Type 2 natural hair, also known as wavy hair, is characterized by a medium-sized curl pattern that ranges from loose S-shaped curls to defined Z-shaped curls.
This hair type can be prone to frizz and tends to have more volume than straight hair, but it is also generally more manageable than type 4 hair (which is more tightly coiled).
If you have type 2 natural hair, it is important to care for your hair in a way that helps to define and enhance your curls, while also preventing damage and dryness. Here is a basic hair care regime for type 2 natural hair:
Shampoo and condition regularly: To keep your hair clean and healthy, it is important to shampoo and condition your hair at least once a week. Look for sulfate-free and/or moisturizing products that are specifically formulated for wavy hair.
Use a leave-in conditioner or detangler: To make your hair easier to comb and style, consider using a leave-in conditioner or detangler. These products can help to soften and moisturize your hair, making it less prone to tangles and breakage.
Avoid heat styling: While heat styling can be tempting, it can also be damaging to your hair. If you must use heat, be sure to use a heat protectant spray and keep the heat setting on low.
Use a wide-tooth comb or detangling brush: To minimize breakage and damage, use a wide-tooth comb or a detangling brush (such as a Tangle Teezer) to gently comb through your hair, starting at the ends and working your way up to the roots.
Apply a hair oil or leave-in conditioner: To help moisturize and protect your hair, apply a hair oil (such as coconut oil or argan oil) or leave-in conditioner to your hair before styling. This can help to define your curls and reduce frizz.
Use hair clips or hair ties to stretch your curls: If you want to stretch your curls and create a more defined look, consider using hair clips or hair ties to gently stretch your hair while it is damp. This can help to elongate your curls and create a more defined look.
By following these tips and using the right hair care products, you can help to keep your type 2 natural hair healthy, moisturized, and well-defined.