Fine hair, thick hair, coarse hair, curly hair. Everyone’s hair is unique – but don’t let that fool you into thinking you can’t rock what you’re born with. With a little bit of styling and the magic of today’s products, you can easily manipulate your hair texture into whatever your heart desires.
Here’s how to find your natural texture and what you can do to get the hair texture of your dreams
All this jargon! It’s easy to get confused by the terminology. But getting to know your hair in its natural state is the easiest way to find products that work best for you. Here’s how it breaks down:
Now, let’s talk about how you can get to know your hair like it’s your BFF.
Identifying your natural hair texture is the first step to getting the texture of your dreams – yes, even if your dream texture isn’t your natural texture. It might seem complicated, but the process is actually fairly straightforward. Here’s how to find your natural hair texture:
If it’s thinner, you’ve got thin hair. Equal to the thread, you’ve got medium hair. And thicker than the thread, it’s thicccc.
To figure out where you’re at, place a single strand of hair into a glass of water. If it sinks, you’ve got high porosity, and it’ll absorb all the moisture. If it floats, it’s low in porosity and won’t hold as much moisture. If it’s somewhere in between, you’ve hit that magic Goldilocks spot.
If you find yourself in the straight, thin, or high porosity hair clubs, then you understand exactly just how difficult it can be to find products that give you volume and texture – without weighing you down.
To give your hair volume and movement, look for texturizing products (like sprays or creams). Sprays are great for maximizing your volume without providing too much moisture.
We can’t get enough of the Shu Uemura uzu cotton definition cream and the Wata wave texturizing spray. The spray is kinda like if dry shampoo and hairspray had a baby. It’s basically a miracle maker that’ll bring a lil grit and texture to your usually straight or flat hair.
If your hair falls into the curly, coily, or coarse groups, then you know that fighting frizz and defining your natural structure can be your biggest challenges. Or, if you feel like switching things up, it can seem like a constant battle. Oh, you want a sleek, straight style in humid weather? Well, you’re gonna need the right products then.
Let’s face it: your hair has a mind of its own. So it probably took you a while to master the good hair day. And even then, it might feel like your good hair days (when it actually behaves) are few and far between.
Believe it or not, one of the keys to getting your style to stick is making sure your hair is moisturized. Whether you’re working with your natural structure or looking to branch out, moisturized hair is a must.
After moisturizing, you should look for products with a firm hold that can keep your wild mane tamed. Also, don’t forget your heat protectant. If you have naturally coarse hair, you’ll need to crank up the heat just a little bit more to get that sleek, shiny do.
Even the best guides to hair products still require a bit of guesswork. Yes, even if you’ve diligently identified your hair texture, structure, and porosity. But here’s the good news: you can skip the trial and error with one simple fix.
Reserve your consultation with one of our Tribe professionals and let us help you find the best products for your one-of-a-kind hair.