Type 3 Curly Hair Facts

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Type 3 hair is curly hair. If you pull a strand of a type 3 curly hair, you will notice it has a definite S shape. Granted, the S may be a lowercase s or uppercase S, or it may even resemble a Z on some occasions…however, there is a definite curl pattern in place, with or without products. This hair type is full bodied, climate dependent (humidity = frizz), and damage prone. Lack of proper care renders dull or frizzy curls.

Type 3A curly hair ranges from a light curl to tight, curly tendrils, and usually have a combination of textures. They are defined and springy, with more height and volume at the root than type 2s.

Type 3B curly hair consists of springy curls and can vary from ringlets to corkscrews. They are voluminous and have a circumference similar to a Sharpie marker. Type 3b hair tends to be coarse and dense.

Type 3C curly hair is referred to as curly-coily and tends to be very dense, tightly packed corkscrews that are the circumference of a pencil or a straw. Type 3c hair tends to experience the most volume, but also the most shrinkage of curls.

CURLY HAIR STYLING TIP: Curly hair is the most temperamental hair type. If you apply too much styling product= weighed down/greasy looking curls, apply too little styling product = Diana Ross’s 80’s afro! The key to guaranteeing effortless, frizz free curls is proper styling product application. Always start with a fresh, clean palette on day #1. Cleanse, Condition, Moisturize, then apply your styling product of choice, following the recommended CURLS product application technique and your curls will be poppin’!

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