Natural Hair Texture + Type
Classified from Type 2-4, this system allows us a way to reference our curls in a universal language amongst other naturals.
And although many of us get too caught up in trying to curl type our hair (when porosity is a much more important characteristic), it can be the first start to learning about your curls.
Below you’ll find articles on how to determine your curl type (including our curl type quiz), and tips to care for your curl type.
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If you have Type 4a natural hair, you already know that it takes more than just a deep conditioner for your coils to stay hydrated. 4a natural hair has specific needs that must be met to keep split ends and fairy knots at bay, to reduce the likelihood of breakage and ensure that the coils are in a position to grow sustainability. Let’s get into how to take care of 4a natural hair.
Fine Type 4 natural hair just doesn’t get enough attention. For those with fine Type 4 natural hair, you have to navigate having a fragile curl type and width. To address this unique issue, fine Type 4 natural hair needs specific techniques for length retention and overall maintenance. Here’s how to take care of fine Type 4 natural hair!
Type 3 hair, out of all of the curl textures, has the most diversity across its spectrum. From loose, S-shaped ringlets to corkscrew curls, it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly where you fall within the Type 3 range. Here’s the ultimate guide for Type 3 curly hair, the best products for Type 3 hair, and general tips for maintaining and moisturizing your curls.
The Tea on 4B Natural Hair
4b natural hair is somewhat like the forgotten middle child. And despite marginal similarities, 4b natural hair is quite different from its 4a and 4c sisters. Here is your new 4b natural hair routine for optimal moisture and maximum growth!
A common misconception is that 4c natural hair cannot grow. This mindset is rooted in anti-black rhetoric, used to diminish the raw beauty of blackness. 4c natural hair can grow long and beautiful, it just needs a bit more TLC because of how fragile the coils are. Here’s the exact formula to grow 4c natural hair!
How To Grow Type 4 Natural Hair
A common misconception is that Type 4 natural hair cannot grow. This mindset is rooted in anti-black rhetoric, used to diminish the raw beauty of blackness. Type 4 natural hair can grow long and beautiful, it just needs a bit more TLC because of how fragile the coils are. Here’s the exact formula to grow Type 4 natural hair.
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Learning your curl type is an important step in learning how to take care of your natural hair. It can help you understand what products will work best for you, how often to shampoo, how to style your natural hair, and other key information.
This quiz will give you the lowdown on exactly what your curl type is, so you'll never have to wonder again ♥