When making a decision about which products to choose to care for your hair, there are several factors to take into account, one of them is to know what is our hair type and although it seems that we all already knew the straight, wavy and frizzy hair, the stylist Andre Walker created a classification system with detailed characteristics in order to determine the essentials when it comes to care.
Said to be the easiest to manage, however, its fine structure and thin strands make it more susceptible to damage as well as vulnerable to breakage. People with this type of hair tend to wash it more often.
Type 1A: This is the finest hair with little volume.
Type 1B: A mix between fine hair and root with more volume.
Type 1C: Thicker hair with a "heavy" appearance.
This type of hair usually dries with slight waves, is usually the shiniest type of hair, is very easy to mold into straight or curls and the hairstyles are long lasting.
Type 2A: Fine hair and a slight S-shaped wave, leaving the wavy design of the hair more undefined and with little volume.
Type 2B: Hair with slightly more defined S-shaped curls that start to form from the scalp and may be slightly frizzy.
Type 2C: Thicker, very voluminous hair with well-defined S-shaped curls.
Curly hair ranges from large curls to tight curls, they are the best defined, have a lot of volume and texture. They are sensitive to humidity and frizz is always their enemy.
Type 3A: Hair with larger curls. This is the most hydrated hair of the three, and the heaviest, which explains the slight loss of curl definition. In some cases, the root may be smooth due to the weight.
Type 3B: Hair with S-shaped curls, more wavy at the root, well-defined curls and tighter than the previous type.
Type 3C: Characterized by tight, well-defined curls, or "small" curls, which can be formed from the root. Some consider this type of hair to be curly, while others consider it frizzy.
is the most varied classification, as we can find spiral curls and even more compact curls, with less defined curls that tend to be more fragile and dry, and need to be cared for with much more attention.
Type 4A: Tightly coiled hair from the root, very voluminous and with a spiral wave, and a slightly defined shape.
Type 4B: This type is characterized by being tightly coiled and wavy in an S-shape, a little finer, dense and sometimes fragile.
Type 4C: Z-shaped curls, well defined and a little finer. It may look "heavy" because of the tight curls, but make no mistake: this is the most fragile hair of the three.
Now that you know the different hair types and their classifications, you can better choose the products that will help you care for and shape your hair the way you want.