Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Texture Typing: Where do you belong?

Posted by Jen Lennox at 10:48 AM
When it comes to choosing products, your choices will depend on several factors. Curl Pattern, Porosity, Density and Width will all be determining factors in the process. But HOW will you find out this information? The folks at naturallycurly.com have put together a great guide to help get you started. Let's get started!

CURL PATTERN: Your curl pattern will show the amount of wave or curl in your hair. Generally, these can all be grouped into 3 type: 2, 3, and 4. Knowing your curl pattern will help you find the right products and styles for your hair. Want to figure out yours? Click here.

POROSITY: This term refers to how easily your hair is able to absorb and hold moisture. Knowing your porosity will help you choose products that help keep moisture in your hair and keep it shiny and strong. Want to know yours? Click here.

DENSITY: Ranging from low to high, Density refers to how closely individual strands of hair are packed together on your scalp. You've probably never thought about this stuff before, huh? I know I hadn't until I discovered the CG method. Want to know what kind of density you have? Click here.

WIDTH: Width refers to the thickness of the strands of your hair. When people talk about having "thick" or "thin" hair, they are referring to width. Do you really know yours? To find out, click here.

LENGTH: This one should be easy to determine. Most of us can tell if we have short, medium or long hair. However, your will purchase different products according to your length, so it's important to know for sure. To determine yours, click here.

After going back and forth many times, I've determined that I am a Type 2B, low porosity, medium density, medium/course width and long length. I go back and forth between 2B and 2C, depending on the day. Currently, my length is working against me, because it's weighing my curls down and now allowing them to pop the way I would like them to. A haircut in 2 weeks will take care of that.

Now that you know your Texture Type, it's time to start looking at products. This can be a long, arduous process, but I hope to help you along the way. We will delve into the world of cleansing next. To Co-Wash, or NOT to Co-Wash? That really IS the question. See you soon!


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