How To Care For Your Hair Texture Type

By Skin & Hair Academy | January 24, 2019
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Isha Agarwal

- Skin & Hair Care Consultant


1.Straight Hair Types: 1a, 1b, 1c

2.Straight Hair Care Tips

3.Wavy Hair Types: 2a, 2b, 2c

4.Wavy Hair Care Tips

5.Curly Hair Types: 3a, 3b, 3c

6.Curly Hair Care Tips

7.Kinky/Coily Hair Types: 4a, 4b, 4c

8.Kinky/Coily Hair Care Tips

We are all born with different hair types, ranging from straight to wavy and curly to kinky! These hair types are categorised by the numbers 1 to 4. There are also different degrees of wave, curl or absence thereof and thickness within each hair type, denoted by the letters a, b & c.

So what is the reason behind these different hair textures and patterns?

Each hair shaft is made up of keratins and other proteins which contain sulphur atoms. When two sulphur atoms join together they form a disulphide bond. If the sulphur atoms in a protein are far apart and form a bond, the protein will bend over, thus creating a curl. The frequency of disulphide links formed between hair proteins is responsible for how straight, wavy, curly or coily your hair is.

As you identify your beautiful hair texture type, you’ll also understand how to keep your hair naturally healthy. Styling and taking care of your tresses by using the right practices and avoiding the wrong ones will help your hair thrive and look great at all times.

Here’s a comprehensive guide to individual hair care for all hair texture types:

guide to individual hair care for all hair texture types

We believe self-love is the best love. We hope this complete hair care article helps you realise the unique beauty in your hair texture. If you have any other hair care issues you’d like to address, you can consult a hair specialist on

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