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Hair Types

Hair Types

Hair types

By Tiffany Mae

 


Straight:  The follicle of straight hair is perfectly round as opposed to curly hair’s follicle being oval shaped.  This causes the hair to air dry and fall straight.

 

Pros:
- Brushing your hair is enough to make it look ‘done’
- Consistent
- Looks neat and tidy

Cons:
- Hard to achieve the ‘lived in’ messy Pinterest hair
- Roots growing in looks more obvious
- Pony tail dents

 


Wavy: Falls in a loose S-shape

Pros:

-Your hair can be manipulated to be wavy and also smoothed out fairly easy.
-Has more volume than straight hair
-Beach waves are always in

Cons:
-Can be inconsistent
-Looks disheveled, not curly not straight.

 


Curly:  Follicle adopts an oval shape which is different than the perfectly round follicle that creates straight hair. The flatter the oval, the curlier the hair.

Pros:
- You stand out from the crowd
- 65% of people in the US have curly, kinky or coily hair.
- You can go multiple days without washing
- Holds a style very well

Cons:
- Curls tend to be very dry
- Requires a lot of product to style
- Requires a lot of shine and condition

 


Coily: 
Refers to hair strands that form tight curls in a zig-zag pattern from the scalp.  Also referred to as Kinky.  

This naturally curly hair type has a very dry and spongy texture. Within the coily hair type, there are three subcategories based on the size of the hair pattern. 

Pros:
- You stand out from the crowd
- 65% of people in the US have curly, kinky or coily hair.
- You can go multiple days without washing
- Holds a style very well

Cons:
- Curls tend to be very dry
- Requires a lot of product to style
- Requires a lot of hydration condition
- Very fragile

 

 

Fine: A single strand of your hair is smaller in diameter than sewing thread.

Stylist tip:  Focus on cleansing, mousses for volume and very small amounts of oils specifically made for fine hair.

Pros:
- Fast dry time
- Easier to style

Cons:
- tangles easily
- Falls flat
- Needs to be washed more frequently

 

Medium:  A single strand of your hair is about average and close in diameter to sewing thread, not too thick and not to thin.

Pros:
- Generally the easiest texture to work with
- Holds style well

 

Coarse: Coarse refers to the diameter of a single hair strand.  Your hair is coarse when a single hair is as thick as  or thicker than sewing thread

 Pros:
- Strong
- Holds a blowout for days
- Looks bomb

Cons:
- Time consuming to style
- Can be heavy and cause headaches

 

Skinny: Density refers to the amount of hair you have on your head.  The average human has 100,000 hairs on their head, you are average or a little less, so closer to the low average of 81,000

 

Normal: Density refers to the amount of hair you have on your head.  The average human has 100,000 hairs on their head.  Low is 81,000 and high is 121,000 you are most likely right in the middle.

 

Full: Density refers to the amount of hair you have on your head.  The average human has 100,000 hairs on their head, you are above average so closer to the high average of 121,000

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