Trying to decipher which kind of curly hair you have can kind of be a nightmare. Those charts can be confusing, and when there are several different textures coexisting on one head - it feels like an impossible puzzle to solve. We’re not trying to study for an SAT, we’re just trying to understand our hair. Thankfully, we’re here to help. Today we’re breaking down all the textures and types to make things easy to understand.
Once you’ve discovered your curl pattern, the good news is that Bebonia extensions are available to compliment each type. Read below for a breakdown on curl type and which Bebonias are right for you.
Type 2: Wavy Hair
Type 2 waves tend to be more bendy than spiral-like, the texture can be fine to coarse, and will likely have an S pattern that lays closer to the head.
2A: 2A hair tends to be fine, with a barely-there tousled texture that easily straightens. People who are rocking 2A strands should steer clear of heavy styling products because they can quickly weigh down their strands, making them look limp and lifeless.
2B: This hair type tends to have a more prominent "S" shaped pattern that sticks closer to the head... think beach wave. It also tends to be more frizzy and thicker in diameter than 2A. It takes more effort to get 2B hair straight.
2C: 2C waves tend to be thick, coarse, and more likely to frizz. The S-bends are very well-defined and begin directly at the roots. These waves tend to have a few spiral curls mixed in - or at least can easily take on the spiral shape when finger coiled. This type of hair will most likely need extra moisturizing and care each day to keep it hydrated.
For type 2 hair, Bebonia’s Spiral collection works best. It’s easy to clip in and customizable. As we mentioned, many of us have mixed curl type, meaning we may have type 3 and a few 2cs in as well, so feel free to mix and match! Read below to see if you fit the 3a, 3b or 3c description.
Type 3: Curly
Curly hair can range from loose, bouncy loops to tight, springy corkscrews. The curls often have some sheen but are susceptible to frizz.
3A: 3A curls will usually be shiny with large, loose barrel style curls that have a diameter of a piece of sidewalk chalk. These curls are full-bodied, climate dependent (which can mean more frizz), and damage prone.
3B: 3B strands tend to be more coarse than their 3A counterparts. The texture is springy and the curls are usually about the same size as a sharpie marker. Because this hair type can get dry, it also will need more care to get definition without frizz. Girls with 3B will have significant volume!
3C: 3C curls are even coarser. The dense corkscrews can range in size from a straw to a pencil. The strands are packed tightly together, meaning even more natural volume! Of course, with most curls, frizziness can be an issue, so extra care is needed.
For type 3 hair, Bebonia’s Curly clip-ins are your best bet. These beauties instantly transform your hair and will provide the extra volume and length you’re looking for.
Type 4: Coily Hair
This hair is often referred to as natural hair, afro-textured hair, or kinky hair and is extremely fragile. It is naturally dry but oftentimes can be soft. It ranges from fine to thick, and from coarse to wiry. A common misconception is that this texture doesn’t grow or barely grows past a certain length, but that is not true; it is just prone to significant breakage if not properly cared for. The strands form very tight, small curls or zigzags directly from the scalp.
4A: 4A tends to have the same circumference as a crochet needle and is a very tightly coiled spiral or "S" pattern. The curl pattern is visible even when not heavily styled for definition.
4B: 4B strands are tightly packed and can bend in sharp angles, like the letter Z. The pattern tends to be less visually defined without added product.
4C: 4C coils are similar to 4B, but the strands are even more fragile and will have a very tight ‘Z' shape pattern, which sometimes is unnoticeable without heavy styling. This hair type will see the greatest amount of shrinkage which is sometimes 75% or more! 4C strands will almost never clump without help from styling techniques. The strands will range from fine, thin, and soft to coarse.
For type 4 hair, we recommend the Bebonia ringlet collection to pump up the volume.
No matter what your hair type is, proper care is necessary to keep your waves, curls, or coils looking fresh and voluminous every day! If you want to change up your look completely, check out our line of Bebonia’s clip in extensions, designed for curly-haired women just like you!
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