Which products should you use for your hair?
When you think about curly hair, what do you think of? What words come to mind? Many women and men think of frizzy, unmanageable and too much work. That’s a common experience, especially if you don’t want to drop an unreasonable amount of money on finding the right hair care products for your own head.
Naturally Curly created a breakdown of curl types. This is basically recognised worldwide by manufacturers, distributors, hair dressers, customers, etc. So finding your hair type helps greatly in finding products!
(Click on the above link to take you to their site and try and find your type)
To identify your curl type, you have to ask yourself a few questions. How thick is your hair and how tight your curls are. There are some nuances between each pattern but for now, here’s a quick rundown of each type.
Type 2 hair is waves. Some might only have a slight zig zag in their strands while others may have large and loose curls.
Type 3 are more defined curls. They’re still fairly loose, but they can still cause problems if you aren’t careful. There’s also subtype 3C which is a curl type that falls between types 3 and 4.
Type 4 is the tightest curls of all! They are small corkscrews that add up to a lot of hair quickly!
It will not be super straight-forward!! You may be a “classic” 2A but you may have days when you are 3A; or parts of your head are 3C and others 2B. The below grid steers you in the direction of which Jessicurl products work on which type. But that is also not the Holy Grail. Eg. I have fine curly hair (3A-B) but some weeks I find Spiralicious too heavy for me and use Rockin’ Ringlets. But other times SG is perfect!
Having curly hair is sometimes challenging but once you figure out what works, when, you can get a plan going. The may mean you have an arsenal of products – some you use daily, others just occasionally. And on super bad days, just wear it up!!!