TYPE 2 HAIR: Light body to super loose wave

Type 2 hair is all about body. This loose wavy texture often has more natural sheen than curlier textures, while also experiencing drier scalp and oily ends. Shampoo Type 2 hair with a water-based moisturizing shampoo (every few days for “B” and “C,” and as needed for “A”), then follow with a light-weight moisturizing leave-in conditioner.

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TYPE 3 HAIR: Classic curls

If you pull a stand of Type 3 hair, you’ll notice a definite S shape. Because of the texture patterns, Type 3 curls are generally full-bodied and are easier to define with the right products. However, they’re are more temperamental (especially in various climates) and are prone to bushiness, frizz and lack of shine. With proper care, Type 3 texture can be shiny, vibrant, bouncy and versatile. “A – C” patterns benefit from hydrating shampoos, conditioners and curling products that contain light-weight oils.

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TYPE 4 HAIR: Coily-kinky texture

Unlike the S-shaped pattern of Types 2 & 3, Type 4 has a Z-shaped, zig zag pattern and afro texture. Although tightly coiled, Type 4 hair is fragile due to its wiry, delicate nature and because its usually manipulated more to detangle, define and style. While usually ranging from thick to dense and tightly coiled at the roots, and usually chronically dry. The hair is generally healthy, but difficult to manage and keep hydrated. When well moisturized and conditioned, Type 4 hair looks and feels amazing, and can achieve a variety of styling choices. Oil-based maintenance and styling products are recommended. A hydrating shampoo and deep conditioner followed by moisturizing leave-in and curl products will give you the manageability needed to slay your favorite style.

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