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What Curl Are You?

Knowing your curly hair texture can help you pick style and product that work!

Quick test:

Are your curls fine? Roll a strand of hair between your fingers, can you feel it? If yes your strands are medium-thick, if no medium-fine. Our recommendations here are for medium to fine type three and four curly hair. We identify curls by texture: shape, feel and density. We use the number and letter ‘typing system’.

Hair Type

texture|shape|feel

  1. Type 3 and 4 are very curly and extremely curly hair textures.
  2. The letter a,b,c describe curl feel (also density)
  3. The LOIS describe curl shape.

Curl Shape

L – strand turns at a right angle
O – strand makes a complete circle
I – strand is straight with zigzag pattern from root to ends
S – strand makes a continuation “S” pattern from root to ends
Curl Feel
  • Cotton/wool
  • Thready
  • Wiry
  • Thickness (per/strand)

Tips & Tools

Keep it simple with beauty tips and tools, that happen to be salon favourites, modified for curly hair use at home. Keeping curls stretched, moisturized and tangle free is a good start to curl success. Find your hair signature-curl-cluster! Fine curly hair is stronger together so count your curl in a cluster of three to ten strands and do not disturb. The sleeping beauty Nylon Cylinder Cap keeps hair laid and stretched while you sleep for tangle-free curls. Instantly boost moisture with a Terry Towel Steam wrap to soften and re-hydrate the hair. We use a ball-tip vent brush on wash day to thoroughly comb, detangle and massage the scalp. Dry hair to even moisture, using the tension method; blow dry with cool to medium heat and medium airflow. Condition your curls with these tips & tools. The success of curly hair is predictability!

Methods

Finger detangle dry to remove shed hair. Use a vent brush with a conditioned hair on wash day. Use the Fine Mist Sprayer with a light oil and your favourite essential fragrance to balance moisture and extend the life of your style and your leave-in conditioner product. Avoid traction styling, wigs, weaves or things that reduce access to your scalp and hair.

Take the mystery out of your curly hair routine!

With Sheena’s Hair Care products you get the leave-in treatment benefits of a shampoo, a conditioner and a treatment. Treat and style your curly at home between wash days and salon visits. Use tools and methods that work to support your every day curls. For curls that coil, zigzag and wave when you walk. For fine, wiry, wooly, thready and cotton feeling curls that defy gravity.

Our Philosophy

Your hair is divinely designed

We were inspired naturally to bring you a complete system of haircare product, tools and methods that work to support the nurture of your curls.

Haircare for Curls