How To Know Your Hair Type & Find Your Perfect Match

At Natural Girl Wigs we provide protective style options for 3C - 4C hair types. Knowing your hair type is important to guide you through selecting the best hair texture that matches your hair or your preferred style.

We created a video guide showing the texture of each of these hairs in our hair textures post. You can read on to see what hair types match your hair.

3B Hair

3B hair

3b hair has well defined and spiral curls that are shaped as bouncy ringlets or tight corkscrews. 3B curls have fine to medium texture and the circumference of a large marker. To prevent buildup on this texture, it is recommended to use light products and cleansers that are sulfate-free and silicone-free. The perfect texture match for 3B hair is the kinky curly texture. You can achieve protective styles like wigs, ponytails, clip ins, and u-part wigs.

3C Hair

3C hair

3C hair is shaped in a defined corkscrew pattern with the tightest curl pattern of all hair types. The use of heat is highly discouraged due to the texture of this hair, other stretching methods advised are braids and twisting. The perfect protective style for this hair type are ponytails, wigs, and crochet styles. Natural Girl Wigs perfect texture match for 3C hair is the kinky coily texture.

4A Hair

4A hair

4A hair has a defined curl pattern almost like an “S” shape. Generally, it retains moisture but still very prone to dryness like most curly patterns. Wash and Go styles are best for this hairstyle and styling options that permit constant moisturizing. Our perfect texture match for the 4A hair type is the Kinky Coily texture. It is available in all styles including clip-ins, Upart wigs, ponytails, and lace wigs.

4B Hair

4B hair

4b hair has a “Z” shape pattern with a more fluffy-cotton appearance. Due to the bends and curves of this hair type, it is susceptible to dryness and breakage. 4b hair shrinks up to 70% in most cases making it often appear shorter than it actually is. Naturals with this hair type will benefit from protective styles that protect their ends and hair in general such as ponytails, wigs, and properly installed crochet hair. Our perfect texture match for this hair type is the Afro kinky hair texture.

4C Hair

4C Hair

4C hair is very similar to 4B hair type but it’s more tightly coiled and does not have a defined curl pattern. The curls of 4C hair have to be defined by twisting or braiding. 4C hair experiences shrinkage similar to 4A hair. Excessive manipulation of this hair type is not recommended. Protective styles such as ponytails, crotchet, twists, and braids are recommended. Our perfect texture match for 4C hair is Afro kinky hair texture

Relaxed/Blown Out Hair

Relaxed/blown out hair

The perfect match for relaxed or blown out natural hair is the Kinky Blow Out hair texture. Natural Girl Wigs provides Ponytails, Clip-Ins, Wigs, and other cool protective styles that match perfectly.