What’s Your Natural Curl Pattern?
Every person is born with a curl pattern that is all their own. Most people have hair that is naturally curly, straight or wavy. Stylist Andre Walker, created a system for classifying specific curl patterns.
Straight hair is classified as Type 1 hair. Straight hair is the strongest of all hair types. This hair type has no curl pattern.
Type 2 is wavy hair, with variations ranging from 2A to 2B to 2C – with 2C hair being the most wavy within the 2 category of wavy hair.
Type 3A, 3B or 3C curls can range from loose ringlets or looser coils, to slightly more tightly defined, spiral curls the size of a pen.
Type 4A, 4B or 4C ranges from more tightly curled to kinky. Type 4 hair can resemble small spirals the diameter of a crochet needle, or be tightly coiled. Type 4 hair is at the greatest risk for breakage because of the tightly spiraled or zig zig curl pattern and needs consistent moisture.