In order to recognize your hair type, a ranking was set up by Andre Walker, an African-American hairdresser.Oprah’s beloved hair stylist, who created a broad-spectrum hair typing system that classifies various hair textures and breaks each hair type down into 4 types with added sub categories. I believe this chart is especially useful when determining what products to use for your hair texture. However, you must realize that this system has its limitations. First of all, most curly women and girls have at least 2 different textures of hair on their head…this chart does not address this variance. Also there are so many different sub categories that can be added to all of the curly sections categories that could and should go beyond A, B, & C. Nonetheless, I do believe it was the first and is the best classification available to date.

Type 1: Smooth hair this hair type is very easy to manage, Straight hair has little to no texture and literally travels in one straight line from root to tip. Straight hair typically lies flat and is smooth to the touch. Due to it’s closed cuticle the hair is very resilient, even with frequent styling, and tends to be oily as the scalps sebum can travel in one straight shot along the hair shaft. this is the link of ISEE HAIR straight hair

Type 2: Wavy hair that forms very elongated S's. Wavy hair lies somewhere between straight and curly hair. It also imparts sheen, more than curly hair, but less than straight hair. The further down the wavy spectrum you go the less sheen the hair will impart. Wavy hair is typically more prone to frizz. While type A wavies can easily alternate between straight and curly styles, type B and C Wavy hair is resistant to styling.

WAVY HAIR STYLING TIP: Because wavy hair is more prone to frizz, anti frizz/humidity protective stylers are key for creating and keeping gorgeous waves. Curls has ideal stylers for this hair type, as they provides the most hold and frizz protection. Keep your fingers out of wavy hair, the more you tousle the more frizz you experience. this is the link of ISEE HAIR wave hair:

Type 3: Curly hair forming elongated loops (3a), tight (3b) up to very tight (3c). If you pull a strand of a type 3 curly, you will notice it has a definite S shape. Granted, the S may be a lower case s or upper case S, or it may even resemble a Z on some occasions...however, there is a definite curl pattern in place, with our without products. This hair type is full bodied, climate dependent (humidity = frizz), and damage prone. Lack of proper care renders dull curls.

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Type 4: Kinky hair Despite many misconceptions, this tightly coiled hair is quite fine and fragile. It is wiry, and delicate by nature. Each strand usually has a zig zag pattern. Kinky hair is the driest hair type, thus it is more prone to breakage and requires a gentle touch. A misconception exists that this hair type does not grow. Kinky hair grows at the same rate as other texture, however, if not treated properly it breaks more than other textures. Treat this hair type like a fine silk blouse – cleanse gently, detangle softly, and avoid harsh chemicals.

KINKY HAIR CARE TIP: Because kinky hair is dry by nature, and therefore breaks easily, it needs added moisture, daily. Dry hair breaks…well moisturized hair is supple and has elasticity. The key to keeping these natural locks healthy, shiny, and beautiful is to moisturize every step of the way. Start with a creamy, sulfate free, moisturizing cleanser, follow suit with a super hydrating conditioner, prep with a rich moisturizer and style with a rich cream, full of natural oils and rich butters. Look for moisturizing humectants, natural conditioning agents, and exotic extracts to add moisture to these locks. Avoid mineral, and petrolatum oil and heavy waxes.

Type 4a is curly hair that forms an S.

Type 4b corresponds to curly hair that forms Z and is less well defined than type 4a.

Type 4c is curly hair that does not really have a definition, which is thin and brittle.

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So, what is your hair type?