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Forget the hair typing system based on curl pattern as it doesn’t really help you look after your hair. Strand texture and thickness is what really matters.
The Only Hair Type Chart That Matters
|FINE HAIR||COMBINATION HAIR||COARSE HAIR|
|Seal with light oils like coconut*.||Seal with medium coating oils like extra virgin olive oil*.||Seal with heavy coating butters* like shea butter*.|
|Hard protein treatments periodically plus light protein and moisture conditioners.||Light protein and moisture conditioners. Hard protein treatments when necessary.||Opt for moisturizing conditioners and steam treatments. Protein only when necessary.|
|Finger detangle exclusively if possible. Be gentle.||You can both finger detangle and use a wide tooth comb*. Be gentle.||You can both finger detangle and use a wide tooth comb*. Be gentle.|
|Remain natural and use herbal color like henna*.||Remain natural or texturize your hair lightly. Use henna or use regular hair color sparingly.||Remain natural or texturize your hair. Use henna* or use regular hair color sparingly.|
|Do simple protective styles like updo’s and buns. Braid and twist gently.||Do styles like updo’s, buns, braids, twists and sew ins. Be gentle.||Do styles like updo’s, buns and sew ins. Try more extravagant braid styles but be gentle.|
|Use heat very infrequently and at low temperatures.||Use heat sparingly at low to medium temperatures.||Use heat sparingly at low to medium temperatures.|
Originally posted 2013-01-28 15:00:47.