Identifying All Types of Curly Hair

Contrary to what may have been implied, curly hair does not come in one standard size or form. Understanding your curl type and planning to keep them hydrated and frizz-free are critical steps in the curly hair journey.

Type 1

Type 1 hair lacks elasticity and often appears frizzy while lacking curl patterns. This subtype, also called fine hair, is the thinnest and smallest among all other subtypes with low density; therefore, it can quickly become weighted down with too many products. A light-holding product should be chosen when styling fine hair.

Type 2

Wavy hair with loose, “S”-shaped coils requires products that add volume without weighing down their locks. Try shampoos and conditioners with humectants such as SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen