How to Determine Your Hair Type

Haircare products for two different hair types

With the hair industry booming, the shelves are saturated with products for a variety of different hair types. From kinky to curly and wavy to straight, the ways in which you can distinguish your hair in order to find the best products for you can vary from salon to salon, often leaving you confused with what will work best for your luscious locks.

In order to allow continuity over establishing your hair type, Andre Walker created a system, making it easy to identify your particular type. Broken into four main categories, 1, 2, 3 and 4, these are associated with a different hair quality. Those with Type 1 hair fall into the straight category, with three subtypes within this group, with the subsequent categories being associated with wavy, curly and kinky.


Here at Fortynine and Fifth, our experts in hairdressing in Barnstaple will help work out what products are best suited to your hair so, for more information, pop into our salon today.