Due to the fact that in the last article we talked about how to choose your haircut or hairstyle depending on your face shape, this time we are going to discuss about hair types. Because even though you’d like to follow the trends and adopt one of the coolest hairstyles, you must take into consideration the fact that your hair could simply may not be able take it. That’s why we have options and the liberty of choice. There are basically 4 main hair types, based on your hair shape.
- Straight hair
- Wavy hair
- Coiled hair
- Kinky hair
Let’s take them by turn and explain them.
Straight hair is the one that grows straight, without curving and is the easiest of them all to style and shape. When thick, it might look spiky, so it would be better if you would avoid wearing it slicked back. As a trick, use lots of conditioner, to make it softer and easier to style. Straight hair looks best in simple, classic haircuts.
This type of hair slightly curves as it grows and usually looks good with most haircuts, even long style, thanks to its volume and movement. This is considered to be the ideal hair type for guys and it keeps that easy hair-styling trait of straight hair. Recommendations for wavy hair are shoulder-length and medium length hairstyles.
Coiled Hair – Curly Hair
As you can understand from the name, coiled hair forms coil-like shapes as it grows. Unlike wavy hair, coiled hair will form coils more visible and from the first 2 inches of hair length. This is more exigent than wavy hair, maybe the most pretentious to style or cut differently than used from the beginning – this being a disadvantage. Coiled hair also needs a lot of special products, patience and time. Although, it still looks cool and honestly, it’s kind of my favourite so far.
The last, but not least, kinky hair completes the 4 types of hair in mens hairstyles and is also known as Afro-textured hair. This is the most common hairstyle among black males, even though it can be found in other races as well. The difference between coiled hair and kinky hair is that this one forms as very tight coils as you may find it difficult to see the definition of the locks from 3 feet away, so you you’d have to have to get closer to notice them. If coiled hair was hard to style another way than short, this is even more pretentious.
As you saw above, hair comes in all shapes and sizes. Some hair types are easier to style, some require more time and patience. The thing is that we don’t get to choose which type we want, we are born with it and we have to adapt and make the best out of it.