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          Straight Hair Type 1
Hair is straight with no discernible curl or wave pattern. This type of hair tends to get oily and is usually shiny... Read more

          Wavy Hair Type 2
Hair is hair that has some soft waves, but little to no real curl. It doesn't form rings, just waves. It typically is more coarse than Type 1 hair and will cling to the scalp in long "S" shaped... Read more

         Curly Hair Type 3
Hair has a more definite "S" pattern to it with the "S" being more tightly formed. It will typically be relatively soft and will have less shine than type 1 or 2 hair. It will straighten out or form ringlets when wet but will draw up into a curlier pattern when it dries.
 And the humidity can play havoc on... Read more

         Kinky Hair Type 4
Hair will have kinks and twists and possibly coils but does not form an "S" shape. It may be "L" shaped with bends rather than curves in it. It may form tight coils or "O" shapes (tighter than the "ringlets" formed by Type 3 hair. This type of hair generally doesn't change shape much wet or dry. It can be wiry and usually is fragile. It tends to be drier than other hair types because the bends and twists not only provide points that are more fragile, they actually make it hard for the natural oil (sebum) produced by the scalp to reach the ends of the hair shaft. Because the cuticles do not lay flat on Type 4 hair the hair tends to be less shiny than Types 1, 2 and 3 and people will often think natural Black hair is dry or dull looking... Read more

Hair Texture:
Hair texture and hair density is basically the description of how your hair feels. We all have different hair textures that are based on a variety of things; the diameter of the hair indicates if hair is fine or coarse. And the number of hair follicles producing hair indicates whether hair is thick or thin. Therefore, you can have thick fine hair and thin coarse hair. Though it's probably more common to see fine hair, medium hair, and coarse hair. Hair texture also relates to if your hair feels silky, wiry, or soft. If you're    experiencing problems with your hair care routine, try looking for products made for your hair texture

     F - Fine
Thin strands that sometimes are almost translucent when held up to the light. Shed strands can be hard to see even against a  contrasting background. Similar to hair found on many people of Scandinavian descent. You can also try rolling a strand between your thumb and index finger. Fine hair is difficult to feel or it feels like an ultra-fine strand of silk.

     M - Medium
Strands are neither fine nor coarse. Similar to hair found on many Caucasians. You can also try rolling a strand between your thumb and index finger. Medium hair feels like a cotton thread. You can feel it, but it isn't stiff or rough. It is neither fine or coarse

      C - Coarse
Thick strands that were shed strands usually are easily identified against most backgrounds. Similar to hair found on many people of Asian or Native American descent. You can also try rolling a strand between your thumb and index finger. Coarse hair feels hard and wiry. As you roll it back and forth, you may actually hear it while rolling it. 

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This chart is especially useful when determining Hair Types 1-4 what hair specialist and products to use for your hair texture. There are least 4 most common different textures of hair. Also, there are  3 different sub categories that can be added to all of the curly sections categories that could and should go beyond A, B, C and be view into
hair texture.