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Kinky Hair Type 4


Hair will have kinks and twists and possibly coils but does not form an "S" shape. It may be "L" shaped with bends rather than curves in it. It may form tight coils or "O" shapes (tighter than the "ringlets" formed by Type 3 hair. This type of hair generally doesn't change shape much wet or dry. It can be wiry and usually is fragile. It tends to be drier than other hair types because the bends and twists not only provide points that are more fragile, they actually make it hard for the natural oil (sebum) produced by the scalp to reach the ends of the hair shaft. Because the cuticles do not lay flat on Type 4 hair the hair tends to be less shiny than Types 1, 2 and 3 and people will often think natural Black hair is dry or dull look.Hair Type 4 Its has a fine texture, has very little elasticity, its extremely tight wiry curl and it's very fragile. 

 When looking at an individual hair strand you'll notice a Z pattern. Hair Type 4 is usually the driest of all hair types. It’s very fragile and breaks very easily. Be very gentle, and condition frequently when dealing with Hair Type 4.

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