Why the hair types are so crucial for styling:
Suppose four people lives in four different towns of the Le country of Hairstyle. One lives in the Straight town, one in the Wavy town, one is in the Curly town and the last one in the Mixed town; so, when they decided to meet at the same destination, they had to take different routes!
Yes, different people have different roots!
So, even if two individuals have the same hair style, the route or steps to reach that style may have been different. It’s their hair type that will decide if one will need to wash hair before styling, use conditioner or not or will 2nd-day hair be better.
Some other important factors:
The curling iron, the material of the barrel and size will also be different depending on the hair type, the length of the hair and most importantly, it will also rely on the style you are trying to create. Thus, your mother’s or sister’s best curling iron might not be the ideal one for you.
If you know your hair type, or if you have just found out by following our instruction then wait no more!!! Go ahead and get the best curling iron according to your hair type and flaunt damage free, healthy shiny hairstyles whenever you wish!
The classification of hair:
We can broadly classify hairs into the four following groups given below,
- Straight, silky, fine/thin
- Normal, straight to wavy, medium hair
- Dry, wavy to curly, thick/coarse hair and
- A combination of two types of hair such as straight at the root but wavy at the bottom and so forth.
If you do not know the type of hair you have or just want to check it for reassurance, you have come to the right place. We will help you identify it in a minute! There is no harm in reassuring since hair type can change too! Click the link and follow the step by step guide to identifying your hair type yourself!
How to identify your own hair type
Don’t be overwhelmed; you don’t need to be an expert to identify your hair type. Just check one characteristic at a time and soon you will know the kind of hair you have. Follow each step given below and you will be able to identify your hair in minutes.
- By the look: the flowing pattern of your hair
- By the texture: By running your fingers through your hair, and
- The thickness of a single hair strand: You can’t possibly measure the diameter of your hair with an ordinary measuring tape. All you need to do is feel one single strand of your hair in between your index and thumb.
Identify your hair: detail step by step:
1. By the look
How does your natural towel dried, plainly combed hair look like? Although color and length are not significant here but for your convenience, we have a given example of a natural raven, brunette and a blonde.
a. Straight hair: Below is the examples of straight hair. Does your hair look like the picture below? Then you certainly have straight hair. Natural straight hair may have little bent at the bottom and will not be as straight as the flat ironed hair, so don’t be confused. Your hair is naturally shiny but needs to be frequently washed due to greasiness. It feels great not to tie your hair and let your natural shine mesmerize people, but it’s also inviting dirt with open arms so don’t always do that
b. Below are the examples of wavy hair. If you hair looks like this then you have natural wavy hair! Wavy hair is the best type of hair to wear differently. From retro to absolutely ground-breaking hairstyle can be done on your hair
c. If your hair looks like the picture is given below, then you have curly hair! Your hair is a little moody, but if you can control the dryness and frizz then your hair have the strength of a superhero! The conditioner should be your weapon to dominate roughness and frizz
2. By the texture
How does your hair feel when you slowly run your fingers through them?
a. Silky: Your fingers will glide through the hair easily
b. Normal: Your hair will slightly resist your fingers to run through
c. Dry: difficult to run fingers through, feels rough, especially without conditioning
a. As fine/thin,
b. Medium, not too thick nor thin
d. Mixed texture either naturally or due to damage
To make sure which type you belong to, you need to check 1 single strand of hair. Look at it first. Is it almost translucent? Now put it in between your index and thumb. Can you feel it? If you can’t feel it then rub your fingers, if you still can’t feel it after rubbing, then you have fine hair. If you can faintly feel it without rubbing and clearly feel it after rubbing then you have medium hair and when you can clearly feel the hair without rubbing your fingers than you have thick hair.
Although hair can be classified in many different ways we chose the most logical yet simple method to organize it. The best part is, all the (a)s from the above three category, that is 1(a)Straight, 2(a)Silky and 3(a)Fine hair can use the same curling iron. The reason is straight hair usually silkier and finer than the other two which makes them naturally fall into the same group. Same goes for the all the (b)s that is, 1(b) Straight to Wavy 2(b) Normal and 3(b) Medium can use the same curling iron and 1(c) Wavy to curly 2(c) Dry 3(c) Thick/coarse can be combined as a big group and can use the same curling iron too.
So congratulations!!! Now you know the hair type you have. And just one step away from getting the curling iron especially made just for you!