ALL ABOUT 4A, 4B and 4C HAIR TYPES
There are many different hair textures according to the hair charts. It ranges from 2 to 4. Black women mostly have type 4 hair which is also known as kinky hair. Type 4 hair can range from fine strands to coarse hair.
As well as, have different ranges of its tightly coily nature which will affect its protection from manipulation and the environment. 4a, 4b and 4c hair may seem similar but they are different. They do have similar hair care tips, however they are shaped differently.
What is 4A HAIR?
4a’s curl pattern is the most defined out of the 4 range. 4a hair has more of an “S” pattern. The circumference of the “S” curls is like a crochet needle. This type of hair is wiry or fine-looking.
Under a microscope, 4a has few cuticle layers than other types of hair hence there is a less natural protection from chemical, environmental and mechanical damage. Because of the “S” curl pattern people with this type of hair mostly do hair wash and go’s.
What is 4B Hair?
4b hair has a z pattern and a less defined coil pattern than 4a. Because of the z pattern, the hair strands bend at all different angles which makes it highly susceptible to breakage and dryness.This type of hair is coiled tightly and may range from fine to coarse.
4b hair has a fluffier cotton appearance than all the other types of 4 hair. 4b hair shrinks to about 70% - 75% hence it would appear to shorten than it is. This hair type can hold styles well just as well as 4a hair.
What is 4C Hair?
4c hair is said to be 4b’s twin however the hair is more tightly coiled with less definition. After 4c hair has been freshly washed there is no defined coiled pattern. So different styling techniques (such as braids or twists) and products (like jels and custards) will help to define the pattern.
Type 4c hair can range from fine to coarse as well. Just like 4b hair, it will shrink to 70% – 75% thus appearing shorter than it is. It is the most fragile hair and deserves a lot of care.
Regardless of the hair category that you fall into, your hair can grow. Your hair naturally grows 1/2 inch a month. However, sometimes we want to reach our hair growth goals faster.
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