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What is your hair type? Ways to determine your type of hair and care for it

What is your hair type? Ways to determine your type of hair and care for it

The secret to healthy and shiny hair lies in an effective haircare routine and a nutritious diet. Moreover, determining your hair type can help you choose the right hair care products and add exponential value to your daily haircare routine. Here, we are going to guide you through the different types of hair and how you can determine yours in the easiest way.

Read on to learn about the types of hair and the answer to, “How to know my hair type?”

How to Determine Your Hair Type?


Your hair type can be determined on the basis of its curl patterns. The different types of hair are mentioned below:

Straight Hair



If your strands fall flat from the roots to the tips, you have straight hair. The texture of straight hair is usually soft and smooth. Straight hair is further divided into the following sub-categories:

  • Type 1A: Soft, smooth, glossy and less voluminous.
  • Type 1B: Thicker and bouncier than type 1A.
  • Type 1C: Stiff, coarse, and thick straight hair

Wavy Hair



Wavy hair is different from curly hair. While it’s not completely curly, there’s a slight wave at the ends of your hair, usually starting at the eye line. Wavy hair is subdivided into:

  • Type 2A: Thin, wavy hair
  • Type 2B: Wavy hair with medium thickness
  • Type 2C: Thick and wavy hair

Curly Hair



If your hair strands make an 'S' pattern, you have curly hair. Due to its twisted structure, curly hair is more prone to frizz and tangles as compared to straight or wavy hair. This hair type is subdivided into:

  • Type 3A: Loose curls
  • Type 3B: Medium curls
  • Type 3C: Tight curls

Coily Hair



Coily hair has a 'Z' pattern and may seem rough and coarse. It is extremely prone to breakage due to the ‘tightness’ of its curls. This hair type is subdivided into:

  • Type 4A: Soft, smooth hair
  • Type 4B: Wiry and stiff hair
  • Type 4C: Extremely wiry

Now that we’ve answered your question, “What is my hair type?” let’s check out how you can take good care of your tresses.

How To Care For Your Locks


Whether your hair is straight, wavy, curly, or coily, there are few fundamental haircare tips that you must follow to maintain its health. They are:

  • Do not over-shampoo your locks.
  • Avoid excessive heat styling.
  • Skip the use of chemical-laden products.
  • Eat a well-balanced diet.
  • Invest in good haircare products.

Now, let’s learn about the specific haircare products that you must use for your hair type.

Hair care for Straight Hair

Straight hair is more prone to becoming oily and flat. Thus, you must avoid using heavy and greasy serums; on the contrary, you can opt for the Godrej Professional Protect Shine Serum. This lightweight serum is enriched with the goodness of jojoba oil and is sure to moisturize your hair, making it smooth and lustrous without any grease.

For Wavy Hair

In case of wavy hair, the hair strands are usually straight from the roots to eye level and curl from this point to the ends. To add definition to your waves, you can use the Hold It Hair Spray. Use oil-based products to add sheen to your locks. You can consider using the Honey Moisture Shampoo as it is enriched with the goodness of honey and nourishing oils.

For Curly Hair

Since curly hair is more likely to become frizzy and rough, you must opt for a shampoo that’s specially designed for frizzy locks. And what better than the Quinoa Smooth Shampoo by Godrej Professional. Infused with quinoa extracts, this nourishing shampoo will keep your hair hydrated, prevent breakage, and wash away dandruff.

For Coily Hair

Coily locks are the most delicate and need a lot of moisturization. Stick to the Nourish Shine Argan Oil to moisturize your locks, increase their elasticity, and make them less prone to breakage.

Now that you have a fair understanding of different types of hair and how to care for them, ensure that you take proactive measures to keep your locks in the best shape. Apart from the above-mentioned hair products, there are various other Godrej Professional products that can help you maintain your hair health. Click here to visit the online Godrej Professional store and check out our wide range of haircare products now.

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