It is important to find out what type of curl you have in order to choose the right treatment, the method below was devised by Andre Walker, the hairstylist for The Oprah Winfrey Show. Find your curl type and watch the accompanying video for the best result, good luck!
Based on your type of curls, you can go to this manual for the most beautiful curls. Have fun with your most beautiful curls ever!!

       

2A Slight “S” waves in the hair. The hair lies close to the head and does not curl up.
This is often fine and thin hair and is easy to style. Can easily be straightened or curled.

2B Slightly more “S” waves in the hair than type 2A.
This type is also close to the head and does not bounce. This hair type is a bit more difficult to style than 2A and tends to frizz

2C This hair is often a bit thicker and coarser in structure and has more curls 
than types 2A and 2B. This hair type is more difficult to style and you will also suffer more from frizzy hair. Often this hair type has a straight under layer or a more curly under layer (pipe curls).

    

3 Curly hair ranging from light to very strongly curled with clear curl definition and bouncy. This hair is easy to style curly or blow-dry straight, although you sometimes don't see it immediately, but type 3 curls are generally fine rather than coarse in texture.

3A Type 3A curls have a distinct “S” pattern.
Curls are well defined and pop up. The curls are naturally large, loose and they often shine beautifully. 3A curls are sidewalk chalk in diameter. In general, this hair type is easy to straighten. The appearance of 3A curls is also strongly dependent on the climate.

3B Curls that are very defined, bouncy and voluminous. Varying from springy ring curls to tight corkscrew curls. The diameter is the size of a highlighter. This texture type is difficult to straighten, but it can be done. 3B curls are generally not very shiny and the texture can be quite coarse.

3C Tight corkscrew curls, lots of volume and a diameter of a pencil or straw. The curls can be kinky (zigzag curled) or very tightly curled with a lot of hair packed together. In general it is possible to straighten this hair type, but it is much more difficult than with hair types 3A and 3B. 3C curls are often fine in texture.



4A Curls are coiled tightly and have an “S” pattern. The hair is better hydrated than 4B curls and has a
clear curl pattern. The diameter of the spirals is close to that of a crochet hook.

4B This type has a “Z” pattern and less defined curls. Rather than curling or spiraling around, 4B hair bends with sharp angles like the letter Z. This hair type feels cottony. This is very fragile hair, so be extremely careful when styling it! This hair type can vary from fine and thin to coarse with a lot of strands densely packed. 4B curls shrink up to 75% of their actual length.

4C This hair type consists of curl patterns that curl very nicely if well provided with moisturizer. Moisture and nutrition are very important. A curl cream or curl definer is not necessary because this curl can curl up to 75% while drying.

The texture of 4C curls can range from fine, thin and super soft to stringy, coarse with densely packed hair. This type of curl is often twisted or crunched (braiding or twisting)

You can use our curl products for any type of curl. How to use them depends on your curly type. You can read more about this in this manual for the most beautiful curls. We also add a FREE extensive flyer with instructions for use to every order.
 




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