Type 3 - Curly Hair

Type 3 hair includes lightly curly to very curly hair patterns that are well-defined and springy. Curly hair has a lot of body and can be easily styled in its natural state or straightened with a blow-dryer. Despite its appearance, type 3 curls are soft and fine rather than coarse.

3A - Curly Twirly℠

Type 3A Curly Twirly

Type 3a curls show a definite loopy "S" pattern. Curls are well-defined and springy. Curls are naturally big, loose and often very shiny. 3a curls' circumference are sidewalk-chalk size. Generally, this hair type can be easily straightened. Type 3a hair is very much affected by the climate. Type 3 curlies can use a variety of styling products to achieve curl formation and definition.

3a celebrites include: AnnaLynne McCord, Debra Messing, and Shakira.

Quick Tips

  • Use a moisturizing sulfate-free cleanser to get the most definition for your Curly Twirly hair
  • Hydrate and moisturize your curls with a leave-in conditioner
  • Tame unruly frizz and create defined ringlets with a dependable styler. Use gels and creams that offer light moisture and curl definition

3B - Curly Spirally℠

Type 3B Curly Spirally

People with Type 3b hair have well-defined, springy, copious curls that range from bouncy ringlets to tight corkscrews. 3b curls' circumference are Sharpie size. Type 3b hair can be straightened, but it's definitely a chore. Type 3b hair generally isn't particularly shiny and its texture can be quite coarse. Gels and creams work best to reduce frizz and add definition.

3b celebrites include: Julianna Margulies, Keri Russell, and Bernadette Peters.

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3C - Curly Coily℠

Type 3C Curly Coily

Type 3c hair has voluminous, tight curls in corkscrews, approximately the circumference of a pencil or straw. The curls can be either kinky, or very tightly curled, with lots and lots of strands densely packed together. Getting this type of hair to blow dry straight is more challenging than for 3a or 3b, but it usually can be done. The very tight curls are usually fine in texture.

3c celebrites include: Cree Summer, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Rachel True.

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3A Curly Twirly

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