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Saturday, June 13, 2009

HAIR TYPES.....

Hey ladies, honestly I've never really given this much topic much thought , I mean not in depth until now, even working as a hair stylist you definitely have to have some knowledge of different hair types but this time it makes more sense. Going natural has really opened up many doors for me . Here I've posted some information on different hair types that I've found useful , god willing you ladies will find them as useful as I have. There is a system which will rank your hair type from 1-4. The numbers refer to the amount of curl pattern formed in your hair. Example type 1 is naturally straight and has no waves or curls. Type 2 hair has a slight wave to a more frizzy Wave. Type 3 has lots of curls. Type 4 hair has coils and is kinky in texture. Then there is the lettering of each number A,B,C. This is used to define thickness of each strand.
TYPE 4 A
Remember this category is considered kinky or very tightly curled. Hair can be very, tightly coiled and very fragile. When stretched has an "s' pattern much like curly hair.
TYPE 4B
Has a "Z' pattern less defined curl pattern the hair bends in sharp angles like the letter "Z"
TYPE 3 A
When the hair is wet this type appears to be pretty straight , as it dries it goes back to its curly state. Type 3 hair also has a lot of body and is easily styled in its natural state.
TYPE 3 B
This type has a medium amount of curl to tight corkscrews.
TYPE 3C
This type has extremely tight corkscrew curls and can be kinky or very tightly curled with lots of strands densely packed together.
TYPE 2
This wavy type of hair tends to be coarse with a definite "s " pattern to it. Type "2a" is pretty easy to handle. Types " 2b" and "2c" are a little more resistant to styling and tends to frizz.
TYPE 1
Type "1" hair is typically straight hair.
And there you have it ! until next time . Enjoy


11 comments:

~PakKaramu~ said...

Pak karamu reading your blog

Al Hamdulillah

Yan Tan said...

Hello just stoping by to say hi and hope all is well including your progress on your hair... : )

**YANTAN**

Yan Tan said...

AWWW THANKS FOR STOPPING BY OUR BLOG!! I BELIEVE YOUR HAIR WILL GROW AMAZING....I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE OUR GROWTH WE WILL DEF KEEP POSTING UP MORE PICS....THANKS AGAIN AND WE WILL DEF BE STOPPING BY YOUR BLOG FROM TIME TO TIME!!

**NATURALLYYANTAN**

Hijabi Apprentice said...

Salaams Sis! I have a mix of several hair types as most people do. It used to really irritate me but now I just except it :). I recently did my 3rd big chop so I'm starting fresh AGAIN LOL!

zainab1 said...

Thanks ladies for stopping buy,

YAN TAN, Iam excitied , I'm
with you guys I can;t wait to begin to see growth also (smile)


Hijabi Apprentice, Wa alaikum salam sister , I am beginning to think I also may have a mixed blend of hair types, Its really to soon to tell for myself Ive just done my big chop , Allah hu alam,
( Allah is the best knower). IF SO Im with you I will just deal with it, Masha Allah.
Again thanks for stopping buy ladies please visit often, Insha Allah ( god willing) smile.

Yan Tan said...

THANKS SO MUCH HUNN!!! WE ARE ALSO EXCITED ABOUT THE OUTCOME WE WILL DEF KEEP UP TO DATE AND KEEP PICS UP FOR YOU ALL TO SEE!! : ) .... on our hair we use a few products...for our co-wash we use herbal essence in the blue bottle for the conditioner..it works great...as well as the purple bottle for curls and waves..i love the smell it leaves in your hair...so fresh and so clean..:)...we also use mega tek for hair growth and strength as well more like a deep conditioner..our hair is growing fast already from our cut!! its crazy and exciting at the same time!!!...we also use shea butter to put on our edges keeps it down and has a little shine to it as well as leaving your hair soft...we love the shea!!! We still are researching to see what else we can use or even find better products yanicka found a few things so we are def thinkin about giving it a try!! we would love to keep you posted!! what are you using right now for your hair?

**YANTAN**

zainab1 said...

As for right now Iam not using any thing other than a few products I already had before the big chop knowing the importance of good products , especially since going natural. I have been checking out products by "lisaakbari.com". I am considering trying her naturale hair line, I havent made up my mind yet. But I need something other than what I've been using for my hair.

Yan Tan said...

O OK I SEE WELL THATS GOOD THAT YOU ARE TRING TO RESEARCH...IF YOU NEED OR WANT HELP OR TIPS PLEASE LET US KNOW OR SEND US AN EMAIL ..WE WOULD LOVE TO HELP YOU THROUGH YOUR PROCESS... : )


**YANTAN**

Inspired Muslimah said...

Yes Iam sure your hair will take off now. My hairdresser I go to now, doesnt use any chemicals. She washes my hair,deep conditions it, then blow dries. I swear my hair is so straight when I leave, my hair looks like a wig.LOL

Amina said...

don't worry too much about the hair typing. It is useful but it can get confusing because many have different hair types.
I have at least 3 different hair types..lol...

zainab1 said...

Thank you Amina , I was starting to think I was going crazy ( LOL) ,it does get confusing. I think I also may have a few different hair types, if so I will just go with the flow ( smile)