About Type 4 Hair

Type 4a Hair

Is defined as coily hair. Curls are tightly coiled with a spiral pattern and can be fine to coarse in texture. This curl type is prone to dryness and easy to break. Type 4a hair can also lack elasticity. Hair has volume but is limited in movement as hair is very dense.

Type 4b Hair

Has a less defined curl pattern than type 4a hair and can almost appear “z” shaped. The texture can take on an fine, wiry or coarse appearance and is prone to a lot of shrinkage.

Type 4c Hair

Has the tightest coil of all the curl patterns consisting of densely packed coils. This pattern isn’t very defined and usually requires manipulation to take on a more defined curl. Type 4c hair is very susceptible to dryness and requires a lot of moisture.