African-Americans generally have black hair. Hair of their type is usually fine, porous and more prone to breakage.
The curly Afro-American hair also has fewer layers of cuticle on each individual hair strand, making it fragile and more vulnerable to damage from heat, moisture loss and chemicals.
Afro-American hair should, therefore, be treated with extreme care. If you are an Afro-American with this typical black hair type, you should use hair care products that are moisture-rich and formulated to keep the moisture locked in your hair.