What is your frizzy hair type?

There are different types of frizzy hair!

Even if the nature of our hair is structured in the same way (almost entirely of keratin), our textures are varied and depend on the amount of sebum in each one.

The classification of hair types (1A to 4 C) was created by hairdresser André WALKER.

The use of this classification is very common but does not necessarily mean that it should be trusted at all costs.

So, let’s understand and determine your frizzy hair type!

What is the difference between hair types 3 and 4?



Frizzy hair is curly hair!

In fact, we usually categorize each hair type . This is useful for determining the appropriate requirements for each type of loop.

In fact, frizzy hair is curly hair above all!

Yes, you read correctly ! But how does it differ from a “curly” type 3 hair, for example?

Type 4 curls are much tighter… That’s it!

They are more difficult to spot due to their density, but they remain closed. In addition, frizzy hair is also one of the most fragile.

Type 3 curls are more defined and wider. They are therefore less crowded and easier to observe.

Types of frizzy hair and their differences

Type 4A frizzy hair

Type 4A hair is curly in nature . Their loops  form an “S”.

This type of hair remains more flexible than other type 4 hair. Like other hair of this type, type 4A hair requires hydration .

The curls can be defined slightly with the naked eye, but this hair is still fragile.

Type 4B frizzy hair

Type 4B hair has a “Z” shape. The loop has a “zigzag” shape.

In addition, different textures also make up hair type 4B.

This type of hair tends to have harsher effects.

This effect is usually present in Afro-type hair. Type 4B hair is very fragile and breaks easily.

Type 4C frizzy hair

This type of hair has a cloudy shape with very tight little curls. It is a very fragile hair that “shrinks” a lot.

It needs gentle and regular care. This hair is very brittle because the curls twist on themselves.

What is the right way to treat afro hair?

  • Whatever hair style you choose, the basic advice is to provide maximum nutrition to your hair.
  • Second tip: your frizzy hair deserves to be treated with care and as little as possible.
  • Hydration is essential for the beauty of afro hair.
  • All you need is daily moisturizer and/or oil , and you’re good to go!

On the other hand, avoid shampooing too often.

  • Space out the washes.
  • The right rhythm for shampoo is about once a week

How to determine your frizzy hair type? 

The best time to determine your hair type is right after washing it.

Let them air dry and observe:

  • If your hair has S-shaped curls , then you have type 4A hair.
  • If your curls are angled sharply and follow a zigzag pattern, then you have type 4B hair.
  • Finally, if your hair is fine , then you have natural hair type 4C.

What is 4C hair?

According to André Walker’s classification, the 4C hair type corresponds to very frizzy hair. It is the most frizzy type of hair.

4C hair is naturally very dry , very fine and therefore very fragile. They are fluffy and crumbly.

A suitable hair routine is therefore essential to keep them hydrated on a daily basis.

What tricks for frizzy hair?

To take care of frizzy hair on a daily basis, it is important to establish an appropriate hair routine.

First, opt for a moisturizing shampoo

There are cream shampoos that are particularly suitable for frizzy hair.

By providing nutrients and moisturizers, they ensure soft, smooth hair and well-formed curls.

To gently cleanse your hair, opt for a moisturizing shampoo.

Sulfate-free shampoos are great for this. These moisturize the hair fiber without attacking the skin.

This is a step that preserves the hair and increases sebum production!

  • No more than 1 per week, that’s the golden rule!

Make a hair mask often

Indeed, frizzy hair needs a post-shampoo treatment to be repaired and deeply hydrated.

After applying the mask to towel-dried hair, we recommend using plastic wrap + hot towel.

In this way, the hair and its scales will be in optimal conditions to let the treatment act.

After rinsing the mask, the hair will come out sheathed, softened and easy to detangle .

Apply a leave-in moisturizer

At the end of the hair routine, the application of a moisturizing hair cream instantly softens the hair.

In addition, they are also very practical to fight against static electricity and frizz.

The oil bath

A practice that is recommended to do before each shampoo !

Quite simply, vegetable oils are known for their beneficial properties that make hair silky and shiny.

You must apply on the lengths to the tips, castor oil, coconut oil are ideal to provide the hair with enough nutrients.

In summary, the most important thing to take care of your frizzy hair is to favor moisturizing, soft and natural products. It doesn’t matter what types of frizzy hair we have.

Also avoid aggressive treatments or very tight hairstyles! Your afro hair will come out stronger, neater and with softer curls!

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