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.
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Product Review: Smooth N' Shine Curling Mousse
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Product Review: SheaMoisture High Porosity Moisture Correct Masque
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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.
This Tea is Not Just Good for Menopause; It Could Help with Alopecia Too
This Tea is Not Just Good for Menopause; It Could Help with Alopecia Too
Red clover leaf extract is widely used for menopausal symptoms and now after this clinical study, we find it could help with alopecia.
Product Review: Smooth N' Shine Curling Mousse
Product Review: Smooth N' Shine Curling Mousse
Read on to find out how this one product kept a fellow curly girl from giving up on her curls.
Product Review: SheaMoisture High Porosity Moisture Correct Masque
Product Review: SheaMoisture High Porosity Moisture Correct Masque
Those of us with high porosity hair know that finding a masque with the right balance of moisturizing and strengthening properties can be a challenge...

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.
This Tea is Not Just Good for Menopause; It Could Help with Alopecia Too
This Tea is Not Just Good for Menopause; It Could Help with Alopecia Too
Red clover leaf extract is widely used for menopausal symptoms and now after this clinical study, we find it could help with alopecia.
Product Review: Smooth N' Shine Curling Mousse
Product Review: Smooth N' Shine Curling Mousse
Read on to find out how this one product kept a fellow curly girl from giving up on her curls.
Product Review: SheaMoisture High Porosity Moisture Correct Masque
Product Review: SheaMoisture High Porosity Moisture Correct Masque
Those of us with high porosity hair know that finding a masque with the right balance of moisturizing and strengthening properties can be a challenge...