• Hy naturalistas, one of the major problems we encounter during the natural hair journey is not being able to know our hair types. It is very important we know which category we fall in because different hair types requires different hair products. So listed below are natural hair types with their characteristics in order to enable you quickly pick out yours.img-20161120-wa0004 img-20161120-wa0005

They are:

• Type 4 is kinky, or very tightly curled, with a clearly visible curl
• Circumference: Crochet needle or even smaller
• The hair is very wiry, very tightly coiled and very, very fragile
• Type 4 hair can range from fine/thin to wiry/coarse with lots and
lots of strands densely packed together
• Type 4 hair has fewer cuticle layers than any other hair type,
which means that it has less natural protection from the damage
you inflict by combing, brushing, curling, blow-drying and
straightening it
• Type 4 hair is known to shrink up to 75% of the actual hair length.

Subtype 3c is really more than a subtype. It’s a type NaturallyCurly
members developed because the original system left out this hair
type, which falls between 3b and 4a, having its own special
• Type 3c hair has tight curls in corkscrews
• Circumference: Pencil or straw
• The curls can be either kinky, or very tightly curled, with lots and
lots of strands densely packed together
• Getting this type of hair to blow dry straight is more challenging
than for 3a or 3b, but it usually can be done
• The very tight curls are usually fine in texture.


• There is a definite loopy “S” pattern
• Curls are well-defined and springy
• Type 3 hair has a lot of body; it is easily styled in its natural state
or straightened with a blow-dryer
• It isn’t coarse, like many believe, but soft and very fine—there’s
just a lot of it
• Combinations of Type 3a and 3b curls are common.

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One comment on “NATURAL HAIR TYPES

  1. chrisjosue2020

    This is really great. My passion for natural hair keeps increasing every passing day. thanks for all the tips about natural hair. your protein treatment helped a lot.

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