Texture Typing

A person's curl type is only part of the equation to determine Texture Type. Other factors are equally important in determining which products, cuts and styling techniques will work best and how your hair behaves. Texture Typing includes porosity, density, thickness and length.

Hair Type

Determining your curl pattern 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.


How to Use An Afro Pick For Big Curly Hair
How to Use An Afro Pick For Big Curly Hair
This tool can give you the illusion of fuller, thicker hair on a wash-and-go or twist-out.
My Curls Become Loose By the End of the Day
My Curls Become Loose By the End of the Day
What makes your curls sometimes fall flat throughout the day? Let's take a closer look...
How to Moisturize Your Stubborn, Low Porosity Hair
How to Moisturize Your Stubborn, Low Porosity Hair
Does it feel like your hair just. won't. stay. moisturized?

Porosity

Porosity is the ability of your hair to absorb and retain moisture. Knowing your porosity is just as important as knowing your curl type. Porosity ranges from low to high, depending on the condition of the cuticle.


Do You Use Apple Cider Vinegar for your High Porosity Natural Hair?
Do You Use Apple Cider Vinegar for your High Porosity Natural Hair?
The beauty of apple cider vinegar is that it smooths the hair cuticle, making curls that are prone to frizz more receptive to styling that lasts longer.
The Best Natural Oils for High Porosity Hair
4 Things You Don't Know About Porosity
4 Things You Don't Know About Porosity
You think you know porosity, but you have no idea.

Density

Often confused with hair thickness, hair density measures the amount of hair you have on your head, and the proximity of the follicles to each other.


Texture type hype: Does hair density matter?
Texture type hype: Does hair density matter?
Low to medium to high density: Which are your curls?
Why Hair Porosity & Density Matter
Why Hair Porosity & Density Matter
Learn the importance of making hair porosity and density a part of your hair care regimen.
3 Ways to Figure Out Your Hair Density, Once And For All
3 Ways to Figure Out Your Hair Density, Once And For All
Have you been told you had thick hair by someone? They were referring to your hair density.

Width

The width or diameter of your strands - from fine to coarse - affects the amount of volume you have as well as your hair’s overall strength, durability and ability to retain length.


Understanding Hair Width
Understanding Hair Width
What is hair width, how do you measure it, and why does it matter?
Have you hit the product plateau? Your hair width may be to blame!
Have you hit the product plateau? Your hair width may be to blame!
Curly hair width may cause product performance plateau! Learn how and why now.
Fine, Normal, and Coarse Hair: Why Width Matters
Fine, Normal, and Coarse Hair: Why Width Matters
Curl pattern gets all the hype, but this is just as important.

Length

From Big Chop to hip length, the length of your hair can affect your curl pattern, shrinkage and styling techniques.


5 Reasons Why You Are Not Retaining Length
5 Reasons Why You Are Not Retaining Length
These are the keys to retaining length.
Try Winter Squash For Better Length Retention
Try Winter Squash For Better Length Retention
This batch of seasonal veggies will help you reach your hair length goals in 2016.
How to Get Your Hair Past "That" Length
How to Get Your Hair Past "That" Length
Have you hit a hair growth plateau? This might be why.