Understanding curl pattern, porosity, density, width, and length of your hair will help you find the right products, techniques, and care tips that will keep your hair beautiful and healthy.

Curl Pattern

Curl pattern refers to the amount of wave, curl, or coil in your hair. It is divided into 3 main hair type categories: Wavy Type 2, Curly Type 3, and Coily Type 4. Knowing your curl pattern will help you find the right products, styles, techniques, and care tips for your hair.


Porosity refers to how easily your hair is able to absorb and hold moisture. Knowing your hair porosity will help you choose the right products to keep your hair moisturized, strong and shiny.


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Density refers to how closely individual strands of hair are packed together on your scalp. It ranges from low to high. Knowing your hair density will help you choose the right products and styles to maintain your hair’s volume.


Hair width refers to the thickness of individual strands of hair, and can range from fine to coarse. Knowing your hair width can help you maintain the length and health of your hair.


In addition to your curl pattern, your hair length can determine which products you should use as well as how to apply them. It will also help you choose the best styles and tools to achieve the look you want.