Saturday, March 6, 2010

What is your hair type?

I have seen and heard alot of talk about classifications of hair type, (wavy/curly hair).  I always heard about 3a and 4b, and so on.  Yet, I never understood how you fiqure out what type of curl you have.  So I have done some searching and figured out a little something , hopefully this helps, (if you are at all interested or just curious:) This first one is determing the curliness of your hair, which is the first classification.

*The Wavy Ones*
2A- loose, stretched out S waves throughout the hair
2B- shorter, more distinct S waves
2C- distinct S waves and the odd spiral curl forming here and there

*The Curly Ones*
3A- big, loose spiral curls
3B- bouncy ringlets
3C- tight corkscrews

*The Really Curly Ones*
4A- tightly coiled S curls
4B- tightly coiled hair bending in sharp angles

Now from what I understand this is just the first classifier in determining what hair type you have. There is a second one which is determining the look of your individual strands.

*F- Fine*
Thin strands that sometimes are almost translucent when held up to the light.

*M- Medium*
Strands are neither fine nor coarse

Thick strands

The third classifier is determining the overall volume of your hair. Put your hair in a ponytail with as much hair as possible in it.  Measure the circumference of the ponytail.

*i- thin (less than 2 inches/5centimeters)

*ii- normal (between 2-4 inches or 5-10 centimeters)

*iii- thick (more than 4 inches/10 centimeters)

Seems like alot of work, right? Well, in my opinion if you really want to know the hair type you have (yourself or your little one) for the purpose of finding a good hair product for that specific type, then all you need to do is decide from the first classifier. The easiest and quickest, so good luck, hope this all helped:) If you have a different opinion or any thoughts, suggestions or advice you wanna share, please comment, we'd love to hear it:)

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