Afro-textured hair is a term used to refer to the natural hair texture of certain populations in Africa and Asia, when this hair has not been altered by hot combs, flat irons, or chemicals (through perming, relaxing, or straightening). Each strand of this hair type grows in a tiny, spring-like helix shape. The overall effect is such that, despite relatively fewer hair shafts compared to straight hair, Afro-textured hair appears and feels denser than straight hair. For several reasons, possibly including its relatively flat cross section, this hair type conveys a dry or matte appearance. Its shape makes it very prone to breakage when combed or brushed. Its density also makes it very versatile and unlike any other hair texture.
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