First and foremost, it is important to determine what kind of hair type you have. After knowing your hair type, it is easier for you to find out the right products for your hair.
Curly hair types
The hair types were created by Andre Walker, an American hairstylist, who is best known for being the personal hairstylist of Oprah Winfrey and for creating Halle Berry's signature short pixie haircut. There are four different hair types: 1 straight, 2 wavies, 3 curly and 4 kinky. Within each main category, there are three subcategories, a-c, that are based on the diameter of the wave, curl or coil.
- Type 4: Kinky Hair
- Type 3: Curly Hair
- Type 2: Wavy Hair
Below you can read more information about different hair types and find out, which hair type you have!
Type 4: Kinky Hair
Kinky hair is known to be the curliest hair type there is. However, most often there will be no visible curl pattern because the strand tends to form so-called Z-pattern instead of S-pattern like in the other hair types. As well, kinky hair is the driest hair type. Kinky textured hair is delicate, fragile and more prone to breakage. Kinky hair grows as fast as other texture. However, since it is very tightly coiled it has a great shrinkage comparing to the other textures and as well its tendency for breakage leads to most often short appearance. Kinky hair needs added moisture to avoid the breakage of the hair. With added moisture, you can increase the sebum production and reduce frizziness.
From our products, Kinky hair oil is made for this kind of hair type. Its oil contains castor oil, which is well known to be extremely rich in vitamin E and fatty acids enhancing hair growth and keeping the hair generally in good health. The fatty acids cannot penetrate the hair follicle, instead, they latch onto the outside of the hair fiber preventing any moisture to escape. This is why the oil should be added after adding leave-in conditioner or other moisturizing product to lock in the moisture. As well, it contains apricot seed oil, which also stimulates hair growth, seals in moisture and, as castor oil, it absorbs small amounts of water from the air’s humidity to help maintain that barrier of hydration inside the hair strand. Additionally, two essential oils, lavender, and rosemary, are added to the hair oil. Not only due to their lovely scent but also due to their properties to prevent hair loss and enhance healthy hair growth.
Type 3: Curly Hair
Unlike kinky hair, curly hair type strand forms S-pattern. The curly hair type includes hair types from light curls to tight corkscrew curls. The coils are not as tightly packed as in kinky hair and therefore it is more receptive to different styling methods. Curly hair is prone to dryness, breakage and especially to frizziness. It needs added moisture to keep the curls well-formed coils and to prevent frizz.
From our products, Curly hair oil is made for this kind of hair type. This product contains the oil everyone loves and uses for hair and health all over the world: Coconut oil. This oil is rich in fatty acids that nourish and moisturize the scalp and hair and as well it can prevent protein loss in the hair. One crucial ingredient is the elixir of all oils: Argan oil. It moisturizes the hair by reducing dry, brittle and damaged ends and it protects against heat damage. It helps to fight against frizz and it will leave your hair soft and easier to manage. Also, in order to increase moisturizing properties, we added some avocado oil to the product. Additionally, two essential oils, lemongrass oil, and ylang-ylang oil are added to strengthen the hair follicles and promote healthy growth.
Type 2: Wavy Hair
Wavy hair has the less shrinkage from all the curly hair types. It doesn’t bounce up when pulled down and released like a type 3C (corkscrew curl) would. It was still an S-pattern strand, whether it is formed throughout the hair or only closer to the head depends on the subcategory. Due to the high natural movement in the wavy hair, it has the highest prone to frizz and it tends to lose curl definition easily.
From our products, Wavy hair oil is made for this kind of hair. To avoid weighing down the hair, we wanted to create a non-greasy and fast absorbing treatment oil rich in Vitamins and Oleic acid. Therefore, the product contains light oils, such as jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and grapeseed oil. Jojoba oil is the closest to our scalp’s natural oils and can be used to control our oil production, preventing over greasiness. Sweet almond Almonds are a rich source of oil containing omega-9 fatty acid and linoleic acid giving it a good ability to penetrate the hair shaft and moisturize hair from the inside. Grapeseed oil contains a lot of vitamin E, as sweet almond oil, promoting hair growth and health. It also helps the hair look shiny, without leaving it greasy. One crucial ingredient is the elixir of all oils: Argan oil. It moisturizes the hair by reducing dry, brittle and damaged ends and it protects against heat damage. It helps to fight against frizz and it will leave your hair soft and easier to manage. We added rosemary essential oil due to its marvelous scent and its ability to promote hair thickness and growth.