I have very fine, straight hair. It’s so thin that when I stick my hair in a ponytail, the diameter measures just under a half inch. I always fool the ladies at Regis and Tony and Guy–they think I don’t have a lot of hair and then they start cutting it and it takes them twice as long as they expected.
However, as much as I love my hair, I secretly wish I had curly hair. My mom caved into my begging and let me perm my hair in kindergarten. I loved it, but my hair was fried and within three months my hairbrush resembled a long-haired guinea pig. I’ve permed it twice after that and sadly the curls went flat, both within < one month>. The same thing happens when I dye it.
In novels, it seems like there aren’t many curly haired protagonists–and that makes me sad because I feel it’s an under-represented, hair type that deserves to be glamorized more.
So here’s some quick tidbits about various hair types for women–and beard styles for guys–because most guys don’t grow their hair out long enough to notice these sort of patterns.
Also, did you knot that each type is further classified by the letters A, B, and C? They define the thickness and tightness of the hair strand. Finer hair with a looser curl is A, B is in the middle, and C is thicker with a smaller curl pattern.
Straight hair is classified as type 1.
It’s hard to damage and next to impossible to curl. Tends to be the most oily type of all.
Wavy hair is classified as type 2. This hair type forms waves and has loose tresses.
Type 3 hair is curly. Has a definite S shape. This hair type is full bodied, and may become frizzy depending on the climate.
|Why, Taylor, why? :_;|
Type 4 is Kinky hair. This tightly coiled hair appears wiry, but is actually fine and very delicate. Each strand usually has a zig zag pattern. It appears to grow slower than the other hair types because it breaks so much easier.