Type 3a curls fall somewhere in between wavy and curly textures, featuring fine to medium hair texture. They often experience dryness issues and can become flattened if washed too frequently with sulfate products such as detergent. Care for 3a curls properly; they can wear most styles that work for both wavy and curly hair types. Keep your strands healthy using light styling products, such as anti-frizz serum and mousse.
A sleek low ponytail is a perfect way to show off vibrant hair color or just a fresh haircut, making this style suitable for special events and last-minute brunch gatherings with friends. Ribbon, string, or lacing can also help cover up elastic and add color while making this style stand out! An elegant ponytail with brushed baby hair is another fashionable look, which can be achieved using real human hair extensions that can be heat-styled better than synthetic ones, which melt under high temperatures. Tuck a few loose strands under your ponytail for added formality; this look works especially well on brides-to-be or anyone wanting to look polished and sophisticated.
3A hair stands out from other textures by having loose wine cork-sized spirals instead of tighter coils like those found in 3B or 2C types; this means more volume for styling but more difficulty maintaining and caring for. Maintaining healthy, bouncy curls means using the appropriate products, protecting your curls with heat protection before styling, and scheduling regular trims. In addition, it helps to “pineapple” or tie up your hair into a loose bun or scrunchie at night to protect and encourage volume while you sleep. Another helpful tip for those with curly hair is to limit their shampooing sessions to once or twice weekly and opt for shampoo specifically designed to moisturize it. To keep frizz and dryness at bay, air drying or using a diffuser on low settings are better ways to dry your curls quickly.
3A curls feature loose spirals with big, loopy coils rather than defined, tight ringlets like other curl types (3B or 3C). They create fullness while also needing external moisture from weekly hair masks or leave-in conditioners to stay in good condition. For an effortless 3A hair look, use a leave-in product with hydrating ingredients and gently tuck the curls into a low ponytail before lightly pinning them in place with pins. Finally, finish up by spraying with curl-enhancing hairspray for extra hold! To achieve the textured top knots seen here, start by dividing a small section of hair into two equal parts and twisting each side before tucking them into your ponytail with a clear elastic. Repeat this process to create an extra-textured half-updo suitable for any special event!
3A hair is curly with loose wine cork-sized coils and fine to medium hair texture. While 3A strands tend to absorb moisture well and nourish quite effectively, special attention must be taken to look their best. A proper haircut, styling products, and routine can give 3A locks a healthy bounce with gorgeous ringlets. Avoid washing your hair more than several times each week to prevent your strands from drying out and split ends from heat damage; instead, opt for deep conditioning treatments two or three times every month. In addition, silk or satin pillowcases and protective scarves or bonnets should be used at night while sleeping for optimal heat damage protection. Brushing will ruin the definition of your coils, leading to frizz. A detangling brush may help free any tangles, but do this gently; don’t tug or pull at your strands!