African American women wear black hair weaves for so many reasons. Basically, one of the reasons is to enhance their natural hair beauty or as a temperate hair growth remedy! Comparing to the complex method of installing regular black hair weave, clip in hair extensions is easier to wear. It also has lower risks of hair damage because all you have to do is attach the hair extension using the clips. No more long hours of getting hair weave and the hassle of maintaining them. The clip-in extension is a great alternative for longer and fuller hair in just minutes.
However, it is a real challenge to find the best Clip In hair extensions for black hair since Black women’s natural hair has different textures from Yaki to Coarse and curl patterns from 3A to 4C and very few products catering to perfect African American women’s hair texture can be found in the market, some African American women just buy anything that they can put onto their hair without even considering if it looks good or blends with their natural hair or not. And if you are one of those who experience the dilemma, don’t worry coz the following article will tell you how to pick the best clip in hair extensions for Black Natural Hair textures and no matter where you are on the texture spectrum, we’ve got you covered.
To choose the right and best clip in hair extensions for Black Natural Hair textures, the first thing you need to know is to determine your hair texture and curl type.
Your curl type is determined by the shape of the follicle that your hair grows out of from your scalp. The flatter or more oval-shaped the follicle, the curlier your hair will be. The more circular the cross-section, the straighter your hair will be. Your curl pattern is also identified by the shape that the strands of your hair make, whether they kink, curve, or wind around themselves into spirals.
6 NATURAL HAIR CURLS PATTERN TYPES
Hair type is how your texture is defined by number and letter. The number is the category of your hair texture and the letter is how deep your curl pattern is within that category.
Type 3A hair tends to be shiny with large and loose curls. The strands always incline to be smooth and also hold a well-defined S-shape. To maintain those juicy springs, simply spritz your hair with a curl refresher when it needs a boost.
Type 3B hair is made up of well-defined, spiral curls that range from bouncy ringlets to tight corkscrews. It has springy ringlets with a circumference. This hair texture can get dry, so look for styling gels that have humectants in them to attract moisture to strands.
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Type 3C hair is tight corkscrews that range in circumference from a straw to a pencil. Strands are densely packed together, giving way to lots of natural volume.
Type 4A hair has its defined S curl pattern. The diameter of the spirals is close to a crochet needle. 4A hair can be fine or wiry, and has fewer cuticle layers making it easily breakable. It is also quite dense and can hence appear quite dark. 4A hair also retains moisture better than 4B or 4C hair, and is better suited than the other two to wash and wear styles.
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Type 4B hair has “z” shape pattern and has a more fluffy cottony appearance. Due to the bends and curves in the hair strand it is highly susceptible to dryness and breakage. This hair type shrinks up to 70% so without stretching out the hair it will appear shorter than it actually is.
Type 4C hair looks similar to 4b hair type only it is more tightly coiled. In its raw state (no products added and freshly washed) it does not have a defined curl pattern. 4C hairis the most tightly coiled and does not have a defined curl pattern. This hair shrinks to 70 percent or more of its actual length and, although quite similar to 4B hair, is much more tightly packed. It is also the most fragile.
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Understanding your hair texture and curl pattern can go a long way in helping you to choose a styling routine and the right products, to bring out the very best of your hair’s natural beauty.