Your everyday guide to curly hair and curly hair products

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Type 2 Hair

          Type 2 hair is wavy hair. Wavy hair is hair that is between straight hair and curly hair. Wavy hair is prone is being frizzy. Because it lacks volume and definition, it can be weighed down by styling products and can be resistant to styling. 

          Since wavy hair tends to frizz, anti-frizz or humidity resistant products are recommended. Light products, like mousses, are also recommended, because it gets weighed down easily and helps add volume. Try not to continuously touch your hair. Touching your hair often will cause it to frizz. 

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Type 3 Hair

          Type 3 hair is curly hair. Curly hair coils and can resemble the letter "S" or "Z":. There is a definite curl shape, with or without product. Curly hair is prone to damage and frizz, especially in humidity. Type 3 hair has big, loose coils that spring higher than type 2 hair. Though it has more volume than type 2 hair, it has less shine. 

          Twirl small sections of hair, while hair is damp, to encourage definition. Proper styling is key with type 3 hair. Making sure you use the proper amount of product is important. Too much product will weigh down hair, while not enough will have hair frizzy. Always moisturize hair after cleansing. Shampoos that wash hair while maintaining moisture are recommended. 

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Type 4 Hair

          Type 4 hair is kinky or coily hair. Densely packed, type 4 hair is wiry, coarse and full of tight coils. It is the most fragile of all hair types. Despite the misconception, type 4 hair grows at the same pace as other hair types. Because of how fragile it is, it must be properly cared for or the hairs will break. 

           Daily moisture is needed for type 4 hair. Shampoos that are sulfate-free are recommended. Avoid any kinds of waxes. Moisturizing is the key to taking care of kinky hair. Cream based shampoos, extra hydrating conditioners, and moisturizing styling products are highly suggested. Look for anything with natural oils, exotic extracts and conditioning agents.

Hair Type Chart

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  1. Straight Hair
  2. Wavy Hair
  3. Curly Hair
  4. Kinky or Coily Hair