How to determine your hair structure/texture?

How to determine your hair structure/texture?

From applying products in your hair to regular washing and trimming, everything depends on the hair texture/structure. Just like it is important to know your skin type to get the best products and treatments for skincare. Today we shall throw some light on the key points to determine your hair texture.

Hair Types:

There are 4 basic types of hair that have further sub-classifications according to the hair structures/textures.

  1. Straight
  2. Wavy
  3. Curly
  4. Coily
how to determine your hair texture
Determine your hair texture

Determine Your Hair Texture:

Hair structure/texture refers to the diameter of a single strand of the hair. There are 3 types of hair textures.

  1. Fine
  2. Medium
  3. Coarse

To determine your hair texture, take a 6-8 inches long sewing thread. The thread should be of the same color as your hair or close to the same color. Place the thread with your hair strand.

  1. If your strand appears thin, it means you have fine hair.
  2. When your hair strand is similar to the thread then it would be medium hair structure.
  3. If your strand appears thick next to the thread it means you have a coarse (thick) hair structure.

Fine hair tends to be more fragile than the other 2 types. Therefore, it is easy to style fine hair but difficult to hold the styles due to thin strands. When you have fine hair and you use so many products, it will weigh your hair down. Hence, you want to use light-weight products for your hair like the Moisturizing Hair Pudding by Wonder Curl.

Medium hair texture is the most common one. It can absorb the products without getting weighed down. Because of that, it can also hold your styles better than the other 2 types. For medium hair, you have more options with which Wonder Curl products to use like the Sealing Hair Butter, Moisturizing Hair Pudding and Get Set Hair Jelly by Wonder Curl.

How to determine your hair texture

Coarse hair texture, because of its thickness, is least prone to breakage. Coincidentally, it is difficult to style coarse hair but once styled it can hold the style very well. You can try Moisturizing Hair Pudding and Get Set Hair Jelly by Wonder Curl to style and take care of your coarse hair.


In conclusion, use the above information to determine your hair texture. In order to create a full hair profile, you should consider both hair texture and hair type. For example, if your curls are big hair with fine hair structure it means you have Hair Type 3A and should stick to light products. On the other hand, if you have straight but very thick hair, that gives your hair a type 1C.

Following the above tips will help you to determine your hair texture/structure as well as give you more information to choosing the best products for your hair.

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