For women around the world, one thing for sure stands common, “love and pride grow with the hair”. It’s time to inform yourself about your hair type and the best shampoo for them in the name of love!
Hair fibres have a structure consisting of several layers. To be precise, your hair type is determined majorly by genetics, you may or may not have different curl patterns on different parts of your head but every hair type demands varied nourishment in varied domains and with dependable requirements.
What are the 4 kinds of hair types
TYPE 1: Straight hair
Straight hair type has a tendency of turning greasy and shiny on a rapid pace in comparison with curly hair as the oil travels down the hair shaft quicker. The three sub-categories are:
Type 1A – very straight and fine, most common in Asian descent.
Type 1B – very straight, thicker, more volume and medium texture.
Type1C – very straight, very thick, very shiny and coarse.
TYPE 2: Wavy hair
Wavy hair type tends to be thicker than Type 1 hair, the texture is not quite straight and not completely curly but somewhere in the middle. The three sub-categories are:
Type 2A – very fine and thin hair with S-shaped waves.
Type 2B – thick, wavy and frizzier than hair Type 2A, easy to style.
Type 2C – waves are more defined, coarse and thick also more difficult to style.
TYPE 3: Curly hair
Curly hair type ranges from a light curl to tight, curly tendrils and usually have a combination of textures more like springy curls! The three sub-categories are:
Type 3A – defined curls with a thick texture and a lot of shine, 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.
TYPE 4: Coily or Kinky hair
Coily or Kinky hair type has tight, sometimes well-defined curls, wiry and delicate by nature, hence are prone to damage by heat and product. The three sub-categories are:
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 that it may not even look curly at all.
With every hair type comes a different challenge, let’s straight up jump to how to protect and save them little warriors (in millions) on our heads! Here are a few tips to follow concerning every hair type and the type of shampoo to be used:
There are 10 shampoo different types of shampoo available in the market. Each of these categories will cater for a specific hair type. So the question is: are you using the right shampoo for your hair type?
- Clarifying shampoo
- Everyday shampoo
- Volumizing shampoo
- Oily hair shampoo
- Normal hair shampoo
- Dry, damaged hair shampoo
- Coloured hair shampoo
- 2-in-1 shampoo
- Medicated shampoo
- Moisturizing shampoo
Straight hair type: Women with straight hair usually fight rapid greasing on a daily basis, hence they wash their hair more often compelling the hair to lose their shine.
Recommended products: Look for volumizing shampoos and conditioners, these shampoos usually do not deposit much conditioning quat, oils or silicones on the hair and also includes ‘special ingredients’ that adds friction to the roots and build volume.
Wavy hair type: The main and the biggest problem women with wavy hair go through is ‘frizz’. Wavy hair also imparts sheen, more than curly hair, but less than straight hair.
Recommended products: Look for shampoo types designed to hydrate and moisturize your roots and hair, using a moisturizing shampoo and moisturizing hair mask (once a week) will help to lock in hydration and reduce frizz.
Curly hair type: Frizziness is a constant battle for these curly warriors, unfortunately! The only key is to provide moisture.
Recommended products: Use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, you can also look out for shampoos specialised for curly hair, you may also want to experiment for mousse, oil etc.
Coily or Kinky hair: Your dense, springy coils are either wiry or fine, and have a circumference of a crochet needle. Some of the top concerns are maintaining moisture, avoiding tangles and counteracting shrinkage.
Recommended products: Moisturizing shampoo is the only escape for curly hair type, start with a moisturizing shampoo and a heavy moisturizing conditioner. You should also use a moisturizing mask, as often as every time you wash your hair.