All afro hair is not the same. There are various groups your hair type can fall into depending on the look, feel and texture.
Typically, many Black women have what is referred to as type 4 hair, characterized by kinky coils, a delicate and wiry nature, and tightly formed curls, as opposed to having a straight texture.
The hair type 4, commonly referred to as type 4 hair, can be further classified into three distinct groups:
1. Type 4A Hair
2. Type 4B Hair
3. Type 4C Hair
What is Type 4C Hair? How can you identify it?
1. Curl Pattern: 4C hair typically forms a “Z” or “S” shape pattern, with tight coils that can range from small to pencil-sized.
2. Density: 4C hair tends to have a high density, meaning there is a large number of hair strands per square inch on the scalp.
3. Shrinkage: This hair type often experiences significant shrinkage, meaning it can appear shorter than it actually is when dry. It may shrink up to 70% of its actual length.
4. Fragility: 4C hair can be fragile and prone to breakage if not handled with care. It requires gentle detangling techniques and adequate moisture to maintain its health.
5. Versatility: Despite its reputation for being challenging to manage, 4C hair is incredibly versatile and can be styled in various ways, including braids, twists, updos, and afros.
Among the four hair types, 4C hair is considered the most delicate and demanding in terms of care. To minimize breakage, it is advisable to opt for protective hairstyles like twists, braids, or buns.
For nighttime protection, it is recommended to use a silk or satin cap to shield 4C hair from damage while sleeping, reducing the risk of breakage.
If you have type 4 hair, specifically 4C, the MY EXTENSIONS SOFT KINKS texture is highly recommended as it provides an ideal match. Its natural appearance is so seamless that it would be nearly impossible for anyone to discern the difference.