12 Hair Classifications and How To Identify Your Hair Type

As we all know, there are a number of different hair types. Some people have slightly wavy hair, some have extremely twisty curls. Others have straight hair, while some have dead straight strands. It’s all a jumble. Isn’t there any sane way of classifying the type of hair? Actually, there are many. However, there is one basic way is accepted worldwide. It divides the hair into 4 subtypes and then breaks them down into further sub types. Here we describe the entire system to help you classify your hair easily.

This hair category contains the different kinds of straight hair, but the story doesn’t end here. You may be surprised to find out that there are three different types of straight hair. This divides the group into a further 3 groups
Type 1A hair is thin silky hair with a very fine texture and a prominent shine
Type 1B hair is more textured than the type A and is generally thicker.
Type 1C hair is more towards the coarse side this hair type is quite difficult to curl and style owing to its tendency to retain its shape.

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TYPE 2 – WAVY HAIR

You might have seen wavy hair, but you would never have realized the many different kinds of waves. Generally speaking, wavy hair can be considered as halfway between the curly and the straight hair. Hair stylists have divided hair waves into 3 types.
Type 2A hair is basically fine and thin. It contains loose waves, is easy to handle and can styled, curled or straightened with relative ease.
Type 2B hair is in waves that tend to stick to the shape of your head.
Type 2C hair is in waves that tend to frizz easily and are coarser than the previous two.

TYPE 3 – CURLY HAIR

There are many different definitions of curly. The curly hair that we include in the type 3 hair category has a specific S shape pattern. Their cuticles aren’t flat which is why curly hair isn’t as shiny as the previous two hair types, but it does have a charm of its own. Even these curls are further divided into 3 subtypes which include
Type 3A hair is in loose curls which shine outwardly
Type 3B hair contains curls which can range from ringlets to the adorable tight corkscrews.
Type 3C hair has tighter curls than the 3B type, being more tightly wound and curled than the previous two types.

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TYPE 4 – KINKY HAIR

 

This tightly coiled hair can be a blessing for some and really unmanageable for others. This hair type is generally weak and vulnerable. Although it may appear as coarse, but it is basically quite fine. Its thickness is due to the strands being packed together tightly. This hair type is the most common hair type found in Africans and even it has three subtypes.
Type 4A hair has tight springy could that have the general S shape when stretched following a definitive curly pattern, much like the type 3 curly hair.
Type 4Bhair contains coils that aren’t very well defined. If you stretch these curls out they tend to look a lot like a bent Z.
Type 4C hair has extremely tightly wound coils. This hair type is more of an extremely kinky hair than anything.

Having read all this, you can now easily decide which hair type does your hair fit in. This classification covers all the hair types, so you’re bound to find the perfect match. Finding out your hair type can be a great help in deciding which hair extensions will suit you. The best part is, we have extensions that cover every hair type for your ease and comfort. Your bad hair days are over, it’s time you welcome the naturally beautiful locks that complement your hairstyle fabulously!