CURLS
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SWAVY

WAVY

CHERUB

BOTTICELLI

CORKSCREW

CORKICELLI

FRACTAL

Identifying and understandind your curl type Is the first step toward maximizing the potential of your curls.

To guide you in caring for your curls, we recommend daily routines that are unique to each curl type: S’Wavy, Wavy, Cherub, Botticelli, Corkscrew, Corkicelli, Fractal.

Identify which characteristics best match your hair, then go to the daily routine for your curl type(s) to learn how to nurture and encourage your curls.

Note that throughout your curl journey, your specific curl type may evolve, especially as you become more consistent with your daily routine. This is because as you embrace healthy and nurturing ingredients and tools, your hair will respond in ways that may astound you.

Curly Cue: Understanding
The Spring Factor

The tightness of your curls (or spring factor) is one good way to determine which type of curly you are. The spring factor is the difference between the length of a curl when it falls naturally versus when it’s pulled down to its furthest point.

Here’s how to check yours: When your hair is fully dry, pull a strand of curls down against your shoulder or neck to its furthest point. Leave your finger at the point where the strand touches. Now let go. With a ruler, measure the distance between your finger and where your curl naturally ends. The measurement is your personal spring factor:

1 to 2-inch spring: S’wavy

2- to 4-inch spring: Wavy

5- to 10-inch spring: Cherub

5- to 8-inch spring: Botticelli

5- to 10-inch spring: Corkicelli

9- to 12-inch spring: Corkscrew

9- to 16-inch spring: Fractal or Zigzag

If you have short hair, your spring factor will be about half as long as the figures above.

S'WAVY CURLS

You know you have S'wavy Curls
if you have:

oHair that may appear straight in the winter with no effort.

oLow to no frizz factor.

oA natural shine.

oA slight bend at the ends of your hair, depending on the length.

oHair that can appear straighter in the winter.

oHair that looks better when it’s layered.

oHad straight hair when you were very young and s’wavy hair after puberty.

oA spring factor of 1 to 2 inches.

oDiscover the daily routine for S'Wavy Curls.

WAVY CURLS

You know you have Wavy Curls
if you have:

oHair that you’ve always believed was straight.

oHair that occasionally develops a natural wave after coming out of the shower and at the beach.

oA slight frizz all over on humid days.

oHair that has a tendency to look flat on the crown.

oHair that can appear straighter in the winter.

oHair that is dry on the ends.

oHad straight hair when you were very young and wavy hair after puberty.

oA spring factor of 2 to 4 inches.

oDiscover the daily routine for Wavy Curls.

CHERUB CURLS

You know you have Cherub Curls
if you have:

oBaby-fine curl spirals that resemble the hair of a young child whether you’re eight years old or eighty.

oCurls that seem as delicate as gold leaf because they easily disperse in the wind, when moving around during sleep, or from too much touching or brushing.

oCurls that are weightless to the touch and have a translucency like a halo.

oA variety of curl lengths on your head.

oCurls that take a long time to grow and never seem to grow past a certain point.

oHair that appears longer or shorter depending on the weather and humidity.

oHad straight hair when you were very young and curly hair after puberty.

oA spring factor of 5 to 10 inches.

oDiscover the daily routine for Cherub Curls.

BOTTICELLI CURLS

You know you have Botticelli Curls
if you have:

oCurls that vary in size and shape.

oA high frizz factor over the canopy if not hydrated properly.

oHermit curls underneath the nape that can shrink to half the length of those on the outside.

oCurls that tend to be looser, in the shape of soft S’s, combined with those that are tight.

oCurls that have a ropier appearance.

oHair that seems to wilt if it gets too long. (This is because the weight of the top layer weighs the hair down.)

oCurls that are looser during some seasons and tighter during others.

oHad straight hair when you were very young and curly hair after puberty.

oA spring factor of 5 to 8 inches.

oDiscover the daily routine for Botticelli Curls.

CORKSCREW CURLS

You know you have Corkscrew Curls
if you have:

oLots of corkscrew shaped spirals.

oA high frizz factor over the canopy if not hydrated properly.

oHair that appears thickly textured when you look at it all together, but is actually baby-fine and delicate when you look at a single strand. (This is why your hair breaks so easily.)

oHair that soaks up as much conditioner as you feed it.

oTangles and knots under the nape of the neck.

oHair that appears longer or shorter depending on the weather and humidity.

oHad straight hair when you were very young and curly hair after puberty.

oA spring factor of 9 to 12 inches.

oDiscover the daily routine for Corkscrew Curls.

CORKICELLI CURLS

You know you have Corkicelli Curls
if you have:

oVarying curl patterns throughout your hair’s overall landscape: for example, significantly tighter curls around the face and at the nape of the neck, while the rest of the hair is much looser, or vice versa.

oA higher frizz factor over the hair canopy if not hydrated properly.

oCurly hair throughout all seasons.

oHair that appears longer or shorter depending on the weather and humidity.

oHad straight hair when you were very young and curly after puberty.

oA spring factor of 5 to 10 inches.

oDiscover the daily routine for Corkicelli Curls.

FRACTAL CURLS

You know you have Fractal Curls
if you have:

oCurls from birth.

oCurls that might be described as coils, micro-spirals, or fractal corkscrews.

oCurls that may not look zigzag when you look at your hair as a whole, but it will when you take a closer look at individual curls.

oHair that is extremely dry.

oHair that’s hypersensitive to over-handling.

oCurls that don’t change with the season.

oA receding hairline from having your hair pulled back too tight, relaxed, or the weight of a weave. (All curly girls are prone to this, but fractal curls are more vulnerable.)

oA spring factor of 9 to 16 inches.

oDiscover the daily routine for Fractal Curls.