Everyone’s hair is different, but there are similarities that can help you keep your hair healthy. Let’s discuss hair types.
There are many types of hair, and many people who have hair that’s somewhere in between two types.
But when we’re discussing hair, we’re normally talking about straight, curly, wavy, or natural (ie. tightly curled, coiled or kinky) hair.
These characteristics are determined by genetics; physically, it’s down to the way your hair grows from your scalp.
Each hair type has its own unique attributes and needs, as well, such as:
Naturally straight hair grows from symmetrical follicles, more or less straight out from the scalp.
It’s possible to manage straight hair, but it still needs care – which you can find out about in our article on the subject.
Growing out of your hair at an angle, and from asymmetrical follicles, curly hair has body in spades.
Unfortunately, its structure also means that it has a tendency towards dryness.
Find out how to combat that particular problem in our curly hair article.
The easy middle-ground between curly and straight hair, wavy hair grows a slight angle, resulting in elliptical waves as opposed to tighter curls.
There are few downsides to wavy hair, although it’s a good idea to watch out for breakage.
Find out more in our wavy hair article.
Coiled, kinky, tightly curled. Natural hair is the extreme end of the curly hair scale.
This makes it far more vulnerable to breakage and dryness, but treated properly it can be glorious.
Discover how to get the most from your natural hair in our article.