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Knowing your hair type is one of the most important aspects of your haircare journey. When you're aware of your hair texture and type, it's easy to determine how to treat your hair, what are the most suitable products, and what's the best way to keep your locks healthy in the long run.

What's Your Hair Texture?

Hair texture is all about the volume and circumference of your hair. The three general categories are fine, medium, and thick hair.


Fine hair is the thinnest of the lot. Consisting of only cortex and cuticle, this type of hair is prone to breakage and has very less volume. It cannot retain too much product, and if you end up applying a lot of hair products, it becomes oily pretty quickly and leads to a flat look.


As the name suggests, medium texture is neither too thin nor too thick. This is the most common hair type. You can try various hairstyles with this type of hair, and applying hair care products is not a problem. Besides cortex and cuticle, it (sometimes) consists of another layer called medulla, which explains its slightly thicker texture.


Thick hair also consists of the same three layers as medium textured hair, but this type is extremely voluminous. It doesn't break easily and is great for trying on various hairstyles. Even though thick hair can become frizzy from time to time, you can tame it with the right products.

What Are the Different Hair Types?

Type 1 (Straight)

Type 1 hair, or straight hair, is easy to recognize. This type of hair is fine and silky. It can become worn down with natural oils from the scalp very quickly, but the hair type is more or less easy to manage and care for. Type 1A, 1B, and 1C refer to various types of Type 1 hair, with 1A being the finest. 1B and 1C have increased volume and texture than 1A, but it's still a similar kind of straight, wave-free hair.

Type 2 (Wavy)

Moving on, the next is type 2 hair or wavy hair. It ranges from type 2A to 2C, based on the intensity of the waves, volume, and coarseness. Type 2C has the most amount of natural waves. If you have type 2A hair, styling is never an issue, but with 2B or 2C, the increased coarseness and frizziness and the thick volume might make them difficult to style.

Type 3 (Curly)

Type 3 hair has more pronounced waves or proper curls. Type 3A, 3B, and 3C differ based on how loose or how stiff the natural curls are, and the hair thickness. Because of the curls, this type of hair tends to become frizzy. Type 3A hair is easier to manage because it has slightly loose curls and the frizz is more or less under control.

Type 4 (Kinky)

Type 4 hair is extremely curly. This kind of hair is coarse, often fragile, and requires good care to maintain its natural appeal. People with type 4A hair have pronounced, tight curls, but they are still flexible. As you go further towards type 4B and 4C, the hair becomes more coarse, and there is less flexibility in the curls.

Every person has a unique natural texture and hair type. Even though these are genetically governed, you can improve your hair texture by using the right products and following a healthy lifestyle. As for your hair type, all you need is a good hair care routine that suits your hair's needs, and you'll see your natural hair thriving in all its glory.

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