It may soak up your money and time. Into actual weather, it may morph the moment your step out. Never mind all that, it may dramatically defy what other people say good hair should do.
Whether fine, long, matte, curly, straight, thick, short, glossy or curly, your hair deserves respect. Get to know your hair’s curl patterns, styling needs and its porosity because healthy self-care includes your hair.
What does hair type mean?
Based on your hair’s curl pattern your hair type is primarily. Determined by your hair follicle the amount of curl in your hair.
There are 4 basic kinds of hair.
The curlier your hair will be the more oval or asymmetrical your follicle is.
By genetics, your hair type is determined.
Your curl pattern can be changed somewhat by hormones or medications you’re taking and you can alter your curl pattern with heat or chemicals, but your basic curl pattern is in your DNA.
Those genetic characteristics are reasserted every time your hair goes through its growth cycle.
How to style and care for your hair type
Type 1: Straight
You have straight hair if your hair has no curls. Women with straight hair look more beautiful and charming, these are likely more oily hair than natural oils hair. The woman which has straight hair and wishes to have curl and wave hair, she can make this happen only with curling iron or perm. Like other types of hair, straight hair is very beautiful.
Type 1A straight hair is good. The straight hair is soft, shiny, looking beautiful, and wispy. Straight hair often has a lack of volume, but it looks and feels perfect. If you have straight hair then you can follow styling tips for thin hair.
Type 1B straight hair has a little thicker hair than Type 1A straight hair. Type 1B straight hair has more volume than type 1A straight hair and it is easier to manage. Women who have type 1B straight hair look beautiful and good.
The type 1C straight hair has the thickest hair then type 1A and type 1B. it is coarsest and difficult to manage. The type of 1C straight hair is very difficult to set curls. Short hair looks great on you if you have type 1c straight hair but it requires maintenance.
Type 2: Wavy hair
If you have wavy hair then your hair naturally looks in an “S” shape and your strands are completely curled. But many women who have wavy hair struggle living between straight and curly hair, wavy hair is not too oily and also not too dry.
Many women are trying to get beachy hair and also used lots of hair products to get beachy hair. If you have type 2A wavy hair you feel lucky yourself. The type 2A wavy hair has a slight bend and it doest frizzy as other types of wavy hairdo.
The type 2b wavy hair has a little tighter than type 2A wavy hair. The 2b wavy hair is to frizz but the right product helps you to manage your wavy hair
Your hair looks like curly hair if you have type 2c wavy hair. Frizz can be your biggest enemy if you have type 2c wavy hair. The type 2C is the most well-defined S-shaped waves. The wave pattern may begin close to the tumble downward and crown. Type 2C prone to frizz in damp weather and is often thick.
Type 3: Curly
Silvana Castillo, a Miami salon specializing in hair types 3 and 4, founders of The Curl Whisperer and master stylist, recommends styles and products that define natural curl. Lose the ponytail is her best advice.
Castillo said if it’s required for work or it’s OK if you’re on the way to the gym. But to lose their formation pulling your hair back into a ponytail causes curls. And you will also start to see thinning and hair loss at your hairline if you keep pulling your hair back into a bun or ponytail.
Type 4: Coils
The curl formation is completely gone when you have had your hair in a protective style for weeks. Castillo said when you take out the braids the cuticle is so dry and open that it becomes like little fish hooks that catch on each other and break.