What to look for: dense strands and sharp angles
Identifying your hair type is important for planning your hair care routine. So, what are you looking for? First off, if your hair can be described as an afro or your strands look super coily, you have type 4 hair, joining the ranks of other fabulous super coily curl rockstars. We’ve moved past the S curve into a well-defined Z shape with the 4b hair type. Your hair zig zags more than it curls, and the bends in each strand tend to be tight rather than rounded. If you’ve tried to grow out your hair, you’ve realized that it can be a struggle to get the length you want. Plus, your hair is full of super densely packed strands that give you all-over volume.