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The Hair Guide: All You Need to Know

The Hair Guide: All You Need to Know

Have you ever struggled figuring out the best products for you or a young king in your life? Or maybe you just need education on how to care for your curls, well we’re here to help!  The first step to caring for your crown is understanding the type of curls you have which includes knowing your hair porosity and curl type.  

So what is hair porosity? Hair porosity refers to how well your hair can absorb and retain moisture. Within this are three types: low porosity, medium porosity, or high porosity.  Below we’ll break down how to figure out which porosity type you have and tips on how to care for your curls.  

Low porosity: With low porosity, your hair is water-resistant which can result in hair taking longer to dry when wet and products often struggle to be absorbed into your strands.  Low porosity hair can also be protein-sensitive and resistant to color treatments.

Medium porosity: Medium porosity hair means your hair allows the right amount of moisture to penetrate the hair strands while preventing too much from escaping. Your hair can hold styles and chemical products easier without too much damage. With this specific hair type it’s best to use deep conditioning and protein treatments in your product regime.

High porosity: With high porosity, hair easily absorbs moisture but it’s harder for the hair to retain the moisture.  Your hair has a love and hate relationship with water and products due to how quickly moisture can escape. This can result in damaged strands and hair feeling dull or dry. 

    Hair type refers to the shaping and density your curls create. Curls can be identified as wavy, curly, or coily with fine, medium, or thick density.  Although your curls can change depending on external factors including heat, color, and so forth —  your curls in their organic state can be described as one of the many ways illustrated!

    2a, Straight/Wavy hair: Waves are straight at the crown and form a slight S-shaped towards the ends. Your main concern may be the lack of body and volume so lighter products such as mousse and gel are best.    

    2b, Wavy hair:  Waves are straight at the crown with S-like patterned waves at the ends.  To prevent frizz and keep definition, lighter products such as mousse and gel are best. 

    2c, Wavy hair:  Waves are S-shaped from the roots with thickness and definition throughout. To prevent unwanted frizz and keep definition using products such as gel or mousse are best. 

    3a, Wavy/Curly hair: Curls are large, loose, and may resemble the letter S. This hair type has trouble with maintaining shine and definition.  To ensure moisturized curls use a cream based product or spritz and follow up with a comb to define. 

    3b, Curly hair: Curls are springy and defined  with lots of volume. The shape of curls resemble ringlets to corkscrews.  This hair type can be prone to dryness, to ensure moisture applying a gel or cream styler while hair is wet will help with definition and less frizz. 

    3c, Curly hair: Curls are tight, densely packed and resemble corkscrew spirals.  This hair type provides natural fullness but may also be subject to frizziness.  To keep curls moisturized and defined, a mousse and curling cream is the best combination for hair. 

    4a, Curly/Coily hair: Curls are dense, springy, and resemble S-pattern coils.  To keep your curls defined, vibrant, and moisturized, using oils and hydrating creams are important. 

    4b, Coily hair: Curls are densely packed and may resemble a zig-zag pattern or the letter Z. To keep hair free from dryness and potential breakage, it’s also necessary to keep curls hydrated and detangled. 

    4c, Coily hair: Densely packed coils that may be prone to shrinkage with a sponge-like texture.  In order to keep hair from being dry, brittle, and prone to breakage, it’s vital to have a proper moisturizing routine.

    We hope this information was helpful in learning all about your hair porosity and curl type.  If you still need some help determining what best describes your crown be sure to take our Hair Quiz! Rather wavy, curly, or coily Young King has the royally crafted products just for you.

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