The best hair products for every curl type

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Hello curly people! We love seeing all the different and amazing #hairgoals and #curlgoals results with products from our Curl Collection. While the Curl Collection is designed to be used by all wavy, curly, and coily hair types, we know that not all curls are created equal! 

We’ve gathered up the best Verb products for each curl type to help you find the specific routine that works best for your hair, whether that’s type 2, 3, 4, and all the curls in between.

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What type of curls do I have?

Curls come in several forms, from loose and wavy to tight and coily. The hair type scale goes from one to four; one is completely straight and four is coily. Each progressive number generally indicates tighter curls. However, each curl type also has three variations. Subtype A is loose, B is the middle, and C is tight. To determine what type of curls you have, take a look at the image below and see what type closely resembles your own hair.


Best products for curl type 2a-C hair

If you’re in the 2A - 2C curl type category, your hair type ranges from loose curls to loose waves, often loose S-shaped strands. Think beach waves that can range from wavy to very light curls. When you fall under this category you know that depending on the products you use combined with how often you wash your hair, it can look curly one day and wavy the next. The key is knowing what you’re looking for and then applying products to achieve it. If you’re looking for the wavy pattern, we suggest a combination of the Sea Collection, Ghost Collection and even the Hydrate Collection!

Type 2a Hair Products

Type 2a is the closest type of curly hair that’s almost straight. To enhance and define type 2a curls, start by making Curl Shampoo and Curl Conditioner the foundation of your hair care routine (somethine applicable for every curl type). The shampoo and conditioner will help nourish curls and add definition, but your curls will still stay light and loose. To add more definition and tighten them up, add other products from our Curl Collection.

Type 2b Hair Products

Type 2b curls are a bit more wavy, so we’d recommend the same Curl Shampoo and Conditioner above + Sea Spray to help shape and define those waves the way you want.

Type 2c Hair Products

Type 2c curls can be wild and unruly. To keep rogue strands in check, your best option is using a Curl Cream that provides memory and hold. Beyond the normal Curl Shampoo and Conditioner, we’d also recommend a deep conditioner that helps detangle any remaining loose strands.


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Best products for curl type 3 hair

This type of hair is easy to spot! These curls tend to look like bouncy and perfectly defined ringlets. These curls are very springy and move easily and are more compact versions of type 2 S-shaped waves. Type 3c hair is the most defined of this section, looking more like tight corkscrew ringlets that almost look like each curl was single-handedly curled. There’s no doubt that the Curl Collection is your best bet but remember to factor in other hair issues before using a full line!

Type 3a Hair Products

Type 3a curls follow a corkscrew pattern, but can still be somewhat loose. The combination of Curl Shampoo and Curl Conditioner + Curl Cream  should be enough to contain rogue strands while providing nourishment to keep your curls shapely and bouncy.

Type 3b Hair Products

Type 3b hair is on the middle of the hair type chart, meaning you can easily make your curls looser or tighter depending on your preference. The way you go about this will largely be based on styling. However, for either option we’d recommend building your hair care routine around the best curly hair products you can get. 

Type 3c Hair Products

Type 3c curls are the tightest of the bunch, and you’re unlikely to find rogue strands unlike looser curl types above. With this in mind, the curly hair products mentioned above are a good way to nourish and preserve your strands. For a step further, it’s worth looking into hair treatments like masks and oils that will give your hair an extra boost. 

Best products for curl type 4 hair

Let’s talk about curl type 4 hair! This hair type is often described as coily, textured or kinky. You’ll often see very tight S-shaped curls but mostly Z-shaped curls. They tend to have a lot of body and need maintenance to avoid tangles. While you’ll still see S-shaped curls with 4a hair, you’ll start to notice Z-shaped curls on 4b and 4c patterns that shrink into tight curls that look short but are actually an effect of shrinkage. 

The amazing part about Type 4 hair is that the Curl Collection is perfect for all of them! 4a through 4c can benefit from the hydrating and curl defining properties of this line! Whether you have fine, thick, oily, or dry type 4 hair you’ll love how our Curl Collection will make your hair look and feel. However, here are the products you should add to your routine depending on your specific hair needs: 

For fine type 4 hair: We recommend adding the Ghost Mask to your routine once a week. In order to keep your fine locks weightlessly bouncy, add the Ghost Mask to weightlessly condition.

For thick type 4 hair: We recommend using the Ghost Dry Oil on non-wash days. Keeping thick hair hydrated and avoiding too much product build-up can be a struggle. The Ghost Dry Oil is a gentle moringa oil-infused formula that instantly absorbs into the hair to eliminate tangles, weightlessly hydrate, defrizz and add a fresh scent. 

For oily type 4 hair: We recommend using the Reset Clarifying Shampoo to deeply cleanse your scalp every 3-5 washes. By adding the Clarifying Shampoo to your routine, you’ll be able to reset your scalp by getting rid of all the product build-up and environmental damage that can make a huge difference on type 4 hair. 

For dry type 4 hair: We recommend incorporating the Hydrating Mask to your wash routine. If your type 4 hair is dry, you’ll see and feel it, which is why adding a deep conditioner will immediately show results. The Hydrating Mask is a rich, restorative deep conditioning treatment that will help detangle your 4c coils easier and avoid pulling the hair and damaging it.

Choose the right products for your curl type!

If you aren't sure where to start, check out our Curl Kit featuring a bundle of great products for curly hair. Got even more specific hair questions? We can help you build your perfect Verb hair routine designed for you and only you! Just DM us at @verbproducts on Instagram and we can help you say goodbye to bad hair days forever.

If you want more product recs for your unique hair type, texture, concerns, and goals — check out our hair quiz for personalized recommendations.

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