Learn which Hair Type You Have | Grassroots Movement Australia

Learn which Hair Type You Have | Grassroots Movement Australia

Discover Which Hair Type You Have

Ever wondered what kind of hair you have? Or maybe you have some idea but aren't completely sure? In this article, we help you to solve which hair type you have, and provide some tips to keep your hair healthy. 

Here's a list of some hair types. There are still many more, and you'll likely have a combination, but we'll focus on these ones: 


Fine Hair or Thick Hair?

Q. Taking a strand of your hair, does it appear thread-like, or as fine as pet fur? 

Pet fur is incredibly fine and lends itself to fine hair. Thread-like hair is thicker, but this doesn't mean that you have thick hair per say. 

Q. Bunching your hair into your hand from your scalp, does your hand disappear beneath the locks, or does your hair fall around it easily? Another method is collecting your hair into your palm and lightly tug the ends. Is your hair in a slim cylinder, or is it thicker?

This can help to determine how much hair you have. The more you have, the thicker your hair is. If you have fine hair, pet fur like hair but possess a lot of it, you would likely fall under thick hair. If you have thread-like hair but your hand held pony tails remain slim, you more likely have thin hair.  


Dry Hair or Oily hair?

Q. Do you need to frequently wash your hair of oils? Or is your hair frizzing with lack of moisture?

If you're finding that you need to wash your hair every day or every second day, you likely have oily hair. If you find that your hair just doesn't settle but sticks out in every direction, you're likely experiencing dry hair. 

If however, you're experiencing a combination of frizzing and oily hair, there is help! We have an article on restoring dry and/or damaged hair

Stay tuned for an article on keeping oils at bay. 


Curly or Straight hair?

There are so many variations of curly hair. You might have straight hair, which falls down with no wave whatsoever. Or, you may have wavy hair, which doesn't completely curl, but isn't completely straight either. With curls, you could have ringlets, or coils, or bouncy hair. 

Q. Does your hair fall without any wave? Your hair may be fine or course, but it falls straight down?

With straight hair, it can be common to experience oily hair. It's best not to wash your hair every day however, as this will strip the hair of natural oils too regularly. Using dry shampoo is a good alternative keep the shine away and the oils retained. 

Q. Does your hair neither fall straight down, or curl into 'S' shapes, ringlets or coils?

Wavy hair can range broadly. These waves can begin at eye level, where a slight wave begins to form, or at the scalp, with more defined waves beginning from the crown of the head. If you have lightly wavy hair (waves that begin at eye level), it's best not to use oil heavy products. The Deep Moisture Mask is a good solution for defining waves without weighing them down. 

If you have waves that begin at the crown of your head, consider using something heavier, such as implementing the 60 Second Mask. This would be the best treatment to define your waves without loosing their shape. 

Q. Do your hair form 'S' shapes, ringlets or coils? Does it curl from the crown of your head? Does it tend to frizz in certain sections?

To avoid frizz in your hair, try to avoid brushing them out. This tends to cause breakage, resulting in frizzing hair. Curly hair can also become quite dry. It might be a good idea to use hydrating shampoo & conditioner. Our Boost and Hydrate Shampoo & Conditioner are great for those who experience dry hair. These contain no sulphates which can lead to long-term dryness. 



Which hair type do you have? Have you experienced oils with straight hair, or dryness with curly hair? Let us know in the comments!

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