Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Hair Profiles: Type 4

Hello Naturalistas, 

We are going to continue with the Hair types based on Andre Walker hair typing system because I think it's alot more simplified that the others and straight to the point.  

Let's talk about Type 4 hair.



Type 4 hair can range from fine and thin to wiry and coarse with lots and lots of strands densely packed together. Type 4 hair is full of tight coils (tightly curled hair). It has fewer cuticle layers than other hair types which means it has less protection from damage inflicted by combing, curling, blow-drying and straightening. 
Sub-types: 
Type 4A: Type 4a is tightly coiled hair that has an "S" pattern. It has more moisture than 4b; it has a definite curl pattern. The circumference of the spirals is close to that of a crochet needle. The hair can be wiry or fine-textured.  
Type 4BType 4b has a "Z" pattern, less of a defined curl pattern. Instead of curling or coiling, the hair bends in sharp angles like the letter "Z". Type 4 hair has a cotton-like feel. The hair is very wiry, very tightly coiled or bent and very, very fragile; you must take great care when working with it. Type 4 hair can range from fine/thin to wiry/coarse with lots and lots of strands densely packed together. Type 4b hair often shrinks up to 75% of the actual hair length.


Type 4C: Type 4c hair is composed of curl patterns that will almost never clump without doing a specific hair style. It can range from fine/thin/super soft to wiry/coarse with lots of densely packed strands. 4c hair has been described as a more "challenging" version of 4b hair. Some say 4c looks identical to 4b except that the curls are so tightly kinked, there is seemingly no definition. 4c hair can shrink more than 75%.

Hair care tips: 




*Culled from the internet 

1 comment :

Please, drop a comment, no matter your hair type, we want to learn from you. Spammers, don't bother. Your comments will not be approved.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...