Your texture is also known as Type 3; loose curls to corkscrew curls
HOW TO CARE FOR CURLY HAIR
Define Curls and Lock In Shine
Use a styling cream or mousse to define the curls without overly controlling your texture. If you prefer a softer curl, use a styling cream on wet hair to piece together and elongate your curls. On day two, refresh your curls and simply smooth the lightweight product along the hair shaft to manage frizz.
How To Combat Dryness
Curly hair has a natural tendency for dryness, much more so than straight hair. This is because the natural oils your scalp produces can travel down the strand of a straight hair much easier than a curly one.
Use a sulfate-free shampoo. Sulfates can lift the hair cuticles and strip moisture, achieving the exact opposite effect that girls with curly hair want.
Avoid hot tools. Minimize use of hot tools or chemical processes that damage the cuticle layer of your hair. If you must use them, apply heat-protectant styling products before you do.
Curl Type 3 is classified as spiral curls. Curly hair follows either an “s” or “z” pattern, or some variation in between. Curl Type 3 is prone to tangles, breakage, dryness and frizz. Since the follicle doesn’t lay flat, you’ll notice this hair type isn’t as shiny as Type 1 or Type 2.
Type 3A hair is very shiny and loose with curls the size of a large sidewalk chalk.
Type 3B hair has a medium amount of curls, ranging from bouncy ringlets to tight corkscrews, where curls are the size of a marker.
Type 3C hair is much tighter in circumference, compared to Type 3B.
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Fine hair texture is the most delicate and fragile hair type. If you find that your hair is both fine and curly, it can be quite the challenge to perfect your curls.
Use moisturizing products that balance the needs of drier, older ends with newer roots.
It is a good idea to use a pre-shampoo conditioning treatment before shampooing to restore and maintain elasticity and shine.