Distinguishing 4A to 4C Type Hair
What is 4A to 4C Type Hair?
Kinky Curly hair known as black hair that is tight and densely packed together. This hair type is the most challenging due shrinkage and sponge like texture. 4A hair is coily or tightly curled hair that looks coarse but actually is very soft and delicate. It appears to have "S" pattern when elongated. 4B hair is also densely packed but with less definition and more shrinkage. 4s, ranges from super fine and soft to coarse and wiry. Try using a humectant with creamy consistency as a leave in product. 4C textures are close to 4B textures, extra tightly-coiled strands which is more fragile causing breakage and has a very tight zig-zag pattern. This hair type experience the greatest amount of shrinkage. 4C curls can be extremely dry, brittle, and prone to breakage without proper moisturization.
The best advice I can give you when caring for your 4A to 4C Type Hair is regular repeated maintenance. This involves treating hair and adding natural products like oils, butters, emollients, and a leave in conditioner if necessary. Try to avoid heat at all costs. If your hair is breaking, it may be time to get a trim or a big chop based on how damaged your hair may be. It is safe to say, if you have developed a hair regimen in which your hair is full, moisturized, and growing with minimum breakage stick to that plan. You have learned to master dealing with your 4A to 4C hair. If you are still struggling, don't give up it's a long process. The answers aren't easy always because there may be many factors in why your experiencing hair loss or other issues with your hair. Some factors may include hormonal imbalance, nutritional deficiencies, genetics, autoimmune disorders, styling choices, or you may be just be using the wrong hair products. Stick to the right shampoos, conditioners, and moisturizers. Make sure your eating healthy foods rich in minerals, vitamins, and proteins. In addition, drinking of water and exercising along with getting plenty of rest will help balance your life style.