How to Determine Your Hair Type: A Simple Guide

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Knowing exactly how to determine your hair type can save you a lot of effort. And let’s not talk about time. After all, your daily hair styling routine depends almost solely on what type of hair you have. There are a lot of things that you should take into account when determining your hair type. For example, if it falls flat when it’s humid outside, or if your hair is stubborn and doesn’t want to be styled in any way. This is why we have created this simple guide on how to determine your hair type, in case you too have issues styling it or keeping it styled.

It’s important to know that your hair, no matter its type, is unique and beautiful as it is. And to determine in what category it falls into; you should first wash your hair and then examine it carefully in the mirror, without having applied any styling product at all. In case you don’t seem to fit in any category, you might have a combination, which is perfectly fine. In this case, you might also need to combine certain products to get the best results for you.

Straight hair

Many women use adjectives like oily, flat, and boring to describe their straight hair. But this shouldn’t be the case at all! Straight hair can be beautiful and sexy without much effort if you are aware of its needs. So, if you need to wash your hair almost daily and dry shampoo is your best friend, then yes. You probably have straight hair. Usually, straight hair doesn’t seem to want to be curled and looks greasy no matter what you do. The key is to avoid using a heavy conditioner and keep using dry shampoo. You can also use a dry texturizing spray at the roots to give it a boost of volume.

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Wavy hair

There are a lot of people who think that girls with naturally wavy hair are the luckiest ones. People think pretty waves look good almost always, but in reality, that is not really the case. Sometimes, it can be a nightmare to get them to behave. So, if you have the classic “bed head,” simply blow dry your hair and use a curling iron to tame your natural curls and give them shape. You can also style your hair with mousse and a diffuser, using your fingers. Big and bouncy hair needs deep conditioning, so pay lots of attention to that too!

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Curly Hair

If you have natural curls, there is one thing that you should know: stop using the blow dryer! Instead, use the scrunch method by applying a product to your wet hair and then with a towel squeeze the curls while pushing some strands towards your scalp. You can also use light gels or leave-in conditioners to tame your curls and offer them that bounce. If you have thick and frizz-prone curls, you can wash your hair with a cleansing conditioner to tame that frizz.

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Wrapping It All Up

So, what did you think about our simple guide on how to determine your hair type? Did it help you in any way? Will you follow these steps from now on and include new products in your styling routine? Tell us down below!

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