Textured hair is the term we use to describe the natural thickness and kinky or curly “curl patter” of hair un-altered by hot comb, flat iron or chemicals. Curly textured hair is diverse with variations hard to define or classify. A popular Hair-typing system of numerical gradation might best describe the curliest texture of hair as being ‘type 4’.
The texture categories related to this hair typing system include type 1 straight, type 2 wavy, type 3 curly, type 4 kinky,coily: Each having a subcategory a, b and c to identify more specific properties.
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