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Curly Hair Guide

Discover Carol's Daughter Curl Hub. Find out your curly hair type, from 2a wavy to 4c coily hair, and learn how to take care of it with our haircare products.

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CURL TYPE CHART

Everyone has their own hair journey and the process of discovering what works with your specific curl type can take years, even decades to master. We’ve gathered all the pro tips, products, styles, and tricks so you can skip the long journey and go straight to gorgeous curls.

hair type and curl pattern chart

No two curl patterns and no two curl stories are exactly the same. Your curl pattern is beautiful and unique to you. Take the first step in your Carol’s Daughter curl journey by selecting the strand below that most resembles your curl pattern.

Curl type 4c

4C Hair Type

Your tight, densely packed coils are naturally the most prone to shrinkage, giving you a sponge-like texture. 4C curls can be extremely dry, brittle, and prone to breakage without the proper moisturizing routine.

4c curl hair type
4c curl hair type drawing

4C Hair Type

Your tight, densely packed coils are naturally the most prone to shrinkage, giving you a sponge-like texture. 4C curls can be extremely dry, brittle, and prone to breakage without the proper moisturizing routine.

4B Hair Type

Your curls resemble a zig-zag pattern, which can make your 4B hair prone to dryness, tangles, and even occasional breakage. Keeping them hydrated and free of tangles can allow your 4B curls to flourish.

4B curl hair type
4b curl hair type drawing
4b curl hair type

4B Hair Type

Your curls resemble a zig-zag pattern, which can make your 4B hair prone to dryness, tangles, and even occasional breakage. Keeping them hydrated and free of tangles can allow your 4B curls to flourish.

4A curl hair type

4A Hair Type

4A curls are dense with a very visible coily pattern. Your hair without oils and hydrating creams can lack curl definition making it prone to dryness.

4a curl hair type
4a curl hair type drawing

4A Hair Type

4A curls are dense with a very visible coily pattern. Your hair without oils and hydrating creams can lack curl definition making it prone to dryness.

3C Hair Type

Your tight, corkscrew-like ringlets are densely packed and have the most volume within the type 3s. Your curls are prone to dryness and tangles, which means they thrive when moisturized.

3C curl hair type
4c curl hair type drawing
3C curl hair type

3C Hair Type

Your tight, corkscrew-like ringlets are densely packed and have the most volume within the type 3s. Your curls are prone to dryness and tangles, which means they thrive when moisturized.

3B curl hair type

3B Hair Type

Your curls are springy with lots of volume. 3B curls can range from ringlets to corkscrews and need hydration to keep their definition.

3B curl hair type
3b curl hair type drawing

3B Hair Type

Your curls are springy with lots of volume. 3B curls can range from ringlets to corkscrews and need hydration to keep their definition.

3A Hair Type

Your large, loose curls have a very defined “S” shape. 3As biggest issue is battling frizz and maintaining shine.

3A curl hair type
3A curl hair type drawing
3A curl hair type

3A Hair Type

Your large, loose curls have a very defined “S” shape. 3As biggest issue is battling frizz and maintaining shine.

2C Curl Hair Type

2C Hair Type

Your S-shaped wave pattern starts at your roots. Your wave pattern is thick and the most defined of the 2 types. Unwanted frizz can be a common issue among this hair type.

2C Curl Hair Type
2C curl hair type drawing

2C Hair Type

Your S-shaped wave pattern starts at your roots. Your wave pattern is thick and the most defined of the 2 types. Unwanted frizz can be a common issue among this hair type.

2B Hair Type

Still pretty flat at the crown like a 2A, your S-like patterned waves are easy to style but are prone to frizz and tend to lose definition easily.

2B curl hair type
2B curl hair type drawing
2B curl hair type

2B Hair Type

Still pretty flat at the crown like a 2A, your S-like patterned waves are easy to style but are prone to frizz and tend to lose definition easily.

2A curl hair type

2A Hair Type

Your waves tend to be straight at your crown and form a slight S-shaped towards your tips. Your main concern may be the lack of body and volume your 2A waves have.

2A curl hair type
2A curl hair type drawing

2A Hair Type

Your waves tend to be straight at your crown and form a slight S-shaped towards your tips. Your main concern may be the lack of body and volume your 2A waves have.

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