We can see you ladies are wearing your Arabella Hiar wigs throughout the year on Instagram, but it is also important to let your natural hair breathe from underneath your extensions or wig to prevent breakage. If you’re starting your transitioning journey from perm to natural and are clueless when it comes to properly caring for your natural curls, this blog will help you gain more insight about caring for your natural hair.
There are four different hair types ranging from straight hair to kinky hair. There are also subgroups in the classes with A being straight and C curlier in each group. Look at the different hair types to start your natural hair care journey.
Type 1: Straight Hair
Type 1 hair is straight, shiny and the hardest to damage compared other hair types. This texture is also the most oily out of the different hair textures.
1A: This type of straight hair is very fine, thin and soft with a noticeable shine.
1B: This type of straight hair is medium-textured and has more body than 1A.
1C: This type of straight hair is the most resistant to curly styling and relatively coarse.
Type 2: Wavy Hair
Wavy hair is the grey area, the in-between straight and curly. Wavy hair can get frizzy very easily.
2A: This type of wavy hair is undefined and lacks volume. 2A hair can easily be straightened or curled.
2B: This type of wavy hair has more definition. It is characterized by hair waves that tend to adhere to the shape of your head.
2C: This type of wavy hair is coarse with lots of volume.
Type 3: Curly Hair
Curly hair looks like “S” or “Z”; it has volume and fullness that requires consistent care. This type of hair is pretty vulnerable - it can be damaged easily during climate changes.
3A: This type of curly hair has a loopy “S” pattern. It is shiny and looser than the others.
3B: This hair texture has a smaller curl pattern and is coarser than the other two textures. It has a medium number of curls ranging from bouncy ringlets (spiral like curls of hair) to tight corkscrews.
Type 4: Kinky Hair
Kinky Hair is the outrageously curly texture that requires around the clock maintenance. Kinky hair is very fragile so you will need to be selective with the hairstyles you choose if you have this texture as it's easy to damage.
4A: This type of kinky hair is tightly coiled and has a tight “S” patterned curl.
4B: This type of kinky hair is “Z” shaped pattern with less of a defined curl.
Hair Care Remedies for Damaged Hair
Heat Damage Tips: If you want to revive your natural curls, it is highly suggested to not apply an abundance of heat to the hair as potential damage can happen anytime. If you want to apply heat to your hair, apply a heat protectant before using the styling tool. This will help your hair and prevent it from damage. It is also important to know when not to use your styling tools, like the summer. Summer brings constant frizzy hair and to keep applying heat to your natural hair can be damaging.
If you have damaged hair from heat, the best alternative is to wear your hair naturally, deep condition regularly, and give it all the love it needs to revive. Also, cut off your damaged hair. It will allow your hair to grow faster and healthier to bring back bouncier curls.
Color Damage Tips: Everyone loves the trendy unicorn colors or styles by Cardi B and Nicki Minaj, but bleaching your hair to get those styles can seriously be damaging to your hair. Bleach strips your hair’s moisture leaving it dry and brittle causing breakage. If you want to bleach your hair or have already done so, keeping moisture in your hair is your priority.