The Types of Hair tab in Curls Connect tries to list some of the characteristics of straight, wavy, curly and kinky hair. I have also tried to assist you in trying to figure out the type of curl you have.
One of the most popular curly hair classification systems was described by Andre Walker, Oprah's stylist, in his book 'Andre Talks Hair'; he lists them as: 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 3c, 4a, 4b according to the texture of the hair. Some Curlies will realize that they may have more than one curl pattern on their head. This classification system has been adopted and modified by other Curlies in order to help understand and care for their hair.
I think one of the important aspects of the hair classification system is that it not only differentiates between the curl patterns or S-shape (some tighter than others) but also the thickness of the hair strand- the thickness of the strands- fine, medium or thick/coarse.
It is important to note that different products will have different results on hair of different textures. Heavy products may tend to weigh down fine hair. That does not mean that you can use a lot of 'light' hair product on your hair just because you have thick hair. Remember hair products has chemicals and even though they are supposed to help your hair- too much can damage your hair. It is important to also cleanse your hair from products.
After determining the curl type you would think that then you can choose the product for your hair. But not yet! Our hair can be in different conditions, each conditions would require different products to treat the hair. In my later posts I will try to talk more about the different conditions of your hair and the products you can use.
Until then, happy curling! :)