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Types & Textures

There is a difference between the terms “hair type” and “hair texture”.

Hair texture indicates the circumference of your hair shaft. It may be fine, medium, or thick/coarse.

Hair type depends on your hair structure. There are four official categories of hair types:

  • straight hair (type 1)
  • naturally wavy hair (type 2)
  • curly hair (type 3)
  • very curly and kinky hair (type 4)

Also, depending on its thickness, your hair might be considered to be fine or coarse. Terms “thin” and “thick” hair define the density of the follicles.

Still confused by the difference between fine and thin hair? Don`t know what type of curls you have? Need new hairstyles that work for YOUR specific hair? Then read our articles and finally sort it all out!