How to know your hair type?

How to know your hair type?

First, there are different types of curly hair: WAVY, CURLY, COILY, KINKY hair . The tighter the curl, the more moisture and nutrition the hair needs.

It is very normal to have different textures of curls on your hair (like wavy/curly or curly/coily).

wavy hair 

  • 2A: slight S-shaped wave and little volume
  • 2B: more defined S-shaped wave 
  • 2C: well-defined S-shaped wave, more volume

Curly to curly hair 

  • 3A: large 2-shaped loop
  • 3B: tight and well-defined curl, in shape 2
  • 3C: the curl is even more defined and tight

Kinky hair

  • 4A: very tight S-shaped loop
  • 4B: Z-shaped curl, fine and dense hair
  • 4C: flattened Z-shaped curl, fine and fragile hair

The condition of the hair

First of all, knowing the condition of your hair is very important to make the right choice of shampoo . Indeed, the shampoo is chosen according to the state of the scalp: rather dry? regular? oily?

Then, it allows you to choose suitable products (more or less rich) and to properly dose the quantity of products !

Moreover, the condition of the scalp can vary depending on different factors: hormones (adolescence, pregnancy, menopause, etc.), diet, pollution, stress, etc.

dry hair 

The scalp produces very little sebum and the roots are poorly nourished, they are never greasy!

normal hair 

The scalp produces sebum normally, it takes several days before observing oily roots!

oily hair 

Does your hair get greasy quickly between two shampoos? Having trouble spacing them out? You have an oily scalp.

The nature of the hair

When we talk about  fine, normal (medium)  , or  thick hair , we are talking about hair thickness , which is the diameter of the hair . This is not depending of the curl pattern.

Density  refers to the number of hairs we have. For example, a person with low  hair  density has a sparse scalp , while a person with  high  hair  density will not see  their scalp . Also, it is possible to have a low density while having thick hair or vice versa!

fine hair 

A fine hair has a smaller diameter than a cotton thread, it is almost translucent.

normal hair 

A normal hair has a diameter similar to a cotton thread, it is more easily visible.

thick hair 

A thick hair has a larger diameter than a cotton thread, it is very easy to see.

Knowing the porosity of your hair

If you want to know more about the porosity of curly hair, how to determine it and find out which products are suitable for the porosity of your curls, we invite you to (re)discover our article “What is hair porosity?” »

We hope that you know more about your hair type and condition.