What is Type 2B Hair and What’s the Best Way to Care for It?

Tame your waves with these 2B hair type styling tips.

2B Hair type is best described as wavy hair. This hair type is not quite curly and it’s not quite straight. If your hair is mostly straight at the roots but gets wavier and more “S” shaped toward the bottom, then you have 2B hair!  Having type 2B hair is pretty great: You were basically born with perfectly styled hair. Your waves are the envy of all of your friends, and your strands are thick and strong and can handle just about anything. You can’t even deny that you were blessed with naturally gorgeous hair!

But with the good comes the bad, and the bad can get pretty tough. For type 2B hair, the struggle against flyaways can get real. The minute the weather changes just the slightest, your hair can become an unruly mess. And the battle with tangles and dryness can get rough (excuse the pun!) But don’t lose all hope, because we’ve got the perfect tips for you! These hair care tips for 2B hair will help change your locks from a matted mess to celeb-worthy waves that are silky smooth to the touch.

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Eliminate Flyaways

First thing’s first: battling the flyaways. Just about anything, from weather to the way you wash your hair, can impact the texture of your strands, so give them the TLC they deserve!

To fight off flyaways, you need to start in the shower. You’re going to want to change your shampoo and conditioner regimen to something geared towards helping with definition. One of our favourite shampoo-conditioner duos for keeping locks smooth is Dove Nourishing Oil Care Conditioner. This product works to help tame any unwanted flyaways through the power of weightless Nutri-oils that progressively nourishes hair from deep within.

For an extra smoothing boost, try using a smoothing serum or dry oil in your locks when you hop out of the shower. This assists in lowering flyaways, and gives your hair a glossy finish. One of our top picks is TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oilwhich works to help give your hair a healthy sheen.

 

Tangles and Knots be Gone!

Another problem most girls with type 2B hair face is tangling and knotting. Your hair just knots and dreads itself so easily, and you’ve gone through enough brushes in your lifetime. But, you don’t need to live with those dreaded knots forever, just a few adjustments to your hair care routine will lead to tangle-free waves!

Brushing your hair gently is key to getting knots out. But, you don’t want to break or damage any of your locks, which will lead to split ends. Wet hair is weak and more prone to breaking than dry hair, so brush your hair only when it’s dry. One of our favourite products to help with combing out even the nastiest of knots is TRESemmé Botanic Pre-Wash Detangling Butter. The rich, botanical formula is blended with coconut milk and aloe vera to moisturise, soften and detangle your hair 4 times faster. What more could you ask for?

Tip: when brushing out your hair before styling, use a specialised detangling brush or comb. This will smoothly remove any knots and tangles hiding in your tresses.

 

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With these tips and tricks, you’ll be one step closer to transforming your 2b hair into smooth and tangle-free waves!

 

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