3 Types Of Black Hair Textures You’ll Come Across And The Best Relaxers For Them

Mega Growth | Her
September 14, 2021

Hair textures for black people vary, hence, it is important to know yours and how best to care for it to achieve optimum healthiness.

Here are 3 types of hair textures and the best relaxers to help you maintain each.

1. Fine hair

Also known as thin hair. It is the smallest diameter of the 3 hair textures. It only has two of the hair layers; cuticle and cortex.

Distinctive features:

  • It has a silky feel
  • It’s prone to break easily.
  • Its light nature makes it difficult to hold a style.
  • Too much product will weigh this hair texture down.

Suitable relaxer:

If you happen to have Fine Hair texture, then the Mega Growth Sensitive Care Relaxer specially formulated with 25% more conditioning oils to provide care and nourishment will be the best fit for you.

2. Medium hair

This is also known as normal hair texture and it’s the most common type of hair. It’s diameter is larger than the fine hair texture. The cuticle and cortex are the only hair layers found in the medium hair texture.

Distinctive features:

  • It has a cotton feel.
  • It is the easiest hair to work with.
  • Can keep hairstyles better.

Suitable Relaxer: If your hair type falls under the Medium category, then the Mega Growth Regular relaxer should be your go-to for retouching.

3. Coarse hair

This has the thickest size of all the hair types. It’s the only hair texture that contains all the three layers of the hair; cuticle, cortex and medulla.

Distinctive features:

  • It has a wooly feel.
  • It looks very full and has good volume.
  • Takes longer to dry.

Suitable relaxer: For this hair type, you’ll need to opt for a very effective relaxer like the Mega Growth Super Strength due to the thickness of the hair.

How to know your hair type?

If you’re wondering, “So how do I even know what type of hair texture I have?”, then here’s a quick and easy experiment you can try:

Fine hair test:

Take a strand of hair between your fingers and feel it. If it feels as if you can barely feel the hair between your fingers, then it is a fine hair texture.

Medium hair test:

It’s the same step as the first. The difference is if you can somewhat feel the hair strand between your fingers, then it’s a medium hair type.

Coarse hair test:

If you can actually feel the thickness of the hair strands between your fingers, then you have coarse hair.

Here’s a quick guide on how to use a relaxer on your hair:

  • Mix the crème activator and crème relaxer before applying to hair.
  • Apply to hair carefully, avoiding hair that has been relaxed or texturized before.
  • Apply neutralizing shampoo gently to hair and scalp and rinse thoroughly.
  • Apply Leave In Strengthener to moisturize and Growth Oil to seal moisture.

No matter your hair type, the secret to healthy hair, is proper care. So show your hair some love with the Mega Growth relaxer range e.g Sensitive Care.

Pick the right relaxer for your hair type and say bye bye to stress. Go here now for the best options.

Sponsored by
Mega Growth

Join The Conversation

Bring a friend.

You'll like this

May 31, 2021

Women are raised differently. These six Nigerian women talk about what it’s like having strict parents . Christabelle, 20 I had to create a whole new personality especially for them. I have a bunch of interests like photography, video editing, graphic design, music but they don’t know that. like they know nothing about any of […]

September 2, 2020

We asked women from Kenya, Uganda, South Africa & Nigeria to answer 1 question: “What do you hate most about being married?”

From annoying inlaws to a husband who expects his wife to wash his boxers, their responses are universal.

to the hospital... healthcare
March 26, 2021

It’s no news that the healthcare system in Nigeria is in shambles. Patients often complain of negligence, lack of resources or wrong and expensive treatment plans. In this article, I spoke to five Nigerian women about their experience receiving health care in Nigeria.  Dami, 19  When I was 16, I kept having these unbearable stomach […]


Now on Zikoko

Recommended Quizzes

November 11, 2019

Today, we are going to be using your taste in music to determine how good you actually are in bed. All you need to do is create the ultimate Nigerian hit — from the lead artist to the producer — and we’ll tell you if all your partners leave satisfied, or if you are just […]

December 3, 2019

Are you a professional Yoruba demon? Are you walking around in search of whose life you can wreck at any given time? Well, this quiz knows exactly how many hearts you’ve shattered to date, and before you lie that your result is inaccurate, just remember that Zikoko is never wrong. Now, take it and be […]

What are you like in a relationship?
February 7, 2020

Your taste in music can say a lot about you, and this time, it’s going to reveal what you are like in a relationship. So, pick a few of your favourite Nigerian love songs, and we’ll let you know if you’re typically a distant, passionate or unbothered partner. Here you go:

October 10, 2019

2019 is certainly Burna Boy’s year, but, if we are being honest, so was 2018. Since his transcendent mixtape, Outside, the afro-fusion star has refused to get his foot of our necks — dropping a string of fantastic singles and then capping it all off with his career-best album, African Giant.  So, in a bid […]

November 30, 2019

With No Nut November FINALLY coming to an end, we’ve decided to mark the torturous month with some more horny content. After quizzes that guessed how many people you’ve slept with, how good you are in bed and who you’ll sleep with next, this one will guess when next you’ll get lucky. Take it to […]

More from Her

October 13, 2021

The subject of today’s What She Said is an 18-year-old firstborn who has already raised three children. She talks about spending her childhood raising her siblings, her dad’s obvious favouritism towards her brothers, and how she wishes her parents were more involved in raising their children.   Can you tell me the earliest memory of […]

What she said: Biwom
September 29, 2021

The subject of this week’s What She Said is Marytonette ‘Biwom’ Okudare, a 26-year-old singer & songwriter. She talks about growing up as a tomboy, failing at convincing her parents to support her music career & struggling with being taken seriously because of her style.


Trending Videos

Zikoko Originals

December 14, 2020
What happens when a group of chatty young Nigerians talk about things they're passionate about? You get Nigerians talk. A show that discusses very familiar struggles for the average Nigerian. From relationship deal breakers to sex education with Nigerian parents to leaving Nigeria, be prepared for a ride.
November 2, 2020
'The Couch' is a Zikoko series featuring real life stories from anonymous people.
October 26, 2020
A collection of videos documenting some of the events of the EndSARS protests.
June 22, 2020
'The Couch' is a Zikoko series featuring real life stories from anonymous people.
June 22, 2020
Hacked is an interesting new series by Zikoko made up of fictional but hilarious chat conversations.
June 4, 2020
What happens when a group of chatty young Nigerians talk about things they're passionate about? You get Nigerians talk. A show that discusses very familiar struggles for the average Nigerian. From relationship deal breakers to sex education with Nigerian parents to leaving Nigeria, be prepared for a ride.
June 2, 2020
Quickie is a video series where everyone featured gets only one minute to rant, review or do absolutely anything.
May 14, 2020
Isolation Diary is a Zikoko series that showcases what isolation is like for one young Nigerian working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
March 12, 2020
Life is already hard. Deciding where to eat and get the best lifestyle experiences, isn't something you should stress about. Let VRSUS do that for you.

Z! Stacks

Here's a rabbit hole of stories to lose yourself in:

Zikoko amplifies African youth culture by curating and creating smart and joyful content for young Africans and the world.