Type 2: Wavy Hair

Type 2 wavy texture is not quite straight and not completely curly, with the spectrum of hair ranging from loose loops to coarse, thick S-shaped waves combined with curls. Type 2 texture is typically flatter at the root and lays close to the head, getting curlier from the ears down.

2a

Your waves are fine and thin with a loose, tousled texture.
Quick Tips
  • Your lack of volume and definition means that products can easily weigh them down and strands can become straight so use lighter styling products like mousses and gels.
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.

2b

Your hair is mostly straight at the roots and falls into more defined S-shaped waves from the mid-lengths to the ends. It is a medium texture with some frizz at the crown.
Quick Tips
  • Plop your freshly washed hair for 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.

2c

Your waves are more defined and start at the roots, than with curls and ringlets. This texture is typically thick or coarse, and is prone to frizzing.
Quick Tips
  • Diffuse wet, but not soaking hair upside down after washing for more volume
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.