Monday, June 9, 2014

Everything You've Been Asking for Type IV: Coily Hair :)

    Type 4 - Coily Hair

    Type 4 hair can range from fine and thin--to wiry and coarse, with a ton of strands densely packed together.Coily hair has fewer cuticle layers than any other hair type **yawn** which simply means that it has less protection from the damage inflicted with everyday styling: combing, brushing, curling, blow-drying and straightening. Very, very important to keep your Type 4 hair moisturized and protected to avoid breakage and other disorders that stunt growth and cause severe damage. A healthy hair care regimen will take your Natural Type 4 hair from a naughty nightmare to a beautiful crown of sensual beauty. First, you'll want to begin with identifying your Type 4 Hairtype.

    4A - Coily Springy℠

    Type 4A Coily Springy
    Type 4a is tightly coiled hair that has an "S" pattern. It has more moisture than 4b; it has a definite curl pattern. The circumference of the spirals is close to that of a crochet needle. The hair can be wiry or fine-textured. It is very fragile with lots of strands densely packed together. Type 4 hair has fewer cuticle layers than other hair types, which means it has less natural protection from damage.

    4a celebrites include: Macy GraySolange Knowles, and Leela James.

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    4B - Coily Crimpy℠

    Type 4B Coily Crimpy
    Type 4b has a "Z" pattern, less of a defined curl pattern. Instead of curling or coiling, the hair bends in sharp angles like the letter "Z". Type 4 hair has a cotton-like feel. The hair is very wiry, very tightly coiled or bent and very, very fragile; you must take great care when working with it. Type 4 hair can range from fine/thin to wiry/coarse with lots and lots of strands densely packed together. Type 4b hair often shrinks up to 75% of the actual hair length.

    4b celebrites include: Esperanza SpaldingYvette Nicole Brown, and Lauryn Hill.

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    4C - Coily Ziggly℠

    Type 4C Coily Ziggly
    Type 4c hair is composed of curl patterns that will almost never clump without doing a specific hair style. It can range from fine/thin/super soft to wiry/coarse with lots of densely packed strands. 4c hair has been described as a more "challenging" version of 4b hair. Some say 4c looks identical to 4b except that the curls are so tightly kinked, there is seemingly no definition. 4c hair can shrink more than 75%.

    4c celebrites include: Jill ScottErykah Badu, and Aevin Dugas.

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