Shape: Small "S" pattern
Appearance: Tight, defined coils
This curl pattern is lightweight and fragile. It retains moisture fairly well, but isn't invincible when it comes to dryness. Make sure you keep it hydrated by spritzing it with water and sealing it with oil before you go out. Watch out for shrinkage — this hair type retreats to less than half of its original length when soaked.
Because 4A has thinner cuticles (the outer layer of your hair strands), it is more vulnerable. Reduce the usage of curling irons and blow dryers to avoid heat damage. Wash-and-go's are the best for this hair type. For styling, stick to rich and creamy products, such as butters.