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Type 1 Hair – Straight Hair
Straight hair has no curl pattern and is completely straight. It has difficulty holding curl and is the most shiny of the hair types. Straight hair is the least fragile of all the hair types, and can withstand more heat. If it is damaged, it loses its sheen and becomes dull.
Tips for Type 1s:
Type 2 – Wavy or (Slight Curl Pattern)
Wavy hair lays close to the scalp. It has a slight curl or wave pattern in the form an S .
2a hair is very fine and straightens easily and easily holds curl.
Examples: Scarlett Johansson, Naomi Watts
2b hair is thicker with a medium texture. It has a tendency to frizz. Recommend the Shampoo Butter for shampooing and conditioning Typa 2 hair .(Click Here)
Examples: Joss Stone, Nelly Furtado
2c hair is thicker, coarser, and more resistant to styling. It frizzes much easier than the previous hair types. Reccomend the Hair Lotion for moisturing and getting rid of the frizzes. (Click Here)
Examples: Dasiy Fuentes, Brittany Snow
Tips for 2a, 2b, and 2c:
Type 3- Curly (Spirals)
Curly hair has a definite S pattern. The curls are springy and well defined. Curly hair is easily styled with a blow dryer. Usually, the hair is fine , not coarse, with quite a bit of hair to work with.
3a curls are big and bouncy. The circumference is about the size of a quarter.
Examples: Taylor Swift, Nicole Kidman
3b curls are usually medium sized cork screws. The circumference is about the size of a sharpie.
Examples: Kerri Russell
Tips for 3a and 3b:
Type 3c- Curly (Corkscrews)
These curls are tight cork screws. The circumference is the size of a pencil or a drinking straw. This hair type is mostly refered to as Kinky-Curly. The curls are usually fine in texture, not coarse. The curls can be densely packed together or very loose. This hair type can be blow dried straight, but it may be more challenging. 3c hair is the driest of the Type 3 curls and requires more moisture. Because of the springiness and tightness of the curl, 3c curls shrink more than 3b and 3a curls. (Note* It's common to have more than one curl pattern. )
Examples: Rachel True, Anne Ilzoneh, Sweet Rush
Tips for 3c:
Type 4 Hair- (Afro Curls)
Type 4 hair is kinky or kinky/curly with a tightly curled pattern. These coils are very bouncy and tight. Type 4 hair can vary across the board. It can be wiry, coarse, or fine with lots of densely packed coils. Type 4 hair is the most fragile since it has fewer cuticle layers to protect it from combing, brushing, blow-drying, and straightening. Be gentle with it. It can shrink from 40 to 75 % of it's hair length.
4a has a visible tight cork screw pattern. It looks like an S pattern when it is stretched out. These curls are similar to 3c curls, but smaller in diameter. The circumference is often the size of a small knitting needle or crochet needle, and is prone to frizziness.
Example: Kelis( 3c/4a) , Beyonce, Jessica Szohr ( 3c/4a)
4b hair has a zig zag pattern, but no definite S pattern when stretched out. The hair strands tend to have sharp angles, and a soft cotton-like feel.
Examples: Macy Gray, Erykah Badu, Esperanza Spalding,
4c- hair are the tightest and most fragile curls of the pack. 4C curls have a very tightly cork screw curl pattern. The hair is extremely bouncy and springy. It shrinks up to 75% of its length. The curls do not pack densely together, but appear as individual separate strands.
Tips for Type 4s: