If your hairstylist were to ask you your hair type, would you be able to answer? After reading this, you will. Hair is made from the protein keratin and has three different layers of fibres known as the cuticle, the cortex and the medulla that give our hair its characteristic shape. People with straight hair have round hair fibres, and people with oval and other shaped fibres tend to have more wavy or curly hair.
The Andre Walker system is a system used worldwide to classify hair types. The system shows four categories of hair types, all with subcategories that add further definition. It’s normal for people to fall into more than one of the categories profiled.
This hair type stays straight and is generally very shiny. It is the most resilient of the four hair types, making it difficult to damage, but also challenging to curl as there is a high amount of oil secretion. There are three different types of straight hair:
This is hair that curls in an S-shape pattern that stay as fixed curls that stay curly irrespective of any amount of straightening. Curly hair has a higher thickness, making it appear voluminous, though in humidity can become frizzy. It gets tangled easily.