Type 1 Straight Hair:
Generally speaking Type 1 hair is straight and is very often difficult to curl.
Type 2 Wavy Hair:
Type 2 wavy hair is usually not overly oily or very dry. Type 2 hair falls right in the middle of Type 1 and Type 3.
Type 2A hair is fine and thin. It is relatively easy to handle from a styling perspective because it can easily be straightened or curled.
Type 2B hair characteristically has waves that tend to mold to the shape of your head.
Type 2C hair will frizz easily and it is fairly coarse.
Type 3 Curly Hair:
Type 3 curly hair textures have a definite “S” shaped curl pattern. Since the cuticle doesn’t lay flat, you will notice that curly hair isn’t nearly as shiny as Type 1 (straight hair) or Type 2 (wavy hair) hair types.
Type 3A hair is very shinny and loose.
Type 3B hair has a medium amount curls, ranging from bouncy ringlets (spiral like curls of hair) to tight corkscrews (spiral-shaped corkscrew curls).
Type 3C is a tight curl pattern and has more of a defined kinky curly texture.
Type 4 Kinky Hair:
Type 4 hair is “kinky” or tightly curled hair. Typically, Type 4 hair is also extremely fragile. Often times, it appears to be coarse, however it is really very fine, with several thin hair strands densely packed together.
Type 4A hair is full of tight coils. It has a “S” pattern when stretched, much like Type 3 curly hair.
Type 4B hair has a less defined pattern of curls and looks more like a “Z” as the hair bends with very sharp angles.
Type 4C is much like 4B hair except hair is more kinked and less defined.
Tip of the Week
When getting ready for bed it is best to make sure you have a hair routine!
If you want to avoid frizz; make sure you rest your head on a pillow with a satin cover. Satin decreases frizz as your head moves around on the pillow. You can also wear a satin bonnet, which will also be available in our store!
Another helpful way to keep those curls bouncing is to do a "pineapple". Make sure to gather all your hair into a ponytail and place the ponytail as close as possible to your hairline above your forehead. By doing this you are stretching your hair and keeping your ends curly. The "pineapple" is my favorite!