WHAT TYPE OF CURLY HAIR DO I HAVE?
Did you know people with curly hair can have more than one curl type, that’s why some curls behave different than others? Or that different types of curly hair make different kinds of frizz? It’s true! In wavy hair, frizz looks like fly a-ways. In Curly hair, frizz expands your curls into a mushroom shape. In Coily hair, frizz makes your curls look undefined. The first step to taking care of our curly hair is knowing what kind of curly hair type(s) we have, so read on to find your curl pattern!
How to find your curl pattern
First, let’s understand how curl patterns are identified. All curls are between 2a to 4C.
Determining your number
The number represents the curl shape and type.
1: Straight 2: Wavy 3: Curly 4: Coily
To determine your number, look at the shape of your curls.
2: Wavy is a very lose S curve shape, meaning that the hair never loops all the way around 3: Curly has an S curve shape that loops all the way around 4: Coily hair has more of a zip zag shape versus loop around shape
Determining your letter
The letter represents how tight your curl is.
A: wider and looser curl B: between A & C C: tighter curl Hint: this part can be a little hard to determine because it is possible to have multiple curl patterns. For example, you could have some curls that are 3a while others are 3b. Figuring out your overall curl type is most important. Look at the majority of your curls to help determine your curl pattern. Here is little chart to help.