Hair Types

Determining your hair type is a starting point to finding the right products and styles for your hair. NaturallyCurly’s curl type system focuses on types 2 (wavy), types 3 (curly) and types 4 (coily). The sub classifications - from A to C - are based upon the diameter of the wave, curl or coil.

Our hair type system, modeled after celebrity stylist Andre Walker’s definitions of hair types, details the different hair types found within the broader curly hair description. Our goal here is to help clear up any confusion so you can not only understand your hair type, but find the best products that work for your unique hair type, and embrace it.

Note: you may not fit perfectly into one category or subcategory. You you may have a combination of several hair types on your head. That’s totally normal.

We hope this guide will help you embrace the natural beauty of your hair type and maybe even give you some new insight on what products work best for your individual hair type.

Type 2 Wavy Hair

Type 3 Curly Hair

Type 4 Coily Hair

About Hair Types

5 Reasons to Steam Your Natural Hair
5 Reasons to Steam Your Natural Hair
Your dry hair will thank you.
A Curly Stylist Wants You to Stop Doing THIS Before Your Appointment
A Curly Stylist Wants You to Stop Doing THIS Before Your Appointment
It is only a misconception that dirty hair colors better--please shampoo and detangle your hair prior to your appointment!
The Key to Getting Longer Hair Faster
The Key to Getting Longer Hair Faster
Become an expert at taking really good care of your ends.
7 Reasons You Can’t Figure Out Your Curl Pattern
7 Reasons You Can’t Figure Out Your Curl Pattern
3B? 4C? 2A? You just might have curls and coils, but these are the things that are getting in the way.
4 Things You Can't Do When You Have Low Porosity Hair
4 Things You Can't Do When You Have Low Porosity Hair
Here are a few things to remember on what not to do if you have low porosity hair.

Join the Conversation

Comments so far (1)
By zenet3
Comments so far (3)
By smhja_
Comments so far (5)
By Talitha96

Top Products

Sleep Mistakes That Are Totally Wrecking Your Hair
Sleep Mistakes That Are Totally Wrecking Your Hair
A night routine can help your hair reach its maximum potential.
3 Easy Ways to Exfoliate Your Scalp This Fall
3 Easy Ways to Exfoliate Your Scalp This Fall
Cleansing with a clarifying shampoo may not be enough.
How to Care for Your Hair During Chemotherapy
How to Care for Your Hair During Chemotherapy
Here's how to care for your curls while on chemotherapy treatment.