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Different Types of Black Hair

African American and black hair types are very different. There are four types that you should know about in order to identify which one of them you have. Once you know your own unique hair type, you will easily be able to choose the right hairstyle. At the same time, you will learn how to care for it properly. So, let’s take a look at different black hair types. Most of African American people have type 3 and 4. A small group has the second hair type.

  1. Straight thick hair

The hair is completely straight. This is not a natural black hair type. African Americans and people with mixed ancestry tend to either have waves or curls. So, this style is usually achieved by flat irons, blow driers or weaves. Straight hair is easier to manage. That’s why sometimes it makes sense to straighten your curls first and then go for styling.

  1. Wavy hair

This black hair type means having deep and soft waves, but no curls. Such hair is usually quite coarse and manageable. At the same time there isn’t much volume. This hair is easy to turn into African braids. It also looks wonderful with blond highlights.

  1. Curly hair

This hair often has a fine and soft texture, while looking quite voluminous. You can easily make it straight with a wet look. Such hair is hard to manage. There aren’t that many things you can do to style it.

  1. Coiled hair

This is the most textured hair type out of all the black types. The curls are very tight and remind of a wire. Some coils are looser than the others. This hair type is usually very dry and can be easy to damage. So, when you are choosing a hairstyle for such hair type, some sparing styling should be considered.

Now you know which black hair type you have, so you can start looking for the most suitable hairstyles. We are offering options for each hair type, so your search will be pleasant and won’t take up much of your time.