Tuesday, May 21, 2024

    Ways To Determine Your Unique Hair Type

    Determining your hair type can play a massive role in your daily hair care routine and how you feel about it.

    Sometimes, people tend to give up understanding hair type and decide to do nothing, while some struggle with using products for type 1 on their type 2 hair, and this could lead to frustration as well as malnourished or weak hair. Understanding the different types of properties your hair is made up of; like texture, pattern, and elasticity can help you know what works best for you.

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    Well, the time has come to an end as we introduce ways for you to understand your hair type and its uniqueness.
    Hair texture generally refers to the natural shape or pattern of your hair strands. If you’re unsure about which category you fall into, leave your hair free of products and let it air dry the next time you wash it.

    TYPE 1
    This type has no natural curl, the individual strands may be fine or coarse , thick or thin, but they fall without waving from root to tip. This can also be referred to as straight hair.

    TYPE 2
    In this category, there are 2 types, the A ,B and C. The natural state of type 2 is the type 2a. A gentle, tousled texture. From the roots to around eye level, your hair is fairly straight But from eye level to the ends, you have a loose, undefined wave.

    As for type 2B, the curls form from mid point to the ends, they have a more defined S shape. The most well-defined S-shaped waves are type 2C. The wave pattern may begin close to the crown and tumble downward. Type 2C is often thick and can be prone to frizz in damp weather.

    TYPE 3
    This type is also in different categories ; 3A, 3B, 3C
    Type 3A: They have S-shaped curls form loose loops. The curls have a circumference a little wider than the large end of a taper candle
    Type 3B: They are as wide as the barrel of a sharpie marker. Curls spring from the roots and have ample volume
    Type 3C: These curls are tight and springy they would coil perfectly around a drinking straw or they visibly look like corkscrew curls

    TYPE 4
    This type also comes in different categories ; 4A, 4B, 4C
    The curl pattern for 4A is an S-shaped coil you could wrap around a chopstick.
    The curls in 4B are in a  zig-zag shape, bending at sharp angles with a less defined pattern of curls.
    Type 4C coils are the tightest and most fragile. It’s really easy to break them if you comb roughly. It has a similar texture to type 4B, but with a tighter curl.  Apart from texture, other things to know about your hair are:

    Hair density: This refers to the number of hairs on your head. If you can’t see your scalp clearly, you probably have dense hair. If you can see your scalp even without parting your hair, you probably have low hair density.

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    Hair Porosity: This refers to your hair’s ability to soak up moisture. If your hair is highly porous, it has a lot of holes in its surface. Any type that is less porous is tightly locked and tends to resist moisture, whether that’s environmental humidity or chemical processing.

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