Question: What hair is considered afro?

An afro is a hairstyle produced by a natural growth of kinky hair, or specifically styled with chemical curling products by individuals with naturally curly or straight hair.

How do you know if you have a afro?

AFRO HAIR CharacteristicsCoils resemble tight corkscrews. More voluminous than the wavy or curly hair due to its tighter curl pattern.Grows out and not down.Despite many misconceptions, this tightly coiled hair is quite fine and fragile. Prone to major shrinkage (loss of length due to coily texture)

Is Type 3 hair afro?

Type 3: Curly Hair African American female with brownish type 3 curly hair. Type 3 Curly Hair: Curly hair textures have a definite “S” shaped curl pattern. Since the cuticle doesnt lay flat, you will notice that curly hair isnt nearly as shiny as Type 1 (straight hair) or Type 2 (wavy hair) hair types.

Is an afro 4C hair?

This kind of hair is kinky, extremely wiry, has tight coils and is very fragile. Type 4 hair usually looks coarse but is actually very fine and the hair strands are normally thickly packed together. Type 4 hair is the driest hair type which makes it more fragile. Generally, Afro hair is type 4.

What is 4C natural hair type?

Type 4C. 4C textures are similar to 4B textures, but the tightly coiled strands are more fragile and have a very tight zig-zag pattern that is sometimes indiscernible to the eye. This hair type experiences the greatest amount of shrinkage — about 75 percent or more — than the other textures.

How do I know if I have 4C or 4b hair?

4b hair is easily distinguished by its zigzag pattern. Unlike 4a or 4c, 4b has tight “Z” shaped strands with little definition in curl shape. Because of the sharp angles of the zigzag strands, 4b hair is prone to dryness as oil from the scalp has trouble traveling to the tips of the hair.

Do I have 2B or 2C hair?

2B hair consists of S shaped waves in the lengths, but sits relatively straight at the roots. 2C hair has even more defined S shaped curls that start from the root and continue down the lengths of the hair. Once youve identified you have wavy hair, you should also explore your hairs porosity.

What does 4C feel like?

4C textures are similar to 4B textures, but the tightly coiled strands are more fragile and have a very tight zig-zag pattern that is sometimes indiscernible to the eye. This hair type experiences the greatest amount of shrinkage — about 75 percent or more — than the other textures.

What does type 4C hair look like?

Type 4C. 4C textures are similar to 4B textures, but the tightly coiled strands are more fragile and have a very tight zig-zag pattern that is sometimes indiscernible to the eye. This hair type experiences the greatest amount of shrinkage — about 75 percent or more — than the other textures.

What does Type 4b hair look like?

Type 4B hair does not have a clearly defined curl pattern, and its soft and fluffy. Its tight coils form a “Z” shape, and it resembles a zigzag shape with sharp angles, which makes this hair type extremely prone to dryness.

What does type 2c hair look like?

Type 2C hair has defined waves that start at the roots, and is thicker than the other subcategories. This hair type starts to form loose spiral curls and has that “S” shape. Type 2C tends to be the most prone to frizz of the Type 2 category. With wavy hair, the biggest frustration is that it tends to frizz easily.

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