“Hair texture? What even is that? Is it even important? Hair is hair and as long as I’ve got it and it isn’t falling out then I’m calm.”
This was literally my response a couple years ago to the thought of hair texture. It’s only when I tried different hairstyles and wondered why my hair weren’t looking like AJ Tracey’s plaits or Sammie’s canerows I quickly had to “do my googles.”
There are many different hair textures and the easiest thing to do when growing your hair or before trying to do styles is to identify YOUR hair texture. I’m going to go show the different hair types so you can identify what category your hair falls under .
Type 2 (WAVEY). This hair pattern is bendable and has an S pattern that lays closer to your head
Type – 2A has a very fine texture that is easy to straighten out.
Type – 2B has a flatter look at the base of your head, with S shaped waves starting at midlength of the hair
Type – 2C are thicker and coarse with the S shaped definition starting at the roots of your hair and is more defined than the other categories
Type 3 (CURLY). This hair pattern is generally naturally curly and ranges from loose to tight curls.
Type – 3A hair pattern are large loose curls
Type – 3B has more of a coarse and springy feel to it where curls are a bit tighter and more defined
Type – 3C curls are much tighter and are compact
Type 4 (COILY) hair strands form very tight, small curls right from the scalp
Type – 4A have dense and springy S patterened curls that are roughly the circumference of a crochet needle (if you crochet) if not I bet your mum or grandma does LOL!
Type – 4B hair strands are densely packed together and can easily bend in sharp angles like the letter Z (Mazzaleeen)
Type – 4C is very similar to the type 4B texture, but strands are even more tightly coiled and are more fragile. They often have a tightly packed zig zag pattern that is easy to spot. This hair type is prone to shrinkage and will always end up looking shorter at the end of day compared to when you just woke up in the morning
BAR OF THE WEEK
THE MOST ANTICIPATED BAR OF THE WEEK IS: “IF YOU CAN’T DO 10K FIRST WEEK THEN I DONT WANA HEAR NO CHAT ABOUT NUMBERS!” Taken off Stormzy’s new track titled “WILEY FLOW”. You know this bar is getting an instant wheel-up!
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Let me know your hair type in the comments below and look out for next weeks post!