Hair Type Glossary
HAIR TYPE GLOSSARY
Let's talk about hair types!
You all know I love hair education. At Hairitage we believe it is important to identify what type of hair you have, that way you have a better understanding of which products work best for you – resulting in healthier, better looking hair.
Generally, hair type is broken down in two categories: hair type and hair curl pattern. Other factors that can affect product choice are porosity, density and elasticity.
The type number (1 ,2, 3, 4) describes how your hair grows from the follicle of your scalp in its natural state, aka when it's wet; straight wavy, curly or coily. The letter (A, B, C) describes the thickness and the width of each individual wave, curl or coil. Just know that its very normal for people to have a mixture of hair types and textures on their head.
Watch as Mindy explains how to identify your hair type
Hair Type Subcategories
Wider, Looser Curls
Medium Width Curls
Straight hair with no bends in hair
Straight hair with a subtle bend in hair
Straight hair with moderate bend in hair
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Fine hair with a subtle “S” pattern that forms loose waves
Loose “S” pattern throughout. Hair is more wavy than curly
Loose spiral curls with a more defined “S” pattern from root to tip. The coarsest of Type 2 hair type
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Loose curls that spring when dry
Well-defined spiral curls that are springy
Tight corkscrew curls that are the coarsest of the Type 3 hair
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Well-defined, tight coils
Tight coils that have a zig-zag curl pattern in a “Z” shape
Hair has no real curl pattern and less definition (not a curl and not a wave). The tightest and coarsest of Type 4 hair