Knowing your Hair Type Helps you to Choose The Right
Knowing your hair type can be helpful in choosing the best hair for you.
Types of Hair
Is straight hair, which has doesn't have any type of wave of curl pattern.
Miss MyMy straight hair is not stick straight, it has some body but goes straight very easily.
Type 2 (Tight Curl)
Is wavy this hair tends to be coarse, with a definite "S" pattern to it. There are three Type 2 sub types: A - fine /thin, B -medium-textured, and C - thick and coarse. Type 2A is very easy to handle, blowing out into a straighter style or taking on curlier looks with relative ease. Types 2B and 2C are a little more resistant to styling and have a tendency to frizz.
Type 3 (Medium Curl)
This type of hair appears straight when wet but becomes curly as it dries this is because as it dries it absorbs water and contracts. Humidity tends to make this type of curly hair even curlier, or even frizzier. Type 3 hair has a lot of body and is easily styled in its natural state, or it can be easily straightened with a blow-dryer into a smoother style. Healthy Type 3 hair is shiny, with soft, smooth curls and strong elasticity. The curls are well-defined and springy. Miss MyMy defines two sub types of curly hair. First, there is type 3A hair which is very loosely curled and usually very shiny with big curls. The shorter the hair is, the straighter it gets. The longer the hair is the more defined the curl. Then, there is type 3B hair which has a medium amount of curl to tight corkscrews. It's not unusual to see a mixture of these types existing on the same head. Curly hair usually consists of a combination of textures, with the crown being the curliest part. Lastly there is a type 3C. This type of hair can be described as tight curls in corkscrews. The curls can be either kinky, or very tightly curled, with lots and lots of strands densely packed together.
Type 4 category, kinky, or very tightly curled. Generally, Type 4 hair is very wiry, very tightly coiled and very fragile. Similar to Type 3 hair, Type 4 hair appears to be coarse, but it is actually quite fine, with lots and lots of these strands densely packed together. Type 4 hair that is healthy won't shine, but it will have sheen. It will be soft to the touch and will pass the strand test with ease. It will feel silkier than it will look shiny. Oprah is a Type 4. Type 4 hairs looks tough and durable, but looks can be deceiving. If you have Type 4 hair, you already know that it is the most fragile hair around. There are two sub types of Type 4 hair: Type 4A, tightly coiled hair that, when stretched, has an "S" pattern, much like curly hair; and Type 4B, which has a "Z" pattern, less of a defined curl pattern (instead of curling or coiling, the hair bends in sharp angles like the letter "Z"). Type 4A tends to have more moisture than Type 4B, which will have a wiry texture.
Most of us know if our hair is straight, wavy or curly, but when it comes to fine and thick, there seems to be some confusion. Fine, medium, and coarse refer to the diameter of the individual strands of hair, or its texture. Thin to thick refers to the density; or the actual number of hairs per square inch on your head. Compare your hair to a few of your friends' hair and your hair type will become evident. In general, classic Scandinavian hair is fine and classic Asian hair tends to be coarse. Hair that is in between is of medium texture. If you pull your hair into a ponytail and there's barely an inch of total diameter, your hair is thin. If you have a big, full handful of ponytail, your hair is thick.
As you can see nothing is straight forward with curly hair. It could be one way when wet and another when dry. One way in the front of your head, one way at the back of your head. Naturally curly people understand that there is always some cross over..The same goes for purchasing your curly hair extensions and wigs.