Natural Hair Types
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Everyone’s texture is different and unique to them – so unique, in fact, that an individual may have more than one “type” of hair on their head (which is another reason why some curlies shun the typing system). With that being said, it can't be denied that the typing system is still a great guideline to use to help aid in determining the type of hair products that may or may not work in you or your Afro Baby's hair.
I often get asked at what point the typing system can be implemented on a child’s hair. Using my own children as a guideline, their “true” hair type did not appear until they were almost a year old; but you ultimately have to make the determination of whether or not the typing system can be applied to your child.
Ultimately, don’t look at the typing system as a full-proof solution, but as a great starting point. It will hopefully help you to narrow down hair products and be a great guideline to help you and your child through your natural hair journey. The following is a breakdown of kinky-curly hair types based on the hair typing system created by stylist Andre Walker (of Andre Walker Hair and the Gold System). Click the links within to explore each sub-type and gain product and styling suggestions.
4B: Crimpy and
3B: Spirally and
2B: Wavy and
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