Knowing the Different Hair Types

Understanding your hair type will enable you to select products designed specifically to address its unique characteristics and maintain healthy locks.

Straight Hair (Type 1)

Straight hair tends to get weighed down quickly by dirt, oil, and styling products. Since the strands are fine and thin, lightweight solutions are essential.

Air-Dried Waves

Mastering the fresh-from-the-shower look requires skill. However, you can achieve effortless air-dried beachy waves without heat damage by following these steps:

Natural Brown

Natural brown hair color reflects the levels of eumelanin found in your body. Higher levels result in darker strands, while decreased amounts produce lighter ones. Natural brown shades are versatile and suit many complexions. Here are some tips:

Mermaid Waves

Mermaid waves are soft, barely-there waves, creating an easier-going, live-in look. Here’s how to achieve them:


The term “blonde” refers to people with golden-yellow or pale-yellow locks. Some style guides discourage using this label when speaking of individuals due to its objectifying and stereotyping nature, but if it doesn’t bother you, feel free to embrace it.

Blond is the most frequently used adjective to describe those with pale or golden-colored hair. Its spelling may vary based on gender, with “e” added for women and less consistent usage for men. Blond can also describe coffee or wood colors, although less commonly seen.

Wavy hair (Type 2)

Wavy hair requires intensive maintenance due to its more distinct S-shaped wave. It is prone to frizziness and needs extra special care.