Have you ever wondered if your hair is wavy, curly, or some mixture of both? If you've wondered where your curls fall and also hoped for some help in managing them, we've got you covered. Here are a few commonly asked questions about type 2c curls and answers to help you sort through your curl care dilemmas.
Why are my curls flat at the roots?
Does it feel as though your curls won't pick up at the roots and instead stick to your scalp? It could be that your curls need some weight taken off. This can be achieved by adding layers. You can also help manage flat roots by keeping products away from your scalp. Unless it's shampoo, avoid using conditioners and other heavy products too close to your roots. Additionally, regularly clarify your curls to remove build up which can weigh your strands down.
What exactly is my curl type?
Is it 2c or 3a? Wavy or coiled? It can fluctuate day by day. 2c curls are considered wavy, with more of a “swoop” than 3a curls, which have more coil. You very well might have both types of curls and will see “S” shape loops in your hair. If you're not sure about your curl type, consult with your trusted stylist to figure it out.
What do I do with my wavy hair?
We've all felt frustrated with our strands from time to time. If you're unsure of where to start, consider utilizing the Curly Girl Method. This method shows you how to cowash, which will keep curls moisturized, and how to use hair gel. The great thing about this method is that it can modified to fit your individual needs.
What type of oil should I use in my hair?
For this one, you'll have to experiment a bit to figure out which works best for your curls. Each carrier oil interacts with your curls differently. Additionally, different weights of curls and waves can carry oils differently. Experiment with a few to figure out which works best for your curls.