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What Is My Natural Hair Type?

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Hair Type

What Is My Natural Hair Type?

  • There are 12 different hair types, from fine and straight to kinky curls.
  • While most people have one type, it's not unusual to have two to three different textures.
  • Determining your individual hair type or types can help you decipher which products to use.

What's your hair type? It's a question that can determine a lot about your daily styling routine, but isn't exactly easy to guess if you don't know what to look for. Does your hair fall flat with just the hint of humidity? Are you spending hours twisting your kinks into curls? To discover your natural texture, wash your hair and examine it in the mirror without any styling products. If you still can't decide which category you fall in, don't worry — your head could have a mix of two or three textures.

We know it can be confusing, so we've arranged this comprehensive guide from fine, superstraight ends to coarse, spiral curls (and every hair type in between). Plus we've added celebrity examples to each of the 12 categories so you can be totally sure.

Ahead, you'll find product recommendations and styling tips for your specific styling needs. It's like the every person's guide to getting their best hair day ever.

Additional reporting by Danielle Jackson

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