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Why know your hair type?

Updated: Dec 8, 2023

Determining your hair type helps you to identify the needs of your mane so that you can give it the right care. There is a detailed classification that allows you to know the nature of your hair and this is what we will discover together!

The classification is divided into categories symbolised by numbers from 1 to 4: this is the "type" of hair. Then by letters that represent the sub-categories.

The hair categories

Type 1: Your hair is straight, smooth, without any waves.

Type 2: Your hair is wavy, but not curly.

Type 3: Your hair is curly.

Type 4: Your hair is frizzy.

Hair type sub-categories

Type 1A: Your hair is straight, very fine and can tangle easily.

Type 1B: Your hair is a mixture of fine and thick hair.

Type 1C: Your hair is fine but thick "heavy straight hair

Type 2A: Your hair is easy to handle and has slight S-shaped waves with some volume.

Type 2B: Your hair is voluminous with more pronounced S-shaped waves and is prone to frizz.

Type 2C: Your hair is quite thick and very voluminous. It has well-defined S-shaped curls.

Type 3A: Your hair has large curls and is heavier.

Type 3B: Your hair starts to curl at the roots, the curls are tighter and your mane is voluminous

Type 3C: Your hair is recognisable by its corkscrew curls that form from the root.

Type 4A: Your hair has very tight curls like little springs. The hair is voluminous, with a slightly defined shape. The hair is clearly curly/curly and this is the least dry hair type in the frizzy range.

Type 4B: Your hair does not form S curls but rather "Z" spirals

Type 4C: Your hair has a frizzy texture and no visible curls. This is the finest and most fragile hair.

Now it's easier to identify your hair type and choose the right products to give it the care it needs!

I'll also give you a little tip on how to tell if your hair fibre is thick or not.

Many people confuse thick hair with volume,

A person can have very fine hair but with a lot of volume (i.e. a lot of hair) which gives the appearance of thickness. Conversely, a person can have little hair but with a thick fibre

Here is my tip:

1- Take a sewing thread about 15 to 20 cm long

2- Pull out a dry hair (your hair must be dry without styling products in order to obtain a precise result). Try to pull it out completely and not break it.

3- Place the wire next to the hair on white paper.

4- Compare the wire and the hair

If the hair is very curly, stretch it out a little before comparing it to the thread.

If the hair is thinner than the wire, you have fine hair.

If the hair is about the same thickness as the wire, you have medium/normal hair.

If the hair is thicker, you have thick hair.

Now you know your hair type and thickness.

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