The most common question I get asked a lot these days has got to be about the type of curls people have and the pattern chart I can categorize them into.
So today let me try to give you some insights into different types of curly hair and how it can help you find the hairstyles and hair care products that have the best chance to work in your favors.
What is Curl Pattern Chart, and Why Should You Use One?
Sometimes the beauty routines we use to achieve our looks can go wrong with no warning and leave us with all the dry, frizzy crunchy curls none of us deserve.
If you have curly hair, you know exactly how it feels.
That’s why it’s crucial to choose the right styling products and the proper technique to develop the best look of your choice.
A curl pattern chart refers to the appearance of your hair in a curled state, while the curly hair pattern is the most popular form of hairstyling for women.
Similar yet different, yes?
In this blog post, you will learn the different types of curling patterns and find the one that’s right for your hair and how you can finally style your curls the way you want.
Understanding Your Type of Curls & How to Use It to Achieve Your Best Look
If you’re looking for a natural look, curly hair can be a blessing since it can easily be worn in any style and on any occasion.
So how to use your curl patterns to find the best look for your hair?
That is what we’re going to talk about today.
We’re going to start with the three basic curly hair patterns, and then we’ll move on to the individual styles and how to create them.
The three basic categories in the curl pattern chart are:
1. Curly Straight: This is an entirely straight style. The only way to get curly hair is to curl it in the morning and then let it go. The curls will last until the following day, and then they’ll be back to their natural state.
2. Curly Wavy: This style has waves or curls but still remains primarily straight. To conclude this style, the hair is usually blow-dried and styled afterwards.
3. Curly Curly: This style has curly hair all the way through. It is more of a wave than a curl. It has a natural wave, and the coil is only on the ends.
Curly hair is a lot more challenging to maintain than straight hair. This is because it has to be curled, and then it has to be straightened.
The next step is to figure out what kind of style you want to go for. Do you want a natural, relaxed look or a more formal tone?
To illustrate the different styles, we’ll go through the three basic curly hair patterns above and work our way to the end of the list.
Curly Straight Pattern
If you want a natural look with this curl pattern, you’ll want to start with a curling iron. Start by holding the curling iron at the bottom of your hair.
Remember that curling your hair with the curling iron at the top of the hair can make it look more “fake.” If you want a natural look, move the curling iron up your hair slowly.
Use a towel to wrap your hair around the curling iron and flip it around.
Take a section of hair and wrap it around the curling iron in a circular motion. This is your first curl.
Move the curling iron up your hair slowly. The curling iron should be at the top of the hair, and the barrel should be at the bottom.
Take another section of hair and wrap it around the curling iron in a circular motion. Now, curl your hair in different directions.
Curly Wavy Pattern and The Styles to Go For
Compared to a straight pattern, this one tends to be slightly more voluminous and looks more natural.
The pattern works well with any type of curls but remains primarily straight.
Chunky Curly: This style has waves or curls but still remains primarily straight. To conclude this one, the hair is usually blow-dried and styled afterwards.
Compared to a straightforward kind, this style tends to be more voluminous and looks more natural.
Side part hairstyles are famous for curly wavy patterns and a round face shape or an oval face shape. The side part hairstyle can be done on any hair length, but the ideal size for this style is between shoulder length and chin length.
Frizzy: This is a style with a lot of kinks. It is a style that most people would want to avoid. It is usually due to the hair being too dry.
Pixie: This is a compact kinda style. It usually only takes about a day to get it done.
It is much less complex and faster to get done than the other two.
Curly Curly with a Wave
This pattern has curly hair all the way through, with a wave to it.
Consequently, the curly hair needs to be relaxed first.
When I first started this pattern, I tried to do it on my hair, but it just wasn’t working.
The hair wave was not being held, and it was just too difficult to make the waves come out. The hair just wouldn’t have the shape I wanted it to.
I tried to figure out what was going on, and the only thing that came to mind was that I was making it too tight.
Hairstyles that hold this pattern, to name a few, are Faux Braids with a Wave and, of course, Braids with a Wave.
These styles are simple to do, versatile, and won’t break the bank. The good news is that they look amazing and can be done in just a few minutes.
Curly Hair Chart: How You Can Use It?
In short, a curl pattern chart is a visual representation of what type of curls you can expect from different curl types and different methods of curling your hair.
It will help you understand how to choose the proper method for curling your hair and what kind of curl you can expect from it.
Curl patterns vary depending on the curl style you are trying to achieve. For example, you can use a paddle brush to create spiral curls if you want a curly wave look.
To create a round wave, you can use a round brush to achieve a flatlock.
When you have mastered the basics of your chosen curling method, you can start experimenting with new techniques.
How to Use It:
To create curl patterns for your hair, you need to take a few steps.
1: Know Your Hair Type
The first thing you need to do is to know your hair type. You should also know how you like to style your hair and what products to use.
2: Decide On Your Curl Style
After identifying your hair type and the products you like to use, you can start planning the hairstyles fitting to your type of curls and the pattern it brings.
This is the step that takes the longest. It is essential to identify what kind of curl you want to achieve and what type of curl will look best on your face.
3. Identify the Tools Needed
After you have decided what kind of curl you want to achieve, you need to identify the tools you will use to create your curl pattern.
4: Curl Your Hair
Finally, it’s time to curl your hair!
The hair type that is most popular in the world is wavy. But it doesn’t just grow on its own. People who have naturally curly hair need to take a bit of care.
They need to know how to prevent split ends and make them healthy, and how to get the curls to stay where they’re meant to be.
Once you know the basics of your curl pattern chart, that’s where the right hair care product comes in.
That and a combination of techniques will give you a perfect look for that perfect hair day, don’t you think?