WHAT'S YOUR HAIR TYPE?

What is hair typing? Your hair type is primarily based on your hair’s curl pattern and is determined by genetics. The amount of curl in your hair is determined by your hair follicle. The shape of your follicle determines whether your hair is straight, wavy, curly or coily.

In order to find the best products for your hair its important to know your hair type and what your texture needs to flourish.

Find your hair type below!

2C - 3A

TYPE 2C - The most well-defined S-shaped waves are type 2C. The wave pattern may begin close to the crown and tumble downward. Type 2C hair is often thick and can be prone to frizz in damp weather.

TYPE 3A - With type 3A hair, S-shaped curls form loose loops. The curls have a circumference a little wider than the large end of a taper candle.

TIPS AND TRICKS:  Brushing this type of hair can wreck curl definition and lead to a frizzy mane so use a wide tooth comb. Try using lightweight products containing anti-humidity ingredients.

3A - 3B

TYPE 3A - With type 3A hair, S-shaped curls form loose loops. The curls have a circumference a little wider than the large end of a taper candle.

TYPE 3B - Type 3B curls have a circumference about as wide as the barrel of a Sharpie marker. Curls spring from the roots and have ample volume. To maintain their characteristic spiral shape, these ringlets generally need moisture.

TIPS AND TRICKS:  To maintain their characteristic spiral shape, these ringlets generally need moisture. Avoid silicone and sulfates in your curl products, though. They may temporarily tame frizz, but they can dry hair over time and lead to breakage.

3B - 3C

TYPE 3B - Type 3B curls have a circumference about as wide as the barrel of a Sharpie marker. Curls spring from the roots and have ample volume. To maintain their characteristic spiral shape, these ringlets generally need moisture.

TYPE 3C - These curls are tight and springy — they would coil perfectly around a drinking straw. To preserve the definition in these corkscrew curls, take a hands-on approach.

TIPS AND TRICKS: Instead of combing, which can lead to frizz and breakage, use a leave-in conditioner and rake through wet hair with your fingertips.

3C - 4A

TYPE 3C - These curls are tight and springy — they would coil perfectly around a drinking straw. To preserve the definition in these corkscrew curls, take a hands-on approach.

TYPE 4A - The curl pattern for 4A hair is an S-shaped coil you could wrap around a chopstick.

TIPS AND TRICKS:  Better to wear it in a style that lets you keep moisturizing. Instead of combing, which can lead to frizz and breakage, use a leave-in conditioner and rake through wet hair with your fingertips.

4A - 4B

TYPE 4A - The curl pattern for 4A hair is an S-shaped coil you could wrap around a chopstick.

TYPE 4B - The curls in 4B hair zig-zag. One popular technique for defining and accentuating your curls is shingling.

TIPS AND TRICKS:  Shingling begins with wet hair. Gently detangle with your fingertips, using liberal amounts of leave-in conditioner to moisturize and condition. Then separate your hair into four sections. Work curling cream or gel down the length of each curl, twisting the strands around your index finger as you go.

4B - 4C

TYPE 4B - The curls in 4B hair zig-zag. One popular technique for defining and accentuating your curls is shingling.

TYPE 4C - Type 4C coils are the tightest and most fragile. It’s really easy to break them if you comb roughly or too often, and it’s vital to frequently nourish the hair with rich conditioners.

TIPS AND TRICKS: More people are ditching shampoo for co-washing, or rinsing the hair with conditioners instead.

Our Story

Based out of Riverdale, GA Curly Temple was created with kinky, curly hair in mind! Curly Temple product line consist of curly and kinky hair products. They include an array of conditioners, moisturizers and styling products. Our styling products for curly hair are botanically based with  Ayurvedic herbs, flowers and roots that provide nutrients to the hair and scalp promoting hydration, moisture and healthy hair growth.

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