Do You Know Your Hair Texture?
There is nothing we won’t do to get a head full of healthy, luscious, and shiny hair. It may make us spend time, effort, and money. It may take us to expensive salons. It may even tempt us to apply undesirable treatments that don’t feel and smell nice at all.
We will still try everything in our capacity to have more good hair days. But how about knowing the basics first, like identifying your hair texture and figuring out which ingredients suit it?
It is a common understanding that hair texture is how greasy or oily your hair feels, which isn’t true. The definition of hair texture is the structure, shape, and volume of the hair you are born with. Greasiness, dryness, or normal condition of your hair texture is its present state that can be altered, but your original hair texture remains the same.
Hair textures have three categories. Fine, medium, and thick.
Each hair texture has its own personality that sets it apart from the other. Let us discuss which qualities and characteristics have made them different from each other.
Understand Different Natural Textures
When we were born, our DNA took many decisions for us. It decided how tall we would get,
what body shape we will have, the color of our complexion, and of course, the hair texture.
Your hair texture is based on the shape of your hair follicle. The more asymmetrical or oval your follicle is, the curlier your hair will be. Similarly, the more straight and symmetrical your follicles, the more refined your strands would be.
Identifying your hair texture is essential for understanding its unique needs and concerns. The amount of nourishment, moisturization, and hydration required for each texture varies.
Here is a detailed guide to elaborate what kind of treatments your hair texture may need:
What’s Your Hair Type and Hair Texture?
The Hair Textures
Fine hair is what you can call delicate and fragile. The reason for the thinness of this hair texture is its two-layered structure—cortex and cuticle. This hair texture is most difficult to style and manage. It gets oily or dry easily. Any product with a heavy consistency weighs it down, and any product with intense clarifying effects would dry it out quickly.
The most common of hair textures, medium hair, have a thicker structure than fine hair. This texture has three layers, namely, the cortex, cuticle, and medulla. For obvious reasons, medium hair texture is easier to manage, style, and carry. The medium texture is resilient and strong, can tackle the damaging effects of external aggressors, and is less prone to breaking.
Fuller, voluminous, and vigorous, the thick texture gives an impression of healthy and radiant hair. It has the same three layers as the medium texture but in more powerful conditions. This hair texture is naturally well-built to tolerate the styling tools’ heat, stress, and stretch. It is stronger than the fine and medium textures and harder to break down. However, thick hair does not get dried easily and is prone to frizziness in humid weather.
The Hair Types:
Type 1 Or Straight Hair:
Straight hair mostly has a fine texture. The natural scalp oils go straight up the shafts to the roots, making them look shiny and greasy. This type gets oily very quickly because of the thin surface.
Type 2 Or Wavy Hair:
People with this hair type have the perks of both straight and curly hair types. Straight from the roots and curly at the ends, this hair type has a medium texture. Wavy hair type is easier to shape, style, and maintain. Although it can get frizzy and fly away at times, it has a greater tendency to become weak with heating tools.
Type 3 Or Curly Hair:
Curly hair has a thick texture. It is prone to damage and breakage, lacks elasticity, and becomes very tight after cleansing. This hair type gets more dry and frizzy because the skin’s natural oil, sebum, doesn’t reach its roots and shaft easily through its coarse texture.
Type 4 Or Coily Hair:
The curliest of curls, the coily hair type, has a coarse and thick texture. This hair type may have tight or springy hair. It has shine, softness, and definition. You may have to be extra careful with combing and styling this hair type because it is also prone to sensitivity and breakage.
PS: Within each hair type, there are some subcategories that induce a distinctive characteristic to them. Even fine texture can have more volume and density. Medium texture can be curly or wavy. Thick texture can get weak and fragile. Many factors like aging, weather, environment, hormonal changes, and product effects can change your hair type’s present state and condition.
Which Products Are Best Fit for My Hair Texture?
For straight hair:
We recommend Rosemary Mint Shampoo and Conditioner set for you. This haircare set promotes soft, shiny, and smooth hair with the perfect balance of hydrating agents and gentle cleansers.
For Wavy Hair:
The Biotin Shampoo and Conditioner set by Botanic Hearth is an excellent pick for wavy hair. It provides required moisturization and hydration while removing dirt buildup and excess oils. Encouraging long, lustrous, and gorgeous hair is this set’s best feature.
For Curly and Coily Hair:
Treat your crowning glory, aka curls, with the deeply hydrating and effectively exfoliating Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo and Conditioner set. It smoothes, softens, and soothes the strands, giving your curls a lift and definition.Congratulations! By now, you have successfully learned a lot about the unique characteristics of each hair texture. We hope we were able to help you identify your hair texture and hair type. Keep visiting our blog for more tips and benefits on skincare, haircare, and personal care.