Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Know Your Curl Type

As a member of the "curly haired squad", I've gone through so many different hair phases in my life. As of two years now, I've decided to go the all natural route with my curls(no more heat, no more harmful products, etc) and I've never been more satisfied with my hair than I am now. With going the all natural route, I've learned so many different tips and tricks on how to deal with my personal hair type and with others as well.

One thing that I've learned for sure is that all curls are different and there are many different curl types. And according to your curl type, you can learn how your hair reacts to heat, moisture and which products work best for you. It is so important to learn what's your curl type to make sure that you're treating it right so you can make your hair more healthy & look waaay better. So, below is a picture of the different hair types. They are categorized from 2A to 4C. The 2's represent wavy hair, the 3's represent curls and the 4's represent kinky hair. Below is a brief description of each hair type below. Let me know if you guys would be interested in learning more about a specific hair type!


Wavy hair lies somewhere between straight hair and curly hair. It is more prone to frizz than straight hair and it has less sheen than straight hair. However, it has more sheen than curly hair, get it? Frizz and humidity protective products are key for wavy hair. It's usually very easy to straighten and curl and typically has a loose 'S' pattern to it. If you have wavy hair, you know that it is prone to damage as well.


Curly hair has a more defined 'S' pattern to it or even corkscrew pattern with curls that are tight and springy. Curly hair typically has a lot of volume and body. Curly hair is very prone to frizz and damage and can become dry very easily if not taken care of. It is important with curly hair to use natural products, stay away from heat and regularly deep-condition to maintain healthy curls.


Kinky hair is very tightly curled, sometimes with no visible curl pattern. Kinky hair is very densely packed and typically has a lot of volume, similar to curly hair. Kinky hair is sometimes resistant to moisture and becomes easily damaged and prone to extreme dryness. It can appear dull because sebum has difficulty flowing throughout the hair. Requires a gentle touch and is very important to avoid harsh chemical-filled products and cleanse and moisturize gently.


1 comment

  1. Hi destiny! this is great post, now I know my hair is type 2C :) Do you recommend any hair products for frizz?

    xx Gloria


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