Walker created a special hair texture recognition chart to give them more accurate care. In this way, he separated the textures into four large groups and numbered them from (1 to 4,). He then divided each into three subgroups to further detail them (A, B, and C).
Basically this classification differentiates 4 types of hair: Type 1 Lasio, Type 2 Wavy, Type 3 Curly and Type 4 kinky curly. Within each of the 3 subcategories are distinguished according to the amount of type of curl in a mane. If you are here, the typologies that interest you are 3 and 4 corresponding to curly.
Type 3 curly hair is the easiest to recognize in this category. It is characterized by its S-shaped curls and well-defined corkscrews without the need to use any type of product. It is soft to the touch even if it does not seem like it sometimes. It is the one that curls the most with humidity.
If you have this natural type, you have wide, regular and well-defined curls. If your hair is healthy, you have enough shine and it is easy to handle it with the brush. If your goal is to keep curls defined, the best products are cream gels, leave-in and curl activators, as long as they’re not too heavy. Choose sulfate-free shampoos, as this ingredient dries out hair.
Your curls are tangled, closed and tight but just as defined and regular. If your goal is to straighten your hair, you’re going to have a lot of work, in case you don’t want to use chemical straightening. According to Andre Walker, to keep curls beautiful in this case, it’s best to use curl-activating moisturizers and frizz-controlling products. Since the hair tends to be drier, wash it with a moisturizing shampoo and remember to buy it without sulfates. Rehydrate your curls with a leave-in conditioner whenever necessary and all this with dry hair.
Your spirals are super narrow if you have this type of curly crochet hair, but with a well defined and regular pattern. Your hair is thin and fragile, so hydration is mandatory to keep this style always beautiful. Use not only masks and conditioners to soften and hydrate, but also a hydrating, sulfate-free shampoo. Also choose slightly more dense moisturizers, such as creams, butter, and oils.
Typology 4 is known as African or Afro hair. They are dry and brittle because excess oil cannot get through the hair due to its texture. Because of this, enough moisture is needed to reveal all of its beauty and prevent it from breaking as it grows.
If you have this type you have super narrow curls, like swirls and the width of a crochet needle, but well defined. Andre Walker recommends that you do not remove excess natural oil from your hair, so you should avoid washing it every day and use the co-washing method from time to time.
To do this, use sulfate-free conditioners that gently cleanse and hydrate, without removing natural oils. If you think that the idea of not using the shampoo is very radical, then choose those that are sulfate-free, with moisturizing properties. In fact, hydration is never too much. Abuse the power of products!
Your hair highlights are Z-shaped (zig-zag) and less defined than type 4A. If you want to choose a good shampoo, opt once again for sulfate-free and moisturizing ones. A dense cream that allows the hair to look healthy and hydrated will favor you in terms of shine and strength. Always comb back with a wide barbed comb and avoid using a blow dryer with very powerful air.
Seal with some type of natural oil, such as coconut, jojoba or argan, but be careful, never with mineral oil, so that the moisture does not escape. To style, use conditioners and masks specific to your hair type. And avoid manipulating the hair as much as possible, to minimize possible breakage, frizz and help it grow.
You have the same zigzag structure as the 4B, but alternating with areas with almost no or no definition. What is recommended by the Oprah hairdresser and stylist is that you avoid washing it very often and if possible, adopt the co-washing method or sulfate-free shampoos?
After washing, be sure to seal with some type of natural oil to retain moisture. Use super moisturizing products like conditioning creams and masks. Heavy creams also help give this type of hair a longer look. It also uses a powerful moisturizer every 3 days.
African weaving: natural hair is braided, then we sew thin hairbands taking into account the final harmony of colors, volume, and hairstyle. There are 2 types of weaving: glue or braided. Traditionally, weaving is intended for African hair, but this system can also be adapted to any type of hair. Your volume or length needs are taken into account and the work we do gives a very natural result that can be personalized with a color, a balayage or a cut and allows you to shampoo and brush as you wish with hair types.
With great patience and assured professionalism, we can give an impression of volume and/or length depending on the type of weaving chosen. You will then be free to choose to weave only the part you want or the whole head. The length can be defined by you. Thanks to the weaving, you will then be able to choose a smoothing, curling, coloring …
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