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Know Your Hair Love Your Hair

If you have recently decided to go “Au Natural” with your hair, in order to discover the real you, it’s a sure bet that you’re just learning what your hair type is.

Black Hair comes in all shapes and sizes, below is just a few details regarding hair types and treatment options to take care of your hair. Whether you are still transitioning, completed the “big chop” or are just discovering your new found curls, this little guide is sure to assist you.

Wavy Hair is classified as Type #2 in hair lingo. Wavy hair lies somewhere between straight and curly hair. It also imparts sheen, more than curly hair, but less than straight hair. The further down the wavy spectrum you go the less sheen the hair will impart. Wavy hair is typically more prone to frizz. There are three types of wavy hair in this spectrum type A,B & C. While type A wavies can easily alternate between straight and curly styles, type B and C Wavy hair is resistant to styling.

WAVY HAIR STYLING TIP: Because wavy hair is more prone to frizz, anti frizz/humidity protective stylers are key for creating and keeping gorgeous waves. Curls Goddess Glaze is an ideal styler for this hair type, as it provides the most hold and frizz protection out of all of our CURLS styling products. Keep your fingers out of wavy hair, the more you tousle the more frizz you experience.

In the salons you will find your hair described as sub categories: 2A, 2B, 2C

Curly Hair is classified as Type #3. If you pull a strand of a type 3 curly, you will notice it has a definite S shape. Granted, the S may be a lower case s or upper case S, or it may even resemble a Z on some occasions…however, there is a definite curl pattern in place, with our without products. This hair type is full bodied, climate dependent (humidity = frizz), and damage prone. Lack of proper care renders dull curls.

CURLY HAIR STYLING TIP: Curly hair is the most temperamental hair type If you apply too much styling product= weighed down/greasy looking curls, apply too little styling product = Diana Ross’s 80’s afro! The key to guaranteeing effortless, frizz free curls is proper styling product application. Always start with a fresh, clean palette on day #1. Cleanse, Condition, Moisturize, then apply your styling product of choice, following the recommended CURLS product application technique.

In the salons you will find your hair described as sub categories: 3A, 3B, 3C

Kinky Hair is classified as Type #4 . Despite many misconceptions, this tightly coiled hair is quite fine and fragile. It is wiry, and delicate by nature. Each strand usually has a zig zag pattern. Kinky hair is the driest hair type, thus it is more prone to breakage and requires a gentle touch. A misconception exists that this hair type does not grow. Kinky hair grows at the same rate as other texture, however, if not treated properly it breaks more than other textures. Treat this hair type like a fine silk blouse – cleanse gently, detangle softly, and avoid harsh chemicals.

 

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