Type 3 (Curly) hair textures have a well-defined springy curl pattern and includes lightly curly to very curly hair patterns. If you pull a strand of a type 3 curly, you will notice it has a definite S shape. Despite its appearance, Type 3 hair is soft and fine, rather than coarse. This hair type is full bodied, temperamental, climate dependent, and damage prone. Without proper care, these textures will become dull, lifeless, frizzy and matted.


Type 3A texture has a high luster with springy well-defined loopy curls. This texture is prone to frizzing in certain climates, but is easily straightened or retexturized. This texture performs well with co-washing.

  • Use a sulfate-free cleanser and silicone-free styler to prevent dirt build-up.
  • Deep condition once a week for 30 minutes to retain elasticity and moisture.
  • Rake, moisturize with light oil (e.g., sweet almond oil) and shake for natural frizz-free volume and definition.
  • Use a daily and cleansing conditioner with rice amino acids.
  • Twirl small sections of damp curls around your finger to stimulate definition.
  • Use a light pomade for updos or ponytails that won't weigh the curl down.
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Type 3B texture is all about the volume. Type 3B curls are well-defined, more voluminous and have a smaller circumference than Type 3A curls. From bouncy ringlets to tight corkscrews, this curl texture is coarse and dense than 3A curls. Prevent buildup by using light products and cleansers that are sulfate free and silicone free.

  • Use a sulfate-free cleanser and silicone-free styler to prevent dirt build-up.
  • Deep condition once a week for 30 minutes to retain elasticity and moisture.
  • Rake, moisturize with light oil (e.g., sweet almond oil) and shake for natural frizz-free volume and definition.
  • Use an anti-humectant during high humidity days for less frizz and more definition.
  • Twirl small sections of damp curls around your finger to stimulate definition.

Type 3C curl texture resembles tight corkscrews approximately the circumference of a straw. High in density and coarse, curls are finer in texture and tightly packed together.

  • Use a medium hold botanical gel that isn't harsh but provides definition.
  • Use a sulfate-free cleanser and silicone-free styler to prevent dirt build-up.
  • Deep condition once a week for 30 minutes to retain elasticity and moisture.
  • Rake, moisturize with light oil (e.g., sweet almond oil) and shake for natural frizz-free volume and definition.
  • Twirl small sections of damp curls around your finger to stimulate definition.
  • Refresh with a hair milk or spray leave-in conditioner to moisturize medium to high porosity curls.