HAIR-DUCATION

Good day wonderful people,

How is the month of March treating y’all? [ comment down below how it has been so far!!!!]

So, as the title of this post implies, we would be “Hair-ducated“. A lot of us do not know so much about our hair, we don’t know what our hair structure is like, how it react to water and oil,why your natural hair is the way it is, why when we get a perm, our hair doesn’t forever remain straight and sleek. Now some of these questions will be answered in the video I’ve inserted down below, because if I were to write about all these things, it’s going to be a loooong read.

Now we are just going to go through the basic hair classification, which is the Hair typing system by Andre Walker.

Hair is categorised into; Type 2 – Type 4 {Type 1 hair exists – this hair type is also know as straight hair}
TYPE 2 HAIR

This type of hair is usually straight, wavy and sometimes curly. This hair type is mostly associated with Asian and Caucasian race, and of course mixed race and the likes.

TYPE 2A

Type 2a (wavy hair) is generally fine, silky and easy to manage, straighten and curl. It is also resistant to bounce and frizz, even in the most challenging conditions. The wave in type 2a hair forms a slight “S” and sticks close to the head, even when layered. ( www.naturallycurly.com )

TYPE 2B

Type (2b wavy hair) has a bit more wave to it than type 2a hair and is also somewhat resistant to styling. Type 2b hair sticks close to the head and forms into “S” shaped waves. It won’t bounce, even if layered, but does tend to frizz.( www.naturallycurly.com )

TYPE 2C

2C – (Wavy With Curls) is made up of a mixture of both waves and curls – the best of both worlds! The texture of 2C hair is typically thick and coarse. This gorgeous hair type is unfortunately prone to dryness and frizzing. ( designessentials.com )
TYPE 3 HAIR

Type 3 hair is usually wavy or curly. It is associated with the Caucasian and African race. The curls for type 3 hair is usually defined.

TYPE 3A

3A (Curly With Loops) is made up of well-defined and springy curls that have a loopy, “S” shaped pattern. Their circumference is the size of a piece of sidewalk chalk. 3A ringlets have a fine to medium texture. This curl type benefits from lots of body and movement, but is prone to frizzing and dryness. ( www.designessentials.com )

TYPE 3B

3B (Curly With Spirals) is made up of well-defined, spiral curls that range from bouncy ringlets to tight corkscrews. Their circumference is the size of a large marker. 3B curls have a fine to medium texture. This curl type benefits from lots of body and movement but is prone to frizzing and dryness. ( www.designessentials.com )

TYPE 3C

Type 3c curls resemble tight corkscrews and are approximately the circumference of a pencil or straw. Type 3c hair tends to be higher in density and coarser than type 2 or 3 hair, giving it more volume. Type 3c curls are finer in texture, though packed tightly together on the head.” ( naturallycurly.com )
TYPE 4 HAIR

Type 4 hair is usually curly or Kinky ( some people categorise their hair as 4D or 4Z because of how tighly coiled and undefined their hair can be). This hair type is usually associated with Caucasian and Africans ( mostly Africans though )

ON A LIGHTER NOTE 😊

TYPE 4A

4a hair has a defined curl pattern almost like a “s” shape. Generally speaking it retains
moisture fairly well, but as with most curly hair types can still be prone to dryness. Being

that this hair type has a naturally defined curl pattern wash n’ go styles may be a great
option as it can be easily achieved with the right product and technique. Gentle sulfate
free shampoos, conditioners and rich creamy products or butters will be helpful for

keeping hair moisturized. ( blacknaps.org )

TYPE 4B

4b hair has a “z” shape pattern and has a more fluffy cottony appearance. Due to the bends and curves in the hair strand it is highly susceptible to dryness and breakage. This hair type shrinks up to 70% so without stretching out the hair it will appear shorter than it actually is. Naturals with this hair type will benefit from protective (buns, twists, braids) and low manipulation styles (roller sets, ponytail puffs, twist outs) to protect the hair from damage. A lot of moisture, gentle cleansers and frequent deep conditioning will be helpful for naturals with 4b hair. ( www.blacknaps.org )

TYPE 4C

4c hair looks similar to 4b hair type only it is more tightly coiled. In its raw state (no products added and freshly washed) it does not have a defined curl pattern. Coils have to be defined by either twisting, braiding, or shingling through the strands. Many 4c naturals have shrinkage up to 70% or more. So while your hair may be 10 inches long it may appear like you only have 3 inches of hair if you do not stretch your hair out. It is the most fragile hair type, so if you desire to grow your hair long protective styles like twists, braids, or buns should be your go to style choice. These styles do not require daily manipulation (combing/brushing) giving hair less chances to break off. You can then wear your hair out for a couple of days in a low manipulation style (puffs, roller sets, twist outs) and then repeat the cycle for a balanced routine. ( www.blacknaps.org )

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Till next time❤

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