3c has a unique feature that 3a and 3b do not have. 3b starts to grow up instead of down. Meaning that it will begin to grow straight out in the direction of the shaft, then as the hair gets longer and has weight to it, it will start to fall creating a rounded shape called the curly fro.
Corbin Bleu is an excellent example of this texture. 3c will require a mix between heaver curl cream and some lightweight water-based products as well. This is a product-loving texture. Most of my clients who have 3c can use almost any product.
It is a happy medium between loos curly and tight coily. This hair can get frizzy, and thus care products are needed to help define the curls and keep frizz at a minimum.
Those with 3c will start to do less wash and go’s and incorporate more stying into their routine. The most common way to define 3c curls is twisted outs as wash and go’s require more time and product.
A great curl defining tool for 3c is the Denman brush. There is a lot of other curls defining brushes on the market to choose from now.
Many ladies who have 3c are considered to have the best of both worlds when it comes to density and thickness. Density meaning how many strands you have and depth referring to how thick each strand is and creating a full head of curly natural hair!