Curly Hair Types

Curly Hair Types

Curly Hair Types

This chart is especially useful when determining Curly Hair Types. Loose Curls, Classic Curls, Tight Curls, and Kinky Curls. In this section will explain all about your hair texture. There are least 3  most common different curly hair textures of hair.

Curl Types

loose Curls

Is in between straight and curly hair. Loose Curls has an "S" shape curl pattern. I usually flat at the top wavier in the middle and usually dry ends. Loose Curls has a tendency to frizz more. Loose Curls can be worn easily straight or curly. While Classic Curls and Tichgt Curls is more difficult to style straight. Loose Curls has little more shine than Classic and Tight Curls. As we go further on the Hair Type Chart from Loose Curls to Kinky Curls the less shine the hair will have. Loose Curls having the most shine and kinky Curls having the least amount of shine. Do not run your fingers through your Curly hair when dry; the more you mess with your Curly Hair the more frizz you end up with.

Classic Curls

Look closely to a Classic Curly Hair Type and you will notice a more defined "S" shape. You can definitely see the curl pattern whether hair is wet or dry from roots to end. Classic Curls is usually fuller body. And the humidity can play havoc on the hair. The more humid the climate the more the hair will frizz. Classic Curls it's easy to damage. You need to take more care and condition more frequently. Classic Curls also has a tendency to look duller.

Tight Curls

Look closely to a Tight Curly Hair Type you can definitely see the corkscrew curl shape pattern whether hair is wet or dry. Tight Curly Hair is usually fuller body. And the humidity can play havoc on the hair. The more humid the climate the more the hair will frizz. Tight Curls it's easy to damage. You need to take more care and deep condition more frequently. Tight Curls also has a tendency to look duller.

kinky Curls

Hair will have kinks and twists and possibly coils but does not form an "S" shape. It may be "L" shaped with bends rather than curves in it. It may form tight coils or "O" shapes (tighter than the "ringlets" formed by Tight Curls hair. Or if extreme kinkiness will appear as a "Z" Pattern. This type of hair generally doesn't change shape much wet or dry. It can be wiry and usually is fragile. It tends to be drier than other hair types because the bends and twists not only provide points that are more fragile, they actually make it hard for the natural oil (sebum) produced by the scalp to reach the ends of the hair shaft. Because the cuticles do not lay flat on Kinky Curls the hair tends to be less shiny and people will often think Kinky Curls is dry or dull look. Kinky Curls its has a fine texture, has very little elasticity, its extremely tight wiry curl and it's very fragile.