw, I guess certain websites are inspired by you too bc they use your pics (stolen I’m sure) as wig styles for order. 😱😡

    1. Awww thanks bunches for the love and support. I appreciate you 🫶🏾. Those wig sites stay stealing my pictures. I can’t keep up 😡

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