This is a popular topic among naturals , but its not just beneficial to people with natural hair . So I decide to do some research on this topic.
Knowing how porous your hair is can aid in choosing the right products for your individual need . Your hair’s porosity is its natural ability to keep/hold moisturized . How easy can the hair absorb water , chemicals and hair products .
HAIR TYPESHair typing for those who care to know - this is not a precise match for everyone , but a generalization of traits to look for when trying to identifying your particular hair type. Our hair texture can range anywhere from pin-straight to extremely curly.
Type 1 , Straight hair
This type of hair cuticle tend to be thick and solid , find mostly in Blond type 1 and Asian hair . Though some times this type hair can be thin it all depends on genetics and hormone its that simple . If this hair is healthy it will have natural shine .
Type 2 hair , Wavy
Wavy hair is the mix between straight and curly , have a lose pattern and can be frizzy at times more frequently for 2b and 2c type. It doesnt bounce up even if layered . Some type 2 hair can also form a sort S shape , not just one direction wave .
|Kristen Stewart , 2A gently lose wave, Image Source|
|2B more of a beach waves|
|2C Fuller waves|
Type 3 , Curly
Type 3s hair type can range from naturally big lose S shape pattern , to small coily Pattern . This is more Spiral curly rather than wave. Curly hair is prone to a lot of frizz and dryness if not care for the curls can appear dull instead of having a healthy shine, but can be bouncy and when wet wavy are almost straight .
Type 4 hairThis type hair is the more fragile of all hair type . This type include pen-sping level hair that actually coils into a spiral like those small springs, and tight zig-zag and S-curled hair. Not only is African hair wiry, it is also frequently coarse. according to Anne Tecklenburg Strehlow, "African hair actually produces more oils than Caucasian and Asian hair. However, due to the tight curls, the oil fails to spread evenly along the hair fiber." This result in brittleness of African hair, then adds to the illusion that it cannot be grown long. This type hair need to be moisture more frequently to grow long unlike straight hair which is low maintenance .
|4a hair types|
4B Dense coils
|4B hair types|