Type 3: Curly Hair

Type 3 curly hair ranges from a light curl to tight, curly tendrils, and usually have a combination of textures. They are defined and springy, with more height and volume at the root than type 2s.

3a

You have big, loose curls and spirals similar in circumference to a piece of thick, sidewalk chalk. Your curls tend to be shiny, with a well-defined S-shape.
Quick Tips
  • Twirl small sections of curls around your finger while hair is still damp to encourage definition.
Summer Survival Guide for Wavy Hair
Summer Survival Guide for Wavy Hair
The beach, the pool, the warm weather, the...frizz!!!
Did Your Natural Hair Texture Change Due to Heat Damage? Here's how to Recover
Did Your Natural Hair Texture Change Due to Heat Damage? Here's how to Recover
While you can never really change your damaged texture back to its original state, you can help nurse it back to health with these tips and tricks.
Texture Tales: Haley On Giving Your Curls a Chance
Texture Tales: Haley On Giving Your Curls a Chance
I would strongly suggest finding a product that works and give your natural hair another try!

3b

Your springy curls can vary from ringlets to corkscrews. They are voluminous and have a circumference similar to a Sharpie marker. Type 3b hair tends to be coarse and dense.
Quick Tips
  • Use an anti-humectant (humidity blocking) styling cream or styling milk for less frizz but more definition.
Summer Survival Guide for Wavy Hair
Summer Survival Guide for Wavy Hair
The beach, the pool, the warm weather, the...frizz!!!
Did Your Natural Hair Texture Change Due to Heat Damage? Here's how to Recover
Did Your Natural Hair Texture Change Due to Heat Damage? Here's how to Recover
While you can never really change your damaged texture back to its original state, you can help nurse it back to health with these tips and tricks.
Texture Tales: Haley On Giving Your Curls a Chance
Texture Tales: Haley On Giving Your Curls a Chance
I would strongly suggest finding a product that works and give your natural hair another try!

3c

This often is referred to as curly-coily and tends to be very dense, tightly packed corkscrews that are the circumference of a pencil or a straw. Type 3c hair tends to experience the most volume, but also the most shrinkage of curls.
Quick Tips
  • Gently enhance and safely stretch without heat using a twist-out, bantu-knot out, flexi rod set, or perm rod set.
Summer Survival Guide for Wavy Hair
Summer Survival Guide for Wavy Hair
The beach, the pool, the warm weather, the...frizz!!!
Did Your Natural Hair Texture Change Due to Heat Damage? Here's how to Recover
Did Your Natural Hair Texture Change Due to Heat Damage? Here's how to Recover
While you can never really change your damaged texture back to its original state, you can help nurse it back to health with these tips and tricks.
Texture Tales: Haley On Giving Your Curls a Chance
Texture Tales: Haley On Giving Your Curls a Chance
I would strongly suggest finding a product that works and give your natural hair another try!