African-American & Kinky Hair Types

Have you heard of the Andre Walker Hair Typing System™ ? No, well you and your hair are in for an amazing treat! This system has been the best way for African-American women to figure out their hair texture since the rebirth of the natural hair movement began. African-American women have been using this system for a few years now and it has saved many from spending unnecessarily on products that won’t work for their hair texture. With only four main hair types, each type ranges from two to three different textures that lets you know what your exact hair type is. Once you’ve identified your hair type, Andre has created a haircare line called “The Gold System”, with each product made specifically for a certain hair texture. African-American women with kinky hair types won’t have to worry about wasting money and potentially damaging their hair thanks to Andre’s system. Read further in the post to learn more about the Hair Typing System and different hair textures to find your right match.

 

Type 1

Type 1 is the first type of hair texture on the system and if you’re in this category it means your hair type is straight.  Hair qualities are usually fine and fragile to coarse and thin hair; there’s no curls at all. The hair textures of this hair type ranges up to three listed as 1A, 1B and 1C. First type, 1A, has hair defined as thin and fine. The second type, 1B, has a mixture of thin and coarse hair. While the third texture, 1C, is coarse. This hair type is curl resistant and usually has the most sheen because the oils from the scalp can easily reach the ends of the hair. If you have this hair type, try Andre’s products geared towards type 1 hair textures.

 

Type 2

This is the second type on the system and if you’re in this category it means your hair type is wavy. Hair qualities are usually fine and thin to coarse and frizzy. Just like type 1, type 2 has three different hair textures known as 2A, 2B and 2C. 2A hair is defined as fine with a slight “S” wave at the ends of the hair; usually undefined and lacks volume. 2B has a little more definition in the “S” curl pattern with slight frizz at the top of the head. 2C texture is coarse with a lot of volume and the “S” curl is definitely defined. If you have this hair type, try Andre’s products geared towards type 2 hair textures.

 

 

Type 3

Type 3 is the third hair type on the system and if you’re in this category it means your hair type is curly. Hair qualities are usually loose curls to corkscrew curls and only has 2 hair textures known as 3A and 3B.  3A hair is defined as a loopy “S” pattern and is usually more susceptible to frizz and losing curl definition. 3B textures have a smaller curl pattern then 3A and is more coarse and voluptuous. If you have this hair type, try Andre’s products geared towards type 3 hair textures.

 

Type 4

Type 4 is the last hair type on the system and if you’re in this category it means your hair is kinky. Hair qualities range from tight coils to z-angled coils and just like type 3, only has 2 hair textures; they’re 4A and 4B. 4A hair is defined as tightly coiled and has a tight “S” patterned curl, sometimes has a wiry and fine texture and has high density and fragility. 4B hair is defined as a “Z” shaped pattern with less of a defined curl. This hair texture is very fragile and can feel wiry and coarse with many strands packed tightly together. Both 4A and 4B experience shrinkage as well. If you have this hair type, try Andre’s products geared towards type 4 hair textures.

 

 

Thanks to Andre Walker, African-American women have been able to identify what works best for their kinky hair types and save money.  His system makes it easy to figure out what your hair type is all on your own and even offers recommendations for products he designed specifically for those hair types. Use the Andre Walker Hair Typing System ™ and never wonder again. Now, do you know what your hair type is?

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