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2C Hair and the One Type of Hair Product It Really Needs

We absolutely love beach waves, and girls with 2C hair are blessed to have them naturally. 2C hair, a.k.a. wavy hair, are strands that fall somewhere on the spectrum between straight and curly hair. It’s the tightest of the wavy hair types, with a lot of body, movement and definable hair patterns that are unique to curly hair types.

Girls with 2C hair (or hair with a degree of body, in general) know the importance of keeping their strands hydrated and healthy. Thicker and coarser hair types commonly associated with this kind of texture are known to be on the dryer side and more susceptible to flyaways. That’s why it’s so important to incorporate hydrating hair products into your routine. Hydrating haircare products, in particular, are a great way to care for 2C hair.


The Hair Care Routine All 2C Hair Girls Need

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What Having a 2C Hair Type Means

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2C hair types are characterised as wavy hair with a defined “S” shape to the waves. Unlike 2A or 2B types, this wave is much tighter and closer to actual curls. For care and styling, it’s best to look into hair products that help reduce flyaways and add shine. A hydrating shampoo and conditioner set and lightweight oils work well on this type of hair. These types of products are moisturising and renewing, while still being light enough to keep from weighing your strands down. Keep scrolling to find a few of our favourite tried-and-true options.


Shampoo Your Way to Balanced 2C Hair

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TRESemmé Moisture Rich Conditioner

Washing and conditioning your 2C hair with a hydrating shampoo and conditioner is extremely beneficial to this hair type. We love using TRESemmé Moisture Rich Shampoo and Conditioner. This set adds moisture and shine to your strands without weighing them down, which makes this a perfect cleansing system for all of the 2C ladies out there. Plus, these products have Vitamin E in them to help restore vibrancy.


Hydrate 2C Hair With Hair Oil

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TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil is one of our favourite hair oils for women with 2C hair. This product gives your hair extra nourishment and adds shine. Plus, this oil also helps smooth your hair and protect your colour if you have colour-treated locks.

All you have to do is apply 1-2 pumps of oil from the mid-length to the ends of your hair (avoid your roots) and then comb through your hair to distribute evenly. This is definitely a must-have for many hair types!


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