What Is My Hair Type?

Hair Types

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Everyone is born with a unique hair type and texture. However, you can change how your type of hair looks.

There are four main types of hair. These types are straight, wavy, curly, and coily. If you are unsure about what category your hair falls into, you can wash your hair without products and leave it to air dry. 

  • Straight, or type 1 hair, dries straight without a bend or a curl. Type 1 hair has smooth and silky strands. This type of hair can easily become oily and needs attention to showcase its volume.
  • Wavy, or type 2 hair, dries with a slight curve. Type 2 hair is neither too oily nor too dry.
  • Curly, or type 3 hair, dries with a loop pattern. Type 3 hair isn’t as shiny as the other types, so it would be a good idea to go with products that bring out the shine.
  • Coily, or type 4 hair, dries with right curls or spirals. This type of hair is often thick and course. Some need to use products to moisturize it and protect it from damage.

Hair Textures

Hair texture is determined by the circumference of your hair. There are three types of hair textures. They are fine, medium, and thick. Each hair texture has different traits and needs and should influence your care for it.

  • Fine hairs are the most fragile. If you have this hair texture, it may be difficult to keep your hair in style. Also, your hair may get oily easily.
  • Most people have medium hairs. Medium hairs are thicker than fine hair. Medium hair tends to keep hairstyles better and looks thicker.
  • Thick hairs are great at holding hairstyles. This hair is more tolerant of heat, hair dye, and styling products. A downside of this texture is that it takes longer to dry and can get frizzy in humid weather

Knowing your hair type and texture can help you find the products that are best for you.

Take Care Of Your Scalp

If your scalp isn’t in good shape, your hair likely won’t be either. Taking care of your scalp is necessary for healthy hair. It’s recommended to inspect your scalp to see how oily or not it is. One can inspect their hair and scalp the second day after washing. If the roots look flat and greasy, you likely have an oily scalp. If you have flaking, you likely have a dry scalp. In this case, using a hydrating product such as shampoo would be beneficial. It is even possible for your scalp to be both oily and flakey. This is often the result of improper washing.

Contact us

Having an understanding of your hair type will make hair care decisions easier. Here at Salon Madeleine, we use products that enhance all hair types. Our stylists will work with you and your hair type, and make your goals a reality. Call us at 321-848-1847 for more information or to book an appointment or Visit Us today!