Hair type 4b has a cottony texture with a less defined curl forming a zigzag pattern. Instead of curling, the length of the strand tends to have random kinks in it that look like the letter “Z”. Type 4b is the driest, most delicate, and one of the hardest hair type to grow long. Hair can shrink up to 80% of its true length and it has a tendency to be dull.
Kinky hairs are commonly seen on African people. But at the present time, it has been popularized to Asians, Americans, and other different nationalities.
Many well-known musicians seem to appreciate this trend. To name a few, Esperanza Spalding, Jill Scott, and Erykah Badu wear this hair type stylishly.
Seeing that hair type 4b is easily susceptible to damage, hair should be given a special and proper care. Avoid heat styling. Dry curly hair should never be brushed or combed as this creates frizz and can lead to breakage. Proper conditioning, hot oil treatments and not putting tension on the hair daily helps getting rid of damage. Following these tips leads you to a manageable kinky hair with a sexy style.