Type 2A hair falls on the wavy hair spectrum somewhere between curly and straight strands. For those not familiar with the hair type chart, type 2A hair has a beautiful body, semi-inconsistent bends, and looks fabulous when worn natural or lightly styled.
As all women with curly or wavy hair know, your strands can be slightly unpredictable. This quick hack is ideal for those days when you wake up with waves that aren’t quite working for you. It allows you to streamline your waves on those less-than-perfect hair days and leave the house with confidence.
Styling Type 2A Hair
Read on to see how to style type 2A hair with ease:
What is 2A hair?
2A hair consists of low-density waves that form a sort of S-shape pattern. Often found on thinner strands, 2A hair consists of waves that have a smoother and looser feel than other curl types.
2A Hair Styling Routine
Rather than fight with your hair’s natural type 2A texture, we’re all for giving you the right tools. These will help you work with and enhance your unique waves. Invest in a 1.5-inch curling iron for those days when your waves need an extra hand. Use it to make your overall look more uniform.
First things first, prep your hair with a heat protectant spray so that you don’t do damage to your hair in this process. It will help protect your hair and creates a shield so minimal damage is done to our strands.
Next up, use your curling iron on the waves that need a leg up. Wrap each strand of hair around the barrel of the curling iron, hold it for twenty-thirty seconds, and let it fall. Your hair will weigh itself down into the perfect waves as it cools while you continue your way around your head.
When you’re all done styling you can mist your finished look with Suave Professionals Natural Hold Non-Aerosol Hairspray to make sure your waves stay intact.
How to Style 2A Hair
If you’re not quite ready to take a curling iron to your hair, you can also consider using a hair gel. The best hair gel for 2A hair will give your strands some subtle definition without adding that dreaded crunch.
Run TRESemmé Flawless Curls Defining Gel through your damp hair to add extra definition to each of your waves.
You can also opt for a spritzing of hairspray, like TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Smooth Hold Level 2 for flexible yet frizz-free control.
With these products and easy hacks, styling your unique hair type is no big deal!