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.
10 All-Natural Scalp Cleansers You Need to Try
10 All-Natural Scalp Cleansers You Need to Try
Try these to clarify the scalp, alleviate dryness and dandruff, and promote healthy hair growth.
Texture Tales: Raynecia on Becoming on Her Own Curl Crush
Texture Tales: Raynecia on Becoming on Her Own Curl Crush
"You have to own it , love and appreciate your texture first before you expect anyone else to do the same."
Can Phytosterols Improve Hair Growth?
Can Phytosterols Improve Hair Growth?
While nothing can make your hair grow faster, there are some products and ingredients that can make your hair healthier.

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.
10 All-Natural Scalp Cleansers You Need to Try
10 All-Natural Scalp Cleansers You Need to Try
Try these to clarify the scalp, alleviate dryness and dandruff, and promote healthy hair growth.
Texture Tales: Raynecia on Becoming on Her Own Curl Crush
Texture Tales: Raynecia on Becoming on Her Own Curl Crush
"You have to own it , love and appreciate your texture first before you expect anyone else to do the same."
Can Phytosterols Improve Hair Growth?
Can Phytosterols Improve Hair Growth?
While nothing can make your hair grow faster, there are some products and ingredients that can make your hair healthier.

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.
10 All-Natural Scalp Cleansers You Need to Try
10 All-Natural Scalp Cleansers You Need to Try
Try these to clarify the scalp, alleviate dryness and dandruff, and promote healthy hair growth.
Texture Tales: Raynecia on Becoming on Her Own Curl Crush
Texture Tales: Raynecia on Becoming on Her Own Curl Crush
"You have to own it , love and appreciate your texture first before you expect anyone else to do the same."
Can Phytosterols Improve Hair Growth?
Can Phytosterols Improve Hair Growth?
While nothing can make your hair grow faster, there are some products and ingredients that can make your hair healthier.