What is the FIA hair typing system?
Fia’s Hair Typing System The system defines hair using three classifiers: (1) the definition of your curls (think Andre Walker), (2) the appearance of most of your hair strands, and (3) the overall volume of your hair.
What are the 4 types of hair?
There are four main types of hair texture: Type 1 – straight, Type 2 – wavy, Type 3 – curly and Type 4 – tightly curled. The hair type and texture can be further broken down into a, b and c based on the hair’s curl pattern, density, porosity, width and length.
Who created hair typing?
stylist Andre Walker
Celebrity stylist Andre Walker introduced the hair typing system on the Oprah Winfrey Show in the 1990s to promote his hair product collection.
What is 3B and 3C hair?
If your curls easily wrap around the sidewalk chalk, then you have type 3A hair. If the permanent marker is the best fit, then your hair type is 3B. If your spiral curls are the size of a pencil, you have type 3C hair.
What does Type 3 hair look like?
Type 3 curly hair ranges from a light curl to tight, curly tendrils, and usually have a combination of textures. They are defined and springy, with more height and volume at the root than type 2s.
What does type 4c hair look like?
Type 4c. 4c hair is the queen of thick, bold afros. From afar, 4c hair looks like a thick fro, but if you look closely, you’ll notice very tight, small springs or coils on each strand. Coils are pretty different from curls.
Is my hair 3C or 4A?
The essential quality that separates one from the other is the size of the curls. 3C hair strands have larger curls than 4A hair, which are a bit more tightly coiled. 3C hair has a reputation for being tightly densely packed, but otherwise soft to touch.
Is my hair 2a or 2b?
2a – the most subtle curly hair pattern/type, a slight wave or kink to the hair. 2b is loose and bendy S-shaped strands but still more of a wave than a curl. 2c are more defined S-shaped curls which start from the root. It’s also worth saying, type 2 wavy hair is not failed curls!
Are hair types Real?
Different parts of your hair can have different textures. Many people have much coily or kinkier hair in the “kitchen”or the nape of the neck. The pattern at the front tends to be different due to its exposure to the elements. Your curl pattern can be impacted by the climate or water quality in your area.
What is 4b type hair?
Type 4b. Type 4b hair has densely packed curls that are tighter than 4a. 4b curls resemble tight curls that aren’t as tight as the 4c curls. 4b curls bend in a way that makes them have a zig-zag pattern. If you grab a strand of 4b hair and gently pull it down, you’ll find that it forms tight “Z” curls vertically.
What is Type 2C hair?
Type 2c hair is the apex of waviness. Its ultra-defined natural waves are not easily ignored or erased. Through wind, rain, or shine, it’s wavy texture will not lose its shape— though it may experience a little frizz or excess volume. Even when your 2c hair is being unruly, don’t take this hair type for granted.
Is there a type 5 hair?
Type 5 hair typically refers to natural, multi-textured hair with a mixture of frizz and curls within its fine strands. In its natural state, you’ll find that type 5 hair ranges from loosely coiled to tightly coiled, usually with S or Z-shaped curls that would typically fall under the 3A to 4C hair type categories.
What is the third classification of FIA’s hair typing system?
Third Classifier: The third classification of Fia’s Hair Typing System measures the overall volume of your hair. Simply place your hair in a ponytail. Include as much hair as possible in the ponytail. There is no need to worry too much about how your hair looks because the goal is to have the majority of your hair included in the ponytail.
What are hair typing systems?
Furthermore, many women utilize hair typing systems to describe the way their hair looks. I think it’s important to be clear about a few things before we begin discussing hair types. There are multiple hair typing systems – including the Andre Walker Hair Typing System, LOIS, and FIA’s Hair Typing System.
What is the Andre Walker hair typing system?
These subclassifications, which are based on the diameter of the hair’s wave, curl, or coil, are borrowed directly from the original Andre Walker hair typing system. As per usual, the goal of this hair typing system is to clear up the confusion so women can embrace their naturally curly hair and find the best hair products for their hair.
What is Lois hair typing?
LOIS was created by a website that is no longer active. The hair typing is considered by many to be very user-friendly – due to its simplicity. The LOIS hair typing system defines hair using three characteristics: (1) pattern, (2) strand size, and (3) texture. The LOIS system defines the hair pattern by the letters LOIS.