Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Defining Type 3c & 4 hair

via naturallycurly

Type 3c - Curly Kinky Hair

Subtype 3c is really more than a subtype. It's a type NaturallyCurly members developed because the original system left out this hair type [side eye], which falls between 3b and 4a, having its own special characteristics.
Rachel True


 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


 Use styling creams, butters and oils for type 3c hair
 This hair type needs extra moisture and tender-loving care because it can be fragile
 Detangle hair with a lot of conditioner in your hair and use a comb or detangling brush
 Do not use a brush or comb on your dry curls
 Reduce tangles by sleeping on a satin pillowcase or wrap hair in a satin cap

Type 4 - Kinky Hair

4a Hair Type Kelis


 Type 4 is kinky, or very tightly curled, with a clearly visible curl pattern
 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
 There are two Type 4 subtypes:
4a: Tightly coiled hair that, when stretched, has an "S" pattern, much like curly hair. It tends to have more moisture than 4b; has a definite curl pattern
4a celebrities: Macy GrayMonique ColemanLeela James
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"; has a cotton-like feel
4b celebrities: Esperanza SpaldingJill ScottErykah Badu

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