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Type 3c

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Type 2 Wavy Hair
Type 3 Curly Hair
Type 3c Curly Kinky Hair
Type 4 Kinky Hair

Type 3c - Curly Kinky Hair

Subtype 3c is really more than a subtype. It's a type NaturallyCurly members developed because the original system left out this hair type, which falls between 3b and 4a, having its own special characteristics.

Rachel True Type 3c hair


  • Type 3c hair has tight curls in corkscrews
  • The curls can be either kinky, or very tightly curled, with lots and lots of strands densely packed together
  • Getting this type of hair to blow dry straight is more challenging than for 3a or 3b, but it usually can be done
  • The very tight curls are usually fine in texture

Circumference: Pencil or straw

3c celebrities: Heather Headley, Alicia Keyes, Jada Pinkett-Smith


The best Jessicurl products for type 3c hair are:

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