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.
How to Plop with a Veil Net
How to Plop with a Veil Net
A new-to-us way to dry your curls.
Why is my wet hair still frizzy?
Why is my wet hair still frizzy?
Is your hair frizzy when it's wet? Learn the science behind why your wet hair is still frizzy and discover how to fix it.
Texture Tales: Iana on How the Pandemic Inspired Her Embrace Her Curly Hair
Texture Tales: Iana on How the Pandemic Inspired Her Embrace Her Curly Hair
"I kept seeing all the girls with beautiful curls and remembered that I once too had pretty curls. At that point it just became my mission to recuperate my curls."

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.
How to Plop with a Veil Net
How to Plop with a Veil Net
A new-to-us way to dry your curls.
Why is my wet hair still frizzy?
Why is my wet hair still frizzy?
Is your hair frizzy when it's wet? Learn the science behind why your wet hair is still frizzy and discover how to fix it.
Texture Tales: Iana on How the Pandemic Inspired Her Embrace Her Curly Hair
Texture Tales: Iana on How the Pandemic Inspired Her Embrace Her Curly Hair
"I kept seeing all the girls with beautiful curls and remembered that I once too had pretty curls. At that point it just became my mission to recuperate my curls."

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
How to Plop with a Veil Net
How to Plop with a Veil Net
A new-to-us way to dry your curls.
Why is my wet hair still frizzy?
Why is my wet hair still frizzy?
Is your hair frizzy when it's wet? Learn the science behind why your wet hair is still frizzy and discover how to fix it.
Texture Tales: Iana on How the Pandemic Inspired Her Embrace Her Curly Hair
Texture Tales: Iana on How the Pandemic Inspired Her Embrace Her Curly Hair
"I kept seeing all the girls with beautiful curls and remembered that I once too had pretty curls. At that point it just became my mission to recuperate my curls."