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Understanding Your Natural Hair Texture
January 19, 2023
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Understanding Your Natural Hair Texture

Understanding your natural hair texture can make your life easier. How to style it, how much product to use on it, and understanding how to work with it will give you the confidence and ease you need to help it look its best. Though all these types of hair texture vary, all can benefit from being healthier. When they are healthier, they're easier to manage and more resilient to what is thrown at them. OLAPLEX can help your hair, no matter your hair texture; because every hair type can benefit from being healthier. 


What are the 4 Hair Types?

Your journey to understanding yourhair texture begins from the inside. You can have fine curly hairtexture and thick straighthairtexture, just as you can have coarse, curlyhairtexture. It can all seem a tad convoluted, so understanding each qualities and concerns can better narrow the needs for your hair. Hair texture is often confused with the hydration or state of hair such as dry or smooth. Hair texture is actually the diameter and shape of the hair. Here, we breakdown the four differenthair textures: fine to medium, coarse or thick, straight, and curly hair.


What Hair Texture Do I Have?


Fine to Medium Hair Texture


Yourhair texture is luxuriously soft, silky, and prone to tangling and breakage. It's easy to blow out and straighten but doesn’t hold styles for very well. When styling, it's important to apply products that help with volume, due to the structure of finehairtexturetypes, it tends to go flat. For fine to medium hair textures, less product is more! Start with pea-sized amounts, then work your way up (if needed) to avoid build-up and greasiness.


Coarse Hair Texture


Va va voom! Volume for days is what coarsehair texture is all about. It holds a style easily, is less prone to breakage, and tends to go dryer than other textures. Coarsehairtexture also tends to become frizzier than fine to medium hair textures. This hair type can handle more products in the hair without the risk of it weighing down easilyand more heat without breakage.


Straight Hair Texture


Straight hair has a reputation for being shiny, as its texture reflects light easier than curly hair types. If you have straight hair, you may know it doesn't hold a style very well and almost always needs volume. Its manageability is a plus, and with the help of styling products, you can style it to just about any look! 


Curly Hair Texture


Did you know each fiber of curly hair has its curl pattern? Curly hair can be fine, medium, or coarse. No two heads are alike! This texture is voluminous and full but also tends to frizz easily. Curly hair is prone to dryness, so be sure to keep it hydrated. When styled, it holds a style incredibly well! There are many curly hair types such as wavy, curly, and coily––getting to know these and which you fall under can better help address your curly hairs needs! 


How OLAPLEX helps Hair Texture


Each of these hair types is unique, and you may possess an exciting combination of them. An important note is every one of these hair types will thrive from being healthier. They all have the same internal structure, whether they're fine, coarse, straight, or curly. When broken, their disulfide bonds need repair, which is where OLAPLEX comes in. When your texture is the healthiest it can be, its concerns become easier to manage with the right treatment and styling routine. Try OLAPLEX N°.0 and N°.3 to repair hair for starters. Wash and condition with OLAPLEX N°.4 and N°.5, then find the right balance between the OLAPLEX styling products for your hair concerns. 

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