Hair Curl Pattern: 2A
WHAT IS TYPE 2A HAIR?
Type 2a hair falls on the wavy hair spectrum somewhere between curly and straight strands. For those not familiar with the hair type chart, type 2a hair has beautiful body, semi-inconsistent bends and looks fabulous when worn natural or lightly styled.
As all women with curly or wavy hair know, your strands can be slightly unpredictable. Type 2a hair has several loose, natural, beachy waves all over the head, unlike 1c hair that features a few slight bends. Type 2a hair isn’t as frizzy as the other two Type 2 hair categories, so it can easily be weighed down when you apply too much product.
CARING FOR 2A WAVY HAIR
Caring for curly and wavy hair starts in the shower, and requires the right products for your hair type. While wavy hair has a natural malleability that makes it one of the easiest hair types to style, many wavy and curly tresses tend to require products that keep the frizz at bay. Here are some tips to keep in mind:
Hydration is Key
Styling your hair starts in the shower with a cleansing and hydrating shampoo & conditioner. We recommend using a sulfate-free shampoo for several reasons. Sulfates strip your hair of its natural oils, causing dull and frizzy hair (especially among those with waves and curls). Next, select a conditioner that will lock in moisture and keep your hair hydrated. Follow up with keratin to detangle while providing protection against heat styling after washing. Keratin, a protein found in hair, strengthens the shaft while smoothing the hairs cuticle, reducing frizz, adding shine and improving manageability - perfect for waves and curls. Our sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner contains a Keratin complex called Lipotein-Q™
Define Curls and Lock in Shine
Although wavy and curly hair tends to have more volume than straight hair, it can fall flat. Using a texturizer >on damp or dry hair will help define your waves, providing you the texture and volume necessary to get that healthy bounce everyone desires. Use a diffuser after applying your product for more volume.
Leave it Alone
After styling, keep your hands and tools off your hair to prevent messing up the styling effects. Messing with your hair will inevitably lead to frizziness, flyaways, and tangles.
- Stop Using Products With Sulfates And Water-Insoluble Silicones
- Squish To Condish.
- Don't Use A Towel.
- Before Drying Your Hair, Scrunch And Plop Your Hair For 10 Minutes
- Let Your Hair Air-Dry Or Use A Diffuser.
- Detangle Your Hair When Dry Once Per Week Before Showering
- Only Comb Your Hair When It's Wet
- Reduce Your Washing Frequency. Wash Hair Every 3-4 Days.
- Only Apply Conditioner From The Ears Down.
- Do Not Wash Your Hair With Hot Water.