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.
Does Co-Washing Cause Hair Loss? A Trichologist Weighs In
Does Co-Washing Cause Hair Loss? A Trichologist Weighs In
It is not the act of co – washing that can cause hair loss, but sensitivity to ingredients found in any hair care product.
Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Strengthening & Promoting Healthy Hair
Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Strengthening & Promoting Healthy Hair
Did you know that this soothing oil is the primary ingredient in a natural hair collection from Shea Moisture? Learn more!
Top 10 Hair Accessories for Kids
Top 10 Hair Accessories for Kids
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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.
Does Co-Washing Cause Hair Loss? A Trichologist Weighs In
Does Co-Washing Cause Hair Loss? A Trichologist Weighs In
It is not the act of co – washing that can cause hair loss, but sensitivity to ingredients found in any hair care product.
Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Strengthening & Promoting Healthy Hair
Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Strengthening & Promoting Healthy Hair
Did you know that this soothing oil is the primary ingredient in a natural hair collection from Shea Moisture? Learn more!
Top 10 Hair Accessories for Kids
Top 10 Hair Accessories for Kids
Prepare to have instant baby fever.

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.
Does Co-Washing Cause Hair Loss? A Trichologist Weighs In
Does Co-Washing Cause Hair Loss? A Trichologist Weighs In
It is not the act of co – washing that can cause hair loss, but sensitivity to ingredients found in any hair care product.
Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Strengthening & Promoting Healthy Hair
Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Strengthening & Promoting Healthy Hair
Did you know that this soothing oil is the primary ingredient in a natural hair collection from Shea Moisture? Learn more!
Top 10 Hair Accessories for Kids
Top 10 Hair Accessories for Kids
Prepare to have instant baby fever.