Not knowing your hair type is a big mistake because when you are unaware of your hair type, you tend to buy any other hair product that you like in the market; and often that product tends to react with your hair. Hence, it is imperative that you know your hair type. Take a look at the basic hair types and then determine yours.

Type 1 Hair

Type 1 hair is what we generally refer to as the ‘straight hair.’ Straight hair is generally smooth and soft; it is generally shiny, but a lot of people with straight hair claim that their hair is too dull.

Type 2 Hair

Type 2 hair is what we call the ‘wavy hair.’ This hair type is mainly characterized by straight hair that have waves in the middle. Wavy hair can range from being too soft to too dry and parched. This hair type is not difficult to manage and can be styled easily.

Type 3 Hair

Type 3 hair is the hair type where most hair problems begin. Type 3 hair stands for curly hair. This is further divided into three sub hair types: type 3a, type 3b and type 3c. 3a hair generally has S shaped curls that are quite springy. 3b hair can range from bouncy ringlets to tightly wounded corkscrews that are quite tough to deal with. And people with 3c curls generally have tough and dry corkscrews.

Type 4 Hair

Kinky hair is also known as type 4 hair. Like type 3 hair, type 4 hair is also segregated into three hair types: 4a, 4b and 4c. 4a curls are very dense and are S shaped; also they are quite hard. 4b curls display a distinctive Z shape and are normally very fragile. Curls of type 4c can either be coiled corkscrews or ringlets.

Now you must have an idea of your specific hair type. But it is better if you visit a hair salon to know better about your hair type.


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