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.
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Texture Tales: Dervla on How She Learned to Care for Her 3a Curls + Top Curly Girl Tips
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Seven Reasons Why Your Hair Isn't Growing
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How to Get Volume & Curl Definition with Your Diffuser
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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.
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Texture Tales: Dervla on How She Learned to Care for Her 3a Curls + Top Curly Girl Tips
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Seven Reasons Why Your Hair Isn't Growing
Feel like your hair isn't growing? We've got seven possible reasons for your stagnant swirls, curls and kinks.
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How to Get Volume & Curl Definition with Your Diffuser
Wavy-curly girl Nina gives us 5 steps to achieving flawless curls with a hair dryer diffuser.

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
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Texture Tales: Dervla on How She Learned to Care for Her 3a Curls + Top Curly Girl Tips
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Seven Reasons Why Your Hair Isn't Growing
Feel like your hair isn't growing? We've got seven possible reasons for your stagnant swirls, curls and kinks.
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How to Get Volume & Curl Definition with Your Diffuser
Wavy-curly girl Nina gives us 5 steps to achieving flawless curls with a hair dryer diffuser.