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Today, we are going to be learning about our hair type, texture and hair porosity. I know a lot of people can’t identify their hair type (I found out about mine months ago). I use to think my hair couldn’t be identify as 4c hair, that I will definitely be 4d but guess what, when I saw 4d, I saw the difference.
This post is going to be a little longer than my usual posts so, bear with me and I hope this helps in identifying your hair type and texture.
Hair has been one major course that we took serious in beauty school and I’m glad I have the knowledge. It’s easy to identify your hair type, texture and porosity when the hair is in it’s natural form. Now don’t get me wrong, I have seen some beautiful healthy relaxed hair. All I’m saying here is that, you would have altered the natural coils, pattern and also texture of your hair when it is relaxed but in it’s natural form, it’s very easy to identify.
Can you still know your hair type, texture and porosity after relaxing? Yes you can but I will advice you wait till when u start having new growth before you check.
There are three major type of hair texture. I started with hair texture because it’s easy to identify your hair type once you know your hair texture.
3 Major hair texture
- Fine / thin Hair
- Medium Hair
- Coarse / thick Hair
FINE HAIR is usually thin and fragile. Each hair has two layers, the cortex and the cuticle. Because fine hair is very thin, it can become oily or greasy very quickly. It also tends to become weighed down by product and breaks more easily than thicker hair.
MEDIUM HAIR is thicker than fine hair, and it is what most women have. Hair with this texture still has two layers – the cortex and cuticle – but some women may have a third layer to their hair called the medulla. It has more volume to fine hair. It is also less prone to breakage.
COARSE HAIR has three layers – the cortex, cuticle, and medulla – and it looks fuller than fine or medium hair. Coarse is more tolerant than other textures to things like heat, product, and hair dye. It is also less prone to breakage, but it can become frizzy in humid weather and takes longer to dry.
- Straight hair
- Wavy hair
- Curly hair
- Kinky hair
CATEGORIES OF HAIR TYPE
Straight hair – Type 1
Wavy hair – Type 2
Curly hair – Type 3
Kinky hair – Type 4
DIVISION OF THE HAIR TYPE
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This is where you know which particular hair type you can identify your hair as.
STRAIGHT HAIR: This type of hair is usually straight. It can become greasy and shiny faster than curly hair. Oil from the scalp travels quickly to the shaft. Straight hair can be divided into three subcategories which are;
Type 1A – This subcategory of hair type is super straight and fine. So the hair texture is fine hair. Most common in women of Asian descendants.
TYPE 1B – This subcategory of hair type is also super straight but has more volume than type 1A. This hair har texture is medium hair.
TYPE 1C – This subcategory of hair is straight but thick ad shiny. The hair texture is coarse hair.
WAVY HAIR: This type has a natural wave, and it is thicker than Type 1 hair. The subtypes are divided by the thickness of the hair and the shape of the waves. There are three subcategories for wavy hair:
Type 2A – This type of hair is very fine and thin with S-shaped waves – it is also easy to style.
Type 2B – A little frizzier than type 2A, this type of hair is wavy and medium-thick.
Type 2C – This hair type is wavy, thick, and coarse – it is prone to frizz and difficult to style.
CURLY HAIR; This type of hair is definitely curly – usually the kind of curl that goes straight when the hair is wet but goes back to being curly as it dries. Curly hair has clearly defined, springy curls and it tends to be easy to style. There are three subcategories for curly hair:
Type 3A – This hair has defined curls with a thick texture and a lot of shine but can be frizzy.
Type 3B – Hair of this type has tighter curls and may have a combination of textures.
Type 3C – This type of hair has very tight curls or kinks and is generally easy to style.
KINKY HAIR: Hair of the very curly or kinky type has very tight, sometimes well-defined curls. It tends to be fairly coarse in texture but is also sensitive and prone to damage by heat and product. There are three different subcategories for kinky hair:
Type 4A – This hair is soft in texture with tight, well-defined curls or kinks.
Type 4B – Hair of this type has very tight curls, but they are less defined, soft, and fragile.
Type 4C – This type of hair has such tight curls (coils) that it may not even look curly at all.
In addition, there is type 4d hair. This specific of glorious is precisely afro textured but unlike the other 4 , it has more of a and sometimes an L pattern. Unusual natural 4d tends not to have as much moisture as 4A or even 4B due to the curl pattern.
HAIR POROSITY TEST
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I hope this is helps identify your hair type, texture and porosity.