hair Types – Understanding Your Natural hair Types

Type 1A: Pin-Straight hair that requires extra care

– Pin-straight with wispy ends

– Fragile and breaks easily

– Use moisture-locking products to keep strands hydrated and shiny

– Avoid overwashing and use dry shampoo to control oily roots

– Consider a volumizing haircut to add volume

Type 1B: Straight hair with added softness and volume

– Subtle bends or waves

– Fine to medium strands with some coarse fibers

– Doesn’t quickly become frizzy

– Retains natural scalp oils for a glossy appearance

– Holds curls well and can be easily styled

Type 1C: Naturally tousled waves with medium to coarse strands

– Tousled waves with more straightness than 1A and 2B

– Straight strands allow natural oils to add shine and hydration

– Avoid over-washing and use deep conditioning treatments

– Use dry shampoo to regulate oil production

Type 2A: Loose waves with flat roots and S-shaped waves

– Loosest wave pattern among wavy hair types

– Flat roots with waves starting around mid lengths

– Use proper styling products and techniques to avoid limpness

– Fine strands can become overwhelmed by unsuitable products

– Avoid overwashing to prevent dryness and excessive oil production

Type 2B: Medium texture with loose curl definition and medium thickness

– Sit between tightly curled and straight hair

– More defined “S” shape, prone to frizz

– Requires proper care to avoid flatness, frizz, and tangles

– Use sulfate-free shampoo, deep condition regularly, and explore styling methods