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What Is My Hair Type?

The 1 Thing You Need to Know to Keep Your Hair Healthy

Have you ever been confused by an article or ad stating a product is meant for "Latina hair"? We have, too! Because, really, what does that mean? Just like we're constantly reminding people that not all Latinas have olive skin tone, we find ourselves explaining not all Latinas have wavy or curly hair, either — take it from me, whose very straight hair refuses to hold a wave for more than five minutes without the help of many a spray and mousse.

But, even if you know this fact to be true, you might still find yourself a little confused about what hair type you actually have. We know it's complicated — there's type 1, type 2A, type 2B, what? We're lost already, so we talked to Dove hairstylist Cynthia Alvarez, and using her expertise and a few celebrities as examples, we broke down everything you need to know to figure out what category your strands belong to. Keep scrolling to once and for all find out your hair type.

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