What to look for: springy coils
There’s never been a question: you have naturally curly hair. But how do you figure out which of the curly hair types you have? Well, to start, if your hair has ever been described as kinky, coily, or super curly, congratulations on your type 4 hair! The 4a curl pattern is characterized by very tight coils. You still have a visible, curvy S pattern in your hair and your curls are the circumference of a crochet needle. Any time you pulled a curl taut to see just how much length you were hiding, it sprang right back into shape.