Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Hair Type


What’s your hair type? It’s a question that can determine a lot about your daily styling routine, but isn’t exactly easy to guess if you don’t know what to look for. For example, does your hair fall flat with just the hint of humidity? Are you spending hours twisting your kinks into curls? There are 12 hair types in total, which all fall under one of four categories: straight, wavy, curly, and kinky.

To discover your natural texture, wash your hair and examine it in the mirror without any styling products. If you still can’t decide which category you fall in, don’t worry – your head could have a mix of two or three textures. We know it can be confusing, so we’ve arranged this comprehensive guide from fine, superstraight ends to coarse, spiral curls (and every hair type in between). Plus we’ve added celebrity examples to each of the 12 categories so you can be totally sure.

Ahead, you’ll find product recommendations and styling tips for your specific hair type’s needs. It’s like the every person’s guide to getting their best hair day ever.

Additional reporting by Danielle Jackson

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