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How To Know Your Hair Type

Managing hair is a tricky business, right? Figuring hair routines, trying out new products, changing weather, and so much more – the list might just reach a dead end. Amidst all of this, have you ever questioned yourself if you are even using products specific to your hair type?

Understanding hair type is crucial when it comes to selecting hair-care products and finding that perfect routine that will sure-shot work for you. Everyone is quite aware that our hair can be broadly categorized into four different categories namely, Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily. But, the catch here is that these categories are further sub-categorized (well, yes!).

In the 90s, a well-known hairstylist, Andre Walker (hairstylist to Oprah Winfrey) had created a hair typing system (for his hair-care line) which is now widely recognized to understand the diversity of hair types. So, let’s begin your ‘hairy’tale right away!

Hair type 1: Straight hair 

This type of hair is not very difficult to understand. It is naturally straight, grows easier, and faster. Although, it does tend to get greasy super-quick! 

This hair-type is further subdivided into three categories:  

Type 1A: This hair-type iscompletely straight. There is no body does not have the capacity to hold the curls. Also, RARE!

Type 1B: This hair-type is medium-straight but with somewhat coarser strands hence, more body.

Type 1C: This has more body than 1B but a lot difficult to handle because of the thickness.

Your BFFs: Since straight hair tend to get greasy, try and wash your hair more often. If that’s a task (which it is), invest in a dry shampoo! 

If not that, a personalized combo will go a long way for you. Your hair needs volume, a pre-shampoo mask (for sure), and a mild shampoo so, fill in your details here and you’ll be good to go. 

Hair type 2: Wavy Hair 

Quite easy to experiment with, wavy hair has slight (but multiple) bends from roots to the tips. These are naturally wavy and have a texture to them.  

This hair-type is further subdivided into three categories:  

Type 2A: This hair type has natural loose waves that form an S-shape. Although, they do lack volume.

Type 2B: This type has much more refined S-shaped waves with a medium thickness. Oh, this hair type gets frizzy too!

Type 2C: You’ll notice coarser waves and the texture is thick.

Your BFFs: The key to maintaining wavy hair is to make sure you find the right balance (between controlling frizz and losing the soft waves). 

We suggest you try personalized hair-care products that help to control the frizz while maintaining the volume. Also, since our products are sulphate-free and paraben-free, you’ll get the radiance you’ve been looking for. Take our hair quiz now and order your products.

Hair type 3: Curly Hair 

This type of hair is usually dense and forms natural, beautiful spiral-type curls. These could be light or tight, and you could even have a mix of them.  

This hair-type is further subdivided into three categories:  

Type 3A: This hair-type tends to have a mixture of waves and loose curls. These are much finer and easy to handle. BUT, can easily react to dryness!

Type 3B: These are springy curls that are coarse. FYI, these also react easily to dryness and frizz.

Type 3C: This hair-type offers more volume and even more dryness. The curls are packed together, tighter, and could even get coily.


Your BFFs: Never forget to apply conditioner and try to use personalized products to control dry, frizzy hair. 

Always use a wide-tooth comb to detangle your curls (only in wet hair!)

Also, try our Shea Butter and use it as a mask to provide your hair with the hydration they need. Take a small amount, massage it on your scalp and run it through the strands. Let it sit for 20-25 minutes, and then wash it off with a personalized shampoo for soft and bouncy curls.

Hair type 4: Coily Hair 

This hair type is always tightly curled and the curls always stay in the same shape. Due to the texture that each strand has, people belonging to this hair-type face problem in maintaining shine.  

This hair-type is further subdivided into three categories:  

Type 4A: These have springy and the smallest coils. They can lose their definition quickly but they have the best moisture retention capacity.

Type 4B: These do not have a defined curl pattern (more defined towards the tips). They appear like fluffy cotton and tend to break easily.

Type 4C: These are packed densely and a bit difficult to differentiate from 4B. Although, here the strands have no definition.

Your BFFs: Moisture! Use a personalized hair-care range to get the most of your coily hair. 

Also, always try towel-dry your hair after the shower.

You can even rely on our Argan Oil to give your hair the deep moisturization they need. Use it to massage your scalp or use it after you are done towel-drying your hair. It will prevent frizz and add shine. 

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