Curl types – How to accurately identify your curl pattern?

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In modern life, instead of having a simple straight haircut, women would rather choose one among some pretty curl types. If you still wonder about different curl types of do not know how to distinguish among them, read this blog. APOHAIR is talking about the most effective features of each type, therefore, you can easily determine your favorite curl hair pattern.

Why is my hair curly?

curly hair

Many people wonder why they have curly hair while others possess straight or wavy locks. Hair type, from straight to kinky, depends on the shape of the hair follicle itself. It is explained that the shape of our hair follicles and the way the hair emerges from the follicle is a major contributor to the degree of the hair curl pattern as well as its shape.

The follicle, just like the hair fiber, is defined in different shapes and sizes. While straight hair emerges from a round follicle, wavy and curly hair emerges from oval and twisted oval follicles. Besides, hair thickness is also contingent on the follicle size. The thicker the hair strand is, the larger the area that it grows from.

However, that’s not all. The chemical bonds in your hair also contribute to your curl types. Hair is considered to be primarily made of cysteine, sulfur-containing amino acid. Found in naturally straight hair, the cysteine groups are spread apart so they cannot interact. In curly hair, they are closer and can easily bond among themselves. This creates more tension in the hair fiber and contributes to curly locks.

Experts emphasize that the more curved the hair follicle, the more compacted the cysteine, the more bonds form, and the curlier the hair. In contributing to the curl structure, both follicle and hair fiber work in tandem.

Identify your curl types

There are many different curl types but here, APOHAIR chooses to mention four main categories which are quite popular among women these days. Let’s have a look at them and determine which makes you excited.

Loose curl types pattern

loose curl

We call it loose curl pattern when the hair possesses a wavy, relaxed “S” shape curl pattern. This curl type may be non-uniform straighter at the crown, wavy in the middle and drier on the ends, for example. If you love styling your natural hair or any kind of hair extensions, keep in mind that dehydration, damage or heavy styling products can straighten out these curls easily. Loose curls need lightweight, curl-amplifying moisture and hold.

Classic curl pattern

classic curl

The second in the list of curl types we want to mention today is the classic curl pattern. It has been defined “S” shape curl pattern. This type of curly hair tends to be uniform, with a coiling shape that extends from roots to ends. When dehydrated or damaged, these curls can become frizzy and lose definition. Pay attention that classic curls need gentle care and balanced moisture.

Tight curl pattern

tight curl

The third in the list here is the tight curl pattern. In APOHAIR, we have a similar name to the tight curly hair – the deep curly hair. It is a small corkscrew-like curl pattern throughout the hair. These tight ringlets tend to be finer and lighter in weight. If you are having a nice set of human hair tight curly hair extensions, just keep in mind that the hair shaft will tend to expand and lose its shape if there is not proper moisture. This causes the curls to appear dense and unmanageable.

In such situations, tight curly needs deep hydration for maximum softness and strength. This will help improve the status of the curl.

Kinky curl pattern

kinky curl types

This curl type has a shape of an angular, “Z” type zig-zag from roots to end. The Z pattern is so tightly coiled that it may cause kinky curls to shrink up to 75% of the hair’s actual length. Because this curl type is most often fine and delicate, it can be susceptible to breakage when you don’t take care of it carefully. Kinky curls hair needs protective moisture to be in the best condition.

How to go curl types from straight locks?

curly hair extensions

Women usually think of going to a hair salon to style their hair from straight to wavy or curly. However, in case you still hesitate to do it due to your reasons, curly hair extensions are a great solution. You don’t have to cut or style, dye your hair. Just pick the right curl type of extensions with your favorite color and length and be ready to have perfect curly locks. A beautiful wig or some nice sets of wefts hair extensions will help you. Choose our Vietnamese human curly hair, you will have the best experience. 

If you still find it hard to determine your hair pattern as well as your favorite pattern for hair extensions, just tell us. Apostore is always here to receive all your comments and support you in the fastest way. Many beautiful items in our new Galaxy Collection are waiting for you. Just visit our collection and choose curl types or any of your favorites types and make orders. Thanks for your attention!

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