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Types Of Hair For Women

Updated on May 31, 2012

Different Hair Types For Women

The type of hair a woman has will have impact on how they feel about themselves and the way they wear that type of hair. The looks of women are judged by the style and quality of hair. Hair that have been richly shampooed and conditioned will make a woman appear glamorous and beautiful.

When a woman is able to take proper care of the type of hair she has, any hair style she makes will go a long way to suit the facial features of the woman, especially when combined with other fashion items worn by the woman, such as clothing items, make up, jewelry and other accessories will make a woman attractive.

Hair on either a man or woman's head is there to protect the scalp especially from the heat of sunlight. Hair can be cut shorter or leave it to grow longer. Hair that is cut shorter can be maintained by trimming it regularly and leave it to grow longer. Longer hair is cut with scissors and a shorter hair can be trimmed by using a trimmer.

It is very essential to care for hair, it does not matter what type of hair it is. A woman can change her hairstyle by the kind of haircut she chooses. To keep split ends away so that the hair can be well groomed and healthy, a woman can trim her hair by removing only the first few centimeters of hair.

When a woman's hair looks healthy, this is an indication of health of the woman, and to complement the health, a woman can wear any style of hair for her look, and the good news is that nowadays any hairstyle is acceptable. The type and texture of hair determine how the hair is to be treated as well as how such hair should be worn.

There are many types of care products in the market today, therefore it is a good idea to identify the type of hair that you have. It does not matter what ethnic background you are from, you can identify your hair type so that you will be able to take proper care of your hair type.


Women Types Of Hair

These are the different types of hair on women heads:

Natural / Normal Hair

Normal hair type is not greasy or dry. It has been found that, women with normal hair type is rare, yet there are still a good number of women having normal hair. Normal hair usually last about five to eight days after you wash and style. Because this type of hair is easy to manage, you can style it as you like. If you have a normal hair, it is advisable to leave the hair as it is without dyeing or perming it.

Greasy Hair

Greasy hair is a type of hair that is full of natural oils on the scalp. Because of too much oil on the scalp, the hair looks dull and causes dandruff. When washed, greasy hair becomes lank within a day or two. Use mild shampoo to wash the hair regularly. Eating a correct diet can help in preventing the production of oily scalp.

Fine Hair

Fine hair looks scanty and perming this type of hair will help add body to it. Because of the texture of the hair, it is better to use natural hair products.

Frizzy Hair

Frizzy hair has no shine, and looks coarse at times. Coarse hair type should be well conditioned to make it feel soft, this enables you to style it.

Coarse Hair

Coarse hair has a lot of pigment that looks dark. Dark hair is thick and can be curly at times, this makes it easy to style the hair.

Straight Hair

Straight hair requires regular cutting, even though it looks great at any length. It has good texture and shine, and looks best when worn in simple styles.

Dry Hair

Dry hair has no shine on it and can react badly to extreme heat and perming. It breaks easily as it has split ends. The cause of dry hair is dry scalp as a result of lack of natural oils production that helps keep hair soft and shiny. To treat dry scalp, condition the hair to help moisturize the scalp to keep it oily.

Flyaway Hair

Flyaway hair contains static electricity and has dry scalp. As the name suggest, the hair tends to be on the fly away style, this makes it difficult to hold and style it. The only treatment is to use the right hair conditioning product as well as setting lotion. Always blow dry flyaway hair type to help make it easy to manage and style.

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      Christabel Evans 5 years ago from England, UK

      Thank you EuroNinila for detecting that i have not included curly hair as a type of hair. I will surely add that as soon as i can. Thank you for your comment.

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      Fotinoula Gypsyy 5 years ago from NYC BABY

      you mentioned straight hair as a type of hair but not curly hair, even though I see it mentioned on the types of hair online info part. Don't leave the curlyyygurlys out!! But overall great hub and the online info websites you left are great, especially the one for curly hair. Its very informative. Thanks for sharing

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      Christabel Evans 5 years ago from England, UK

      Thank you ishwaryaa22 for commenting. It is very good to know about the type of hair that one has so that she can be able to care for it.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      A knowledgeable hub on different types of hair. I have normal hair thanks to my hair care routine and my mom's sensible advice. You enlightened me with this engaging hub! Useful & Interesting. Thanks for SHARING.

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      Christabel Evans 5 years ago from England, UK

      Thank you kashmir56 for dropping in and leaving a comment. I really appreciate your visit, i'm glad you find it informative.

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      This is a very informative and interesting hub on hair types and styles and cuts,well done !


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