Gentlemen, hair type and hair texture are very important variables in selecting not only the correct hairstyle but also the best styling products to get the look you desire. To reduce confusion, we have created a hair type chart to easily identify your own unique hair type and hair texture.

There are four hair types and that are classified on a hair type chart: straight, wavy, curly, and kinky. Each of these hair types has different needs when it comes to styling, so knowing which category you fall into is important in order to find the right hair care regimen and products. For example, gentlemen who have straight hair have hair that prefers to lay close to the scalp and is oily. Straight hair types crave volume and need product(s) that deliver volume. Conversely, men with curly hair have hair that has natural volume but experience hair that is dry. They often prefer products that add moisture and definition to the curl pattern.

Men have a hair texture that is either fine, normal, or thick (coarse). Coarse hair is thicker in circumference and more resistant to damage. It also tends to frizz more easily than fine hair, which is typically thinner and more fragile. 

Hair type for men illustration to simplify men's hair types

  • Type 1A Hair is a straight hair type with a fine hair texture

  • Type 1B Hair is a straight hair type with a medium hair texture

  • Type 1C Hair is a straight hair type with a thick hair texture

 

  • Type 2A Hair is a wavy hair type with a fine hair texture

  • Type 2B Hair is a wavy hair type with a medium hair texture

  • Type 2C Hair is a wavy hair type with a thick hair texture

 

  • Type 3A Hair is a curly hair type with a fine hair texture

  • Type 3B Hair is a curly hair type with a medium hair texture

  • Type 3C Hair is a curly hair type with a thick hair texture

 

  • Type 4A Hair is a coily hair type with a fine hair texture

  • Type 4B Hair is a coily hair type with a medium hair texture

  • Type 4C Hair is a coily hair type with a thick hair texture

Please visit the Styling Aid Guide for assistance in choosing the correct styling aids for the hair type and hair texture identified. Purchase the best products that work best for your unique style. No more guessing. Quick and easy!