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Understanding Hair Types

It is a known fact that our hair is different from other races. No matter how many times people say “it’s just hair,” fact still remains that our hair is unique. We can do many things with our hair that most have a difficult time doing, for example, achieving an afro or keeping styles in longer; we are able to manipulate our hair to do as we please.

Hair Types
Type 1 Hair: 


  • Straight hair that hangs loose and free
  • Usually it's sleek and shiny
  • Not easy to hold a curl
  • Hair easily become oily but is hard to damage this type of hair.
Type 2 Hair

Type 2 hair is wavy hair. Hair type between Straight (type 1) and Curly (type 3).
  • Hair has an S shape to it. Doesn't bounce much but sticks with whatever style you choose to do. Whether you want to keep it straight, curl it, or wash-n-go and wear it natural, the style will hold.
  • Hair tends to frizz easily with type 2 hair

Type 3 Hair

  • Includes lightly curly hair to a very deep curly pattern that look like springs
  • Curls are often soft
  • Can manipulate the curls for textured styles in it's natural state or can straighten hair with a blow dryer/flat iron.
  • Requires more moisture that the previous two types

Type 4 Hair

This type can be tricky. Type 4 hair is not like the other types, it can range from thin and fine to wiry and coarse with strands that stick together. Curls, or coils is what most call them spring out often. This type is the only one that is easily damageable. Have to be careful when combing, brushing, flat ironing, blow-drying, and styling hair because pieces will break off. 

Keep this hair well moisturized.