Characterised by being close to the scalp and having very loose s wave shape. This hair type is prone to having a flat appearance and the wave is not very defined.
There are different ways of understanding your hair type. We use the traditional Hair Chart method as this often makes it easier for most people who are new to hair typing to figure out the best place to start for their hair. The Hair Chart is based on a numbering and lettering sequence.
Straight Hair is Type 1
Wavy Hair is Type 2
Curly Hair is Type 3
Coily Hair is Type 4
Within each hair type you will will get variations in the degree of curl tightness. This is graded from A – C with “A” being the looser variant and “C” representing a tighter variant for a particular group. So a Type 3A pattern is looser than a Type 3C pattern but a type 3C pattern is looser than a 4A.
What's your TYPE?
2A hair is made up of very minimal waves that stay close to the head. 2A textures range from fine to coarse strands. This hair type is very easy to style and straighten, but can be prone to frizz. It also has limited body and volume.
2B hair is made up of very loose, “S” shaped waves that stay close to the head. 2B textures range from fine to coarse strands. This hair type is very easy to style and straighten, but can be prone to frizziness. It may also have limited body and volume.
2C hair is made up of a mixture of both waves and curls – the best of both worlds! The texture of 2C hair is typically thick and coarse. This gorgeous hair type is unfortunately prone to dryness and frizzing.
Did you know that is is very common to have more than one curl type on your head. Each persons hair is very unique and you can have a mix e.g. Type 2 and Type 3 curls or Type 3 and Type 4. If you are unsure about your curl pattern then select the option that is predominant on your head. As you start to learn more about what your hair likes and best responds to you can adjust your product use and styling techniques based on your porosity, density and thickness.
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Choose the right products for your hair POROSITYDENSITYTYPE
Hair Density refers to the thickness of your hair or how much hair you have on your scalp.
Texture – Is your hair straight, wavy, curly or coily?
We'll be STRAIGHT with you!
We get it, beach waves are awesome but sometimes you just want to sleek it The Agave Lavender Silk Press collection offers the perfect temporary straightening solution for all hair types.
How long will it last me? Until your next wash day (Exposure to steam or moisture will cause your hair to revert to its wavy form).
Our top tips: Always use the the right tools when thermally straightening your hair and be sure to watch the temperature setting you expose your hair to. Check out our detailed post on choosing the right temperature setting for your hair.