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Your hair type and the care it needs

Jade is back at it again with a post! As a hairdresser, she knows that there are four hair types within the hair type system. And she’s here today to tell you all about them and the type of care each of them needs!

  1. Straight hair

We’ll start with the first hair type: straight hair. Within the straight hair category, you have different types. For example, it can be fine and silky, but it can also be thick and fluffy. Everyone with straight hair has one thing in common: the hair is shiny because the oil on your scalp glides easily along your locks to keep them healthy. These are the three hair types within the β€œstraight hair” segment.

  • Type 1a: this hair type is usually the flattest, thinnest, and softest of all people with straight hair. It’s difficult to style or curl and often hangs limply against your face. But don’t worry: with some texture spray you can still style it well.
  • Type 1b: this hair type is still very straight, but already has some coarser locks. Do you have this hair type? Then you probably often struggle with greasy hair roots. Dry shampoo is therefore a handy product for this hair type.
  • Type 1c: this hair type is a bit thicker and coarser, so it tends to get frizzy and dry a lot easier than other hair types. Does your straight hair damage quickly? Then this is probably your hair type. A weekly hair mask will work wonders.

2. Wavy hair

On to the second hair type: wavy hair. This hair type is the golden mean between straight hair and curls. The waves range from beachy waves to fluffy undefined waves. An advantage: this is one of the easiest hair types to style.

  • Type 2a: this hair type is wavier than type 1c. Hair type 2a has a flat S-shaped pattern that makes the hair wavy. It’s often a bit finer and flatter than the other type 2s and you can easily style it. Sea salt sprays work very well for this hair type.
  • Type 2b: this hair type has slightly more defined waves than type 2a. It often has a fine or medium thickness and can become drier and fluffier a little faster. With a firm mousse, you have your hair well under control.
  • Type 2c: this hair type still has S-shaped waves, but it can also have loose curls and coarser textures. These waves tend to frizz quickly and lose their definition. By smearing some curling cream in it, your hair will keep looking well-groomed.
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3. Curly hair

After the second hair type, we come to number three: curly hair. To fit in with this, your hair must have real curls and not fall into a flat S-shape. Many people have a mix of different curl textures.

  • Type 3a: this hair type usually has loose curls with a few waves. These curls often tend to be finer and easier to get out of shape. For example, due to the wind, rain, and drought. A special mousse for curly hair helps to prevent this.
  • Type 3b: this type often consists of curls that are about the circumference of a finger. They’re more bouncy and tighter than type 3a curls. However, they can also be quickly damaged by dehydration. A good leave-in conditioner is a must for this hair type.
  • Type 3c: these curls are even tighter than those of type 3b. They’re similar to the outline of a drinking straw or a pencil and are glued together closely. This gives your hair a lot of volume, but they’re the most prone to drying out. Your best friend is therefore a moisturising hair oil.

4. Frizzy hair

We have arrived at the last hair type: frizzy hair. This hair can contain a mix of textures, from a tightly coiled, springy pattern (S-shape), to a zigzag pattern. All the kinks and angles in the hair make it harder for scalp oils to slide down your hair. This makes this hair type the most fragile and dry. But on the other hand, it’s the most versatile type to style.

  • Type 4a: this hair type has tight and small curls, but it tends to lose definition and moisture. To prevent this, you can therefore distribute a good curling gel over your hair.
  • Type 4b: this hair type doesn’t curl up, but it curves into a sharp zigzag shape that resembles a feather in a ballpoint pen. Do you have this hair type? Then there’s a greater chance that it’ll shrink and become drier. It’s therefore important to keep your hair hydrated with a good leave-in conditioner, serum, or oil.
  • Type 4c: this hair type falls in a Z-shaped pattern and is tighter than 4b hair. This hair requires a lot of work, because of the dense texture and because it breaks faster. Therefore, take care of your hair with soothing cream, oils, and serums.
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