Discovering and understanding your hair type is vital to developing a good haircare and styling routine – especially for those with curls! Universally, curly hair type is categorised into types and subtypes using numbers and letters.
Type 2 is the loosest, being defined as ‘wavy’. 2A is the most moderate, featuring fine, thin waves. 2C remains wavy but is thicker and more defined, whilst 2B sits somewhere in the middle of the two. This pattern continues for type 3 (curly hair taking the form of spirals), where 3A boasts large, loose curls and 3C features a tighter, more voluminous appearance, and type 4 (coily hair taking the form of a tight Z pattern), where 4A is well defined and springy, and 4C is as dense and tightly coiled as hair comes!
Identifying your curl type can be tricky. Try examining your hair after it’s been freshly washed and air-dried, ideally without interference from any products. Still in need of assistance, or don’t know how to identify your curl type? Why not book in for a consultation with Hair Ministry’s curly hair specialists?