There are four different hair types your locks can fall into:
- 1 is straight
- 2 is wavy
- 3 is curly
- 4 is coily
So, let’s talk about type 2. Within this category, there are three levels of wave, from fine and loose to coarse and tight, and they each require special care to look their best. Here’s the lowdown…
This type of wave is fine, loose and sometimes thin. It veers into straight territory, making it easy to style sleek, if you like, or scrunch into a more defined curve. Just make sure that, if you’re dealing with 2A waves, you stick to lighter styling products so as not to weigh locks down. Light foams, milky serums and texturizing spritzes work best.
These S-shaped waves and can be thicker in texture than type 2A, meaning they’re more defined. However, they’re also prone to a little frizz around the crown area. To enhance their beachy texture, reach for hydrating masks and shine-boosting mousses that help to tame, add a luminous glow and boost volume through the roots.
Verging on curly, this type of wavy hair is tighter than the others, and sometimes thicker and coarser. To balance it out, we recommend sweeping it into a deep side parting that shifts some of the weight. Mid-length and long hairstyles are also better suited to a 2C wave, as they pair perfectly with all that extra texture and volume.