Monday, September 26, 2011

Types of Hair

Some have questions on what type of hair they may have. Listed below are the different hair types. Check and see which category you fit in!!!

Andre Walker, an Emmy award winner, has created a numerical system for hair typing. This system is used to simplify and provide an exact definition for each type of hair.

Type 1:This type of hair is always straight.

Type 2: Wavy HairThis hair type is a combination of type 1 and type 3. This type of hair has a little more texture with a “S” pattern to it. Type 2 hair lays flat with the “S” form that starts from the root of the hair down to the ends. A frizzy wave can also indicate this hair type. There are three Type 2 subtypes: A, fine and thin; B, medium textured; and C, thick and coarse. Type 2A is very easy to handle. It can be blown out into a straighter style or take on a curlier look with relative ease. Types 2B and 2C are a little more resistant to styling and have a tendency to frizz.


Type 3: Curly Hair
This hair type is where you will see a definite curl. If this hair type is healthy, your curls will be springy and have strong elasticity. With this hair type, the cuticle layers don’t lie as flat so the hair may not be as shiny as type 2 hair. When this hair is wet it looks straight, but when it dries the absorbed water contracts the hair into its curliest form. Humidity is no friend to type 3 hair. It will make the hair frizzy and dull looking. Your curls may then appear dry and fuzzy.
Subtypes of type 3 hair:

Sub Type 3A Very loose curls. These curls require a little moisture that will help to define your curls. Make sure this hair is not weighted down with heavy or too much product. This will shrink or tighten the curl making the hair appear shorter in length. It is recommended that this hair be air dried or diffused. Sleeping on a satin pillowcase or tying the hair with a satin wrap will reduce tangles.

Sub Type 3BHere you will see a tighter curl. More moisture is needed for this hair type along with products used to eliminate frizz. Again, let hair air dry or use a diffuser for faster drying time. A satin pillowcase or a satin scarf will reduce tangles.

Sub Type 3CKinky or very tight curls. Extra moisture is a must for type 3C hair. If the right amount of moisture is not used, the hair will easily break or appear dry and damaged.

Type 4: Kinky HairThis is kinky, or very tightly curled hair. Generally, Type 4 hair is very wiry, very tightly coiled and very fragile. Type 4 hair has lots of strands densely packed together. Type 4 hair is the most fragile hair type. It has fewer cuticle layers, which means that it has less natural protection from the damage of combing, brushing, blow drying and straightening. There are two subtypes of Type 4 hair. Type 4A is tightly coiled hair that, when stretched, has an “S” pattern, much like curly hair. Type 4B is also tightly coiled, but has a “Z” pattern.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Do you have a hair care regiment?

I have been reading the book Grow It by Chicoro. The information in the book is very informative. In fact, I got the idea to read the book from Kimmaytube. It is one of the books that she read to help get her on the right path to grow longer, stronger, healthy hair.  While surfing the net today, I also found a website that pretty much suggest the same technique as Kimmaytube to help obtain healthy hair. I am going to share the link with you and encourage you to share your hair care regiment with the followers on this page. We can all learn from each other. I will begin next week to start the hair care regiment on the site that I will paste below. For me, the only changes will be is how I detangle my hair and my method for sealing in moisture. I hope this site help anyone who is struggling to get settled on a technique to help their hair start growing.

As always, invite your family and friends to the blog. 

Peace, love and many blessings to you!

Nakia AuNaturale Davis