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