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How to Determine Your Hair Type

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How to Determine Your Hair Type How to Determine Your Hair Type How to Determine Your Hair Type

When determining your hair care routine and finding your go-to hair styling products, it all comes down to your hair type. Whatever texture you’re blessed with, there are products that can make your daily beauty look easier—as long as you’re using the right ones. You may have an inkling of which hair type you have but do you know the best way to maintain and style it? Here’s everything you need to know about determining your hair type and choosing the right hair care and styling products to match.


Do your strands sometimes fall a little flat? Do your ponytails and updos seem smaller than they should be? Sounds like you have thin hair! If you aren’t a fan of how your thin hair looks, you can use your hair care routine to give your tresses a thicker appearance.

How to care for thin hair: As we hinted above, if you have thin or fine hair, the goal of your hair care routine is to help your hair look thick. This doesn’t require anything too drastic—you can see results by using the right shampoo and conditioner. The L’Oréal Paris EverStrong Thickening Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverStrong Thickening Conditioner will be perfect for your fine hair. Used together, the system will help strengthen your strands and leave you with thicker-looking hair.

How to style thin hair: Rock a deep side part to give your fine hair some instant volume! Find out how to achieve that look and six other fine hair hairstyles in our article, 7 Hairstyles for Fine Hair.


If it takes you forever to brush through or blow dry your hair, the problem may not be that you’re useless at hair styling. Rather, it could mean you have thick hair. Thick hair is both a blessing and a curse because while you have enviably full locks, it tends to take longer to tame your mane.

How to care for thick hair: To get your hair on your side, add some moisture to your strands. It can be difficult for thick hair to stay hydrated, since you have so much of it, so opt for a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Try the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Moisture Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Moisture Conditioner. The line is formulated to deeply replenish moisture in your hair for lush-touch softness.

How to style thick hair: Lucky you—you have plenty of hair to put to use for seriously gorgeous hairstyles! Head over to our article, 4 Easy Hairstyles for Thick Hair, for inspiration.


We’re pretty sure you can recognize whether or not you have curly hair. Just look in the mirror (or run your fingers through your mane) and you’ll know if your strands have a spiral shape.

How to care for curly hair: Curly hair, while absolutely beautiful, is similar to thick hair due to the fact that it can be more difficult to maintain. The key to keeping your curls in check is to use a shampoo and conditioner that are specifically formulated to manage a curly mane. Containing coconut oil, the L’Oréal Paris EverCurl HydraCharge Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverCurl HydraCharge Conditioner will give you anti-frizz definition and leave your curls feeling soft and manageable.

How to style curly hair: Put down your hair straightener and show off those gorgeous curls. For a heat-free hairstyle, try a bubble ponytail.


Straight hair is also pretty immediately recognizable. Need confirmation? When you run a flat iron through your hair, it will barely change the appearance of your locks—if at all.

How to care for straight hair: If you have naturally straight hair, the goal of your hair care routine should be to keep your locks sleek and frizz-free. To do this, try an anti-frizz line like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Frizz-Defy Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Frizz-Defy Conditioner.

How to style straight hair: Switch it up by adding some curl to your strands. Check out our article, How to Create Long-Lasting Curls on Straight Hair, for help.


Does your hair look as if you’ve just taken a dip in the ocean 24/7? We’re officially jealous! You’re lucky enough to have amazing waves, without much effort.

How to care for wavy hair: For those with naturally wavy hair, embrace your waves and use your hair care routine to boost your hair’s volume. Try using a volume-boosting shampoo and conditioner, like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Volume Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Volume Conditioner. The shampoo and conditioner pairing will give your mane lasting volume and luminous shine.

How to style wavy hair: For styling, you don’t have to do much. Finger comb through your waves to tame any errant strands, then rock your beachy look. For slightly more involved wavy hairstyles, head over to our article, The 5 Best Hairstyles for Wavy Hair.

Looking for more in the way of hair care tips and tricks? Check out our articles, Good Hair (Every!) Day: 5 Secrets to Gorgeous-Looking Locks and Our 10 Best Hair Care Tips for Every Hair Type.