4A, 4B, and 4C are different but share several similarities. That being said, a person with 4A can use the same products as someone with 4C hair. Shampoos and conditioners are especially true – they don’t target between the three; they target different issues like dandruff, hair growth, low or high porosity, etc. This post will go over the brief differences and the best products, particularly styling and conditioning products, for each Type 4 hair.
4A hair is well defined with a loose pattern. Many people with this type of hair choose a wash and go look, which is why many of the products below are for freshly washed hair.
Usually, 4A hair products should be lightweight.
Miss Jessies Curly Meringue
Curls Curl Gel-les’C
Miss Jessies Quick Curls
4B is tightly coiled with a zig-zag pattern. It has a more fluffy appearance than 4A hair. All three products above can be used for 4B as well since they share similar characteristics, but here are some products specifically catered to 4B.
Design Essentials Coconut and Monoi Deep Moisture Milk Souffle
Camille Rose Curl Love Moisture Milk
4C hair is the most tightly coiled with an “s” curl pattern. It’s the least defined without the help of products; however, this type of hair has the most volume.
Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Creme of Nature Pure Honey Leave in Conditioner
OYIN Handmade Hair Dew