Hair Types

Types of African American Hair

Hair Types texture is hard for many people to understand, and for most people, we tend to purchase just about anything without having a full understanding of what we want. There are different categories of hairs:

  • Type 1: this represents straight hair
  • Type 2: this represents wavy hair.
  • Type 3: this represents curly hair.
  • Type 4: this represents kinky hair.

African Americans generally have type 3 and type 4 hair types.

Why is it important to know the hair types?

Before buying any product, it is of great importance to have an understanding of these hair types, especially the curly ones. This is important because curly hair requires more care and attention because of the higher sensitivity compared to other types of hair.

We have established the fact that African Americans have type 3 and type 4 hair, but let’s dive into more details here so you can have a graphic representation of what we are saying here.

Hair Types