Finding Your Hair Type

We have all heard the discussion surrounding hair types. There are four main types of hair types: Type 1, Type 2, Type 3 and Type 4. The type 3 and 4 are normally curly, coily and kinky hair types, while type 1 and 2 are straight and wavy. Finding out your hair type can help you decided which products to buy and what routine is good for your curls. So the question remains whats your hair type? 


Well, let’s help you find out! 


Finding out your right sub-classification which ranges A-C. So are you type 2A or 2C? 

 

TYPE 3 

3A - 3A strands tend to be shiny with large, loose curls that are about the size of a piece of sidewalk chalk. 


3B - 3Bs have coarse, springy ringlets with a circumference similar to a Sharpie marker. This hair texture can get dry, so look for styling gels that have humectants in them to attract moisture to strands.


3C - 3C curls are tight corkscrews that range in circumference from a straw to a pencil. Strands are densely packed together, giving way to lots of natural volumes. Frizziness can be an issue with this type, so use a sulfate-free, creamy cleanser. 

 

TYPE 4 

4A - 4As have dense springy, S-patterned coils that are the circumference of a crochet needle.

4B - 4B strands are densely packed and can bend in sharp angles like the letter Z. 

4C - 4C hair is similar to 4B textures, but the tightly coiled strands are more fragile and have a very tight zig-zag pattern that is sometimes indiscernible to the eye. This hair type experiences the greatest amount of shrinkage — about 75 percent or more — than the other textures. 


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