By Black Hair Hub | Jul 07, 2019
Have you ever been at a store searching for a good shampoo and had the assistant ask you what your hair type was? Have you been unsure of how to answer her? If this brings a certain instance – one that you still do not have the answer to, then this article is perfect for you.
Shampoos and conditioners are created using a variety of ingredients and more often than not, are made for a specific type of hair. By using hair products that do not suit you, your hair could be in danger of becoming brittle or rough if not both. If reading this sends you into panic mode – do not worry! We’ll help you figure it out.
A person’s hair can fall under one type of four major curl patterns or hair types. Type 1: Straight Hair, Type 2: Wavy Hair, Type 3: Curly Hair, Type 4: Kinky Hair. To find out which pattern you fall under, simply stand in front of a mirror and observe your hair.
Natural African Hair usually falls under the next three types.
This hair type falls somewhere between the straight and curly hair type. Your hair is straight from the roots and takes on slight curls at the tips with this hair type. There are 3 sub-types within this hair type. They are as follows:
2A- Thin Wavy Hair
2B- Medium Wavy Hair
2C- Thick Wavy Hair
Women who fall under the type 2 hair pattern, typically face issues related to the volume of their hair and how prone to frizz it is. In order to combat this, it is important that you use lighter products as intensive ones will way down your hair and make it seem lifeless. Additionally, you can use a leave-in conditioner like the African Pride Moisture Miracle Honey, Chocolate & Coconut Oil Conditioner to help control your frizz and make your hair manageable.
If your hair takes on the shape of an ‘S’ and cannot be permanently smoothened even with the use of hot tools- then your hair falls under this type. There are 3 sub-types within this curl pattern. They are as follows:
Type 3A: Loose Curls
Type 3B: Medium Curls
Type 3C: Tight Curls
In addition to experiencing excessive frizz, women who fall under this hair type also face issues related to hair breakage, tangles and dryness. It is therefore important that you pick products that will strengthen your hair like the Mega Growth Anti-Breakage Strengthening Deep Conditioner.
The type 4 curl pattern is the most common amongst African women. There are 3 sub-categories under this type as well. These are as follows:
Type 4A: Soft
Type 4B: Wiry
Type 4C: Extremely wiry
While big and glossy seem to be the terms most commonly used when referring to African hair, this hair type usually needs the most care. People with this hair type usually face issues related to dryness and breakage. It is extremely important therefore to use products that suit your hair type such as the African Pride Black Castor Miracle Hair & Scalp Sealing Oil which protects and revitalizes the roots of your hair.
Now that you know where what type of hair you have-go out there and make the most of it sister!
Want to know more about how to take care of your hair, please read 4 Ways To Combat Hair Lose And Boost Hair Growth.
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