Ask The Expert: I actually don't know the difference between type 1 or 4 hair. Can you please explain?

Ask The Expert: I actually don't know the difference between type 1 or 4 hair. Can you please explain?

You've probably heard your fav vlogger talk about her hair type. But what exactly is the difference?

"I've just recently gone natural and after years of relaxing my hair, I actually don't know the difference between type 1 or 4 hair. Could you please explain the different hair types to me.”                       

Shola, 28, Birmingham

The difference between type 1 or 4 hair is determined by the curliness, straightness or coarseness of the hair surface. Really tight coarse hair will be type 4, while straight hair would be type 1. The different hair type is an easy to use reference that allows professional stylists and client to better identify hair types and determine its key characteristics and special needs.

Multi Award-Winning Hairdresser Charlotte Mensah, www.charlottemensah.com

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